Sweet foodies on the lookout for a way to indulge yourself next month, rejoice. Bakers will be going head to head in a battle for the best cupcake of St. Petersburg, and you can help crown the winner at the 9th Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest.
At this cupcake contest, aspiring bakers will go head to head in a battle of sweetness, and we're ready to get in on that. The contest is open to up to 100 different competitors across multiple categories, including Novice, Professional, Special, Youth, Teen, Overall Concept, and the Artistic Award. They even have a category for vegan and gluten-free.
Cupcake bakers competing for the artistic award are bound to have some beautiful cupcakes and arrangements. Be on the lookout for the perfect cupcake to snap a photo of for your Insta-feed - or just eat it, both are perfectly acceptable reactions to scrumptious looking cupcakes.
If you happen to be a baker and want to compete for the glory, registrations are open until July 29th. Bakers are expected to bring enough cupcakes for judgest to taste, as well as samples for people to try - Winners will get bragging rights around St. Pete and a super cute cupcake trophy handmade by a local artist.
But if you don't bake and love yourself a cupcake, you can try all the tasty bites and vote for up to 7 cupcakes for the $7 admission price. Your vote will help decide the winner of the People's Choice Award. The title of fan-favorite went to Michelle Saxton with a fresh lemon, lavender, and blueberry cupcake.
In previous years, the winning bakers submitted some insanely delicious and creative cakes - 1st place Specialty Cupcake winner Brittani McKenna won her category with a sweet pink Watermelon cupcake. Other winning flavors included Tres Leches, Chocolate Overdose, and S'mores.
All votes will be tallied and the winner for the People's Choice Award announced at 3 pm. Be there, satisfy your sweet tooth, cast your votes and see which delicious cake wins.
9th Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest
Price: $7/person for 7 voters ballots; If you want to vote more than 7 times, additional votes can be purchased for $1/vote.
When: Saturday, August 3rd 2019, 12pm-3pm
Where: Morean Center for Clay - 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Why you should go: Try and buy tons of delicious cupcakes while voting for who you think is the best! Try upwards to 100 different cupcakes. See wild and artistic cupcakes, or enjoy something with classic taste. Proceeds from the event help fund the Morean Arts Center to keep it beautiful for years to come.
Some photos used for illustrative purposes