Couture Cupcakes and the Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health recently teamed up to create the Ultimate Cupcake Contest - Couture Cupcake's new flavor contest. Submission forms were created and distributed to the children staying at the Children's Inn throughout a two week period, and three submissions were selected as the winners. Couture Cupcakes then took the three winning creations and made cupcakes that best represent the ideas of the winners. In the end, it was Bret Young - a fifteen year old boy who is fighting a rare genetic immune disorder - and his chocolate peanut butter cupcake that were chosen as the ultimate winner of the contest.
Via the Washington Post, Bret's creation, along with those of the two runners-up, are on sale through Jan. 30 on Couture Cupcake's website for $3.50/each. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Children's Inn at NIH. Here's a description of the winning flavors: The Bret Cupcake - Chocolate cake with peanut butter filling topped with a vanilla buttercream, peanut butter swirl and chocolate drizzle. The Casey Cupcake - Vanilla cake with pieces of Rice Krispie Squares filled with marsmallow and topped with a vanilla buttercream and bits of Rice Krispie Squares The Aaron Cupcake - Chocolate cake with chocolate fudge topped with a dark chocolate buttercream and chocolate sprinkles.