Honey Suckle Cupcake (set-up)

Cake lovers and lovers of all things cake.... right now I am trying to figure out a way to throw my excitement through the computer to reach you. I need you to understand how excited I am. Sunday was the "Revolution Cupcake" competition, and I won 2nd place in the Professional division. Can I just say, that moment of hearing my name over the loud speaker, was one of the best moments ever. Not only did the sun pop out from the clouds but the heavens opened up releasing a beam of sunny glory to my smiling face as I walked to receive my prize. It's amazing because I'm such a small organization, so for me to get recognized by others and winning a spot in a competition, shows me that I'm doing something right. And of course, like I was hoping to, I met a couple of great bakers with whom I hope to keep in touch with :D. All in all it was a lot of fun, but most importantly a great experience. Congratulations to all of the bakers from that day, just being a top ten finalist was a big deal. Check out the pics.

During Set-Up
Chef Dana's section

That's me! On the black table cloth

After Math :D
Of course I went home to tally everything up. We got about $100 worth of prizes including an American Express card. I think this is the start of something delicious. So don't be surprised if you see me in your neck of the woods with a cupcake traveler.

*Couture in a Cupcake*

Next Great?

Alright you guys, it was a close call BUT...there is a winner to the MCC Contest. 
Congratulations to Dara H. for submitting a wonderfully fabulous, delicious and gluten free cake!

With that said, **I must introduce to you all 'Dara's Gluten free banana cake with caramel frosting and marshmallow'.**  (I'm not sure how i'm going to create a marshmallow drizzle, but we'll work it out :D)

This was a great combo and I've got to say, it's about time that we have a gluten free cake. I also decided to shorten the term "Jar Cake" (which doesn't sound too appetizing) to J-Cake. So if you would like to order a J-Cake for yourself or someone you think is amazing, you can go right ahead and do so. You will be able to get any one of the cakes listed on the order page delivered as a J-Cake**. 

In other news, if you follow MCC's fan page, you might remember me talking about a contest I entered to compete in the American Cancer Society's 'Cupcake Revolution' competition. The guest judge will be Chef Dana Herbert, winner of 'Next Great Baker'. A while back I posted a picture of him and a Pastry Chef Instructor of mine from when he came to judge our tiered cakes. From what he wrote on the review he could "definitely see the vision and artistry" in the cake. I hope he feels the same way come this Sunday. I'm extremely excited, despite if I win or not, it's going to be a great experience. I submitted my "Honey Suckle" cake, which has definitely been a favorite. SUGAR FAIRY DON'T LET ME DOWN NOW! We're on a roll!                                            *I'm not crazy, I just have a dream* LOL. 
A tempting table

Zebra print, Pink roses, Music and Bows

Red Velvet/Devils chocolate cake

MarishasCoutureCakes.Blogspot.com is no more, you can finally drop the 'Blogspot' and just come to 

MarishasCoutureCakes.com. Of course if you forget and add the blogspot to the link, you will still be directed to the right place. 

*Couture in a Cupcake*

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