Here are the top winners in the 3rd Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest organized by The Sophie Fund in the Ithaca Commons on October 13. (More winners will be posted soon!)
Zoe Dubrow (right) won the Grand Prize
Zoe Dubrow’s “Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes” contained a cored whole strawberry filled with salted butterscotch. The concoctions were topped by a brown sugar cream cheese frosting, decorated with a chocolate fan, sliced strawberry, mint leaves, and a mini chocolate strawberry macaron.
$250 gift certificate for GreenStar Natural Foods Market
Jennifer Dobmeier’s “Key Lime Pie Cupcake” is the Second Prize winner in the 3rd Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest! The Key lime-scented vanilla cake with a lime curd filling was topped with a Key lime buttercream frosting.
La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, and Spa gift certificate (one night stay, Bistro breakfast, August Moon Spa)
Erin Morris won the Third Prize in the 3rd Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest with German chocolate cupcakes topped by a swirl of pink icing made from homemade jam using local farmer’s market strawberries.
$50 gift certificate for GreenStar Natural Foods Market
Kyra O’Toole won the Youth Award for 18s & Under. She overcame tough competition with a set of chocolate cheesecake cupcakes, with an Oreo crust, chocolate cream filling, chocolate cream frosting.
$100 gift certificate from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (redeemable at more than 100 local businesses)
Snapshot of all the Winners
1st Place (Grand Prize)
Alexandra and Taylor Beauvais
Hannah and Cheryl Stephenson
Patti Meyers and Hudson
Sally and Rebecca Brenner
Isabella Jones and Navia Marshall
Cristin McLaughlin and Searra Lindhurst
Sonia and Ella Carr
Matt Jirsa for Cornell Minds Matter