Iron Cupcake Challenge – Flowers

Have you been to For The Love Of Cake in Liberty Village? Genevieve Griffin and her team have been praised for creating custom cakes for a variety of occasions. On Genevieve’s twitter feed, she lists the day’s special creations, infusing some crazy flavours like maple bacon, Guinness and pumpkin into cupcakes.

Genevieve has also started hosting a series of cupcake competitions titled Iron Cupcake Challenge. The idea has been very popular in cities like London, San Francisco, Chicago.

“What is Iron Cupcake?
Iron Cupcake is a cupcake challenge open to the public which has a similar concept to that of Iron Chef. A “secret ingredient” is announced and the competitors must somehow incorporate it into their cupcakes. Cupcakes will be made ahead of time and brought in a finished state to the competition. There will be points awarded on presentation, taste and creativity. Iron Cupcake was started in the US and is not only popular there but in Europe as well. We are the first to bring this exciting franchise to Canada! For more details on where Iron Cupcake got it’s start visit

The latest Iron Cupcake challenge took place on May 16 th with the secret ingredient being Flowers. I had the privilege of being one of the judges at the event, and managed to get some photos while there.

Toronto has some serious baking talent!.

For upcoming events, read the Iron cupcake blog.

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Written by Suresh Doss

Suresh Doss

Suresh Doss is the publisher of and Rickshawmag. Founder of the Food Truck Eats festival, Suresh has been a pioneer for the Street food movement in Toronto. In 2011, He was awarded the VQA Promoter’s Award for outstanding achievement in the Media category in the promotion of Ontario VQA Wines. Suresh is also the Global Editor for Whitecap’s StreetEats series of travel guides, which focuses on the best street food across North America. Suresh also runs the newly launched Zagat Toronto site.

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