Saturday, September 20, 2008

IC:Earth - Challenge 002 - Basil

So this is my second entry in IC:Earth. This month the ingredient chosen was basil. It was really difficult to choose ingredients to match basil since apart from pasta sauce I use it for nothing else. Should I do a pasta cupcake ??? No. However I managed to combine some ingredients and for this month I present you a Basil, tomato and chocolate cupcake soaked with Creme de Cacao, basil syrup and a basil, chocolate ganache frosting.
ToVOTE please go to http://mkecupcakequeen.blogspot.com/ between September 28 to October 1st. Voting starts and ends at noon. So don't forget please!

Again this month there are wonderful prizes to be won. These are :
Featured prize from the talented Etsy Artist Metal Sugar
Cool Head Chefs utensils by Fiesta Products
A nice cupcake book Hello! Cupcake by Karen Tack and Allen Richardson
A crafted nice apron from Jessie Steele Aprons
A very important tool for any cupcaker, a Cupcake Courier&
a publication of Taste of Home magazine.

19 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

You did WONDERFULLY on your second Iron Cupcake entry - it's so innovative!!

Maria said...

You are so creative. I can't get over it! Love these cupcakes!

Adam said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa you are super creative Snooks :) I've heard of tomato soup cake, but you really went out on a delicious flavor quest right there. Awesome job :)

veron said...

That looks absolutely adorable!

Kellie H said...

I think I just gained 10 pounds reading your blog!!! Yum-e! This cupcake is very interesting. Never thought of basil & chocolate together.

Dee said...

Wow, Natalie this is brilliant! It's such a grown-up taste. I'll vote for you in a bit, but first, I have a little award for you at my blog because visiting you really makes my day :)

Emiline said...

Remind me to vote! I will. You deserve to win! They look scrumptious. I like the idea of tomato and basil in a cupcake.

Steph said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your cake decorating is amazing!!! Hmm.. pasta cupcake.. sounds interesting...

CECIL said...

I am a little speechless here!! Your cakes just look beyond great! So adorable and sounds so delicious!

Sophie said...

I nominated your blog for a blog award on my blog (Flour Arrangements) :).

So gorgeous, makes me feel Christmasy :)! Lovely cupcakes!

Mara said...

wow that is so imaginative, girlie...i love it!! congrats on a great entry.

nicisme said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
All of your cakes are beautiful - I'm going to spend ages checking them all out!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

GAH! I missed the IC challenge again!

Your cupcakes look great. :)

I'm gonna try so hard to do next month's challenge!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi snooky doodle
well, that was quite innovative way to use basil along with tomato and chocolate cupcakes and that to soaked with creme de cacao wow......i also loved your train cake..quite neat and good visual impact !

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! You are SO creative & talented!!!!!!!!!

Snooky doodle said...
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NIGHTFAIRY said...

Che carini che sono!e molto originali!

Vera said...

How interesting! Very unusual recipe!
And it looks fantastic1

Leesa said...

Hey there!!

Can you tell me what frosting tip (number) you used to pipe the frosting on these yummy cupcakes?!!