Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Iron Cupcake London: Challenge VI – Spice


Are your cupcakes up to the challenge? Are you worthy of the Iron Cupcake Winner’s rosette and the acclaim that comes with it? There’s only one way to find out…..


Requirements: Make a minimum of 12 cupcakes that interpret the theme of spice in any way you wish – if you can make more please do…the more you make, the more people can taste your delicious creation (and vote for you!)

Please feel free to enter as many types of cupcake as you wish, I only ask that you have at least 12 of each.

On the night everyone will have a say in declaring the winner, who walks away with the ICL Winner’s rosette plus a cupcake themed goody bag (presented in the much-coveted ICL bag!).

As our bakers are special people their votes count three times more than the eaters’ votes plus – starting this month – bakers go FREE! That’s right, only eaters now pay the £5 entry fee.

Please let me know if you plan to enter the competition so we can gauge numbers – thanks.

Event details:

Monday 2nd November 2009

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue – The Cuban Bar, Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9AY

For a map click here

Although the address is Ropemaker Street it’s actually on the Citypoint plaza. Just behind the Moorgate tube station entrance that’s in the row of shops including HMV, Hotel Chocolat, Eat and Clinton Cards, you’ll see a very tall building. That’s the Citypoint Tower. Head towards it and you’ll see a paved plaza-type area. Near the base of the tower you will see a small newsagent kiosk and a Costa, to the left of these (if looking at the tower) are The Rack & Tenter, then Prets. Head towards Prets into a covered walkway at the base of City point. This is where the Cuban bar is. We’ll be in the basement.

Entry fee for eaters: £5 (Entry fee includes tea or coffee). Bakers enter for FREE!

Timetable of events:

6.00-6.45pm – Entries are labelled and plated up

6.45 onwards – Eating and voting commences

This is the amazing main prize for November – a FIVE tier cupcake stand! It’s remarkably versatile and you can use it with just two of the tiers or all five for a more formal event such as a wedding. Here are two photos showing it in use formally and more casually. It looks just as great in both

Of course, both the winner and runner up will receive other prizes too plus their rosettes.

Incidentally, The Caked Crusader and, consequently, ICL are now on Facebook and Twitter. Why not befriend Samantha Cake on Facebook – it’s me!!!! And then become a fan of the Caked Crusader page. We will be using this to post news of upcoming events, have discussions, in fact anything fun involving cake. To make it even easier here’s a link. On Twitter you can find me as CakedCrusader. So there’s no excuse not to stay in touch.

As the event expands it has become necessary for us to set out some disclaimers relating to the event namely that, as we are hosts of the event and don’t actually oversee any of the baking, we take people at their word as to the ingredients of the cupcakes and the environment in which they are prepared. It is unlikely that any entries are prepared in nut-free kitchens and anyone with allergies or intolerances should bear that in mind. Similarly, if an entrant tells us that an entry is vegan-friendly we believe them – feel free to chat to them on the night before sampling if you have any concerns.Your entry fee entitles you to free tea and coffee. Of course you can also sample all the cupcakes, for which we accept no liability.

3 comments:

Rob - electricshopping said...

Have been trying to get a friend to put up a cup cake stall in a London market for ages, totally going to get her to enter this!

comfycook said...

The cupcakes are stunning. This must be a great event.

Yankee in England said...

just waiting for rota to come out to see if I am on a late, if not I am there. Can I say how happy I am that you have changed the voting.