We’re still running our autumn cupcake contest with a chance to win tickets to see the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, at the Salem Civic Center on Dec. 9. We’ve already received some wonderful entries, including these fall leaf cupcakes made by Shaye Thomas of Troutville.
A photo of Shaye’s cupcakes and the others submitted for the contest will be sent to Valastro, who will choose the winner. Here are the rules and the deadline for the contest. You still have this week and this coming weekend to do the baking.
>> Bake and decorate the cupcake yourself or with friends and family members. Use an autumn theme (this could include leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving, football season, etc. Feel free to be creative.)
>> Take a photo of the cupcake that shows all the elements of your design.
>> Write a brief description about how you decorated your cupcake, including any special or unusual steps you took.
>> Email the picture and description, along with your name, hometown and daytime telephone number (for verification purposes), to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the materials to The Roanoke Times, c/o Lindsey Nair, P.O. Box 2491, Roanoke, VA, 24010.
>> The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. The winner will be notified by the week of Nov. 26. Even if your cupcake does not win, we may publish your picture in The Roanoke Times.