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Giveaway: Tickets to Phoenix Cupcake Love-In

UPDATE 10-4-10: We have a winner!

Congratulations to Katrina M! A big, sweet thank you to all who entered. If you didn’t win, I hope that you’ll still come to the event. The entire ticket price goes directly to the two charities. Hope to see you there!

Did you read my last post about the fun-tastic charity cupcake event happening on 10.10.10 at Hotel Valley Ho here in Phoenix?

No? Well, go read it (here)….I’ll wait.

Meanwhile, I might shop for one of these Tees.

Back? Good.

Now you know that the Cupcake Love-In, co-founded by pastry chefs Tracy Dempsey and Kelly Garcia, is a charity event to raise money for Singleton Moms and Safe Haven for Animals, and you know that 33 Valley bakers are competing for best cupcake bragging rights. And there’s a cupcake eating contest and a cupcake decorating station for the little ones. And it’s all for charity.

In the spirit of giving, I’ve bought 2 tickets to the event.

To win both tickets, all you have to do is leave a comment, telling me your favorite cupcake flavor. That, and you need to be able to go to the event on Sunday, 10.10.10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hotel Valley Ho in Phoenix.

Fine print:
  • 1 entry per person
  • Barring natural disasters, broken bones, virus-infections, etc., you agree to attend the event if you win.
  • Deadline is midnight (PST) Sunday, 10-3-10.
  • 1 winner will be selected at random to receive both tickets, and will be announced on Monday, 10-4-10.
  • Tickets will be left for the winner at “will call” at the Hotel Valley Ho the day of the event (10.10.10)

So, go ahead. Tell me your favorite cupcake flavor.

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Cupcake Love-in Charity Event

Peace, Love, Cupcakes

Don’t you want to take a big bite out of this scrumptious vanilla raspberry cupcake?

Sunday, October 10th, 33 Valley bakers are competing to see who has the fairest cupcake of them all in the first Cupcake Love-In at the Hotel Valley Ho.

The professional competition is just one part of the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. event.

There’s a cupcake eating contest, too, and a raffle with tons of great prizes.

Sample cupcakes from local bakeries, cupcakeries, restaurants and pastry chefs.

Bring the kids (free for children under 6), and let them decorate cupcakes.

Cupcake Love-In co-founders, professional pastry chefs  Tracey Dempsey (Tracey Dempsey Originals) and Kelly Garcia (Butter & Me) are organizing the event to raise money for two charities: Singleton Moms, a non-profit organization that helps single mothers who are battling cancer, and Safe Haven for Animals, a no-kill non-profit shelter in Phoenix.

We caught up with Chef Garcia and asked her how things were coming along:

“I am most excited about seeing the whole event come together really.  It’s been a lot of work, but a lot of fun at the same time.  I’m so proud of our team and humbled by how our community has been behind us on this, from our sponsors, participants and volunteers, to our raffle & door prize donors and, of course, the attendees.  I will be so happy to give our chosen charities the [donation] checks at the end.  They really deserve it!”

So, dig out the coins trapped in your seat cushions (tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door) and head over to the retro Valley Ho on 10.10.10 to indulge in a day of cupcake fun while supporting two great causes.

Oh, and I’ll be one of the judges in the professional cupcake competition.

Can you dig it? Hope to see you there.

Cupcake Love-In

Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (view map)
10.10.10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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