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The Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest is Back

By on Friday, August 16th, 2013

cupcake from adsIf you’re going to be in the Tampa Bay area tomorrow (August 17th) and you’re interested in free cupcakes, then stop by the 3rd Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest. Organized by the Morean Arts Center of St. Petersburg, the money raised by the Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest is used to fund education programs run by the Morean Center, specifically their Connecting People With Art mission. There are eight judges for the two primary categories (professional and novice). The third and final category, People’s Choice, requires a one-dollar donation per vote. Sampling the cupcakes, however, is free. The winners for each category receive stunning handmade glass cupcakes as a prize.   Read the rest of this entry »

Cupcake T-Shirt Giveaway and Review

By on Friday, June 1st, 2012

We are at it again – another giveaway and review! I am so happy at that Dressing on the Side was able to be a part of our next giveaway! They have awesome t-shirts, many of which are cupcake themed. They were kind enough to send over a t-shirt for me to test run. My favorite shirt and the one that we will be giving away is the CUPCAKES make EVERYTHING BETTER shirt.

I love the design on the shirt, the color is great and it is SUPER COMFY! Here are a few photos of my lovely friend, Leandra kindly modeling this amazing t-shirt!

To enter the giveaway head on over to Dressing on the Sides Etsy Shop and check out all of their great t-shirts- pick your favorite shirt (besides the one we are giving away) and tell us all about it in our comment section. One lucky winner will be picked at random one week from today.

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Good Luck!

Have You Voted for the Cupcake Crown Yet?

By on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Will you vote for the PC3 from Serendipities Cupcakes? Dark chocolate, caramel soaked cupcake topped with crushed potato chips, a layer of chocolate ganache, and deep dark chocolate frosting?

Or the Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cupcake from the home kitchen of a teacher from Boston?

And it’s not this simple. There are dozens of other tantalizing choices! The winning baker and decorator will win the 2012 Cupcake Crown and a $2,500 travel voucher! The Creative Cupcake Contest is hosted by Let us know whom you vote for!


Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Contest!

By on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

This is it.  Your chance to enter Ghirardelli fame and Facebook feature.

Recipe for your success:

1 – “Like” the Ghirardelli page on Facebook.

2 – Fill in your basic information, upload your recipe, and upload your mouth-watering photograph.

3 – Win!

Perhaps we could do a group ATC entry?

I’d like to know of anyone’s opinion on baking with Ghirardelli and whether you find the chocolate richer, softer, and needing more cocoa powder to balance for spreading and shaping?  What about the Ghirardelli Intense Dark?  And the Ghirardelli white that I nibbled at while baking with it last week – do you do that too?  Are we shorting our batches or should we just write them as 10 oz broken into small bits with remaining 2 oz for the cook!

Iron Cupcake Toronto

By on Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Registration for Canada’s first Iron Cupcake competition, Iron Cupcake of Toronto, is now open. The competition will take place on Sunday, September 18th from 1-3 in the 2nd floor lounge of the For the Love of Cake Bakery at 171 East Liberty Street, unit 117, in Toronto. Visitors get to sample and judge the cupcakes!

Iron Cupcake is open to everyone. The “secret ingredient” has been announced and this ingredient is … Apples! Competitors must somehow incorporate apples into their cupcakes. Points will be awarded for presentation, taste, and creativity. There is an entry fee of $15. Hurry, registration is limited!

ATC fan needs your $10,000 vote!

By on Thursday, July 28th, 2011

One of our ATC readers, Lisa, has made it to the top five finals in the Jelly Belly $10,000 Cupcake Challenge with her cupcake creation titled, “Bubble Trouble.”

"Bubble Trouble"

Now Lisa’s “Bubble Trouble” cupcake needs your popular vote.

You can vote once per day per e-mail address through Sunday, July 31.

I’ve already voted for Lisa’s Bubble Trouble cupcake today and shared it with my FB friends.  Can we give Lisa the help she needs to show Jelly Belly that her adorable cupcake with jelly bean design should be selected as the winner?

Good luck Lisa from everyone at ATC!

Gardiner Cupcake Festival — May 15th!

By on Saturday, May 7th, 2011


Do you live in New York? Well, if you live anywhere near Gardiner, you are in for a treat. Literally.  The third annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival will take place on Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s a cupcake-themed block party! More than a dozen professional cupcake vendors will be there, including: Moxie Cupcakes, Deisings Bakery, Wright’s Farm, and Bettie’s Cakes.

There will also be an amateur cupcake contest! Four awards will be given: prettiest, most delicious, most creative, and best in show. To enter, all you need to do is drop off your cupcakes between 10:45 and 12:15. Bring 4 or more cupcakes to the Cupcake Contest Tent, which is next to the HiHo Home Market at 132 Main Street. There is also a youth division for bakers 14 and under. For more info about the cupcake contest, email robinhayes18 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Activities for all ages include: donkey rides, bounce houses, wine tasting, craft tents, and face painting.

 The festival will happen rain or shine. For more information, call 845-256-1122 or email mainstgang (at) aol (dot) com.