9.15.2011

Win A Free Hello Cupcake Class


Looking to boost your buttercream skills or refine your red velvet crumb? Might be time to get schooled in the finer points of cupcake baking.

Hello Cupcake's new classes teach it all — from the basics of baking a great cupcake to customizing frosting for the seasons. And one lucky Metrocurean reader will win a voucher for a free class. Now isn't that sweet?

To enter, please make our mouths water by telling us your favorite cupcake flavor in the comments. I'll announce a winner in the comments on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 20) so be sure to check back.

92 comments:

Lauren said...

My favorite is a plain vanilla with chocolate frosting!

Kay said...

My favorite is Red Velvet!

Lisa Yee said...

My favorite cupcake of theirs was the Cherry Blossom one they had during Cherry Blossom festival. Out of their everyday ones, Key Lime is my favorite!

Michelle said...

Fav Hello Cupcake flavor: pretty princess (or something like that, haha)

Fav overall: vanilla chai

Magdelana said...

love a good classic of vanilla vanilla. I feel that flavor makes a true cupcake test come alive. But when one gets it Right, Strawberry is the best!

Lauren said...

I'm a sucker for a great chocolate / peanut butter combo. Love that salty-sweet taste!

Claire said...

I think 24 carrot is delicious!

JenniferB said...

Red velvet is a classic. You can never go wrong with that!

Micky said...

My favorite is red velvet, but Hello Cupcake doesn't make that, so my favorite of theirs is the 24 Carrot cake. yummy!

Shelley said...

Chocolate icing with a vanilla cake. Simple but the best.

Anonymous said...

Anything with their strawberry icing!

Eric said...

My favorite Hello Cupcake flavor was root beer! With a mini stray on top.

Anonymous said...

Carrot cake!!

Nikki said...

I just love their vanilla gorilla cupcake. Best combo.

Ashlee said...

Peanut Butter Blossom - hands down the best!!!

Tracey said...

Vanilla cake, vanilla icing - perfection!

Anonymous said...

I love Hello Cupcake's Heart of Darkness cupcake! It was my least favorite book in school but as a sweet, it's unbeatable! :)

Danielle said...

I had one of their lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting at this year's Congressional Women's Softball game (which they donated! all proceeds went to the Young Survival Coalition to benefit young women breast cancer) and it was AMAZING.

...Also, September 20 is my birthday, and this would be an amazing present!

Carrie said...

vanilla vanilla

Linda said...

I love me some pumpkin anything and lemon blueberry. Hmm..yum!

Jessica said...

The Peanut Butter Blossom is by far the best cupcake I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Moist, decadent chocolate cake with a rich peanut buttercream frosting, garnished with a Hershey's kiss.

Unlike any other cupcake, the delicious chocolate and peanut butter flavor lingers on your tongue for hours. It is deeply satisfying and worth every calorie.

Maggie said...

my favorite is a tie between red velvet, or chocolate with vanilla frosting.

Laura F said...

I love lemon cupcakes of any kind!

Beth said...

My favorite from Hello Cupcake is the Peanut Butter Blossom...my overall favorite is a German Chocolate cupcake

Anonymous said...

Gianduja, easily. So hazelnutty and ganache-y.

Laura G. said...

i'm a fruity cupcake person myself, so you tart is my fave.

Matthew said...

I'm a bibliophile and a chocoholic...I go for the Heart of Darkness!

Juliet said...

my favorite by far has to be strawberry lemonade- love the drink, and love the cupcake even more for evoking the same tart and sweet flavors!

Erica said...

de lime & de coconut- a classic combination of flavors that is SO delicious and refreshing!

Maria said...

Heart of Darkness and Raspberry Beret... I'm a sucker for chocolate :) Thanks!

Heather said...

I love yellow cake with rich chocolate icing!

Liz said...

Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing!

Heather said...

Lemon with cream cheese frosting. Tart and sweet!

Cassie said...

My favorite is chocolate cake with peanut butter icing with a Hershey kiss on top!

Clare said...

Ahhh, Heather took mine! I love the lemon with cream cheese! I'm more than happy to don my fat girl jeans after eating one of those.

Deborah said...

Heart of Darkness! Always makes my day a little brighter!

Anonymous said...

Banana cupcake with chocolate hazelnut frosting!

Annette said...

Carrot Cake by far my favorite

Elyse G. said...

anything that involves banana and chocolate!

Valerie said...

I love the Vanilla Gorilla!

cakecrazy said...

peanut butter w/ chocolate frosting

Anonymous said...

s'more cupcake with graham cracker topping and sweet marshmallow filling

Allison said...

My favorite cupcake flavor is raspberry lemonade - yellow cake with raspberries in the batter, and a tart lemon buttercream frosting.

Christen said...

I love their vanilla vanilla. Had them at my 30th bday party and everyone devoured them

Michelle C. said...

Hmmm....decisions, decisions. If I have to decide on one, it's Key Lime. It is sooooo yummy.

J said...

Oooh! Bacon lizard cream for me please. Well, perhaps not.

Sara G. said...

Chocolate cupcake, peanut butter frosting!

Christina said...

The peanut butter chocolate is the best in DC. And I love the Lucy, since that is my daughter's name.

Portside said...

Complex simplicity. Vanilla, vanilla.

