mystery box challenge

As you may remember, earlier this month I discussed joining the Mystery Box Challenge

Well, I didn’t exactly enter.  After Val’s comment about the blueberry/maple cupcakes, I had to try and make them.  As I said before, I’m still perfecting the recipe.  But, I never got around to creating my own cupcake based on my childhood.  And I never entered Val’s idea. 

But just because I didn’t enter, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out all the cool cupcakes that DID take on the challenge.  Flav-R-Ice Cupcakes?  That sounds spot on for childhood memories.  I used to love playing baseball while eating those things.  I also think the cheeseburger cupcake is really creative.  Check it out.  And maybe next month I’ll enter!

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Mystery Ingredient

As its just after the first of the month, Sweetest Kitchen has announced the Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge for September.

This month, the mystery box challenge does not focus on an ingredient.  Instead, it asks bakers to create a cupcake based on a memory: childhood.  Sweetest Kitchen writes:

“this month you will need to create a cupcake that is based on your favorite childhood memories – this could be a particular flavor, or perhaps your favorite childhood dessert”
I’ve decided to participate in this month’s challenge.  Because making a cupcake based on a childhood memory sounds like such a fun, creative experiment.  I’m not quite sure what I’m going to make, but I’ve got some ideas floating around in my head.  
If you were to create a cupcake from your childhood, what would it be?