Last month, we received an email from the wonderful people at Mocupcakes (actually it was initially a tweet). Mocupcakes is on the hunt for the world’s MANLIEST cupcake. This ‘sweet’ initiative is to help raise funds for prostate cancer research and changing the face of men’s health. 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Others are supporting Movember by growing and sporting moustache’s… documenting growth and ‘styles’ along the way.
So we were asked if we would like to participate in this cupcake challenge. Say what? Us? Cupcake Challenge? OMG. We didn’t even have to think about it… 1. it’s a great cause – it hits close to home for us and plus we are total awareness junkies, 2. we get to create, 3. we get to bake and 4. we’ve really been meaning to get around creating a ‘manlier’ cake since September. Perfect timing, this was (*Master Yoda voice).
…and let’s not forget the fact that we’d be working right along side some of Canada’s big dawg cupcake creators. Yep. It’s a no-brainer.
After a few weeks of trials… and errors… we FINALLY came up with something that we really like. I think this cupcake is SO manly even the Old Spice Guy would have to bow down to it… after he looks at his mediocre cupcake – then ours – then his – and then back to ours again. Yes, I’m talking about you, Old Spice Guy!
So… what is it, you ask? Well… before we get into WHAT it is, you have to experience calling it by name. It’s just not the same if you don’t – and yes, this cupcake has a 5 word name. Think of this mancake as looking you straight in the eyes and asking you, ‘Who’s yo’ daddy?’
So when responding to that question, you need to think dynamics. If you can read music, think of a crescendo-ing (technically speaking) dynamic progression: piano, mezzo-piano, mezzo-forté and forté. Otherwise, think of: moderate, loud, louder and twitter’s down – kind of loud. We drew a diagram to help explain:
Yeah baby! Say it again! lol… Now let’s have a closer look at this mancake:
Chocolate stout cake with a manly mound of cream cheese frosting…
…sprinkled with bacon bits and crushed pretzels
Order a dozen and $5 is donated to the Movember movement!
This project was so much fun to prep for – and for such a great cause. But guess what? It doesn’t end here! The top 5 mocupcakes (determined by online rating) move on to the next round – complete with taste testing judges! How exciting is that?
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ TCP