Anonymous said...

Carrot Cake! YUMMMM!

Katie said...

Anything with chocolate and peanut butter!

Kristen said...

Dulce de Leche... the caramel cake is delicious!

FrenchtwistDC said...

I'm allergic to chocolate and red velvet has just a tiny hint of chocolate but not enough that I can't eat it, so red velvet is my favorite. I love Hello Cupcake's Dulce de Leche though too...

Hollie said...

hands down, red velvet!

Anonymous said...

I have to go with the 24 carrot!

Ninette said...

Chocolate and peanut butter is the best!

Kathleen said...

dark chocolate with salted caramel icing!!

Bianca said...

...now look all you 'prima donna's', I can tell you that there are no 'vanilla gorilla's who dwell in the 'heart of darkness', but it is indeed true that 'princess' 'lucy' has 3 'chocolate chimps' that she takes for walks in 'de lime and de coconut' garden while wearing her 'raspberry beret' and throwing my favorite kind of 'peppermint penny' cupcakes into the magic fountain!

Anonymous said...

I'm totally a purist. Chocolate cake with white frosting. Yummmm.

Anonymous said...

It's more than just flavor it's the gift of baking for others. I love my friend Elyssa's banana chocolate chip cupcakes which are made with the finest ingredients and most importantly love. When I visit she will either have a batch ready or send me home with a box.

Anonymous said...

Red Velvet - mmmm...cream cheese frosting.

Marie said...

I would love to wallow about in a sea of salted caramel icing. As for the cake, nothing can beat the simple canvas of a golden yellow cake! Yum!!

Raj said...

Peanut Butter Blossom is the best!

Alicia said...

Mouthwatering right now. I love anything with a bit of zing to it, lemon blueberrry is my current favorite.

Alexis said...

Carrot-Chai cupcake with Cardamon frosting, yum!!!!

Arielle said...

the Velvet Elvis (banana bread cupcake with peanut butter frosting) is the best!

Christie said...

A nice strawberry cupcake. A moist strawberry cake + a dollop of strawberry cream cheese frosting = Perfection!

JR said...

My favorite is a cocunut flavored cupcake. The cocunit flavor always takes me back to sipping pina coladas on the beach. Can't beat the taste and the sensory experience of fresh cocunut.

Anonymous said...

I cannot tell a lie . . . my favorite cupcakes are the chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing and multicolored sprinkles (I'm from NEPA, where we proudly still serve our cakes with icing, not frosting).

Shelley said...

Hello Cupcake's You Tart!

Lauren said...

Cookies and cream! Oreo frosting, oreo bits in the middle.

RMJ said...

mexican hot chocolate.

Carrie said...

I love the gianduja! How can you go wrong with hazelnuts and chocolate?

Brianne said...

My favorite Hello Cupcake flavor is Peppermint Penny. A reminder of my childhood, when I loved mint chip ice cream!

I'm definitely looking forward to some of the fall seasonal cupcakes coming out soon around the city, though. Maple, pumpkin, spice, yum.

Michelle said...

Velvet elvis makes tuesday my favorite day of the week! Wish they had it on the weekends too!

Lynn said...

A super moist cupcake filled with cream and topped with LOTS of frosting....Preferably in some crazy flavor

Christina D said...

Hellooo Cupcake...I love the moist Vanilla Cupcake with butter Cream topping....with the cool fall weather upon us...vanilla cupcake with a cup of coffee is out of this world!

Tori Kontor said...

24 carrot is definitely my favorite.. it's the vanilla cream cheese frosting that does it. That, paired with crunchy walnuts and carrots makes this the perfect cupcake!

Anonymous said...

My favorite cupcake is vanilla with vanilla frosting. A classic.

Steven said...

Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing

Rachel said...

I guess I'm a simpleton when it comes to cupcakes because I love a good ole vanilla on vanilla.

Audrey said...

Peanut Butter Blossom - hands down their best on the menu. They've mastered the perfect peanut butter icing. Heavenly!

Jenny said...

Lemon with cream cheese icing at Hello is insane. I wonder if they'll see this and consider making a cupcake out of a Southern Caramel Cake recipe...!

Bettina (@bettinasays) said...

At Hello Cupcake, I love the Heart of Darkness. My favorite ever is an almond cake with vanilla bean meringue frosting... I have a weakness for almond.

Thanks for hosting this contest!

Keith K said...

My favorite is the gianduja (hazlenut)!

Laura said...

Maple Bacon!

Louis said...

There's nothing better than chocolate mint, so I love the Peppermint Penny cupcakes.

Pami said...

From Hello Cupcake, Gianduja of course! Overall favorite flavor is Dark Chocolate cake with tiny dark chocolate chunks and maple butter cream, MMM :D

Kellie said...

Texas sheet cake. A nice twist on a chocolate classic.

Anonymous said...

I love the combination of sweet and salty, so any variation on that, such as salted caramal, makes my mouth water.

Lauren said...

just regular chocolate---hello cupcake is SO delicious

Amanda @ Metrocurean said...

Alright, cupcake bakers. The randomly selected winner is ...

Danielle! (who happens to have a birthday today) Shoot me an email: metrocurean AT gmail.com to claim your free Hello Cupcake class.

And thanks to all who commented! Love you readers bunches!