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12th Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest

Generously Sponsored by:

The Morean Arts Center invites you to our city-wide search for St. Pete’s MOST ARTISTIC CUPCAKES!

 Join the 12th annual cupcake contest

 Saturday, August  26, 2023   12pm-3pm 

Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.

$15 per box

Help us decide the best creative cupcake for the People’s Choice award! 
This decadent fundraising event features a variety of submissions categorized by youth/teen, novice, professional and specialty (gluten-free). Sample a dozen different tasty treasures and vote on your favorite flavor. Pre-registered attendees will receive a 12-count box to fill with the mini-cupcakes of their choice and will vote for their favorite flavor to win the People’s Choice award. 

We are thrilled to announce this year’s judging panel from our sponsor Jackson’s Bistro:

  • James Hamilton – Jackson’s Bistro
  • Paul Gaylor – General Manager, Jackson’s Bistro
  • Javier Carballo – Executive Chef, Jackson’s Bistro

Cupcakes will be judged on the originality of the cupcake, its taste/texture, and the artistic presentation of the contestant’s table.


2023 Winners: 

Congratulations to our amazing bakers! 

People’s Choice
1st Place Taryn Kupczyk – Lemon Blackberry
2nd Place Maria Ball and Kelley Johnson – Guava Cream Cheese Icebox Cupcake
3rd Place Michael Turner – Pink Starburst
1st Place Marijka H. – Fat Elvis
2nd Place Kaleigh B. – Earl Grey with Lemon Lavender Icing
Honorable Mention Trinity P. – Oreo
Honorable Mention Jack M. – Mint Chocolate Oreo
1st Place Bryanna Tramontana – Banana Cream Pudding
2nd Place Sarah Spratley – Matcha Latte
1st Place Justin Martin – Charcuterie
2nd Place Sandra Howard – Pina Colada with Rum
1st Place Elaina Mitchell – Chocolate Raspberry, Gluten Free
2nd Place Ingrid Shypitsyn- To Diet for Carrot Cakes, Sugar Free and Gluten Free

Special Thank You
to our Partners: