When we put out the call last week for inspiration in our quest to Anglify one of the finest culinary creations to come from these shores – the cupcake – we were not prepared for the volume and quality of responses we’d get. Thank you very much to all who entered – you’ve made our week, and at points have genuinely blown us away with your Epicurean offerings.
With difficulty, we’ve whittled your suggestions down to a shortlist, complete with witty names. We’re going to put this to our master bakers, and see which they feel are feasible – and perhaps to try a few out.
As you can see, we’ve divided the entries by how they were submitted and given the person’s name or username in italics. Stay tuned, we will be announcing the winner shortly!
Dandelion & Burdock
‘Don’t Trifle with Me’
Trifle – Vanilla sponge with a whole strawberry in the bottom and a custard cream icing.
‘Anyone for Tennis?’
Champagne & Strawberries
‘Black & Tan’
Dark Chocolate and Guinness
‘Breakfast At Granny’s’
Toast and marmalade.
‘Earl Grey Cuppa Cake’
Earl Grey with Lavender Frosting
‘Springtime Daffodil Sponge’
Orange marmalade cupcake with lemon curd filling & clotted cream frosting.
Dolly Mixture / Liquorice Allsorts
‘Elderflower in the Afternoon’
Elderflower with clotted cream icing
The Communal Pantry
‘The Hot Toddy’
Clove and cinnamon spice cake with a whiskey flavored egg-custard filling and honey-vanilla icing
Baileys Irish Cream Cupcake – with a green fondant shamrock on top.