My friend Tara owns a cupcake business and makes the best cupcakes in town! It works out well for us because I really am not a fan of making cupcakes (especially in large quantities) and she hates making custom cakes! Tara gave me a ring to tell me about a benefit she was donating hundreds of mini cupcakes to, and because I apparently don't like to take advantage of my days off, volunteer to help.
We decided to stay seasonal and created a lovely fall menu. Tara tested out some recipes earlier in the week and came up with a deliciously moist apple cake. I suggested a salted caramel apple cupcake and we went with it. (P.S. I will definitely be stealing this apple cake recipe for Layers!! Sorry Tara!)
It was a good choice! They had guest judges at the event, including Vinny Buzzetta (The Cake Artist) at the event and we won Best Overall Dessert and came in second for best presentation. It's still up in the air if the pumpkins and hay bales clinched that or my wonderful decorating skills! ;)
Our other flavors were:
-Traditional Carrot Cake
-Classic Red Velvet
-Pumpkin with Brown Sugar