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Icing on the cake: Mahoning Valley Cupcake Competition returns

All proceeds from the event will benefit Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley.
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GIRARD — The second annual Mahoning Valley Cupcake Competition will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive.

This year’s competition categories are Professional, Amateur, Teen and Children. 

Best Cupcake, Chocolatiest Cupcake, Most Creative Flavor Combination and other titles will be decided by a panel of local celebrity and culinary judges, and guests will vote for the People’s Choice 2020 award.

Professional contestants will have cupcakes for sale. The event also will feature decorating demonstrations and a basket raffle.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley.

“We’ve been working diligently to iron out the kinks from last year’s competition, and we are extremely excited to host an even bigger and better event in 2020,” event chairwoman Kelli McLaughlin said in a news release. 

General-admission tickets are $15, with discounted prices available for seniors and children. Children 5 and under are admitted free. 

For tickets, rules and regulations, go to mahoningvalleycupcake.com. For competition updates and information, visit the event’s Facebook page.