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2nd Annual Cupcake Competition In Northern Liberties Will Benefit Philabudance

(A fried-chicken-and-bacon cupcake was one of last year's winners in the Philabudance Cupcake Smash.  Photo provided)

(A fried-chicken-and-bacon cupcake was one of last year’s winners in the Philabudance Cupcake Smash. Photo provided)

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Tim Jimenez is a general assignment reporter at KYW Newsradio...
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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — How does a “fried chicken cupcake” sound?  Bakers will share their wildest cupcake concoctions this Saturday in Northern Liberties, to benefit a Philadelphia food bank.

It’s the second annual “Cupcake Smash,” at the Piazza at Schmidt’s.

“Come hungry to help the hungry,” says Marlo DelSordo with Philabundance.  She says contestants — both amateur and professional bakers — will bring their outrageous cupcakes to the piazza.  Celebrity judges pick two winners, and those in attendance pick their favorite.

Not sure what to expect?  Here’s a taste from last year.

“The one winning cupcake was based on a pistachio-crusted lamb burger. The other winning cupcake was a chocolate covered cannoli inspired cupcake [in photo].”

DelSordo says they raised enough money last year for 6,800 meals for people in need.

“This year we’re hoping to provide 10,000 meals as a result of Cupcake Smash,” she tells KYW Newsradio.

The event is from 1pm to 5pm.  Tickets are on sale online for $20, or you can purchase them for $25 at the gate.

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