Finalists Head for Feb. 27 Title Round in First Annual Cupcake Bake Off

by EMMA GABBERT, CSU Public Relations Assistant

For a $1, participants could sample six different cupcakes at the Feb. 19 preliminary round of competition. Finals are Feb. 27.

University Dining Services and the Student Events Team launched its first Cupcake Bake Off with cupcake recipes submitted by the campus community.

Following the first round of the Cupcake Bake-Off completed Feb. 19, three finalists will compete with new recipes on Thursday, Feb. 27, at noon in the Centennial Student Union Hearth Lounge.

Inspired by the annual Chili Cook-Off each fall in the CSU, Brooke Stangret, Special Events chair for Student Events Team and event coordinator for the Cupcake Bake Off, wanted to create another friendly competition – this time, with something sweet.

‘The Cupcake Bake Off will be a really fun and laid back event that gets a lot of people involved on campus. I mean, who doesn’t like sweets?

BROOKE STANGRET, Special Events Chair for Student Event Team

The first round consisted of six groups with mini cupcakes to sample. The competition will be cut down to three finalists with full-sized cupcakes to judge. One non-perishable food item or $1 will be required for both rounds.

First Round Teams and Cupcake Descriptions:

  • Student Events Team: 100 Grand Bar cupcake
  • Honors Program: Chocolate Covered Strawberry cupcake
  • Exercise is Medicine: Chocolate Raspberry Protein cupcakes
  • Radio Mankato: Apple Cider cupcake with Salted Caramel buttercream
  • University Dining Services: Fruit Pie cupcakes
  • Tri-Sigma Sorority: White Chocolate Strawberry cupcake

University Dining Services has agreed to bake all the cupcakes with the recipes received from each team in the University Dining Center kitchen.

Winning cupcakes will be sold by University Dining Services. More information will be provided as the date approaches.

All allergens are listed on every cupcake description card. Dining services will be available for questions or concerns.

For more information, contact or visit their event pages on Facebook and ENGAGE.

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