Locals! This one’s for you!Â The Second Annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair “Cupcakes For A Cause” is happening on Sunday, May 4, 2014!Â Sample your way through the Riverside Convention Center and know your ticket went to support two local organizations! I’ll make it easier for you – two words – Ticket Giveaway!!
But wait, let me share some details with you. One of the reasons I want to shine a light on this event is that Cupcakes for a Cause isÂ benefiting two causes in the Riverside area – Community Connect and California Riverside Ballet. Community Connect provides services to those in need in the Riverside area, including rental assistance, crisis/suicide prevention calls, senior services, andÂ even providing bus tickets to those without transportation. (They do more than this, so visit their website and learn more.) Did you know Riverside even had a dance company?? Me neither. California Riverside Ballet showcases local talent, who then go on to be contracted to dance in the major leagues all over the country! (And yes they are a 501(c)3 nonprofit.)Last yearâ€™s bakers included not only the best bakers in the Inland Empire but also the best cupcake baker in the United States! If you were there, Desiree Massei from [desi]gn Cakes & Cupcakes, a three-time Food Network’sÂ Cupcake Wars winner and Caseyâ€™s Cupcakes, also a Cupcake Wars winner, were out to showcase their yummy treats.
So you know this year is going to be crazy! I can’t wait to
taste see who will try to beat out the first champion!
The IE Cupcake Fair is a family event with cupcake tastings, professional and amateur baking competition, live entertainment, a spa zone with free massages (!!!), a kidâ€™s zone with professional babysitters from Seeking Sitters Inland Empire and a free photo booth hosted by Shutter Cubby.
Main event producer and sponsor IE Shine On is sending one of my readers (and their guest) off to Riverside to sample the tastiest cupcakes in the area.
One (1) winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Second Annual IE Cupcake Fair “Cupcakes for a Cause” on May 4, 2014. Deadline to enter is AprilÂ 24, 2014 â€“ 11:59pm PST. This sweepsÂ is valid in the US only; Southern California preferred as the event is in Riverside, CA. Tickets provided, transportation is on you. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Winners have 48 hours to respond with aÂ validÂ US shipping address or I will choose another winner at random.
Iâ€™m using Rafflecopter to manage this giveaway. Here we go. Good luck, yâ€™all!