Cupcake Hero: [Peanut Butter+Coconut] **WINNERS**

January 19, 2010 at 1:03 PM | Posted in Cupcake Hero, cupcakes | 4 Comments

Yikes! Do I have any readers left? I’ve committed blogging’s original sin. I haven’t blogged in a month! *smacks self on the hand*

So… Let’s get right down to business.

Cupcake Hero November. (Lordy. I am WAY behind!) was a doozy. You can imagine my family and friends’ surprise when I busted out a bacon laced cupcake and a peanut butter mountain cupcake during the holidays. Bacon isn’t necessarily what you’d call “Christmas”. I think they were expecting gingerbread or peppermint. But bacon? I definitely had some taste testers with reservations. But a couple of my boozy relatives were giddy over the idea Stephanie Number 2’s addition of bourbon. What lushes! But I have to admit I was “this” close to leaving out the banana in the frosting. Sorry! I just don’t think bananas have a place in desserts. I’m kind of a fruit-ist. But I resisted and stayed true to the recipe. Proud of me?

Oh… and lemme just tell ya. Stephanie Number 1 wasn’t kidding when she said to make sure I had some milk nearby for her colossal peanut butter mountain cupcake. A couple of my taste testers could barely take a bite much less talk. It was actually quite funny to see them try. I can tell you that no one hesitated to take a second bite though. The brownie cupcake with peanut butter chips were a tasty combination. Add in the ice cream…? Sinful.

So who’s the winner… you ask?

First I just wanna premise the final voting by saying that I think one cupcake-er may have had an unfair advantage. But I promise it was purely an honest mistake. Maybe it’s just me. But is this year crazy for the amount of preggos that you know too? I swear! I can count on 2 hands how many friends and family members are expecting kids in the next 6-9 months. Heck my SIL is expecting twins! (Don’t drink the water!) And you know that preggos like the “interesting” food combinations right? Remember that episode of I Love Lucy? She wanted pistachio ice cream, hot fudge with sardines!?! *shudder* What she did to that ice cream was just wrong!

So I think it must be the combination of salty and sweet that won over the preggos. (And if I’m gonna be honest I can’t forget that the lushes probably played a key role too. This lush included.)

You are the Cupcake Hero::November winner!

Special thanks to Jamieanne of The Sweetest Kitchen for guest hosting Cupcake Hero::December for me while I was moving into my new home. Hope you had fun and please feel free to guest host for me anytime!

You are the Cupcake Hero::December winner!

You can read more about the December throw down in Jamieanne’s kitchen >> here.


Whew! I think I’m all caught up.

Obviously I took a little mental health break for January (Trust me! I needed it!) but stay tuned tomorrow for Cupcake Hero::Februrary’s ingredient. I’m really excited about it!

Peace out cupcake freaks!



  1. HHMMM!!! bacon!!! different. good, but different.

    Missed you, Girl…

  2. YAY!!!! Thank you so much for taking a chance on my weird little cupcakes. I am glad you guys liked them and so happy I won!

  3. Congrats Steph #2, I’m happy you won but sad I didn’t. Next time! Can’t wait for February.

  4. Yum bacon and cupcakes! I only know 1 person that wouldn’t try that and just because she’s not a pork eater (the weirdo!)

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