Contest: Your Idea Transformed Into Cupcakes

A' La Cupcakes Pam Lambert takes inspiration from her customers' ideas. Patch readers now have the opportunity to submit their own unique idea and have Lambert whip it up.

Did you know a good amount of the inspiration at comes directly from her customers?

Three words say it all: chocolate bacon cupcakes.
Anyway, Patch and A' La Cupcakes are teaming up with a simple idea: whoever comments below with the best idea for a cupcake will see their pitch come to life.

Lambert, who uses a bevy of fresh ingredients in both the toppings and the cake base, will construct your pitch at her shop on Glen Avenue in Glen Rock. As a take home, you'll get two of your creation and four other cupcakes of your choosing.

The idea can be sweet and traditional, or downright strange and inventive. It's up to you!

So comment below with your idea. On Wednesday we'll narrow down the choices and the readers will vote on their favorite choices in a poll, to be decided Friday afternoon. The winning idea will be in the store two weeks later.

(My pitch? I'm submitting a dobos torte...with bacon.)

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Megan B July 09, 2012 at 12:19 PM
key lime pie cupcakes
JAFO July 09, 2012 at 12:40 PM
pound cake cupcake with vanilla ice-cream on the inside and caramel frosting
RdgwdGRock July 09, 2012 at 01:32 PM
the pic clearly shows The Riddler inspired treats. Holy Cupcakes Batman!
Debbie July 09, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Chocolate covered cherry cupcakes
Megan B July 09, 2012 at 03:04 PM
the "elvis" - bananas, peanut butter, maybe some caramel ..
Corinne Daloisio July 09, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Dr. Suess cupcakes there my own creation and its NOT green eggs and ham
Katie Weigl July 09, 2012 at 05:29 PM
orange chiffon with champagne buttercream frosting and candied ginger on top!
glen rock mom July 09, 2012 at 06:07 PM
A dark chocolate espresso cupcake with lavender orange frosting and candied orange peel garnish. or a lemonade, iced tea cupcake with cherry icing, mint sprinkles and an edible flower on top
Lisa Ertle July 10, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Ice cream cones with chocolate cupcakes with whipped peanut butter cream inside and a chocolate peanut butter buttercream frosting with reeses crumbled on top. OR--- My own specialty--chocolate- chocolate chip cupcakes with fluffy white frosting and Girl Scout Thin Mints crumbles with 1/2 a thin mint planted on top. OR--- coffee crumb cakes cupcakes with the perfect German bakery-style cinnamon crumbs on top. OR---Lemon cupcakes with lots of lemon zest inside and sweet Limoncello icing. OR---Fortune cookie cupcakes: vanilla cupcakes with jasmine infused icing and a fortune cookie on top. Everyone likes a fortune cookie.
sarah July 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Blueberry mojito cupcake: a rum-blueberry-mint cake with a lime buttercream frosting.
James Kleimann July 12, 2012 at 05:31 PM
OK everybody, it's time to vote on your favorite idea! I capped it at two entries per person to keep things fair (you don't get all four, Lisa Ertle!). The winner will be announced Monday.
Elizabeth Cox July 12, 2012 at 09:06 PM
i think peach cobbler cupcakes with cinn. egg white cake and cinn/peach icing with chopped peaches in the cake with a slice of a peach on top
Lisa Ertle July 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Sorry James...I was hungry when I posted that! As long as my first two get in I'm happy.


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