I have also thought about doing what I like to call, "The Recipe Challenge". So the recipe challenge is a video of me making an original recipe each episode using the ingredients y'all suggest. I would not only film the recipe experiment but also the taste test of it out in public. To be clear, I only get one shot at making it. No editing included. I get an hour to create, bake and decorate an original cupcake. Then I could take it to a farmer's market or the mall and film peoples reaction to each cupcake recipe.
To get it started I may need to use friends and family for suggestions, but I am hoping that folks will write in anything they want to see me make. And I do mean anything. If you suggest it, I wont back down from the challenge - I mean come on, isn't that the most fun of the whole idea!
To get a better idea, think of the first round in "Cupcake Wars" (the American cupcake competition on the food network).
Okay, so I would need to use two or three ingredients from the suggested list for that episode and come up with a delicious creation to be enjoyed by the public. I will provide a theme for each episode to help folks come up with the ingredients that traditionally go with that theme. So let me think of an example...
Maybe the theme could be Canada Day, so one of the ingredients might be:
The first episode will launch in February and the theme will be Valentine's Day.
So here's you job... from now until Jan. 31, 2012 you can suggest ingredients to Alex for the first "Recipe Challenge". (Click on 'suggest ingredients' or comment below with your ingredient)
The Recipe Challenge with air every month and the theme will also be disclosed as soon as the last episode launches. So After Valentine's Day, I will post the next theme.
So have fun and stay tuned for the launch and if the recipe is well received, I will add it to the menu