Okay, so I love the Food Network. 85% of the time my t.v. is on it is on the Food Network channel. They have recently started a new show called The Ultimate Recipe Showdown. Here is the synopsis of the show (taken from the link above)
“In this new prime-time series hosted by Marc Summers and Guy Fieri, the Food Network searched for the Ultimate Recipe in six different categories: Chicken, Burgers, Comfort Foods, Cakes, Pasta and Cookies. After a nationwide recipe contest with thousands of entrants, the Food Network Kitchens selected nine finalists per category/episode. The finalists prepared their dish on set under the lights and pressure of a live audience. A panel of food experts sampled all of the dishes to determine whose was the best. See which winner will walk away with $25,000!”
I’m not a huge fan of this show, but some of the recipes I enjoy. On Sunday I was so excited to see cupcakes as one of the categories! There were three cupcakes in the running for the best cupcake.
Gingerbread Cake with Brandy Sauce and Whipped Orange Flower Cream Hmm, notice it says cake, not cupcake…..
When I think of a cupcake I think of a picture like this:
This is CB’s wonderful Turtle Cuppycake.
A cupcake needs to be a small 1 serving cake (only like 3-4 bites) in a small round spherical shape with icing piled high in a swirl motion.
The third entry, the Gingerbread Cake with Brandy Sauce and Whipped Orange Flower Cream was not a cupcake at all in my opinion. I couldn’t find the exact picture of this “cupcake” but this is close to what it looked like it just had some “whiteish” icing on top:
So, you decide. Is the above picture a cupcake or a cake? In my mind I think it is just a mini-cake. Leave a comment and let me know.
If you want to see the real thing, the Ultimate Recipe Showdown will be on several time in the next couple of days.
March 09, 2008 9:00 PM ET/PT
March 10, 2008 12:00 AM ET/PT
March 12, 2008 9:00 PM ET/PT
March 13, 2008 12:00 AM ET/PT
March 15, 2008 3:00 PM ET/PT
March 16, 2008 5:00 PM ET/PT
March 22, 2008 9:00 PM ET/PT
March 23, 2008 12:00 AM ET/PT
March 23, 2008 7:00 PM ET/PT