Monday, November 3, 2008

Muddy Buddy Cupcakes

Yesterday was the day that the Cupcake Activists ruled the Muddy Buddy! For the third year in a row, my husband and I competed in the Muddy Buddy. This race consists of a 6-7 mile course of mountain biking and trail running. It is a team race where you leap-frog between riding the bike and running. At the end of the course is a 100-foot mud pit. You have to crawl through the mud pit, on your stomach, to the finish line. We had a great time and even improved our time from the previous year by five minutes! It must have been because we were fueled by cupcakes!
This year we chose the team name "Cupcake Activists." We designed t-shirts (pictures coming soon) and I baked cupcakes. Behold...Muddy Cupcakes!

These cupcakes consisted of a triple chocolate fudge cake, milk chocolate frosting, chocolate graham cracker crumbles, and a gummy worm on top. I was going to use Oreos for the mud, but these graham crackers had a lighter color, closer to the color of mud.

The purpose of being a cupcake activist is to spread the love of cupcakes. I baked plenty of cupcakes to hand out to our fellow racers and friends. After pushing your body for an hour or so, a cupcake was the perfect reward!
My friend's daughter couldn't resist eating the gummy worm first. Who am I kidding?.... I ate the gummy worm first too!
Being covered in mud didn't stop anyone from eating these cupcakes. The good thing was that the cupcakes were the same color as the mud so you couldn't tell when you were eating mud. They were delicious!

I'm already counting down the days until next year's race. I wonder what kind of cupcakes I will make for 2009.

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