While I was in Cedarburg over the weekend to attend their 39th annual Winter Fest (which you can read about here), one of the events they had going on was a Cupcake Competition. If you have been to one of these event in your own hometown, you know how fun and tasty they can be. I have been to a couple in Madison, but they did not have the level of creativity the one in Cedarburg had.
There were two separate competitions, an adult one and a youth one. You paid $5.00 for 5 cupcakes (you could also buy more for $1.00 apiece) and voted on both the taste and the display. As you can see from the photos, these displays were very inventive.
This display, part of the youth category, featured a different flavored cupcake for each region of the United States.
The Parisian display was also part of the youth category.
I don't know if there was a specific theme, but a lot of them were based on children's books such as Curious George.
Since I only had $5.00 to spend on cupcakes (and not that large of an appetite), I restricted my tastings to the Adult competition. Unfortunately, I did not get a good photo of the cupcake I liked the best, which was chocolate with peanut butter frosting and filling. But these bears, which were also chocolate, were quite good as well.
This display, part of the adult category, was based on Willy Wonka.
And this display was my absolute favorite. It was based on "The Lorax" and their cupcakes had trees made with the cupcake as the base and cotton candy as the branches.
All in all, it was a tasty and fun way to spend part of the chilly day. If you have the chance to participate in a cupcake challenge in your city (such as the Iron Cupcake), you should. But bring a friend (or five) to help you indulge.
This post is also my "N" post for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday. Click on the link to see more!