National Cup Cake Week


Queen of couture cupcakes to dish out the prizes

It's not long to go until we find out who will be crowned the winners of the National Cupcake Championship 2014 - you can check out who is in the running on the left panel of our home page.

‘Queen of Couture Cupcakes' Mich Turner is the one chosen to hand out prizes at the competition this year. Who better than an expert cake maker and TV star to boot to congratulate the UK's newest wave of cupcake-baking fanatics.

Almost 20 judges will be tasked with picking eight winners in categories comprising: Classic Cupcake; Free-from; Made With Alcohol; and Themed. Each is open for home bakers and professionals and judged separately, giving the eight winners from which an overall home baking and professional champion will be chosen.

Stay tuned to @CupcakeWeek on Twitter and National Cupcake Week on Facebook for all the latest news - and get yourselves to Birmingham's NEC during Cake International to see the winners revealed live!

Click here for all the details of how.

Keep baking!

US cupcake chain Crumbs is back...

And it's back with a cronut cupcake and something else you wouldn't believe.

The item in question is named the ‘baissant' - can you guess what it may be? Ten points if you did - it's a cross between a bagel and a croissant. It may not, as with most hybrids, be strictly essential to either bakery or our wellbeing, but we will embrace it for as long as it's with us.

But will the baissant prove as popular as its cronut predecessor? Well, the company has that covered too with the launch of its own cupcake version of a cronut - the Crumbnut. More new cupcakes to the shelves are Sweet Pete's Salted Caramel Chocolate and Key West Key Lime Pie.

So many options - all support the mighty cupcake!

National Cupcake Week Twitter stats are in - have a look!  

You all went crazy for National Cupcake Week if our tweeting action was anything to go by. Around 600,000 Twitter accounts were reach each day of the week by the storm around cupcakes and big names like Waitrose and Sainsbury's also got involved.

Don't forget we also have our Facebook page - National Cupcake Week so like us there and keeping tweeting us using @Cupcake Week. The week may be over but cupcakes will live on!

We launched the week by announcing our National Cupcake Championship finalists and now we look forward to welcoming them all to the final at Cake International at the NEC in Birmingham on 8 November. ‘Queen of couture cakes' and Little Venice Cake Company founder Mich Turner will present the winners with their awards following a day of judging. So good luck to those preparing for the final and to everyone - keep baking!