There were masterpieces aplenty at the 3rd Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest in the Ithaca Commons on Saturday. Six contestants with their incredible entries made a valiant challenge and were presented with Honorable Mention Awards.
Sophie Callister’s entry: Pumpkin spice cupcake with cream cheese spice frosting, and yellow sprinkles and a candied bee decoration.
The Honorable Mention awardees were presented with $20 gift certificates from Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shop and $20 gift certificates from GreenStar Natural Foods Market.
Alexandra and Taylor Beauvais
Hannah and Cheryl Stephenson
Patti Meyers and Hudson
Alexandra and Taylor Beauvais’s entry: Apple spice cake with caramel maple apple pie filling and topped with caramel maple cream cheese frosting and a chocolate New York State decoration.
Hannah and Cheryl Stephenson’s entry: “A Perfect Cup of Joe Cupcakes,” with coffee, chocolate, and cream.
Patti Meyers and Hudson’s entry: “Magic Unicorn Cone Cakes.” Lemon cupcakes baked in an edible ice cream cone with vanilla frosting, marshmallow ears and rainbow sprinkles.
Tamarynde Cacciotti’s entry: Pecan pie cupcake, with pecan pie filling topped with a salted maple buttercream frosting, garnished with pie crust hearts.
Mary Sever-Schoonmaker’s entry: “If You Like Pina Colada” cupcakes. Moist coconut cake filled with a homemade pineapple compote and topped with a fluffy coconut rum icing.