3rd Annual Harrisburg Cupcake Cup Set for Oct. 2

Good news Harrisburg cupcake bakers and enthusiasts -- there’s still time to register for the Harrisburg Cupcake Cup! Now in its third year, this cupcake competition was born via a conversation on twitter. After nearly doubling in size after its first year, founder and organizer Erica Streisfeld expects this year to be the biggest yet. The Cupcake Cup benefits the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Participants are asked to make a $25 donation to the food bank, while spectators are encouraged to bring a $3 or 3 non-perishable food item donation in return for a ticket to sample one of the delicious entries. Nearly 500 pounds and $1500 was raised at the 2010 event. There are categories for both amateurs and professionals, with both presentation and taste being judged. The 2010 professional winner was Jasmine Clouser of The Couture Cakery with this gorgeous Lemon Drop cupcake. This year’s event will take place on October 2nd. Competitors must complete the application form by September 24. Find out more or register at http://cupcakecup.org