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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Tesco's Christmas Cupcake Decorating Competition

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How are your cupcake decorating skills? Tesco's have just launched a fabulous Christmas cupcake decorating competition, and two lucky winners will get to spend an afternoon cooking alongside a celebrity chef! There are also 10 runner up prizes of a cupcake decorating kit.

I made some vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting, using the Tesco's 'Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting' recipe. The recipe surprised me, the cakes were light, moist - and were declared 'awesome' - the frosting was equally good and I topped the cakes with sugar coated fondant trees.

If you need some inspiration for your design, head over to the Tesco Real Food website where you will find some decorating ideas. I discovered that there are also loads of other delicious recipes on the website. There's even a range of step-by-step cooking tips and videos to help improve your kitchen skills, plus a healthy eating section and one for cooking with kids. If you do your shopping on line, you will see that each recipe has a ready-made shopping list that can be used to add all the ingredients to the shopping basket in just a few clicks.

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There are 10 runner up prizes of cupcake decorating kits to be won

You have until Monday 29th November 2010 to upload your decorated cupcake photo onto the Tesco website, where you will also find the full terms and conditions of the competition.
Good Luck!

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Chele said...

I already have my cupcake project all planned out ;0)
Love those Christmas trees, how on earth did you make those?

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This sounds like fun Nic!!

Maggie said...

I just love your sparkly Christmas trees Nic.

Nic said...

Chele - looking forward to seeing them!
The trees are rolled fondant icing, cut into tree shapes with cutter and dusted with edible glitter.

Valli - I think the winner will be in for a treat!

Maggie - aww, thanks!

Choclette said...

Your cupcakes look lovely and the tree decorations are most elegant. Sadly I have no patience for decorating - I do my best, but neither elegance nor delicacy are my middle names.

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

Lovely cupcakes! It's a lovely idea for a competition!

I was asked to be involved with this one, but really do not wish to be associated with them until Tesco clean up their act on animal welfare.

At the very least they could have recommened using free range eggs in their cup cake recipe on their website. Or even have offered an egg free recipe for those who simply cannot afford to buy free range.

Deeba PAB said...

Lovely and so whimsical Nic...your cupcake deco looks beautiful! Good luck with the competition.

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful cupcakes festive

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

Hello Nic,

What stunning & festive decorated cupcakes,..They look pretty too!

I also tagged you with 10 culinary questions on my recent blog post!! Come over & check them out!!

Kisses from Brussels to you!

grace said...

my cupcake-decorating skills leave a lot to be desired. my cupcake-eating skills, however, are highly refined. :)

Patricia (La Chatte Gitane) said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea ! Lucky for all the competitors, I live abroad ;-)
I am such a klutz when it comes to decorating cakes in general. The ideas are there, but the execution is rather rustic.
Friends and family go all 'oh wow', you just can't tell how they mean it.
Gives me an idea for my blog actually, Nic. I'll try to find all the pics I have of cakes that I made in the past, for many I don't have photos. But the ones that I do have can make people chuckle and that's a good thing. Isn't it ? :-(
Bonne chance to everyone participating in the competition.

Su-yin said...

I love those glittery trees! Very festive. :) I'm so excited about Christmas!!

Lisa said...

So pretty, as always! I love your decorating. I always feel inspired after stopping by.