Amateur Haunted Cupcake Competition
Sponsored by Wilton

1st Place - Leila Manoochehry

Spicy Apple Pumpkin Cupcakes

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2nd Place - Elvis Tran

Graveyard Cupcakes

3rd Place - Cheryl Eisele

Black Velvet Cupcake with Pistachio Filling

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Zagone Studios
2600 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago, IL 60618 directions

3:00 pm (Contestants)

3:30 Demonstration begins (All are welcome to attend)

What is scary and comes in a mini size? Haunted Cupcakes! Just in time for Halloween, we invite you to enter our Amateur Haunted Cupcake Contest, if you dare……

Please join us on Saturday October 18, 2008 at Zagone Mask Studios for this chilling event and a chance to win spooktacular prizes. See details below. The first 30 competitors to send in their applications will be accepted.  Don't miss your wicked opportunity to share your haunting creations.


3:00 pm

Contestants may begin to arrive with entries

3:30 pm Entries must be set up for judging
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Haunted Marzipan Figurines Demonstration (All are welcome)  by Natalie Oravec-Zarzour of Pasticceria Natalina

Judging begins

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Networking and Social hour

Refreshments provided

5:00 pm Results are announced

RSVP to attend please email

Rules and Regulations:

  • Contestants must submit (6) standard cupcakes (undecorated) for judging and (6) standard cupcakes for display-decoration and presentation.
  • Cupcake recipes must be submitted with the cupcakes.
  • Cupcakes are served cold. No baking is done on premises.
  • All contestants must use but are not limited to the following ingredients: Nielsen Massey Vanilla, Plugrá European-Style Butter, King Arthur Flour.
  • Each entry must be solely the work of the entrant.
  • All cupcakes and decorations must be edible.

Registration Form:

Should you have any questions contact us at:


Prizes include:

Every Participant– will receive a Free French Pastry Experience and Certificate of Participation

Third PrizeWilton Halloween Cookie Package: Assortment of Halloween cookie cutters, Halloween Push n' Print Set, Orange sparkle gel, Cookie icing, Halloween color gel set; Two half-sheetpan Demarle Flexipans; Plugrá European-Style Butter platter

Second PrizeWilton Candy Fun Making Package: Mega Halloween candy molds package, Additional candy melts, Halloween party bags, Candymaking book for Beginers; One half-sheetpan Demarle Flexipan; Plugrá European-Style Butter Platter

First PrizeWilton Cupcake Package: 13 count cupcake stand, Halloween cupcake liners, Spray mist, Halloween cupcake sprinkles, Cupcake fun book; Two half-sheetpan Demarle Silpats; Plugrá European-Style Butter platter



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