For my birthday a few weeks ago, I decided to improve upon my ice-cream making skills and try to create an ice cream cake to share with my friends. As I scoured the internet for tips on how to accomplish this culinary feat, I decided that ice-cream cupcakes would be the easier and more original way to go. I then discovered the Cupcake Project/Scoopalicious 5th annual Ice Cream Cupcake Contest. It was meant to be: I had been wanting to start a blog about trying new things and I'd never made these before, I'd never entered a contest like this before...I had found the perfect motivation to succeed. So I decided to try it.