On Friday, July 4th an estimated one-thousand attendees and forty-one contestants joined us for our 3rd Annual Cupcake Eating Contest & Festival!
Contestants were given five minutes to eat as many cupcakes as possible. Two contestants, Chris Chagnon and Robbie Bryant, tied for 2nd place each consuming 23 cupcakes.
First place was awarded to William Flynn who devoured 24 cupcakes and was named Myrtle Beach’s “2014 Cupcake Champion”. The first place prize package included a trophy, medal and tickets to Myrtle Beach area attractions, restaurants and retail stores as well as an Ocean Front Vacation Package, all valued close to $1500. Over 1,500 cupcakes were prepared and over 1,000 consumed. After the competition, the spectators were given the remaining cupcakes to enjoy.
The event featured a wide variety of entertainment options, including: Pony rides, a petting zoo, music, face painting, magician, and kid’s cupcake decorating. Hot dogs and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream were available for purchase. New South Brewery sponsored the event and proceeds from beer sales were given to the Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at HGTC.
Mascots from area attractions entertained the crowd, including: “Myrtle the Turtle” from Myrtle Waves, “Mr. Banks” from BNC Bank, “The Blues Brothers” from Legends in Concert, “Magic the Tiger” from The Palace Theatre and “Synbad” the Seahawk from Myrtle Beach High School. Croissants’ new mascot, “Frenchie” (a life-sized french macaron) made his debut appearance at the event.
Last, but not least…..
Bon Appetite Y’all