St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Morean Arts Center invites you to compete in a city-wide search for St. Petersburg’s BEST CUPCAKE. The contest will be hosted at the Morean Arts Center Galleries on Central Avenue, Saturday August 17 from 12-3pm. A $15 entry fee allows each participant to enter one submission. A minimum of 12 delicious cupcakes are required for entry so that the judges can taste each submission. Registration has been open for a month, but spots are still available.
Last year’s contest was divided into Novice and Professional categories, with First Place awards were given in both. The People’s Choice award, chosen by the public was created by Lori Schmidt of St. Petersburg – two years running! Her Irish Pubcakes won the crowd over in 2011 and in 2012 her Key Lime in Paradise cupcakes took home the coveted glass cupcake trophy. Over one hundred contestants have competed in this contest over the past two years, and the Morean Arts Center is expecting yet another phenomenal turnout this year.
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 the coveted handmade glass cupcake trophy made by our own resident artisans at the Glass Studio & Hot Shop. The winning cupcakes will enjoy fame and fortune as a celebrity on the Morean website, Facebook page and city-wide media. Awards announced at 3pm.
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. Votes will be tallied and winner of the People’s Choice Award announced at 3pm. FREE admission for the public. $1 per vote collected to help support the Morean Arts Center’s mission of Connecting People with Art. Registration will be capped this year as a result of the massive response in both 2011 and 2012, so be sure and send in your forms as soon as possible. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each flavor entered needs to be accompanied by a separate registration form and entry fee.
For information or questions on how to enter the contest, please call the Morean Arts Center at 727.822.7872 or go online and download the entry form at MoreanArtsCenter.org
The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.