I had the opportunity to step out of my cookie comfort zone as I participated in The Great Preyer Bakeoff Cupcakes edition, hosted by Preyer Brewing Company. Naturally, I went with my poundcake cupcakes, and added a strawberry buttercream for my icing!
It's been a while since I've participated in a true competition.
When I was in elementary school, I ran for student body president. Long story short, I lost...in a tie-breaker...to one of my good friends.
Devastating I tell ya! All the tears. Clearly never recovered...
|Strawberries. My favorite of all the berries. I bought two cartons, one for my icing and one for my belly.|
|Do y'all remember when I made those pistachio cranberry energy bites? So yum, I practically ate them all and burned up my food processor so I had to borrow Mom's for the icing. A blender would work great, too!|
Or that one time I entered the science fair at my school. My project was testing the water in different areas of the county. I'm not sure what my conclusion was, or where I was really headed with my findings, but I came in 3rd place so that's like a mini win, right?
|Any chance I have of getting a photo of my egg crate I take it. I just love it! It's so funny the things you get excited about as an adult...or sad lol.|
|I call these two the dynamic duo, and I bet Paula Dean would agree with that nickname! #ButterAndCrisco|
And don't even get me started on the countless soccer games and tournaments growing up. If you've ever seen me use the hashtag #BubbaBakes, it comes from my nickname "Bubba" that I received during my soccer days. Let's just say, win or lose, I wasn't going down without a good fight! I was known for my card collection--yellow and red cards penalty cards, that is...
Needless to say, Preyer's cupcake battle was a change a pace for me. Such a fun experience, and for a good cause! All the proceeds benefitted Backpack Beginnings, an organization that ensures food and basic necessities are given directly to children in need.
I may not have placed within the competition, but with my family and friends there to support me, and the fact that my baby cakes were the first to get gone, I still felt like a winner (insert sassy girl emoji)!
|Who knew refrigerator lighting was so good? It's probably because mine is so empty!|
|Clearly I'm the worst because this is the only photo I got at the bakeoff--I guess one is better than none!|