Apr 26, 2011

Cupcake Camp Memphis

This weekend was Memphis' first Cupcake Camp.  As a bit of a cupcake fanatic, my sister knew I would probably want to get in on the action.  It was nice to see all of the different techniques and flavors people used to make their cupcakes.  I had a great time!

Alaa was so surprised when I asked him to help me.  He  got really really into it!  He told me I can never bake a cupcake by myself again haha! Aghhhhh I love him :)
 German Chocolate Cupcakes and Lemon Basil Cupcakes

You had the option to enter three contests:  Best Memphis Theme, Healthiest Cupcake, and Most unique ingredient.  I entered the Lemon Basil cupcakes in for the most unique ingredient.    Here's a picture of all of the contestants for that contest.  Surprisingly enough, I wasn't nervous about winning/ losing.  I just really wanted to be able to say that I participated.  But when I saw the taco cupcake..I knew that my little basil cupcake was not exotic enough. hah!

 My older sister Heba and I
 The "after math"
The carrot cupcakes were vegan...and they were to. die. for!
 I was lucky enough to meet Whitney Miller, the winner of Fox's Master Chef.  (A.K.A. Pastry Princess...a girl after my own heart!)  She was incredibly sweet and gorgeous!

And these two ladies were incredibly sweet as well.  They run the show "This House is Cooking".  They let me try their sweet potato cupcakes.  Oh my goodness, so yummy!
And look at her cut cupcake hat! How cute!

In the end I was exhausted, but it was nice to indulge in something I love so much.  

Oh, and I had an exam yesterday so you know what that means?! 

Oh, and stay tuned.  I can't hold it in anymore...I've got a Royal Wedding Inspired Post.
I'm pathetically obsessed :)


  1. How Fun!! This looks like a great event!

  2. I am so impressed with you!

    I'd absolutely be too shy to enter a contest.

    Hubs gets major points for that comment huh?! how sweet.

    I am moving to Memphis so I can bop over to your place sometimes and steal baked goods ; )


  3. this is so awesome! i am so proud of you for doing this! i love it. and your cupcakes are adorable. and what a sweet husband for helping :)

  4. this is so great! i would love to do something like this!

  5. What a fun event! The cupcakes look to die for! YUM!!!

  6. how fun!! what an awesome event!! your cupcakes look delish... and what a sweet hubby!! ;-)

  7. O.M.G. That's what I need! Totally. I fail every time I try to make cupcakes. The frosting... :(
    What a shame that you didn't win the contest, cause I think your cupcakes sound pretty darn good, too. But you're right, taking part is GREAT, also.
    Can't wait to see more of your cupcakes... :)


  8. How FUN! Who put this on? And could you share your lemon basil cupcake recipe? My roomie LOVES basil things!

  9. this is awesome!! i love the sound of the basil. so creative :)

  10. Lemon Basil!! YUM!!!


  11. Those lemon basil cupcakes look sooo good! I need the recipe! My mouth is watering! Sounds like a fabulous day, it doesn't get much better than baking and eating cupcakes!

  12. great work my sweet! proud of you for putting yourself out there. love the photo of you and heba. where's huda? and +1 for alaa. we all need sensible, supportive, baked goods-loving men in our lives, right?

    i think your combination sounds delicious. bacon? oh please it's been done a thousand times! lemon + basil gets my vote.

  13. This looks like so much fun! I would love to go to something like this. I'm also really intrigued by your lemon basil cupcakes. They sound really delicious!

  14. This may be the coolest contest I've ever seen. I'm super jealous. And how cute is your hubby?! I love it.

  15. Ok..wait a minute. I cannot get pass the picture of your hubby helping out! What was your secret??? I need to use it on MY husband! Thanks for sharing.


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