Third Annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge – Event Doubles Participation

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) – Registration for the Pocono Cupcake Challenge, being held at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, is officially closed.  The event will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from noon to 3:00 pm. 

The 3rd Annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge will feature 65 local, regional, amateur and professional cupcake vendors.  Each vendor will provide at least 10 dozen cupcakes and may submit up to three varieties.  Guests of the Pocono Cupcake Challenge have the opportunity to purchase four cupcakes for $10.00.  There is no cost to attend the Pocono Cupcake Challenge.     

“My team and I are all very pleased with the support we are receiving from the community”, said Rob Howell, Pocono Cupcake Challenge. “I am not surprised that we doubled our participation this year.  Last year’s Cupcake Challenge was such a wonderful day for the families that attended – it just makes sense that interest in the event would grow.” 

Last year, the 2nd Annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge raised $10,000 for the United Way of Monroe County.  32 local cupcake enthusiasts donated their time and cupcakes for the event.  While celebrity bakers from the television show “Cupcake Wars” volunteered to serve as judges.  

Cupcakes are not the only features of The Pocono Cupcake Challenge.  Complimentary family activities from cupcake decorating and lawn games to cupcake eating contests and hay rides take place throughout the day.  Musical entertainment is being provided by The Riverside Rhythm.        

“If you have never visited The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, now is your chance”, said Howell.  “Enjoy the afternoon with your family and help support The United Way of Monroe County.”

The Pocono Cupcake Challenge is a culinary event in which several contestants may provide cupcakes to be judged in the following categories:  Best Tasting, Most Original Flavor, Most Artistic, and Best Display.  The People’s Choice category will be the Favorite Cupcake Vendor.  Proceeds of the event benefit the United Way of Monroe County.  More information can be found on the event website:    

Entertainment for the Pocono Cupcake Challenge will include the Riverside Rhythm Swing Band.  More information about the Riverside Rhythm can be found at:

Sponsors include: Kilareski Orthodontics, Sweet Riley’s Bakery, Kitchen Chemistry,, The Perk-Up Truck, and Riverside Rhythm.   More information about sponsoring The Pocono Cupcake Challenge along with sponsorship forms can be found by clicking here

For media inquiries, please contact Jeromy Wo, Public Relations, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort at:  570-424-4050 x1409 or by e-mail at:

Jeromy Wo
Public Relations                                              
570-424-4050 x1409