After the awards at our March event we announced April’s competition…
Registration is now open! Competitors cannot compete in 2 consecutive events.
Secret Ingredient: Coffee
What is Iron Cupcake?
Iron Cupcake is a cupcake challenge open to the public which has a similar concept to that of Iron Chef. A “secret ingredient” is announced and the competitors must somehow incorporate it into their cupcakes. Cupcakes will be made ahead of time and brought in a finished state to the competition. There will be points awarded on presentation, taste and creativity. Iron Cupcake was started in the US and is not only popular there but in Europe as well. We are the first to bring this exciting franchise to Canada! For more details on where Iron Cupcake got it’s start visithttp://www.ironcupcakemilwaukee.com/
Competition date: Sunday, April 11th
Judges: Byron Cunningham – President and CEO Plant Bean, Pauline Cunningham, Ben Kaplan and Melissa Leong both reporters for the National Post’s Arts and Life section and Brenda Robinson – winner of March’s Iron Cupcake
Now open to registrations!
If you plan to compete, please register by emailing email@example.com your full name, phone # and either call 416-306-6446 or use paypal to submit your entry fee.
For our first challenge we will be limiting entries to the first 20. First come, first serve. The entry fee is $15 which you can pay in person at our bakery or by credit card over the phone. There will be a cover of $5 for non-contestantants – you get to sample and judge the cupcakes entered to pick the people’s chooice! Why is there a fee to register? Well, it tells us that you are serious about entering, there will be prizes awarded, refreshments and it just helps us cover the costs of hosting the event.
Who Can enter Iron Cupcake:
The competition is open to everyone from the amateur home baker to professionals.
Please bring 1 regular sized cupcake for your display – this will be judged on appearance
4 dozen mini sized cupcakes which will be judged on taste. You will also get to try the other competitors entries! Non-participants will be able to sample as well.
Feel free to bring props – within reason - to better tell your cupcake’s story. Please bring a small sign stating the content of your cupcake. **Also please note if it contains nuts**
This is considered part of your presentation.
Please DO NOT put your name on the sign. The 4 dozen mini cupcakes will not be included in your display as they will be in a different area to give out for tasting, however, you may make extras to include in your display.
You may bake your cupcakes from scratch or doctor up a box mix. It is your choice.
You are not required to submit your recipe.
We will be holding the event in the 2nd floor lounge of our building. Please come to the bakery first to either sign in or buy your ticket. 171 East Liberty Street unit 117.
Bakers must arrive at 12:00pm to set out your cupcakes, doors open to the public at 1pm and judging will commence shortly after, awards will be announced by 3:00pm.
When you arrive, please check in to register your name and the name of your cupcake and to receive your voting letter to be placed on your sign.
Each cupcake will be judged by our panel of judges, competitors and all in attendance.
Voting is based on 1/3 presentation, 1/3 taste and 1/3 creativity (how you incorporate the secret ingredient).
Ballots will be collected and tabulated to determine the winners. The Iron Cupcake Champion will be determined by our judges and the runner up will be chosen by attendees.
The winner will be named Iron Cupcake Toronto Champion for the month, will have their cupcake featured in our bakery (by choice, of course), a copy of the newly released book “What’s New Cupcake” a gift certificate for 1 dozen cupcakes at For The Love of Cake, an Iron Cupcake Toronto t-shirt and a Cup-A-Cake cupcake holder. 3 half pound bags of Planet Bean Organic Fair Trade Coffee.
The runner up will receive an Iron Cupcake t-shirt, a copy of the first edition book “Hello Cupcake” and a gift certificate for 1/2 dozen cupcakes at For The Love of Cake.