The flour has been sifted, the sparkles have been sprinkled, and now it’s time for the icing on the cake – we are delighted to announce the National Cupcake Championships finalists 2016! 

Classic Cupcake
Classic Lemon Cupcake by The Whirling Whisk
Coconut Delight by Euthymia Cakes
Nice Cup of Matcha by Tilly’s Creative Cupcakes
Peanut Butter & Jam Cupcake by A & M Sugarcraft
Pistachio and Raspberry by Fab Fairies and Wicked Tarts
Rum Truffle Cupcake by Something About Cakes
Sticky Toffee Pudding by Teasy Does It
Strawberry Cheesecake by Cupcakes by Clare
Strawberry Whiskey Meringue Crumble by Divineys Delights
Tea for Two by The Nuthouse Bakery

Made with Alcohol
Caipirinha by The Cake Crew
Champagne & Strawberry Cupcake by Edible Elegance
Coconut Passiontini by Funkyfood
Gin & Tonic  by Bad Girl Bakery
Jammy Doughnut Shooter by The Happy Little Cake Company
Pina Colada  by Liberty Cake Company
Pink Champagne & Strawberry Cupcake by Betty’s Craft Bakery
Prosecco by Tilly’s Creative Cupcake
Strawberry & St Germain by Twice as Nice Bakery
Tipsy Tiramisu by Jen’s Cupcakery

Free From Cupcake
Courgette, Lime and Pistachio Cupcake by Mary’s Fairies
Eggless Lemon & Roasted Pistachio Cupcake by Eggless Cake Delights
Gluten & Egg Free Matcha & Chocolate Cupcake by Blackfriars Bakery
Gluten-Free Lemon & White Chocolate by Bad Girl Bakery
Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar Free Coconut, Orange & Cardamom Cupcake by A & M Sugarcraft
Horchata and Kumquat by Funkyfood
Neutered Nutella by The Cake Crew
Sister Bakes Choc ‘n’ Chilli by Sister Bakes Ltd
Vegan & GF Boston Creme Pie by Twice as Nice Bakery
Vegan Chocolate with Avacado Frosting by Teasy Does It

Made with Chocolate
A Chocwork Orange by Victoria Sponge
Chocolate Cookie Dough by Bad Girl Bakery
Chocolate Fundae  by Naginski Cupcakes
Chocolate Passion  by Fab Fairies and Wicked Tarts
Chocolate Salted Caramel by Jen’s Cupcakery
Chocolate Truffle Ruffle Cupcake by Crumbs Bakery
Chocolate Vanilla Doughnut by 75 Degrees Catering
Eggless Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cupcake by Eggless Cake Delights
Fig & Thistle Honey Chocolate Cupcake by Blackfriars Bakery
Passionate Chocolate by Major Bakes

Seasonal Cupcake
Bonfire by The Cake Crew
Club Tropicana by Beanie’s Bakery Ltd
Easter Egg Hunt by Mary’s Fairies
Raspberry Infused Cupcakes by The Whirling Whisk
Spring Flowers by Crumbs Bakery
Valentine Bear by Beautiful Birthday Cakes
Valentine’s Day by JumoCakes
Wimbledon Strawberries & Buttercream by Tilly’s Creative Cupcakes

Congratulations to all the brilliant finalists, who will now go forward to be judged at the AB Mauri Centre of Excellence on 14 September. Who will be crowned the fairest of them all? Stay tuned to find out!

Huge thanks to our sponsors Bako Select and AB Mauri for making the whole thing possible.