Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Morean Great Cupcake Contest

Fourth Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest Returns; Registration Open
St. Petersburg, Fla. - The Morean Arts Center invites you to compete in a city-wide search for St. Petersburg’s BEST CUPCAKE. The contest will be hosted at the Morean Arts Center Galleries on Central Avenue, Saturday August 16 from 12-3pm. A $15 entry fee allows each participant to enter one submission. A minimum of 12 delicious cupcakes are required for entry so that the judges can taste each submission.
Registration is officially open, and contestants may complete entry forms and liability waivers via the Morean Arts Center’s website: www.MoreanArtsCenter.org. Deadline for entering the contest is Thursday, August 14, although the cap for entries has been reached early every year, so early registration is encouraged.
Last year’s contest was divided into Novice and Professional categories, with First and Second Place awards given in both.The People's Choice award, chosen by the public, was created by Erin Moyse of St. Petersburg. Her American Cupcake in Paradise wowed the crowd and allowed her to take home the coveted glass cupcake trophy.
Over one hundred and fifty contestants have competed in this contest over the past three years, and the Morean Arts Center is expecting yet another phenomenal turnout this year. Cupcakes will be judged on icing/frosting, flavor/texture and presentation/creativity for a total of 50 points, which allows plenty of room for edible creativity. The winners will receive bragging rights around St. Petersburg and the coveted handmade glass cupcake trophy made by our own resident artisans at the Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop.
The winning cupcakes will enjoy fame and fortune as a celebrity on the Morean website, Facebook page and city-wide media. Awards announced at 3pm. The People’s Choice award will be voted on by the attending audience. Participants in the contest are encouraged to bring sufficient quantities for the public to taste, but not required. Votes will be tallied and winner of the People’s Choice Award announced at 3pm. FREE admission for the public. $1 per vote collected to help support the Morean Arts Center’s mission of Connecting People with Art.
Registration will be capped this year as a result of the massive response over the past three years, so be sure and send in your forms as soon as possible. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each flavor entered needs to be accompanied by a separate registration form and entry fee. For information or questions on how to enter the contest, please call the Morean Arts Center at 727.822.7872 or go online and download the entry form at MoreanArtsCenter.org

The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.

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