If your Saturday plans include a self-induced sugar coma, you’d better act fast.
The second annual CityArts Cupcake Challenge — a bake-off that allows attendees to sample the goods — is not quite sold out but likely will be soon. A limited number of the $10 tickets are still available at CityArts, 334 N. Mead.
Last year’s event was a big success, said Sean Jones, and attendees sampled cupcakes until they were in walking sugar comas. This year, 25 cupcake artists will compete in three different categories: novice, professional and kids. Among the cupcakes that Jones already knows will be arriving: a creamy vanilla latte cupcake, an apple butter cupcake and a pistachio olive oil cupcake.
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Attendees will vote to award a “best of show” cupcake, and a panel of judges will choose winners in the three categories.
The event was dreamed up last year when CityArts was looking for a new, engaging fundraiser to replace a live and silent auction it used to do. Cupcakes seemed like a sweet choice, Jones said.
All proceeds from the event will support youth programming and programming to underserved populations during the school year, he said.
To get a ticket, stop by CityArts or call 316-350-3245.