You may recall that Toby and I went to something called “Cupcake Camp” in Baltimore last year. It was low on organization, but high in cupcakes. This year, since we moved to Alexandria, I thought we’d try DC Cupcake Camp instead.
It’s kind of hard to describe cupcake camp, because it isn’t actually camp-like at all. Basically, you just go and either bring or eat cupcakes. There aren’t any activities or classes or anything.
I signed up to bake cupcakes, which meant that I had to figure out what kind of cupcakes I was going to take. I came up with a big list of possible flavors, narrowed it down and then tested out three different kinds. All of them went over well at work, but I decided to go with hummingbird cupcakes with coconut-cream cheese frosting for the big event.
Mine weren’t quite as fancy as some of the others, nor did they have nearly as much frosting. But I still think they were pretty good.
Toby is out of town, so I invited my friend Kelly to come with me instead. She invited her friend Leslie, and the three of us managed to taste a good portion of them with our tasting tickets.
We actually didn’t like most of them. My favorite was the key lime pie flavor, baked by Shannon of Mommy Makes Cupcakes. She just happened to be standing next to me.
Then, a few minutes before the tasting part was scheduled to end, Joel rolled in with his chicken and waffle cupcakes. The cupcakes and frosting were maple flavored, but each was topped with a piece of waffle and some really, really good fried chicken. He was set up on the other side of me.
People swarmed. We bought more tasting tickets so we could taste one. And they won.
Sadly, I didn’t place. Boo. Guess I should have gone with one of the other flavor choices. But it was still fun… and Kelly and I played Skee-ball after. So things could definitely be worse.