Stop what you’re doing - we have our finalists in the National Cupcake Championships 2015! 

The very best entrants in each of six categories have made it through to the live final at Bakels’ test bakery in Bicester.

Judges were impressed with the standard of entries with innovation prevalent in all categories.

Congratulations to our finalists - we shall see you on 14 September, the first day of National Cupcake Week 2015, when a panel of judges will perform the ultimate test of taste to determine category winners and one overall champion.

Finalists will also be treated to two chocolate masterclasses put on by sponsor Barry Callebaut, which are worth up to £300 per person.

The event is sponsored by Barry Callebaut, online ordering service Hello and… and hosted by British Bakels.

The finalists:

Classic Cupcake

  • White Chocolate and Raspberry, A & M Sugarcraft
  • Pretty In Pink, Edible Elegance
  • Apple Crumble, Euthymia Cakes
  • The Great British Cream Tea, Fletchers Bakeries
  • Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake, Kake and Cupkakery
  • Coffee Renoir, Lathams Of Broughton
  • Ginger Lemonade, Lovelies Delights
  • Earl Grey & Lemon Cupcake, Mad Hatters Tearoom & Bakery
  • Spiced Apple and Blackberry Cupcake, Mrs B’s Cakes
  • Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake, The English Cheesecake Company
  • Tropical Carrot, The Vanilla Pod Bakery

Made with Alcohol

  • Mojito Supcakes, Backstage Bakery
  • Norfolk Bramble Liqueur Cupcake with Local Honey Butter Cream & Caramelised Lemon, Chef Dan’s Cakes
  • Lemon and Basil Vodka Drop, Funkyfood
  • Boozy Um Bongo, Hearthrug Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Crème de Menthe Mint Cookie Cupcake, Jen’s Cupcakery
  • Bourbon Bourbon, Lathams Of Broughton
  • Basil Grande Cocktail Cupcake, Mad Hatters Tearoom & Bakery
  • Chambord Bramble Berry, Mrs B’s Cakes
  • Nectar of the Gods, Teasy Does It
  • Cherry Brandy Cupcake, Viva Cake & Chocolate Studio

Free From cupcake

  • Gluten Free Chocolate Eton Mess Cupcakes, Bella’s Cakes
  • Gluten Free Chocolate, Olive Oil and Mandarin, Funkyfood
  • Oriental Fusion, Hearthrug Cupcakes
  • Carrot & Orange Cupcake, Mad Hatters Tearoom & Bakery
  • Coconut and Raspberry Cupcakes, Dairy and Gluten Free, Mary’s Fairies
  • Gluten Free Raspberry Kiss, So Sweet Couture Cake Boutique
  • No Death by Chocolate, Victoria Sponge
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Brittle, Volette

Made with Chocolate

  • Mango, White Chocolate and Cardamom, Cake Fantasy
  • You are Spoiling Us!, Cupcakermaker
  • Chocolate and Pistachio Ganache Cupcake, Fab Fairies and Wicked Tarts
  • S’Mores, Fantasyland Cakes UK
  • Black Velvet, Funkyfood
  • Grown Up Jaffa Cakes, Hearthrug Cupcakes
  • Wild Blueberry and Belgian Chocolate Cupcake, Mrs B’s Cakes
  • Death By Chocolat, The Cake Crew
  • Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcake, The English Cheesecake Company

Seasonal Cupcake

  • Island in the Sun, BAD ASS CAKES
  • Death by Chocolate, Beanie’s Bakery
  • Christmas Mince & Spice, Blackfriars Bakery
  • Indian Summer Mango & Lime Cupcakes, Buttercup Cake Shop
  • Only Yoking! April Fools, Cosy Cakes Yummy Bakes
  • Firecracker, Fletchers Bakeries
  • Under The Tree, Hearthrug Cupcakes
  • Neapolitan Sundae, Mrs B’s Cakes
  • Rudolph’s Holiday Spice, Volette
  • The Witch’s Cauldron, Yellow Bee Cake Company

Children’s Cupcake

  • Woodland Mouse, Bows and Lace Cakes
  • Hansel & Gretel, Fletchers Bakeries
  • Strawberry Marshmallow Milkshake Cupcake, Mad Hatters Tearoom & Bakery
  • May the ‘Chocolate Chips’ Be With You, My Sweet Cupcakery
  • Unicorn Confetti, So Sweet Couture Cake Boutique
  • Jurassic Bubblegum, Teasy Does It
  • Paddington’s..please look after this…Chocolaty Marmalady Cupcake, The Cupcake Bakery
  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Tilly’s Creative Cupcakes