“Crazy Cupcake Challenge” Planned for Sunday

For those who enjoy eating cupcakes, a fun and delicious event is coming up this weekend offering cupcake enthusiasts the chance to not only learn more about a local cupcake chef but also try their hand at decorating cupcakes after learning some tips and tricks. Sherri Bartoli, chairperson for the Legacy of Women through the Starke County Community Foundation, told WKVI that the “Crazy Cupcake Challenge” event on Sunday includes a variety of attractions.

“We’re going to have some silent auction baskets with, of course, a variety of themes and tickets for those are six for $5 or $1 a piece. We also have local vendors that are women who are owning their own business and attendees will be able to start their Christmas shopping as the vendors will have some items that are cash and carry,” Bartoli said.

Bartoli said the event will also feature Chef Rosie Gollub, who will speak about how she came up with her business idea and how she started catering events and baking. The chef will also demonstrate simple cupcake decorating, and participants will be given the chance to decorate their own cupcakes with a mystery theme in a cupcake decorating competition.

“So we’re kind of combining two different food network shows – Cupcake Wars along with Chopped – which is kind of exciting for us because, actually, we are going to be participating too and it is sort of a competition between the tables. We will have Chef Rosie actually go around and see which tables have decorated theirs the best according to her decorating expertise that she’s going to be showing us up on stage,” said Bartoli.

This fun event benefits the Legacy of Women’s spring grants and scholarships for local businesses and women who wish to go back to school. Bartoli said they will also honor three of the women who received scholarships this year.

The event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Knox Middle School. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and Bartoli said the tickets can be purchased at First Source Bank or from someone on the committee.