2011 Ice Cream Cupcake Contest Entries | Cupcake Project

2011 Ice Cream Cupcake Contest Entries

Was it the promise of winning a collection of cookbooks, could it be a sign of the increasing popularity of cupcakes (don’t listen to those all-hype media stories about cupcakes being on the way out), or perhaps it was the excitement about this year’s fabulous blogger judges Nicole Weston from Baking Bites, Jessie Oleson from CakeSpy, and Naomi Robinson from Bakers Royale? Whatever the reason, Bethany and Tina from Scoopalicious and I received 60 ice cream cupcake contest entries (double the number we received last year)!  As usual, the entries were well thought out, hunger-inducing, and visually appealing.

Below, you will find each entry along with a brief description and a link to either the blog post about the entry or the Facebook page where the entrant provided the recipe.  If you’ve got some time (hours), check them all out now!  Otherwise, we encourage you to bookmark this page and return for inspiration the next time you want a unique and icy cool cupcake.

A note to our entrants:  The judges are working on selecting their favorites now and they will decide upon a winner by the end of the month.

Cake Flavor: Homemade Angel Food
Ice Cream Flavor: Strawberry
Frosting Flavor: Homemade Whipped Cream
Toppings: Fresh Strawberries

by Sarah

Cake Flavor: Chocolate
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: Strawberry Cream Cheese
Toppings: Chocolate Sprinkles

by Lauren of Got the Molly Blues

Cake Flavor: Brownie
Ice Cream Flavor: Caramel Praline
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Chocolate Sauce, Toasted Coconut

by Jessica of The Waters Family

Cake Flavor: Vanilla
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: Chocolate
Toppings: N/A

by Christina

Cake Flavor: White chocolate vanilla bean
Ice Cream Flavor: N/A
Frosting Flavor: Vanilla bean, brown sugar and cinnamon buttercream
Toppings: Sprinkles

Cake Flavor: Vanilla
Ice Cream Flavor: Ben and Jerry’s Late Night Snack
Frosting Flavor: Vanilla Buttercream
Toppings: N/A

Cake Flavor: Fluffy Angel Food
Ice Cream Flavor: Meringue Gelato
Frosting Flavor: Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Toppings: Meringue cookies

by Stefani of A Grad Student Cooks

Cake Flavor: Spice Cake
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla or Blackberry Ice cream
Frosting Flavor: Cream Cheese Frosting
Toppings: Blackberries

by Lindsey of Gingerbread Lane

Cake Flavor: Lemon
Ice Cream Flavor: Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet
Frosting Flavor: Blackberry Vanilla Sorbet
Toppings: Lemon Brittle Candy

Cake Flavor: Chocolate Peanut Butter
Ice Cream Flavor: Ben and Jerry’s Milk and Cookies
Frosting Flavor: Peanut Butter Buttercream
Toppings: Brown sugar

by Lori of Girl Meets Oven

Cake Flavor: Blueberry
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Fresh blueberries

Cake Flavor: White cake, fresh cherries, Pompa Dor Sparkling wine in Cherry
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla Cherry
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Redi-whip, pop rocks, fresh cherry

by Tara

Cake Flavor: Chocolate
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: Buttercream
Toppings: Pink sprinkles

by Katie Clements of Making Michael Pollan Proud

Cake Flavor: Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Ice Cream Flavor: Roasted Rhubarb Ice Cream
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Strawberries, homemade whipped cream

by Sara of Cupcake Muffin

Cake Flavor: Ginger-Vanilla
Ice Cream Flavor: Pineapple Sorbet
Frosting Flavor: Pineapple Glaze
Toppings: Golden Raspberry

by Kerry of Nonesuch Exists

Cake Flavor: Orange Tequila
Ice Cream Flavor: Pomegranate Ice Cream
Frosting Flavor: Pomegranate Frosting
Toppings: Candied Orange Peel

by Ramsey

Cake Flavor: Vanilla
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: Vanilla Bean and Rich Chocolate
Toppings: N/A

by Krista of Mom’s Mish Mash

Cake Flavor: Yellow
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Chocolate shavings

by Beth

Cake Flavor: Chocolate
Ice Cream Flavor: Raspberry
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Raspberry

Cake Flavor: Banana
Ice Cream Flavor: Caramelized Banana, with White Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Crunch swirled throughout
Frosting Flavor: Marshmallow
Toppings: N/A

by Courtney of C and C Cakery

Cake Flavor: Halwa – Carrot Cake with Ghee and Cardamom
Ice Cream Flavor: Kulfi – Pistachio, Rosewater, and Cardamom
Frosting Flavor: Cashew Cream Cheese Buttercream
Toppings: A Cashew-Lime Cookie with Cardamom and Mukhwas

Cake Flavor: Vanilla
Ice Cream Flavor: Carrot
Frosting Flavor: Cream Cheese Soy Sauce
Toppings: Tapioca Bubbles

