Cupcake Joy, 2023 Edition

Explore a photo gallery from the 8th Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest, held in the Commons on October 14, 2023.

Bees Rule! Hudson & Gamay arriving with their masterpiece!

Alecia Sundsmo and fellow bakers receive 2nd Place award

Contest Emcee Amber Robson

Finalist judges brought cookies to give away

Free treats from Via’s Cookies, Case Sera Sera, Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shop, and Sinfully Delicious Baking Co.

Trays of cupcakes awaiting the judges

The music of singer songwriter Rachel Beverly

Setting up at the Bernie Milton Pavilion

Kathryn Holloway entering her “Brunch Means a Waffle Lot!” cupcakes

Live, from the Ithaca Commons!

Answer: It means a lot!

And there’s no charge

The beats of Joe Gibson & Dan Collins

DJ Eric Dixon on the media deck

Contestant No. 1: Ana Beltz registering her “Tea in the Garden” cupcakes

Lucy Jiang takes home the 3rd Place award for her “Happy Capybara” cupcakes

Producer Cara Nichols of CRN Events, LLC

Drum roll, please!

SingTrece and Kenneth McLaurin, singing notes and slinging jokes