Cupcake Championship finalists revealed

11 June, 2012

Sixty-four cupcakes have now been shortlisted for the finals of the National Cupcake Championships, to take place on 2 July.

During the preliminary judging round last week, 204 entries - double the number of entries than in 2011 - were whittled down to 64, across the seven categories. See below for a full list of the shortlisted entries.

The shortlisted cupcakes will be judged on a number of criteria, specifically taste and appearance, at the finals next month.

Taking place at the Institute for Contemporary Art in London, the judging line-up for the finals includes: Royal Wedding cake-maker Fiona Cairns, award-winning patissier and chocolatier Will Torrent, Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber, experimental cake artist Lily Vanilli, and Konditor & Cook founder Gerhard Jenne.

Full list of shortlisted entries:

Best Cupcake Handcrafted for Multiple Outlets:                                                                                  

Gingerbread Man Cupcake - Greggs, Newcastle            

Flower Bouquet Cupcakes - Butterdrop, Sevenoaks                       

Pistachio & Raspberry Cupcake - Coughlans Bakerie, Surrey                       

Best of British Bakewell Tart Cupcake - Adele’s Cakes, Omagh           

Cookies & Cream - Rich Products, Fareham                                                           

Carrot Cake with Pecan Nuts - Cake Heaven, Bournemouth                                                                                                                                                                       

Best Cupcake Made With Alcohol:

Earl Grey, Fig & Brandy - My Cake Rox, Crawley                                               

The Hurricane - Sooty’s Cupcakery, York                                                           

Bibi’s Cranachan Cupcake - Bibi’s Bakery, St Andrews                                   

White Russian Bliss - Icing Bliss, London                                               

Amaretto Cherry Bakewell Cupcake - Bath Cake Company, Bath                       

Mojito Cupcake - Upsy Daisy Bakery, London                                                           

Rum and Chilli Chocolate Cupcake - The Bake Shop UK, Oxford                       

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Swirls and Pearls Bakery, London                       

Bourbon Orange Choc Chip Cupcakes - CCTreats by CocktailCouture, London

Lemon Thyme and Limoncello - Chatter Cakes, Pevensey                                                                                                                                                                                               

Classic Cupcake of the Year:

Valrhona Chocolate Mud Cake with Figs - Victoria Made, Sheffield                       

Bibi’s Victoria Sponge Cupcake - Bibi’s Bakery, St Andrews                       

Raspberry Ripple - Rebecca’s Cupcakes, Guildford                                               

Lime and Ginger - Swirls and Pearls Bakery, London                       

Vintage Vanilla Rose - Naginski Cupcakes, Middlesbrough                                   

Peach Melba - Cupcakes To Go, New Malden                                               

Yorkshire Rose - Sooty’s Cupcakery, York                                                                       

Chocolate Zucchini - Buttercup Cake Shop, London                                                           

Vanilla Cloud - Heaven’s Bakery, Derby                                                                                   

Cranberry and Pistachio - Cameo Cupcakes, Derby   


Free-from Cupcake of the Year:

Dairy Free Carrot & Pineapple Cupcake (with Vegan free option) - Fantasweets Cupcakes, Carlisle                                              

Passionfruit and Macadamia Cupcake - Cakeadoodledo, Crediton                                   

Red Velveteen Cupcake - Mrs B’s Cakes, Chippenham                                               

Salted Peanut Cupcake - Tea Loves Cake, Greenock                                                           

PG52 - Hearthrug Cupcakes, Yardley Gobion                                                                       

Apple Pie Cupcake - Tea Loves Cake, Greenock                                                           

Dark Chocolate & Morello Cherry - Organic Delights, London                                   

Sticky Toffee Cupcake with Caramel Butter Icing (Free From) - Darcy’s Delicious Treats, Witham/Essex            

Cardamom Rose Cupcake - Tea Loves Cake, Greenock                                               

Sticky Toffee Pudding - Rachel’s Cupcakes, Wootton Wawen                                                                                                                                                                                   

Micro-modelled Cupcake of the Year:

Oh So Microsweetilicious - Bollymix, Harrow                                                                      

British Summertime - Iced Gems of Swanage, Swanage                                               

Alice in Wonderland selection box - Classy Cupcakes & Posh Patisserie, Nottingham                                    

Jubilee Love - Naginski Cupcakes, Middlesbrough                                                           

Eat Me’ Cupcake - Vanilla Jo, Surbiton                                                                                   

Sparkly Cute Mini Minis - Cupcake-a-licious, Ewell                                                           

The Dream of Every Girl - BreadandBetter, Southend-on-Sea                                               

Teddy Bears’ Picnic - Ria’s Cakes, Waterlooville                                                           

A little Tea-Time Treat - The Boutique Cupcake Company, Herts                                   

Triple Chocolate - Organic Delights, London                                                                                                                                                                       

Savoury Cupcake of the Year:

Chorizo & Manchego - Classy Cupcakes & Posh Patisserie, Nottingham                       

Tapas in a Cupcake - The cupcake bakery, Portishead                                               

Korma Cupcake - Fantasweets Cupcakes, Carlisle                                                           

The Ham Sandwich - BreadandBetter, Southend-on-Sea                                               

Goats Cheese Souffle Cupcake - Funky Food, Southport                                               

The Derby Ploughman - Cameo Cupcakes, Derby                                   

Salsa Verde Summer Cupcake - Cakeadoodledo, Crediton                                               

Wensleydale, Celery and Pear - Yew Tree Café, Wootton Wawen    


Themed Cupcake of the Year:                                                                                                           

A Boutique Christmas - The Boutique Cupcake Company, Herts

Shabby Chic Love Cupcakes - Icing Bliss, London                                                           

Giant Burlesque Black Forest Cupcake - By Charmaine *Formerly Charmaine’s Cupcakes, Tewkesbury                                                     

Tis The Season - Lady Jayne’s Cakes, Burton on Trent                                               

Almond & Raspberry Retro Frilly - Delicakes, West Malling                                               

“Love Is In The Air” - Crumbs Cupcakery, Skelmanthorpe                                               

Bulldog Cupcakes - Shereen’s Cakes & Bakes, Stevenage                                               

Hats Off To Her Majesty - Mary’s Fairies, Portsmouth                                                           

Mardi Gras - Hearthrug Cupcakes, Yardley Gobion                                                           

Japanese Geisha Garden Cupcakes - Burlesque Bakery, Oxfordshire                       

>> Find out more about National Cupcake Week

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