We want to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who participated, sponsored, and donated to the 2nd Annual Cup-Cake Wars!

From 69 News: Hundreds of cupcakes and more than a dozen competitors descended upon the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing for the second annual Cup-Cake Wars to benefit the Restoring Hope Foundation.

For many competitors, it’s a battle line drawn not in chalk, but buttercream icing.

“Tanya and I work together in the same market, so we constantly have this little competition going on,” said Paula Fish, with Bunny’s Bakery

Four feet is the distance between the Tropical Bakery table and the display by Bunny’s Bakery. The small space is part of the strategy and the challenge as the bakers try to protect their highly classified secrets.

“I keep telling her like can I just take some,” said Tanya Melendez with Tropical Bakery.

“She’ll come over and say, ‘What are you making today?’ and I’ll say, ‘What are you making today?” explained Fish.

From a rivalry forged at the Shillington Farmers Market to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the second annual Cupcake Wars, the rivalry is secondary, as the fixing up of cupcakes will ultimately lead to fixing up a home for a local family, courtesy of the Restoring Hope Foundation.

“We’re designed for middle class working families who have a special need or a special circumstance,” explained Diane Salks with Restoring Hope Foundation. “About 90, 95 percent of our build is donations of product and labor, but there are just things you have to buy.”

As for Melendez and Fish, they’re happy for the opportunity to up their sugar-filled artistry in front of more people.

“I know what she’s good at and she knows what I’m good at,” said Fish.

Please read original article and watch video by 69 News here.

The event was an overwhelming success due to your help! All of the participation in Cup-Cake Wars has given us additional funds so that we can continue to provide this worthwhile service to the community. We would like to send a special thank you to the following:


Riverview Bank
Northpointe Bank
Outten Family of Dealerships
Riverview Tree & Landscaping, Inc.
West Lawn Quoitting Association
L&L Services & Rentals, LLC
Settlement Engine
Empire Building Products
FXV Digital Design, Inc.
J. Prutzman Enterprises, LLC
ReMax of Reading, Harry Fry
Visions Federal Credit Union


610 Auto Haus
Don Riggins Hearing Aids
Insurance Offices Limited
Manderbach Ford
Sher & Associates, PC


AZ Vacuum
Altoona Curve
MJ Banks
Carvel Ice Cream
Cherry Crest Farms
Dorney Park & Wild Water Kingdom
Epicurean Pantry
Fightin Phils
Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society
Harrisburg Senators Baseball Club
Jprutzman Enterprises LLC
Kay Jewelers
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Lunch with Lucille
Philadelphia Union
Pocono Raceway
Reading Distilling Guild
Reading Fightin Phils
Retro Fitness
Riverview Gardens & Gifts
Salon Styles
Shady Maple
The Mint Leaf, LLC
The Rose Group
Tompkins VIST Bank
Unique Pretzels
United Artists Salon & Spa
Willoughby’s On Park
Wyomissing Family Restaurant
Crayola Experience
BJ’s Wholesale
The Colebrookdale Railroad
Denise Monaco
P.J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant
The Angry Anvil
Bakery Babe
Sam’s Nail Art Studio
Philadelphia Phillies Ballpark

Committee Members & Volunteers

Nicholas Chmielewski
Tammy Clauser
Laurie Grube
Brenda James
Suzy Lysczek
Sandy Madara
Cynthia Oswald
Joanna Roche
Diane Salks
Brian Smith
Vickie Stirk
Sarah Subhan
Melody Wilson
Sandy Witman
Jennifer Woodland


Bakery Babe
Bunny’s Bakery, LLC
Katie Cakes & Co.
Kim’s Bakery
Tivoni Vegan Kitchen & Bakery
Tropical Bakery
Denise Monaco
Paula Fish
Kristen Kriebel
Katelyn Friesema
Kim Weber
Gili Kieffer
Tanya Melendez
Chey-Ann Roche
Katy Strain
Michele Hoshauer
Rebecca & Abigail Keller
Tina Brady