Monday, October 24, 2011

Iron Cupcake Candy Challenge Results!

Time to brush the teeth and visit the dentist! Tonight’s challenge was very very sweeeeet!

A small sampling but a tasty outcome. Cupcake candies such as Caramel Apple and Candy Cap Mushroom made their way into the winning circle but most unique in my opinion was Dutch Salty Licorice. The taste was salty black licorice but combined with some sugar the balance of salty and sweet was surprisingly good.

Almond Joy or in this case Chocolate Coconut Almond made it's mark coming in at 2nd place.

Let's see what comes up next month with Herbs/Spices for the November Challenge.

Iron Cupcake SF Challenge!

Trick or Treat!
Let’s have something sweet to eat…CUPCAKES!

Candy inspired cupcakes!  FingerSweets is bringing the all time favorite candy Almond Joy into the world of cupcakes. Tonight’s mini entry is Chocolate Coconut Almond.

The candy challenge could have gone one of two ways, using candy as an ingredient OR using the candy as inspiration to create it as cupcake.  I opted for the later and came up with a chocolate coconut cake with that signature, sticky, yummy coconut filling as the center, topped with a smooth chocolate ganache and sprinkled with toasted crushed almonds.

Let’s see how this cupcake will be received and compared to the Almond Joy candy.
Stay tuned for the results!