Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Iron Cupcake London Challenge VII - Christmas

The Caked Crusader would like to announce the December challenge with festive cheer and goodwill to all

Newsflash just in....Father Christmas will be attending to give presents to bakers who have been good...remember, he'll know if you've been naughty......

Second newsflash just in....Father Christmas will be awarding a special prize to the baker of his favourite cupcake. That means that there are three awesome prizes up for grabs on the night - winner, runner up, Father Christmas's choice.....

Requirements: Make a minimum of 12 cupcakes that interpret the theme of Christmas in any way you wish – if you can make more please do…the more you make, the more people can taste your delicious creation (and vote for you!)Please feel free to enter as many types of cupcake as you wish, I only ask that you have at least 12 of each.

On the night everyone will have a say in declaring the winner, who walks away with the ICL Winner’s rosette plus a cupcake themed goody bag (presented in the much-coveted ICL bag!).As our bakers are special people their votes count three times more than the eaters’ votes plus bakers go FREE! That’s right, only eaters pay the £5 entry fee.

Please let me know if you plan to enter the competition so we can gauge numbers – thanks.

Event details: Monday 7th December 2009

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue – The Cuban Bar, Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9AY

For a map click here

Although the address is Ropemaker Street it’s actually on the Citypoint plaza. Just behind the Moorgate tube station entrance that’s in the row of shops including HMV, Hotel Chocolat, Eat and Clinton Cards, you’ll see a very tall building. That’s the Citypoint Tower. Head towards it and you’ll see a paved plaza-type area. Near the base of the tower you will see a small newsagent kiosk and a Costa, to the left of these (if looking at the tower) are The Rack & Tenter, then Prets. Head towards Prets into a covered walkway at the base of City point. This is where the Cuban bar is. We’ll be in the basement.

Entry fee for eaters: £5 (Entry fee includes tea or coffee). Bakers enter for FREE!

Timetable of events:

6.00-6.45pm – Entries are labelled and plated up
6.45 onwards – Eating and voting commences

Incidentally, The Caked Crusader and, consequently, ICL are now on Facebook and Twitter. Why not befriend Samantha Cake on Facebook – it’s me!!!! And then become a fan of the Caked Crusader page. We will be using this to post news of upcoming events, have discussions, in fact anything fun involving cake. To make it even easier here’s a link. On Twitter you can find me as CakedCrusader. So there’s no excuse not to stay in touch.

As the event expands it has become necessary for us to set out some disclaimers relating to the event namely that, as we are hosts of the event and don’t actually oversee any of the baking, we take people at their word as to the ingredients of the cupcakes and the environment in which they are prepared. It is unlikely that any entries are prepared in nut-free kitchens and anyone with allergies or intolerances should bear that in mind. Similarly, if an entrant tells us that an entry is vegan-friendly we believe them – feel free to chat to them on the night before sampling if you have any concerns. Your entry fee entitles you to free tea and coffee. Of course you can also sample all the cupcakes, for which we accept no liability.


Ling's Passion said...

How I wish I stay close enough to participate....sob..sob..sob.

Shannon said...

Hiya. I'll be there. I'm planning on two entries, but we'll see if I get them both done!

I'm looking forward to my first Iron Cupcake, and so are the 2-ish guests I'll be bringing (they aren't confirmed yet!)

Emily said...

Sounds like a fantastic time!

sasha said...

Hi I will be coming. Really looking forward to it.