Enjoy a photo gallery from the 3rd Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest organized by The Sophie Fund in the Ithaca Commons on October 13, 2018.
Tough competition, true temptation!
The Grand Prize Winner: “Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes” with a cored whole strawberry filled with salted butterscotch, topped by a brown sugar cream cheese frosting, decorated with a chocolate fan, sliced strawberry, mint leaves, and a mini chocolate strawberry macaron.
Grand Prize Winner Zoe Dubrow enters her cupcakes at the registration desk
Zoe Dubrow receives the Grand Prize Award from Debbie Lazinski of GreenStar Natural Foods Market ($250 GreenStar gift certificate)
Natalie McCaskill-Myers’s pumpkin apple spice cupcakes with black cat decorations
Rhonda Williamsee’s mint chocolate “cocoa coma” cupcakes
Ella Kain’s lemon cupcakes with buttercream frosting
Mary Sever-Schoonmaker “If You Like Pina Colada” cupcakes
Kyra O’Toole’s Youth Award-winning chocolate cheesecake cupcakes with an Oreo crust
Aušra Milano’s amaretto chocolate cupcakes decorated with a flower arrangement
Contest producer Mickie Quinn confers with student volunteer from Cornell University
All in the family
Handle with care!
Let the judging begin!
Drum roll, please! The Finalists!
VIP Judge: Yuko Jingu of Akemi Food
VIP Judge: Melissa Kenny of Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shop
VIP Judge: Daleila Norman of GreenStar Natural Foods Market
VIP Judge: Kathleen Sherman Morrow of Felicia’s Atomic Brewhouse and Bakery
Kitana Scofflaw of The House of Merlot
Sgt. Cupcake Rob Natoli
SingTrece & Kenneth McLaurin sing their Ithaca rendition of “New York, New York”
Nellia Mattson performs with her ukulele
Volunteers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Central New York Chapter
Volunteers from Cornell University’s Alpha Phi Omega Gamma Chapter
Volunteers from Cornell Minds Matter
Matthew Jirsa, co-president of Cornell Minds Matter
Winnie Ho, president of Cornell University’s Alpha Phi Omega Gamma Chapter
Charles Niven of the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County