First and Second Place awards will be given in both Novice and Professional categories as well as the People’s Choice award. The Morean Arts Center will continue to accept entries for additional categories including Youth/Teen for those aspiring bakers ages 10-16 years old, and the Specialty category for those choosing to offer Gluten Free or Vegan recipes.
The winners in 2018 were:
1st place Novice: Christel Haberland; Tres Leches
1st place Professional: Ashleigh Johnson; Chocolate Overdose
1st place People’s Choice: Michelle Saxton; Lemon/Lavender/Blueberry
Overall Concept: Sara Fludd (P2); A Royal Wedding
Artistic Award: Sofia Chapman (Y1); S’mores
Cupcakes will be judged on icing/frosting, flavor/texture and presentation/creativity for a total of 50 points, which allows plenty of room for edible creativity. The winners will receive bragging rights around St. Petersburg and a handmade cupcake trophy by a local artist to be announced later this summer.
Competitor Space: 2’x2′ (6-foot tables will be divided into 3 spaces)
The winning cupcakes will enjoy fame and fortune as a celebrity on the Morean website, Facebook page and city-wide media. Awards announced at 3 p.m.
The People’s Choice award will be voted on by the attending audience. Participants in the contest are encouraged to bring sufficient quantities for the public to taste, but not required. Votes will be tallied and winner of the People’s Choice Award announced at 3 p.m. $7 admission will be collected to help support the Morean Arts Center’s mission of Connecting People with Art.
Admission of $7 per person (ages 5+) will be charged upon entry on August 3. Each entrant will receive 7 ballots for the People’s Choice Award with their admission. Additional ballots may be purchased for $1 each, cash or credit accepted.