Friday, January 31, 2014

:::February's Cooking Challenge:::"Cupcake Wars"::: with Rules and Pics of Cupcakes

If you have every watched the Food Networks Show “Cup Cake Wars” Then you will know the pressure it takes to make a beautiful tasty well put together cupcake from scratch. 
The Theme for Cup cake wars is 
~Purple Hijab Day, Gynecological Cancer Awareness, World Hijab Day~ 
Entrance fee: $5 per Dish

:::Be reminded that the theme color is purple and you will be judged on Taste, Originality, Creativity, and Presentation::: 

If you watch TV, I would suggest you watch an episode or two of Cupcake wars to get ideas or go online. 

You will be asked to verbally present your cupcakes to the judges with a Name, description, and ingredients.

*    You cannot use canned, boxed, Processed, or pre-cooked foods.
*    Foods Must Be Fresh.
*    All foods Must Be “Halal (No Pork by products)”
*    You Must list all Ingredients Used (Not The Recipe, Just Ingredients)
*    You Must List the Brand Used.
*    Be sure that “NO PORK” by products is used …So If In Doubt, DO NOT USE IT.
*    Be sure that “NO ALCOHOL” by products is used…So If In Doubt, DO NOT USE IT. (Watch out for flavoring)
*    You must at least make enough for the 3 judges to taste, but if you want to make more to share... I'm sure everyone will love you for it.
*    Your Food Must Be Prepared At Home and Brought To the Center.
*    You can use any spices, herbs, and foods in your dish, just be sure to list.
*    Be careful... judges must be able to Identify what your cupcakes symbolize and whatever flavors you are trying to don't be afraid to be creative, but keep the taste and stay on task.


“Ingredients that may be pork based”
Porcine, Mono and dyglycerides (Deriving from Animal), Glycerin (Deriving From Animal), Gelatin (Deriving From Animal), Monoglycerides (Deriving from Animal), Dough Conditioners (Deriving From Animal), Lecithin (Deriving from Animal), ETC…

For More Info on this Challenge: 
Contact: Dr. KCGoff: (313) 522-0085 or
For Info on other programs:

Pics of Cupcake Wars (Healthy Version)"

1 st Place Winner :
"No-Bake Hibiscus Cheese Cake"
By: Yasinah 10 yrs
:CRUST: organic almond meal, oats, organic coconut palm sugar, organic shortening.
:FILLING: Cream Cheese, Organic agave Nectar (light), Vanilla powder, chopped hibiscus flowers made from tea.
:DECORATIVE TOPPING: All natural 100% fruit strips (strawberry and grape) cut into cancer sign and hijabs.

 2nd Place Winner: 

"Berry Beet Cheese Cake" 
By Lorenda (Adult)
:CRUST: Organic Vanilla Wafers
:FILLING: Fresh beets, blueberries, cream cheese, agave nectar, goat cheese, truvia sweetener, whole wheat flour, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla extract
:DECORATIVE TOPPING: Pre-made Tapioca Pudding,Fresh Raspberry, Fresh Blackberry, Decorative candy flower.

 3rd Place Winner: "Blueberry Cupcake"
By: Huda 14 yrs
: BLUEBERRY CUPCAKES: All purpose flour, organic blueberry juice and pomegranate juice, baking soda, baking powder, himalayan pink salt, gluten free dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds, cultured low-fat buttermilk, organic cage free eggs, unsalted butter, non alcohol vanilla extract, light pure cane brown sugar, lemon zest, fresh blueberries, fresh lemon juice,
:DECORATIVE TOPPING:1/3 less fat cream cheese, blueberry cream cheese, organic edible flower, confetti sprinkles.

"Strawberry Cupcakes" 
By: Yusrah age 7:::Ingredients:::
:CUPCAKES: unsalted butter, eggs, sugar, unbromated unbleached flour, salt, vanilla powder, rice milk, baking powder (aluminum-free)
:BERRY FROSTING: butter (unsalted), cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla powder, fresh cooked strawberries
:DECORATIVE TOPPING: Fresh strawberry half

"Blackberry Butterscotch Cupcake"
By: Yasmine Age 16
:CUPCAKES: Unbromated unbleached flour, organic coconut palm sugar, vanilla powder, eggs, coconut almond milk, unsalted butter, baking powder (aluminum free),
:FROSTING: cream cheese, powdered sugar, unsalted butter, hibiscus tea, fresh blackberries.
:DECORATIVE TOPPING: butter scotch(under frosting), fresh blackberries

 "Chocolate, Blueberry, and Strawberry Cupcakes" 
By: Katrionna 16, ishraaq 13, and Haajar 12
CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES: Butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, almond extract, salt, vanilla extract, milk.
BLUEBERRY CUPCAKES: All-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, fresh blueberries, butter, 
STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES:fresh strawberries, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, lemon zest, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract
WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY BLUE BERRY FROSTING: cream cheese, half and half, butter, powdered sugar, corn starch, white chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, fresh raspberries, vanilla extract
:DECORATIVE TOPPING: Decorative pearl covered chocolate (edible) and purple ribbon(non-edible)

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