Frequently asked questions


What time does the Cupcake Classic 5K begin?

Check-In for the race will begin at 6:30a and the race will start at 8:00am

How can I be a Cupcake Vendor?

All of our cupcake vendors are required to have the following in order to participte: -Business Licensce with the city of VIrginia Beach -Business Insurance (1,000,000 mininum) -Must have One of the following: ServSafe Certificate, Food Handling Certificate from the VA Health Department or Virginia Department of Agriculture

Will there be Gluten Free, Keto, & Vegan Cupcakes?

Yes, several vendors will have these cupcakes available to purchase.

How many Cupcakes will be at this event?

Last year we had 9,000 and sold out- so we plan to have thousands more!

Can I sponsor this event?

Absolutely! Please use our contact form and contact us directly and let us know of your interest.

2020 Virtual Cake Competition

How many cakes may I enter into the contest?

Each contestant has a limit of 3 cake entries.

How old do I have to be in order to enter the contest?

The minimum age to enter the contest is age 4. For Pre-Junior and Junior Divisions a Parent/Guardian may bake the cake, make the icing/frosting/buttercream for the contestant. For all Divisions, contestant MUST do all the decorating.

I have an in-home bakery business, may I enter the competiton?

Yes of course, you will need enter the Adult Competition under the the Expert division. An Expert is defined as one who has more refined skills and techniques. Has gone beyond intermediate or has won 1st place in an intermediate in a previous show or is a mid to high level culinary student or is a past/present teacher or decorator for a commercal enterprise (ex. Wilton), or works as a baker/caterer/CFO or in a commercial bakery, or a person in an allied field.

I previously made a cake for another competiton, may I enter it here?

If your cake fits the theme and is "CHKD Inspired", of course! Please ensure you print the checklist to make sure your entry has acheived all the requirements.

I've finished my cake, where do I go to submit?

Please visit the Virtual Cake Competiton Page and scroll down and click the 'cake submission' link. This is a google form, if the form does not work for you please email us. And we'll email the form to you.

When will the winners be announced?

All winners will be annoucned on National Cupcake Day! December 15th.

What is a storyboard?

A sequence of photos with some directions and/or diaglogue, representing the shots planned to describe your 'chkd inspired' cake creation.


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The Virginia Cupcake Festival

PO BOX 65026

Virginia Beach, VA 23467