May 29, 2012

Delicious $3.75 Cupcake

I like to watch reality TV, Sister Wives, Mob Wives, Storage Wars, Hell's Kitchen, Chopped, and Cupcake Wars, just to name a few of my favorites.
Cupcake Wars is a Food Network reality based competition where contestants create unique and professional styled cupcakes. 

Four teams, consisting of a chef and a sous chef, began the competition, in the first round, the teams must present the tastiest cupcake based on a particular theme, and the ingredients always has a twist, chili peppers, cow tongue, oysters. One team gets eliminated.
Second round the three teams must present three different cupcakes, they are judged on taste and presentation. One team gets eliminated.
Third round the final two teams have two hours to bake 1000 cupcakes and design a display for the cupcakes. Each team has a carpenter to build the display and four intern bakers to help them.
The three judges pick a winner based on the cupcake display and the tastes of the cupcakes. The winners receive $10,000.
I was excited to see the Hokulani Bakery in Waikki, Hawaii. In February of 2012, this bakery sent two chefs to compete in Cupcake Wars and they won! Yep, I watched the show when they won.
My first glimpse of the bakery.
The television screen hanging inside the store
 confirmed that this bakery won Cupcake Wars.
Sixteen flavors to choose from -
strawberry guava, lilikoi/lemon, red velvet
lychee with strawberry butter cream ...
These were two cupcakes that won the challenge.
On the left: Peanut butter and jelly vanilla cupcakes with
peanut butter frosting filled with strawberry compote.
On the right: Port wine chocolate cupcakes with vanilla butter
cream topped off with a port wine soaked cherry. 
I choose the Port wine cupcake.
These cupcakes are made with real sugar
real butter and have real calories.
Delicious !
I paid $3.75 for one cupcake.
You can find out more about  Hokulani Bakeshop 
by visiting their webpage.

If you haven't already entered my giveaway for the handmade beach glass necklace from Hawaii, and you would like to enter -  click here.
Winner will be announced on June 1st.


  1. That would have been my choice too, it looks delicious, but $3.75, wow! We deserve to treat ourselves occasionally though.

  2. The real cupcake is the best kind. If you are going to have one, have the best.

  3. Oh, yum! I would have chosen that one to try, too!

    My daughter graduated with a chef who won one of the cake challenges. He's so talented and we are all extremely proud of him.

  4. My mouth is watering. Yum!