Pupcake "Best in Show" Contest

Calling chefs, bakers and pastry artists of all ages – amateurs and professionals – it’s time to groom your pupcakes for the ‘Pupcake Best in Show’ contest! Get your paws dirty and put your creative skills to the test by decorating pupcakes (cupcakes) to be judged at the Walk to Cure Valley Fever in Tucson at the U of A mall on October 10th, 2010.
Pupcakes may be entered into one of four ‘breeds’ listed below – each of which is susceptible to valley fever. Pupcakes will be judged first by breed, with the four breed winners competing for the title of ‘Best in Show.’ Each winner will receive a ribbon and bragging rights for a year!
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Humans (people of all ages, races and ethnicities)
  • Other - Cattle, horses, llamas & alpacas, apes, monkeys & other primates, zoo animals (such as kangaroos, wallabies, tigers, bears, badgers and otters), marine mammals (such as sea otters and dolphins), and wildlife (such as skunk, cougar and javelina).
Entry fee: $10 per pupcake (registration fees do not qualify as a tax deductible contribution)
To download the entry form, click on the ‘Attachment’ at the bottom of this page.
  1. All pupcakes and decorations must be edible.
  2. Pupcakes cannot be more than 6” in width (including heads, tails, and anything extending beyond the wrapper).
  3. Pupcakes can be as tall as you’d like to make them, but must be able to stand on their own without falling over.

Entrants must pick up their pupcakes at the end of the event.  Any unclaimed pupcakes will be destroyed (for health and safety reasons).

All proceeds will benefit the Valley Fever Center for Excellence.  
***** We are looking for competitors who are interested in creating sample pupcakes a week or two before the event. These pupcakes will be picked up on Friday, October 1st and will be given to local media (tv/radio/newspaper) to help promote the event. If you would like to be one of the lucky few to get a ‘pupcake preview’, please contact Eileen Ratajczak at 520.979.6732. *****
Need a little inspiration?
Check out ‘Hello, Cupcake!’ and ‘What’s New, Cupcake?’ both by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson.
You can see some of their creations here:
Dawn Vandaveer,
Sep 18, 2010, 10:36 AM