Cake Flavor: Lime
Ice Cream Flavor: Key Lime Pie
Frosting Flavor: Toasted Meringue
Toppings: N/A

Cake Flavor: Coconut and Guava
Ice Cream Flavor: Corn
Frosting Flavor: Coconut
Toppings: Coconut

by Alana

Cake Flavor: Chocolate Cherry
Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Chocolate syrup

Cake Flavor: Tomato Chocolate
Ice Cream Flavor: Olive Oil Parmesan
Frosting Flavor: Chocolate Buttercream
Toppings: Strawberry Basil Chianti Sauce with Shaved White Chocolate

by Angela

Cake Flavor: Chocolate cinnamon
Ice Cream Flavor: Country Fresh Brownie Batter
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: N/A

Cake Flavor: Chocolate (made with ice cream)
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: Peanut Butter
Toppings: Pretzels, Peanuts, Caramel, Chocolate

by Olivia

Cake Flavor: Banana
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry
Frosting Flavor: Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting
Toppings: Chocolate Ganache Drizzle, Rainbow Sprinkles, and a Maraschino Cherry

Cake Flavor: Ginger
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla with ginger chunks
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Toasted coconut and lime zest

by Miri of miripoix
Cake Flavor: Chocolate and Rum

Ice Cream Flavor: Toasted Coconut and Pumpkin
Frosting Flavor: Meringue
Toppings: NA

by Leah
Cake Flavor: Chocolate Malted Cupcakes with Fudge Filling

Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate and Pistachio
Frosting Flavor: Pistachio Butter(ice)cream
Toppings: Ice Cream Cone and Pistachio Crumble, Chocolate Malted ball

Cake Flavor: Chocolate

Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla/bubblegum
Frosting Flavor: Chocolate
Toppings: Gumballs

Cake Flavor: French Vanilla

Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: Pudding/Ice Cream Filling Mixture
Toppings: Chocolate, Toasted Almonds, Strawberry

by Josie Andreina
Cake Flavor: Chocolate

Ice Cream Flavor: Strawberry
Frosting Flavor: Vanilla
Toppings: N/A

by Delicia of Delicia Bale
Cake Flavor: Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla

Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: Pineapple Buttercream
Toppings: Chopped Nuts, glace cherry, Chocolate sauce, banana slices, strawberry jam, butterscotch sauce

by Vivian of Vivian Macaron
Cake Flavor: Honey Hazelnut

Ice Cream Flavor: Gianduja (Chocolate Hazelnut) Gelato
Frosting Flavor: Chocolate Honey Ganache
Toppings: Toasted hazelnuts

by Claire of The Honey Beez
Cake Flavor: Chocolate-Chocolate Chip

Ice Cream Flavor: Breyers Blast S’Mores
Frosting Flavor: Graham Cracker Cream Cheese Frosting
Toppings: Homemade Marshmallow Cream

by Jen of Beantown Baker
Cake Flavor: Yellow

Ice Cream Flavor: Strawberry
Frosting Flavor: Chocolate Cream Cheese
Toppings: N/A

by Janelle of Never Des’sert You
Cake Flavor: Chocolate Chip w/ Cream Liquor

Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla Bean
Frosting Flavor: Cruzan cream liquor, butter cream frosting
Toppings: Hershey’s chocolate

by Teresa of A Cooking Addiction
Cake Flavor: Edible chocolate wrapper, Texas Sheet Cake, Macadamia Nut Butterscotch Cookie Dough Filling

Ice Cream Flavor: Cake Batter Sprinkle
Frosting Flavor: Texas Sheet Cake Frosting
Toppings: Hot fudge sticky chocolate sauce

Cake Flavor: Coconut Chai

Ice Cream Flavor: Mango Sorbet
Frosting Flavor: Mango-Saffron Buttercream
Toppings: N/A

by Becky of bexbakesandcakes
Cake Flavor: Strawberry

Ice Cream Flavor: White and Dark Chocolate
Frosting Flavor: Strawberry Cream Cheese + Vanilla
Toppings: Sprinkles!

by Megan of mencent
Cake Flavor: Vanilla

Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Whipped Cream, Hot Fudge, and Strawberry Sauce

by Danielle of GoodFellas Rescue Blog
Cake Flavor: Chocolate

Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Frosting Flavor: Chocolate
Toppings: Marshmallows, Walnuts, Dark Chocolate Drizzle, Chocolate Syrup

by Jacqueline of Alliterate and Alluring
Cake Flavor: Lavender

Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla Bean
Frosting Flavor: Orange/Lime Cream Cheese
Toppings: Dried Lavender Flowers

by Carolyn of Muy Delicioso
Cake Flavor: German Chocolate

Ice Cream Flavor: Fleur De Sel (French Salted Ice Cream)
Frosting Flavor: Caramel Whipped Cream Frosting, Chocolate Ganache
Toppings: Chopped Pecans

by Stephanie of 52 Kitchen Adventures
Cake Flavor: Chocolate

Ice Cream Flavor: Marshmallow
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Graham cracker crust

