August 31, 2008

Iron Cupcake Voting Now Open!

Voting for the Iron Cupcake Earth Challenge: Chili Pepper has opened and lasts until noon, Sept 4th at no one puts cupcake in a corner.

Of course you should go vote for me as Dog Hill Kitchen, I entered a Cincinnati Chili cupcake, but for inspiration and admiration here are some of my favorites:

Triple Cherry Chili
A visual stunner. The cake has two types of cherries and cherry peppers along with almond paste and coconut milk and it's topped with almond cream cheese frosting.
From A Sweet Piece

Just Peachy Texas Kicker
Inspired by BBQ sauce! The cake has peach preserves, cornmeal, chipotle chili and fresh Texas peaches and it's topped with a chipotle pepper peach glaze and white chocolate ganache.
From Walking the Vegan Line

Chocolate Chipotle del Muertos
A cupcake with a skull and chili crossbones, it's going to murder the competition! The cake is chocolate chipotle and it's filled with lime pudding and topped with lime cream cheese frosting. The skull is fondant.
From Cupquake

Black Sesame Chocolate Chili
Black sesame and chocolate cake with a baked in habenero-sesame ganache center topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting with New Mexico chili powder.
From Delightful Delicacies

Texas Torpedo Cake
This one is just gorgeous inside! A vegan pineapple cake with candied fresh jalapeno, dried pineapple, and cocoa nibs mixed into the cake topped with vegan cream cheese frosting.
From eat'n veg'n

Ginger Cayenne Cupcakes with Pear Cream Cheese Frosting
This one is last because I'm insanely jealous. It has a ton of molasses in the spicy gingerbread cake and the pear cream cheese frosting sounds perfect on top. This is worth making a dairy-free version to try.
from girl farts

The Complete Iron Cupcake Pool
My Cincinnati Chili Cupcake recipe