6th Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest Awards Ceremony

Join us Saturday October 23 @ 3 p.m. for the 6th Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest Awards Ceremony! You can watch the online event by clicking on this Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81811024207

The 2021 awards ceremony will celebrate all the amazing 24 contestants who entered the contest this year! They baked cupcakes and then shared photos, stories, and even some videos of their delicious creations!

The Mighty Mickie Quinn will present the awards and prizes to the winners. The ceremony will feature words from our community partners, and musical performances by Kenneth McLaurin & SingTrece, Nellia Mattson & Savannah Loiacono, and the Mozart Group Class at Ithaca Talent Education.

The contest finalists will be judged by our panel of VIP judges:

Yuko Jingu, Akemi Food

Racquel Riccardi, Sinfully Delicious Baking Co.

Melissa Kenny, Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shop

Ashley Case, Case Sera Sera


Every October, The Sophie Fund along with students from Cornell University and Ithaca College organize a “Cupcake Button” fundraising campaign during the cupcake contest to support a local nonprofit focused on community wellbeing.

This year, the campaign is raising funds for The Learning Web, an organization that supports our local youth making the sometimes difficult transition to adulthood.

If you would like to help us support The Learning Web, please click here to donate to our GoFundMe campaign: