Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Iron Cupcake Challenge August, benefits: Food Bank of South Jersey

Iron Cupcake Challenge is coming--

The next Iron Cupcake Challenge in Moorestown will be this Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7pm. It was a tough decision for me since my husband's birthday is the day before, however, once he gave me the go-ahead--I "went ahead" and with full force, I may add!! This month's secret ingredient is COCONUT! I think I am trying to stretch summer and the tropical themes of the islands as long as I possibly can before we start the whole "fall/back to school" business! So, TWENTY of the area's top cupcakers will submit their best coconut cupcakes and present them before a panel of esteemed local celebrity judges!! This month's judges are the virtual "who's who" of the area's food industry! For starters, we have a food expert from the delectable "Passieriello Pavillion" on Main Street. Passieriello's provides delicious fresh Italian cuisine to many hungry foodies and boasts delish desserts like cannoli, tiramisu, cheesecake, chocolate desserts and much more. Our second judge is a art/food junkie with an amazing coffee house/cafe in the Philadelphia region. Lastly, the infamous, Bill "Stink" Fisher of Collingswood, "The Pop Shop" will round out our judges panel. Stink Fisher is well known in the area as the grilled cheese king and has received national attention for his food skills. He was even challenged by Bobby Flay on the Food Network to go head to head in a grilled cheese throw-down!! The event will once again benefit charity-this time the FoodBank of South Jersey will be the recipient. A portion of the sales of tickets will be donated to them as well as donations from bakers who are being asked to bring a non-perishable breakfast item for needy back to school kids who may be lacking a nutritious meal in the morning!! Top prize will be $50.00 and of course, bragging rights as the one and only IRON CUPCAKE CHAMPION!!!! Second and third place prizes have also been generously donated and there will be some giveaways and a fun 50/50!! The community is really buzzing about the newest craze in Moorestown--are you ready to throw your oven mitts in the ring and vie for the title of Iron Cupcake Champion?? Stay tuned.......

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