Peach Melba Cupcakes!!

These cupcakes were my entry to the Emerald Street Cupcake Challenge. I thought I had a pretty good chance of winning … that is until the amount of entries passed 1,000+! There were so many amazing cupcakes entered!

There were also so many entries that completely missed the point. I mean someone actually entered a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting dyed blue. Sometimes I worry about people. It was stated right in the rules that they were looking for new flavors. 

The five that were chosen as finalists were in my opinion just okay. As there was more then one person who entered similar flavors. I saw at least 2 or more Peanut Butter and Jelly cupcakes and the same for the American breakfast ones… I sort of feel bad for those who made a similar flavor cupcake to the cupcakes that won and they didn't win. Makes me wonder how they chose them.

Anyhow I do offer my congratulations to the winners, as there was some tough competition! I had a hard time deciding what to enter and in the end I decided on these Peach Melba Cupcakes… they were delicious.

How I Made Them: I used Hummingbird Bakery recipes from their first book. I adjusted the vanilla sponge recipe to hold canned peaches and used a little of the syrup in the batter. Then I filled it with the raspberry cream that usually tops their raspberry cream cheese brownies. Then I used the vanilla butter cream frosting and decorated it with a fresh peach and raspberry. Then from my Betty Crocker cookbook I made my own raspberry drizzle! Yum Yum!! I had a lot of fun with this competition and would enter again even knowing I didn't really stand a chance.

notes: to check out the winners visit The Emerald Street website no longer available (updated 2017); to buy the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook(s)


  1. These look wonderful. Sorry you didn't win, they look fantastic to me.

    1. Thank you! I'm a little bummed that I didn't win a kitchen aid...but one day I will have one I will!!

  2. These cupcakes sound and look lovely. A very brilliant entry.

    1. Thank you! they were very yummy!! The fresh fruit did go a bit funny by the end of the day so I could see why they wouldn't want to top a cupcake with it... but ah well better luck next time!


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