The sole pic I managed to take
before my cupcakes were devoured!
Yesterday morning I awoke with excitement, as I always do when Iron Cupcake is upon us! I had stayed up til 2.30am the night before finishing off my cupcakes and was ready to go 'celebrate' and stuff myself with cupcakes! Then disaster struck...halfway through the day at work I got sent home as I was sick!! This was my worst nightmare...I sent out pleas on facebook to anyone who might be going from Reading direction who would want to take my cupcakes along! I had just spent too much planning, money and effort for them to go to waste! but no-one responded. I went to bed and set my alarm for 3pm hoping I'd be feeling better by then, as this was when I needed to start catching my train to make it on time!
My alarm went off, and I still felt terrible. There was just no way I could face London rush hour on the underground when I couldn't even walk to the bathroom! I was so upset, and was still secretly hoping I'd be able to just struggle on and make it but I had to admit to myself I was too ill and would have to just give it a miss. I let my sister know I wouldn't be able to come, took one sad look at my cupcakes waiting in my cupcake courier and thought about how I would have to be 'binning' them later!!
Then at about 5.30 a cupcake miracle happened!! my prayers had been answered! It is clear to me that God knows the desires of my heart!! I felt a whole lot better and after quickly checking the train times on the internet I realised I might just make it for the end of cupcake tasting time! So off to London I rushed. When I got there I was still too unwell to taste any of them :( but I enjoyed looking at the photos of what everyone had made...since when I arrived at 7.30 the platters had well and truly been cleared and there wasn't a cupcake in sight which may explain how my cupcakes disappeared before I'd even laid them out!
So I apologise for the lack of photos, there was simply not much left to photograph by the time I arrived! except for the few that were still being eaten by my sisters table, and I borrowed some of the table next to us too because they were too cute not to take a picture of! Andrea's beautifully decorated cupcake won the prize for the best decoration, I think it's easy to see why:
She also won the 1st prize for the amateur competition with a pink champagne and strawberry cupcake. Pictured below are a fun looking mint cupcake and a cute popcorn cupcake!
And this baker used cute little umbrella's as their decoration! I think some of the eaters on my table told me it was an alcoholic cupcake but they thought it was pretty tasty.
There was also a cute looking American cupcake, which appeals to me due to my love of all things American! It had star sprinkles on and an American flag sticking out of the top but unfortunately they were all gone so I couldn't take a picture.
Watch out later in the week when I will be making my own American themed cupcakes for a Miss America beauty pageant murder mystery party I am attending!
As always check The Caked Crusader's blog within the next few days for a full write up and all the pictures of the entries.