Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Calatrava Cupcakes

Yesterday, I competed in the Iron Cupcake: Milwaukee bake-off. The theme was Milwaukee and the idea was to create a cupcake that tells a story about our fair city. I take my baking very seriously and after my initial set back , I was determined to find an adequate entry. So, I worked the weekend and I think I found it.

Several years ago, our skyline was redefined when the art museum went through a major renovation that included an innovative design by Santiago Calatrava. Here is that design:


And here is my interpretation of that design in cupcake form:
Calatrava Cupcake
I thought that this was a really unique idea...until I saw the logo for this competition had the Calatrava right on there!!


So much for thinking outside the box! Oh well, I had fun and it was a great tackle!

35 comments:

Shannon said...

Very interesting! Is it white chocolate?

It looks yummy. At 8:30 in the morning, no less... but still yummy!

Milwaukee Cupcake Queen said...

I am sure we all thought about going to the Calatrava approach, but you were the only one brave enouugh to do it! GREAT JOB!

Liz said...

What a fitting and lovely looking entry! Wish I could've been there to try it and cheer you on. Your attempt at custard cupcakes sounds divine, too!

P.S. He loves you... said...

I smell talent and sweetness..love me some cupcakes!

P.S. He loves you... said...

I smell talent and sweetness..love me some cupcakes!

Melinda said...

How neat! I have always been fascinated by food art. All the time that goes into disigning and creating is amazing. Great job!

Kat said...

I am still so very impressed with your baking. Being innovative with baking really takes a certain something. Of which, I don't have. But I love reading about it. Except that it really makes me hungry.

Jen said...

I say that was a very creative cupcake. Good work!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Wow... very interesting... and creative.

You're pretty much a goddess!!

Frizzy and Bird said...

That looks very complicated! Wow! How many of those do you need to enter? I wouldn't have the patience for that type of attention to detail. You go girl! Good job!

I agree with Shannon. It's 8:00 AM for me, but still looks yummy!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Hey - no, I didn't get any comments, but in surfing other blogs, I read a lot of comments... and it DID make me sad. Why do we have to belittle those who don't believe as we do?

Susie said...

You guys are awesome:-) I love the comments and appreciate the support. You guys Rock!

Just a couple notes:

Shannon: It is white chocolate:-)


Melinda and Frizzy & Bird: They really weren't that complicated. Like I said, it is just white chocolate:-) It was really fun for me:-)

Amy said...

Great job! That came out awesome!

xoBeau said...

Xcllnt job! Beautiful design!

Erica said...

Wow! You are very talented. I can't wait to read more of your blog...I am sure I will get a lot of yummy ideas!

Robyn said...

Thats a great job! I want cupcakes now! lol

Karen said...

Wow! Very cool! As someone who is not a baker, I'm very impressed!

Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog. Still no RSVPs:(

Mamasphere said...

That's perfect! Can't wait to see how you do!

Miss Hollywood said...

Susie, it was a pleasure meeting you and your cupcakes were fabulous! Good for you for tackling a tough but delicious job!!

Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Oh goodness, you can't dangle a beautiful cupcake like that in front of a pregnant woman! lol

Rhonda said...

Very cool! Good for you!

Z's Mom said...

That looks pretty intricate. Best of luck! :)

Hadias said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my dinner plate menu board idea.

I've really enjoyed your gardening posts. I am an avid gardener as well. Feel free to stop back by my blog and check out my post under the topic (gardening). Have a blessed week.

craftymom said...

Very visually appealing!

And tempting to my tastebuds, too!

Good luck!!! I'm sure you'll let us know how you do.

HDMac said...

I think you did a fantastic job!!! Wow!!!

HDMac said...

I just took another look at your cupcake and I noticed the dish that it is on. My mom had those dishes!!! I have the 3 that are left!!! They must have lead in them because I remember mom breaking them in the microwave! lol... These are just so special to me because they were hers and we grew up with them. I have no idea what they are worth $ wise but they are worth the world to me! lol...

Kristi said...

Way to go! I love to watch the food network for competitions like this. You are the winner in my book!

Colleen said...

That is an awesome cupcake, regardless! I never knew there was such a contest!

Thanks for checking out my Wisconsin blog!

~Janet~ said...

It looks tasty! Don't you just hate when someone else comes up with your good idea first?

Jill Scott said...

I don't care what the other one looks like, I like yours and I would eat it ANYTIME. :) Good job.

Peggy said...

That looks like it took a lot of patience!
Your baked goodies look SO good!

Missy said...

Wow! That is amazing. Looks delicious too!

thotlady said...

What a great idea. Your cupcake looks great. It also is making me hungry.

I love cupcakes and rarely eat them. I wonder why that is?

Hmmmm...I will have to think on that.

Lisa said...

Great cupcake! How did you do in the competition?

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Thanks for linking that up! It looks wonderful!!


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