Cupcakes 2021: Let’s Pick the Winners!

Twenty-four contestants entered the 6th Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest (Virtual Edition)! These pastry chefs displayed their joyful and creative approaches to baking, enjoyed experimenting and learning in their kitchens, highlighted food products from the beautiful Finger Lakes region, and celebrated connections with family and friends.

Now the judging begins! Throughout the week, The Sophie Fund will publish posts here and on social media spotlighting all the cupcake contest entries. On Saturday October 23, the judges will announce the winners in an online Live Event. Stay tuned!

The Sophie Fund thanks our expert judges for supporting the contest again this year!

Yuko Jingu, Akemi Food

Racquel Riccardi, Sinfully Delicious Baking Co.

Melissa Kenny, Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shop

Ashley Case, Case Sera Sera

Our sincere appreciation also goes to the student organizations supporting this year’s contest, including serving as preliminary-round judges: IC Strike at Ithaca College; and Cornell University’s Cornell Minds Matter, Alpha Phi Omega Gamma Chapter, Phi Sigma Pi honor fraternity, PATCH (Pre-Professional Association Towards Careers in Health), Cornell Circle K, and Reflect at Cornell.

The Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest is sponsored by GreenStar Food Co+op, Alternatives Federal Credit Union, and Well Said Media. The Sophie Fund extends its gratitude to these partners for supporting mental health in our community.