Main Street Martinsburg Announces Annual Cupcake Contest

CUPCAKES: Please bring two dozen cupcakes. All cupcakes will be judged. Cupcakes must be in standard cupcake liners.  All cupcakes must contain chocolate with anything else you want to add. Participants may submit multiple entries and there are no age restrictions.  Cupcakes entered in the contest become the property of Main Street Martinsburg.

PRESENTATION: Please bring a small index card stating the type of your cupcake. Please put your name on the card.  This is considered part of your presentation.  Fun names tend to capture the imagination of the tasters/judges.  Props are permitted to help tell your cupcakes’ story; however, you must fit props and cupcakes in a two-foot space. Any indecent matter will not be allowed and will be disqualified.

RECIPE: You may scratch bake or doctor up a box mix prior to baking (example: adding canned pumpkin to a vanilla box mix). You are required to submit a list of ingredients at check-in. Nuts are permitted; please be sure to accurately label cupcakes containing nuts or nut derivatives. All recipes, once they are submitted, become the property of Main Street Martinsburg.

CHECK-IN: Saturday, April 28th with Cupcakes @ The 1902 Building on the corner of Martin Street & Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg. Contestants must arrive between 8 am & 10 am to set up prior to the tasting start time. Please check-in when you arrive. You are not required to stay with your cupcakes during the event.

VOTING PROCEDURE:  Each cupcake will be evaluated by all judges.  Judge’s ballots will be collected and tabulated to determine the First Place winner and Most Creative prize winner. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. the day of the event. You must have a registration form on file to be judged. All entries need to be in by April 18, 2018.

Application Fee: $10.00 per entry. This price gets you into the chocolate walk. You are not required to stay with your cupcakes during the event. However, if you wish to sample chocolates on the Chocolate Walk and view the Cupcake Contest, you must have a wristband.

2018 Cupcake Contest Entry Form

Judging is based on the following criteria: Taste Overall texture, Overall appearance and Overall creativity


FIRST PLACE- $500.00 SECOND PLACE- (Most Creative) $150.00

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