And believe you me, it doesn’t help when you’re one woman at work who loves chocolate and desserts, surrounded by other women who also enjoy chocolate and desserts. Thus, here we are again, making up another entry for Iron Cupcake:Earth – but I was actually inspired by my boyfriend. Sorry co-workers, don’t think I don’t love you guys too!
I’ll back up even further and say my first wet suit is about 24-36″ in length, a little O’neill spring suit my parents bought me when I was maybe five or six years old. Body boarding in Santa Cruz was a summer must, and once every few years, we would head off to Maui or Kauai. There is something about CookKwee’s (which I sadly no longer eat,) about canned passion-guava juice with sand in your toes, about salty air and being mistaken for kama’aina, that I simply cannot find a substitute for. A couple years ago I was lucky enough to go to Maui with said boyfriend and since then he has been hooked on the idea of moving there.
So. Here I am, a California girl wanting to be local, or if you will, a true huihine. (I’ll start looking for vegan plate lunch places now…) My boyfriend loves coconut and macadamia nuts. It’s ICE Battle Chocolate with a twist.
These are chocolate cupcakes with just a hint of coconut provided by coconut oil in the cake. The topping is a caramel sauce sprinkled with sea salt and toasted coconut. The filling is a mix of chopped macadamias and more coconut.
As usual, here’s the possible schwag that is an added bonus to being the winner (via vote & drawing) to the month’s competition:
The Iron Cupcake:Earth December ETSY PRIZE-PACK is from artists:
– sweet papergoods from Betty Turbo
– a pair of cupcake earrings from Lots of Sprinkles
PLUS, IronCupcake:Earthicans cannot forget our good friend, Cakespy, who is now going to be doing a piece for our winner each month until further notice – sweet!
As an added bonus for December we have adorable cupcake pincushions complements of Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery and Supply.
Last and certainly not least, don’t forget our corporate prize providers:
– Head Chefs by Fiesta Products
– Hello Cupcake by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson
– Jessie Steele Aprons
– the Cupcake Courier
– Taste of Home books.
Iron Cupcake:Earth is sponsored in part by 1-800-Flowers.