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Keystone College students are hoping members of the college community and local residents can pick the area’s top cupcakes and raise money to help fight cancer on the same evening.

Students in Keystone’s Hospitality and Event Planning Program are conducting their fifth annual “Cupcake Challenge” on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. in Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Tickets cost $10 to sample six different cupcakes made by local bakeries and vote for their top choices. Raffle prizes will be awarded. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door, online, or in advance by e-mailing brenda.lidy@keystone.edu.

Participating bakers and bakeries include:

Allyssa Clarson, Montrose; Alter House,  Elisha Nolan, Clarks Summit; Billie Wech and Rachel Knowlton, Greenfield Twp.; Curlytop Cupcakery, Greenfield Twp.; Diane Brewster, Wilkes Barre; Duffy’s, Clarks Summit; Hilton Hotel, Scranton; Joyce Leo, Dallas; McQuade’s Desserts, Jermyn; Shannon Croney, The Lodge at Woodloch; Sherry Pritchyk, Scott Twp.; Sodexo – Keystone College; The Barking Cupcake, Forest City; Tina Furman, Tunkhannock; Cherie Cobb Peoples, Dalton; Sisile Maruzzelli, Tunkhannock, and the Radisson Hotel, Scranton.

Would you like to be a baker?
Junior, professional, and home bakers are invited to participate in the event as well. Bakers must prepare 150 cupcakes, and three judges will sample and select the best cupcakes. $25 registration fee.  Sign up now!  Contact brenda.lidy@keystone.edu or call (570) 945-8334.

Would you like to attend?
Cost is $10, which includes 6 cupcakes. Register as a taster.

Can’t attend but would like to participate?
Please consider making a gift online or donating a raffle basket for the hospitality club fundraiser. Contact Brenda.Lidy@keystone.edu to donate a basket raffle prize.