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Let’s Get Baked!

Every time you think the cupcake trend is coming to an end, you drive by Sprinkles and see people still lining up for the cakey concoctions. This is a trend not even frozen yogurt could quell.

So embrace the sweetness and get your tickets now to the 2nd Annual Cupcake Love-In, set for October 30th at the Hotel Valley Ho. This event sold out in its inaugural year, and we can see why – for an affordable ticket price, you get all the cupcakes you want from around 40 bakers for three whole hours on a Sunday afternoon. Sound like a sweet deal? It is—this year’s tickets are only $20 ($5 for kids 10 and under), and the event takes place, once again, at the Hotel Valley Ho.

So far, the diverse list of participating bakers includes Honeymoon Sweets, Cowboy Ciao, Churn, Bourbon Steak, Cupcakes by Design, Posh, The Spotted Donkey, Urban Cookies, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Modern Steak, and Whole Foods. Strangely though, we don’t see Sprinkles on the list. Maybe they’re bucking the trend within the trend? Maybe they’re planning a Muffin Love-In? Or maybe they don’t bake well with others.

Ah, who cares. The Cupcake Love-In will have a Kid’s Corner cupcake decorating station, a hilarious cupcake-eating contest, raffle prizes, photo booth, overall cupcake competition, and a Kid’s Costume Contest in honor of the Halloween weekend. If you’re really into first dibs on cupcakes, then a $50 VIP ticket gets you into the event an hour before everyone else. And, 100 percent of proceeds benefit the Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), helping the homeless in Arizona keep a roof over their heads.

The event runs 11am-2pm on Sunday, October 30th. Tickets are available here:


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