The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is set for its 2nd Annual Cupcake Battle the last weekend of September. Last year, I was lucky enough to be one of the judges and this was by far the largest and best cupcake contest I have ever participated in. Do yourself a favor and sign up to compete, but bring your A game because the quality of entrants last year was amazing. Judging is based on taste, texture, decoration and theme. It's a great deal and a lot of fun!
Here is their call on FB: