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Iron Cupcake Madison: Caramel and Butterscotch

Last weekend was my third time attending an Iron Cupcake Madison event.  This time, the theme was caramel and butterscotch, it definitely sounded like a winner to me!  This time, the event was at the East Side Club.  (It switches locations pretty much every time.)  I remembered the line that I ran into last time getting into the event, so I made sure to get there right at the starting time.  I was lucky and seemed to just beat out the crowds. There was still a bit of a line when I got there but nothing like what I experienced last time.  The proceeds of this event were to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.

There were only 9 bakers this time, which I was disappointed about at first, since the price rose to $10 for this event, but it turned out to be for the better.  Even though there were not as many bakers, I felt like pretty much every cupcake that I had was delicious.  I don’t think that I’ve every had a really bad cupcake at one of these events, but since the bakers are just volunteers, you never know what quality you will get.  This time, all 9 bakers had delicious, and unique, cupcakes.   Also, since there were only 9 bakers, the setup was much cleaner and there was a clear line and much less congestion than previous events.

Iron Cupcake Caramel

I don’t know if I have mentioned it in the past, but I suppose its worth me mentioning again if I have.  They do supply plates (and napkins and forks) at the event, but after the first time I learned that it works well to bring your own container  – something that can easily transport leftovers home.  Yes, the cupcakes are small, but 9 small cupcakes is still a lot.  I generally eat about half of each cupcake and then give the other half to the husband. 🙂

Each baker was passionate when describing their cupcake, whether it was ornate or simple in decoration they had clearly put a lot of hard work into them and it definitely came across.  As I mentioned before, each cupcake was very unique.  Some were simple looking – like this pumpkin cupcake with salted caramel frostin. Although I don’t normally like pumpkin, I actually really liked these.  Simple, but they tasted deliciously like fall.

Pumpkin Cupcake

Others were more ornate – like this Caramel deLite-ful cupcake.  These were made by actual elementary school age Girl Scouts! These were very good too!

Girl Scout Cupcake

My absolute favorite cupcake was the Salted Caramel Dream – it had salted caramel frosting with a drizzle of caramel on an apple cupcake.  YUM!  I love apples!   The display for the apple cupcakes was equally impressive – they made a tree to display the cupcakes!

Apple Cupcake Tree

Another fun display, was the Pirate’s Gold cupcakes.  The cupcakes were sprinkled with edible gold dust and had little pirate flags in them!

Pirate's Gold Cupcake

As a whole, it seems like the event, and cupcakes, are getting better every time.  I’m kind of sad that this is the last event for 2011, but I’m excited to see what 2012 brings!

One Response

  1. Salted Caramel is my favorite cupcake at my cupcake job!!!! These all sound delicious!

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