Now in its second year, Cupcake Fest MKE made its debut at The Mitchell Park Domes in 2015. Sponsored by local Milwaukee bakery Classy Girl Cupcakes, the event will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9am – 6pm and feature attractions for kids of all ages. Activities include Cupcake Land- a life-sized Candy Land style board game, carnival games, cupcake scavenger hunt throughout the Domes, community cake decorating, an interactive cupcake factory, red carpet photos, cupcake coloring station, DJ dance party, cupcake creation contest, vendors, and YouTube sensation Gina Naomi Baez will perform her hit song “Cupcakes” and other favorites live throughout the day. Admission prices are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children 5 and under receive free admission. VIP tickets for early admission and special attractions go on sale August 1 at CupcakeFestMKE.com and Eventbrite.com.
Classy Girl Cupcakes has been Milwaukee’s go-to cupcake bakery since 2010, and sells their cupcakes at Summerfest and all over the city. Located on Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee, the bakery offers 25+ daily flavors baked fresh from scratch and caters hundreds of weddings and corporate events each year. In addition to cupcakes, expert cake artist Samantha Wright has created a prolific gallery of birthday cake and wedding cake designs, and will be building a 6 foot tall cake for guests to help decorate at Cupcake Fest MKE.
Owner Erica Elia had the idea for a festival celebrating cupcakes after participating in Very Fairy Princess Festival at The Domes in March 2015, which drew several thousand children and families. As her daughter Ansley (dressed in a Frozen Elsa costume of course) explored the exhibits with joy, she thought of how Classy Girl Cupcakes could contribute to the need for quality children’s activities in Milwaukee. Of course adults will enjoy Cupcake Fest MKE as well, especially those young at heart. Classy Girl’s team of bakers, decorators, and event planners have been hard at work designing innovative activities to engage children and adults in the art of baking, which has become quite popular in recent years. We hope you’ll join us for Cupcake Fest MKE, and have a sweet day with your friends and family!