Sticky Fingers, my favorite bakery, was on Cupcake Wars All Stars last Sunday and it won again! Doron Petersan’s strength is her creativity. The other contestants struggled with music-themed cupcakes, but Sticky Fingers put together four clever and delicious cupcakes. The winning cupcakes were served at the American Music Awards after party. I wanted to try the winning cupcakes last time, but many of them had nuts (why do people insist on ruining perfectly good desserts by adding nuts?). This time it didn’t use as many nuts, so I decided to buy a pack of cupcakes. The shipping cost almost as much as the cupcakes, but it’s justified because you have to express ship baked goods. Besides, it’s cheaper than a flight to DC. And trust me, it’s well worth it!
First up, the Rolling Stones Brown Sugar cupcake: brown sugar cake with rum frosting and brown sugar brittle in a shiny red liner.
The Johnny Cashew cupcake: chocolate cake with black cocoa frosting and caramel with a chocolate cowboy boot and hat. The cashews were on the top of the cake, so I could pick them off on my side of the cupcake.
The Chuck Berry cupcake: orange cake with blueberry filling and raspberry frosting.
And finally, the Salt-n-Pepa cupcake: chocolate cake with vanilla bean frosting and salty caramel.
Now I’m sad they are all gone. I miss living in Columbia Heights!
Edited to add a picture of how they looked on the show (and presumably how they look at the bakery). Photo from Sticky Fingers website.