Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes! Cupcakes are one of my favourite parts of MAWA’s annual Over the Top event. In addition to walls full of art up for bids, there are tables overflowing with creative cupcakes, baked by volunteers.
Every year, I donate a collage to the auction, along with a few dozen cupcakes. This year, however, the auction has been moved to an online format and there are no cupcakes. I repeat, NO CUPCAKES.
That said, the auction is a fantastic way to pick up a piece of art by an established or up-and-coming artist and the lack of baked goods shouldn’t dissuade you from taking part. You can view the works and bid in-person at 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, OR stay home and browse the artworks and place a bid from the comfort of your couch. Visit Over the Top Art Auction to learn more and bid!
And, if the thought of bidding on art without a cupcake in your hand is too much, may I suggest one of these tried and tested recipes from the archives?
Coca Cola Cupcakes – a foolproof chocolate cupcake recipe
Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream – classy!
Cherry-Almond Cupcakes – forget cherry-chip, these are the bomb.
Fresh Banana Cupcakes – the best banana cupcakes from scratch
Fruit Loop & Pretzel Goldfish Cupcakes – recipe links and advice
Lemon Curd Cupcakes – tart up a boxed mix!
Apple Pie Cupcakes – another delicious way to jazz up a mix.