As those who know me will be well aware, the final of the National Cupcake Championships happened this weekend at the NEC Arena in Birmingham. There were tons of big people in the baking world there, including my baking heroine and the woman who started it all, Mary Berry. Unfortunately I didn’t win the Cupcake Champion 2013 title but I had an absolutely fabulous day. I met my heroine, I spent lots of money on baking goodies (that couldn’t be helped!) and I got to catch up with an old uni friend.
Click here to see a round up of some of the amazing cakes on offer and the entries that beat mine (I was robbed!)
PS – to see the official list of winners and news announcement, you can go HERE.
So remember back in July when I made my hamburger cupcakes? You might have missed the update to that post where I entered them into a competition run by National Cupcake Week (which starts today, 16th-22nd September!) You can see the original post HERE.
I absolutely did not expect to hear anything from them at all and then I start my working day this morning and an email pops itself into my inbox. I have been shortlisted as a finalist!!! I have to go to the Birmingham NEC Arena on 9th November to present my cupcakes and none other than my baking hero, the great Mary Berry will be there to taste and judge the cakes!! I feel like I need to write this whole post in capitals with an endless amount of exclamation points just to convey my excitement at this news.
Of course I will keep you updated with progress and yes my friends and family can all look forward to eating lots of these as I try to get them perfect for Mary!
PS – if you want to see a list of the other finalists you can go to the National Cupcake Week webpage. Mine are listed under themed cupcakes and I think there will only be one winner from all 4 categories. Wish me luck!