Tuesday, February 12, 2013

FingerSweets Supports LLS &TNT

After returning from a fantastic vacation over the holidays I wanted to keep my adventurous side going so I joined Team In Training (TNT) to do my very first triathlon. What's even better is I am doing this by raising money to find a cure for cancer with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
I am preparing to compete in the 31st Wildflower Triathlon! In May, I will embark on a 1.5k (.93mi) Swim, 40k (24.9mi) Bike, 10k (6.2mi) Run at Lake San Antonio in Monterey County! I will raise $2,900 for LLS and FingerSweets will be assisting me from time to time on this journey. 
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, tomorrow night my TNT teammates will be graced with the delicious Coconut Rum and Peanut Butter Jelly mini cupcakes. Will we care to indulge in 2, 4, or even 6...not at all! 

Keep an eye out for more FingerSweets promotions.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Iron Cupcake Exotic Challenge Results!

Last night’s challenge was a winner! 
Next to Mango Tango and Mango Lassi FingerSweets’ Chocolate Salted Licorice was the only chocolate mini on the table. With very few entries the Chocolate Salted Licorice was placed best among the Bakers and also received the Judge's Choice award presented by Devin McDavid, executive pastry chef of Quince and Cotogna restaurants.

Let’s see what turns up in next month’s alcohol challenge.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Iron Cupcake SF Challenge!

Unique, Different, and Exotic are the name of the game this month for the Iron Cupcake Challenge.

FingerSweets brings the exotic level of creativity to the public on a regular basis and this month it is the Salted Black Licorice at Miette that has taste buds salivating. FingerSweets’ spin on the Salted Black Licorice in cupcake form is Chocolate Salted Licorice.

The Chocolate Salted Licorice mini offers a chocolate licorice cake with a vanilla bean licorice frosting sprinkled with Fluer de Sel and topped with a slice of Panda licorice.

The subtle licorice flavor paired with chocolate and salt is a combination I have never experienced, have you?

Check back for the results.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Iron Cupcake Citrus Challenge Results!

Lots of orange, a little lemon, and a lime were just some of the hits in tonight’s challenge. 
FingerSweets’ Almond Orange was delightful, tasty, and for me personally a bit dreamy but with the tough competition this mini was to the side for the winners. Orange Creamsicle was a favorite among the ten bakers tonight while Strawberry Lemonade, Blood Orange Margarita, and Chocolate Orange Cardamom hit the spot as a few other yummy entries in the challenge.  

Come see what turns up next month in the challenge theme Exotic.

Iron Cupcake SF Challenge!

Iron Cupcake SF has heated up and it’s time to sit back, relax, and refresh with this month’s citrus challenge.

FingerSweets is showcasing the complimentary blend of citrus and nuts in an Almond Orange cupcake. This mini brings together the flavors in an almond orange cake with an orange vanilla bean frosting enhanced with a tinge of Grand Mariner and decorated with toasted, crushed almonds. 
The Almond Orange mini is sure to be a refreshing treat.

Keep checking back as results will be revealed.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Iron Cupcake Honey Challenge Results!

It’s been one and a half years participating at the Iron Cupcake SF and I have to say tonight’s event was the most unique and memorable of all.

With only a few bakers, Liz and Will’s positive energy kept the evening going on an uplifting note. They rallied and regrouped leaving the cupcake judging to the professionals.

Professionals, yes, that is right. The Leland Tea Company welcomed Mission Minis, Owner, Brandon Arnovick and Head Baker, Veronica Sanchez to judge the honey creations.

What an honor it was to have Brandon and Veronica comment specifically on my Jalapeno Honey Corn mini cupcake. To my surprise, they loved the mini and voted for it as the 1st place winner!

Keep checking in as the next challenge is Citrus!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Iron Cupcake SF Challenge!

Do you hear the buzz, I hear the buzz, It’s honey time!

The sweet food made by bees is this month’s challenge and FingerSweets is bringing something that makes you want to take these minis to the park for a bbq.

Jalapeno Honey Corn is today's entry. 
A sweet honey corn cake with a honey jalapeno cream cheese frosting.  
This will be sure to give you a mild kick.

The sweet and heat are a tasty balance. Let’s see if the judges agree.
Stay Tuned…