Food Challenge: Cupcakes

October is a fun month – fall has arrived (finally!), Halloween makes it festive, and my youngest’s birthday is on the 26th!
This year Jack turns two, and his party is at the end of the month. Actually, it’s on Halloween, which happens to be the only free day for both sides of our family within weeks of his birthday. Thankfully he’s only going to be two, and creating a separation between HIS day, and a HOLIday isn’t super important yet.
So for the October Food Challenge, I want your help deciding what kind of cupcakes to make! I normally make a regular birthday cake, but I think it would be fun to do something different for this one, and aren’t cupcakes the “in” thing right now in baked goods?
Photo courtesy of Georgetown Cupcakes
I’m looking for some awesome flavor combos – not weird per say, because we actually want the kids to enjoy eating them. But, I also would love flavors other than standard chocolate and vanilla. Our family does not have any food allergies, but one set of grandparents has diabetes, so ideas that are sugar-free (preferably naturally, not with aspartame or sucralose) would be wonderful in addition to the standard sugary cake ideas!
What does Jack like? He loves fruit – specifically, berries – and he’s just a little obsessed with Mickey Mouse, Elmo, Sponge Bob, trucks and airplanes. I’m not looking for a character themed cupcake idea to go with a cool flavor combo, but am open to it.
You have until Sunday to suggest your favorite cupcake flavor combos in the comments here OR on my Facebook page, and then I’ll create a poll for my readers to vote!

Last Updated on October 16, 2010 by Liza Hawkins

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!


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