I have signed up to be part of Cupcake Camp LA on Nov 20th at the Henry Fonda Music Box. As an amateur baker, I am only obligated to bring 100 cupcakes. I am going to try to make 200....maybe. Bakers have to be at the venue at 10 am on Saturday morning, which means I am going to have to do all my baking and decorating after work on Friday night...pretty ambitious given that I typically fall asleep around 10 pm on Fridays.
Chocolate coconut is the flavor I selected, so I have been trying out some recipes. I made 2 different versions which I frosted with a confectioners sugar frosting and various toppings:
- toasted coconut: not bad but apparently coconut toasts very quickly. I sent the timer for 10 minutes but it started to burn after 5!
- cocoa covered coconut: eh..just ok. On it's own, it was underwhelming but tasted ok with the sweet icing.
- fresh coconut: tasted ok...
- chopped up Mounds bar: too sweet combined with the icing.
It's safe to say the winning combination has not yet been discovered...my experimentation continues!