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Seeking Amateur Bakers for Decadent Cupcake Competition

Thursday Aug 16, 2012
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BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo is seeking amateur bakers to enter the Decadent Cupcake Competition. The second annual "Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo" is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2012, 12 - 5 pm at Battery Park in Burlington, as part of the annual Pride Vermont Festival.

Sponsored by Audi South Burlington, the First Prize winner of the competition will receive $100 plus other valuable prizes. The first 20 contestants receive an official Decadent Cupcake Competition T-shirt. Contestants must be amateur bakers not currently earning a portion of their living from baking. Culinary students are permitted. There is no age limit. Pre-registration is required by emailing cupcakes@northerndecadence.com by September 15th. For complete guidelines, visit www.northerndecadence.com.

The Vermont Gay Tourism Association (VGTA), in partnership with the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, produces Northern Decadence to promote Vermont to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) travel market. Northern Decadence celebrates Vermont’s diversity, tourism and culinary culture.

The public will be able to sample some of the best specialty foods made in Vermont and New England, plus learn at cooking demonstrations presented by noted chefs. The popular Decadent Cup Cake Competition will take place, with cash and prizes going to amateur bakers. There will also be a silent auction with items and certificates from restaurants, resorts, inns, shops and other businesses.

The public will be able to sample some of the best specialty foods made in Vermont and New England, plus learn at cooking demonstrations presented by noted chefs.

Admission into the Northern Decadence tent is $5. Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Admission to the Pride Vermont Festival is free.

The Vermont Gay Tourism Association is a statewide nonprofit membership organization of gay-welcoming businesses of all types and sizes. It was incorporated in 2003 with the mission of promoting the state of Vermont to the LGBT traveler, including groups, gay weddings, and individuals.

Northern Decadence is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, Macy’s, Audi South Burlington, Shearer Chevrolet, New England Culinary Institute, and Moose Meadow Lodge. Media sponsors include Seven Days newspaper and The Point Independent Radio.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.northerndecadence.com or www.vermontgaytourism.com

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