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Cupcakes compete at the first-ever Cupcake Cup

Harrisburg Cupcake Cup

Do you like cupcakes? Who doesn't?! Maybe you even bake them yourself. Whether you like to eat or make cupcakes, the Harrisburg Cupcake Cup is for you. Best of all, rather than charge admission for this event, non-perishable food items will be collected for the Central PA Food Bank. Come out on Oct. 4, 2-5 p.m., at the new Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg to join in the cuptivities!

Bakers of all skill levels will compete to be recognized for the tastiest and most creative cupcake in South Central Pennsylvania. There are separate entry categories for "Amateur" and "Professional," and those who live outside the area can compete in the "Virtual" category. To enter, just send in an official Harrisburg Cupcake Cup Entry Form. Please be sure to read the entry rules before filling out the form.

Even if you're not competing, feel free to stop by for some cuppy delights. How does a cupcake sampling table sound? Admission is free, but each attendee should bring at least one non-perishable food item to benefit the Central PA Food Bank. Check out the Harrisburg Cupcake Cup on Facebook to RSVP.

Harrisburg Cupcake Cup t-shirts and merchandise can now be purchased online: www.cafepress.com/CupcakeCup. Dream It. Bake It. Cupcake It.

Erica Streisfeld, the Harrisburg Food and Wine Examiner, can be reached at harrisburgfoodandwine@gmail.com. Feel free to contact her if you would like to be a judge at the Harrisburg Cupcake Cup or if your business wants to donate a prize for the winners.

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