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