Monday, July 11, 2011

Jelly Belly Cupcake Contest ♥ Amanda Cupcake Style

I just entered the Jelly Belly Cupcake Contest..
I know what I would do with the $10,000 if I won!
I'd contribute it to opening Amanda Cupcake as a *bakery*.

I can imagine what my bakery would look like.

  • An Amanda cupcake "cupcake" of the day.
  • Creative cupcake making classes.
  • I'd want to hire a creative pie baker. (I am more of the cupcake girl although I do make yummy mini pies).
  • An interesting visual display of cupcakes upon entering.
  • The smell of sugar and frosting and yummy-ness in the air.
  • Some old school flair (coffee cake, donut holes with pretty sprinkles-things you miss from the old school bakeries).
  • Coffee and Cake Pops.
  • Conversation and romantic dates. Maybe future husbands and wives would meet on their first date over a cupcake here!
  • And I would definitely want to see a line out the door.
  • That would just mean that my dream of sharing my cupcake love is spreading around the world.

My Jelly Belly Cupcake Entries:

 Giant Cupcake with an Edible Jelly Belly Liner.  This whole thing is a cupcake.  But the Liner is made out of Edible Candy Melts.  (I molded it using a giant cupcake pan)  Then I "glued" each Jelly Belly to the Cupcake liner using melted chocolate.

I think of people like my dad who like to "pick" through the jelly beans and addictively eat them.  Can you imagine entertaining a party with this giant cupcake?  All your friends could stand around and pick off the jelly belly flavor they wanted to eat! And don't forget to mention the cupcake underneath it all!

Some of the Jelly Belly Flavors I used:

Tutti Frutti
Chocolate Pudding
Cotton Candy
Pomegranate Cosmo

 I swirled on some chocolate cream cheese frosting.  And a disco cherry! True to the "Very Cherry" Jelly Belly Appeal.

I tried to make the other entries true" to the Jelly Belly brand.
Beautiful, colorful, fun, and about the flavor!

Toasted Marshmallow S'mores Cupcake.  I used the Toasted Marshmallow Jelly Belly Beans as the "Marshmallows"

I sprinkled on some graham cracker butter crumbs..Added a clear candy "spark" (to resemble a spark in the fire you are toasting your marshmallow in!) And of course..a Hershey bar!

I made a "blue velvet" cupcake that tastes like a blueberry jelly belly.  The cupcake itself is blue. The frosting is blue.  Decorated with a delicious carmelized candy bridge, some blueberry Jelly Belly beans..and topped with a fresh blueberry! So delish.

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At July 12, 2011 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Deborah said...

Hey Amanda I love, love love these cupcakes. I will be checking back to see if you win! Could you please explain how you get the giant cupcake into the molded cupcake. Does it just fit down into it? I would appreciate your help with this matter.

Thanks Debbie

At July 12, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Amanda Cupcake said...

Thank you so much, Debbie!

So - that is the big mystery. Fitting the bottom of the giant cupcake in the liner. People always ask me how I do it. :)

You take the bottom "cupcake liner" piece of your giant cupcake and slice some of the cake off so that it is a little bit smaller than it originally was. Then it should fit perfectly into the mold. (Since you used the same pan as a mold for the candy cupcake liner).

To make it easier: Make sure you freeze your giant cupcake cake for approx two hours before trying to put it in the candy liner or decorating it.

♥Let me know how it goes if you try it!

At July 13, 2011 at 3:54 PM , Blogger Deborah said...

Thank you so much for solving this mystery for me now I have time to go forward and hopefully find the answers to other of lifes' mysteries...haha. I will give this a go & will let you know how it works out for me. Thanks Amanda you rock!!


At July 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM , Blogger Amanda Cupcake said...

Yes please let me know how it goes! I am so glad I could wittle away *one* of life's mysteries for you!!! Thank you so much for the praise. It means the world.


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