We won’t sugarcoat it: Cupcake Wars is one ADEC event you won’t want to miss.
For several weeks now, ADEC’s five day services and After-School Club have been fine-tuning their best batters and finest frostings in hopes of winning over our celebrity judges and taking home a trophy.
Cupcake Wars takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at ADEC’s new Gaining Grounds Center and the public is encouraged to attend.
Mini cupcakes will be available to sample and full-sized cupcakes can be purchased for $1 each — a perfect Valentine’s Day treat for your sweetheart or your office. ADEC’s Gaining Grounds Coffee House will be open during the event (because cupcakes just taste better with a caffeine chaser).
For the people ADEC serves, Cupcake Wars is more than a friendly competition to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Baking is a popular and beneficial vocation offered at each of ADEC’s five day service locations throughout Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. Not only do cooking skills help individuals with disabilities move toward independence, the recipes also incorporate skills like shopping, basic math and reading.
ADEC clients have been involved in every step of the Cupcake Wars process. With guidance from direct support professionals, the people ADEC serve have helped select the (hopefully) winning recipe, whipped together the batter, placed the cupcakes in the oven and perfected the swirl of icing on top.
A cast of six celebrity judges ranging from television personalities to food critics will be on site on Feb. 13 to sample each cupcake and pick the winner based on taste, presentation and display.
And because this is ADEC, the presentations are sure to be just as sweet as the cupcakes themselves. If the last Cupcake Wars is any indication, there will be dancing.
So come on out to ADEC’s Gaining Grounds Center on Feb. 13 to ♫ watch us whip and watch us bake, bake. ♫
Or just swing by for a few minutes to purchase a cupcake (or a dozen) to go. You can even pick up a box of Joe To Go while you’re at it for just $12 — your coworkers will thank you!
Check out the full Gaining Grounds menu and learn more about the coffee shop at adecgaininggrounds.com.