Festival was heaven for cupcake lovers

Today I was a guest judge at the 2nd Annual Cupcake Festival at the Ybor City Saturday Market. Getting to taste a smorgasbord of cupcakes sounded like a great gig, and it was!

The winners:

Best taste

1st: SouthShore Sweets, Ruth Foss
2nd: Cuppin' Cake, Eric Vandine

Best presentation

1st: Erica Gritzer
2nd: Candi Nevin



Everything cupcakes

Bigger, better and sweeter than ever, the 2nd Annual Cupcake Festival returns Saturday, Dec. 15 to Ybor City Saturday Market.

Festival visitors can purchase original creations from more than 25 cupcake vendors beginning at 9 a.m.

Last year's designs and flavors ranged from a festively adorned Christmas tree cupcake to a summery concoction of pineapple and coconut.

Oh, decisions decisions...

Contestants will compete for prizes and bragging rights. Contact Lynn Kroesen-Schultz at ybormarket@yahoo.com for more information.

Ybor City Saturday Market
Historic Ybor City
Centennial Park
1901 19th St. (corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street)
(813) 241-2442