Cupcake bake-off will be at B&O


The Sweet Life Cupcake Competition, which benefits the Friends of the Mahoning Valley Birth Center, is seeking amateur bakers to compete in five cupcake categories: Classic, Health Nut, Savory, Theme and Freestyle.

The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at B&O Station Banquet Hall, 530 Mahoning Ave.

To register for the amateur division visit the group’s web site at The deadline is Feb. 1.

Professional bakers also will be participating in the same five categories plus Best in Show, Fan Favorite and Best Display. They are Bartell’s Cupcakery, The Cake Boutique, Debbie’s Cupcake Crazy, Enjoy!, Lil’ Baby Cakes, Mon Amie Bakery, Stephanie’s Sweet Spot, and Sugar Mama’s.

There also will be a silent auction, basket auction, 50-50 raffle and a special cupcake creation station for kids.

The cost is as follows: adults, $7 in advance or $10 at the door; children 4 to 10, $4 advance or $5 at door; and those 3 and under, free. Tickets are available through professional bakers and on the web site.

Friends of Mahoning Valley Birth Center is a local nonprofit organization founded in 2012 that supports women of the Mahoning Valley in having healthy pregnancies and birth experiences. For information contact Kristi Sanchez, event coordinator, at 330-519-5772 or

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