Monday, October 17, 2011

Case Study 98: Prizewinning Pumpkin Cupcakes

On Saturday, I had the honor of competing as a finalist in my little Connecticut town's Fall Festival Pumpkin Recipe Contest.  

Selected by judges the prior week, my recipe for "Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes in a Ginger Graham Cracker Crust with a Maple Cream Cheese Buttercream and Candied Pepita on top" competed against other pumpkin recipes in both sweet and savory categories.  The competition was judged in a "Throwdown" fashion with scoring by local food celebrities and "People's Choice" alike.  And the result was...

 I won!

Prizes and glory aside, it was a priceless experience in my little hometown.  The weather was perfectly autumnal, and absolutely nothing beats the look on people's faces when they eat something that you are really proud of.  

I will include the "award-winning" recipe after it is published in the local newspaper, so check back soon!


sara zucker said...

CONGRATULATIONS. not shocking, more than deserved.

Sue watson said...

I've been busy and haven't visited for a while. I came across you again and it was like returning to an old friend. Your cupcakes are beautiful, but your writing ... it takes me to another place ... thank you x

eriKa said...

Can't wait to see the recipe! I love all things pumpkin. YUM.