Cake Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ice Cream Flavor: Brown-sugar-molasses chocolate chip cookie dough
Frosting Flavor: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Toppings: Baby chocolate chip cookie

by Lucy of The Sweet Touch
Cake Flavor: Chocolate with chunks of Hershey bars

Ice Cream Flavor: Toasted Marshmallow coated with graham cracker crumbs
Frosting Flavor: Chocolate ganache
Toppings: N/A

by Elizabeth of A Girl In Her Kitchen
Cake Flavor: Chocolate

Ice Cream Flavor: Cappuccino Chocolate Chip
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Whipped Cream and Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean

Cake Flavor: Lemon and almond

Ice Cream Flavor: Almond
Frosting Flavor: Almond, lemon curd filling
Toppings: Almonds and sprinkles

by Amanda of Cupcake Quest
Cake Flavor: Root Beer

Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla Bean
Frosting Flavor: Cinnamon
Toppings: NA

by Leah of Wine Imbiber
Cake Flavor: Mocha

Ice Cream Flavor: Toasted Pistachio
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Burnt Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, and Toasted, Salted Pistachios

by Olivia
Cake Flavor: Vanilla

Ice Cream Flavor: Cotton Candy
Frosting Flavor: Creamy Butter with Cotton Candy Frosting
Toppings: Cotton Candy

by Tony of Tony Loves Food
Cake Flavor: Chocolate

Ice Cream Flavor: Salted Caramel
Frosting Flavor: Salted Caramel Butter Cream
Toppings: Salted Caramel Sauce and a Deep Fried Ice Cream Cupcake Ball

by Stephanie of Toast à la Mode
Cake Flavor: Strawberry

Ice Cream Flavor: Dark Chocolate
Frosting Flavor: pink candy coating
Toppings: Fresh cut strawberries

by Brynn of wikiKitchen
Cake Flavor: Chocolate

Ice Cream Flavor: Peanut Butter
Frosting Flavor: Peanut Butter
Toppings: Honey Roasted Peanuts and Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Cake Flavor: Lime zest angel food cake

Ice Cream Flavor: Lime zest and sweet cream
Frosting Flavor: fresh whipped cream
Toppings: lime wedge and toasted macadamia nuts

by Adrienne of how to ice a cake…
Cake Flavor: Honey

Ice Cream Flavor: Goat cheese and cherry
Frosting Flavor: N/A
Toppings: Pistachio brittle

by Rachel Kassel of Baking Scientist
Cake Flavor: Rum

Ice Cream Flavor: Mai Tai, Mojito, Pina Colada
Frosting Flavor: Mai Tai (orange, almond), Mojito (mint)
Toppings: Mai Tai (orange), Mojito (mint, lime), Pina Colada (pineapple, coconut)

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15 Responses to 2011 Ice Cream Cupcake Contest Entries

  1. Lucy June 22, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    This is awesome! I can’t believe you had 60 entries!! I can’t wait to try out some of the droolworthy entries next time I break out the ice cream maker:)

  2. Stefani June 22, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    Oh my gosh, these look so great! Today is my birthday and I want to eat each and every one of these! :) I’m so glad I’m not a judge and I don’t have to choose!

  3. Cupcake Activist June 22, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    Yum! Yum! I love the look of those Chocolate Peanut Butter Sand Pail cupcakes.

  4. Cake Betch June 22, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    There is very little I wouldn’t have done to be a judge at this contest. Very little.

  5. bakingscientist June 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    I don’t see mine listed :(

  6. Stephanie @ 52 Kitchen Adventures June 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Wow! What a great turnout for the contest this year. I don’t envy the judges, this will be a tough decision to make! Everything looks so delicious.

  7. Stef June 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    BakingScientist – We went back and checked and we see your entry on FB, but we don’t have your entry on our entry form. Did you fill out the entry form? Maybe you did and it just didn’t work for some reason? If you go back and fill out the form and let me know that you did, we can add you in. Sorry for any confusion.

  8. Every Little Thing June 23, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    Wow they all look amazing! I just couldn’t get my stuff together in time :) Special congrats to the STL participants!

  9. Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. June 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Just discovered your site! Looks like I was a little too late for your ice cream cupcake contest…that looks like so much fun! I’m your newest follower!

  10. Erzsebet June 29, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Have you ever had any other cupcake contests? I would love to enter if you had another one, I am a dessert blogger myself :)

  11. Stef July 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    Erzsebet – I don’t have anything planned right now. But, you never know.

  12. Fairly Odd Mother August 10, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    I’d love to try out all 60! The one from Ramsey caught my eye and I used it in my blog this morning. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and ideas!

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