We want to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who participated, sponsored, and donated to the 2nd Annual Cup-Cake Wars!
For many competitors, it’s a battle line drawn not in chalk, but buttercream icing.
“Tanya and I work together in the same market, so we constantly have this little competition going on,” said Paula Fish, with Bunny’s Bakery
Four feet is the distance between the Tropical Bakery table and the display by Bunny’s Bakery. The small space is part of the strategy and the challenge as the bakers try to protect their highly classified secrets.
“I keep telling her like can I just take some,” said Tanya Melendez with Tropical Bakery.
“She’ll come over and say, ‘What are you making today?’ and I’ll say, ‘What are you making today?” explained Fish.
From a rivalry forged at the Shillington Farmers Market to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the second annual Cupcake Wars, the rivalry is secondary, as the fixing up of cupcakes will ultimately lead to fixing up a home for a local family, courtesy of the Restoring Hope Foundation.
“We’re designed for middle class working families who have a special need or a special circumstance,” explained Diane Salks with Restoring Hope Foundation. “About 90, 95 percent of our build is donations of product and labor, but there are just things you have to buy.”
As for Melendez and Fish, they’re happy for the opportunity to up their sugar-filled artistry in front of more people.
“I know what she’s good at and she knows what I’m good at,” said Fish.
The event was an overwhelming success due to your help! All of the participation in Cup-Cake Wars has given us additional funds so that we can continue to provide this worthwhile service to the community. We would like to send a special thank you to the following:
Outten Family of Dealerships
Riverview Tree & Landscaping, Inc.
West Lawn Quoitting Association
L&L Services & Rentals, LLC
Empire Building Products
FXV Digital Design, Inc.
J. Prutzman Enterprises, LLC
ReMax of Reading, Harry Fry
Visions Federal Credit Union
610 Auto Haus
Don Riggins Hearing Aids
Insurance Offices Limited
Sher & Associates, PC
Carvel Ice Cream
Cherry Crest Farms
Dorney Park & Wild Water Kingdom
Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society
Harrisburg Senators Baseball Club
Jprutzman Enterprises LLC
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Lunch with Lucille
Reading Distilling Guild
Reading Fightin Phils
Riverview Gardens & Gifts
The Mint Leaf, LLC
The Rose Group
Tompkins VIST Bank
United Artists Salon & Spa
Willoughby’s On Park
Wyomissing Family Restaurant
The Colebrookdale Railroad
P.J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant
The Angry Anvil
Sam’s Nail Art Studio
Philadelphia Phillies Ballpark
Committee Members & Volunteers
Bunny’s Bakery, LLC
Katie Cakes & Co.
Tivoni Vegan Kitchen & Bakery
Rebecca & Abigail Keller