Second Inland Empire Cupcake Fair is May 4

Inland Empire Cupcake FairThe big question is: Will there be any Star Wars-themed cupcakes?

That’s because, Sunday, May 4, is the date for the second annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair, at which yours truly will again be a judge.

The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (with V.I.P. admission at 11 a.m.) at the newly-revamped Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St.

The organizers, I.E. Shine On, note that they have learned much from last year’s event and things should run a lot more smoothly this year.

In addition to cupcake sampling, the event will include cake decoration demos by the California Cake Decorations and Supply Company, a kids’ zone provided by Seeking Sitters Inland Empire, a free photo booth hosted by Shutter Cubby, free massages, live entertainment, giveaways, crafts and shopping.

Through March 31, general admission tickets are $15 and V.I.P. tickets are $30. After that date, the tickets go up to $25 and $35, respectively.

Also, after March 31, special four-packs of group tickets will be available: General admission for four will be $85, while V.I.P. admission for four will be $125.

General admission tickets include six tasting tickets, while V.I.P. tickets include seven tasting tickets and a goodie bag filled with local discounts and a T-shirt, plus the aforementioned early admission.

Advance tickets are available by clicking here.

Proceeds will benefit Community Connect and California Riverside Ballet.

For general information, click here.

If you want to participate in the Inland Empire Cupcake fair:

  • As a sponsor, click here
  • As a vendor, click here
  • As a cupcake baker (both amateur and pro are welcome!), click here
  • As a volunteer, click here

Note that time is of the essence, as many of the registration fees go up after March 7.

We had a great time judging last year’s event, and expect to have even more fun this year.

Now, bring on the lime-flavored Yoda cupcakes!

For updates, head to the Facebook event page.