Cupcake Champs Crowned at Fantasy Springs Resort Contest

Indio bakers sweep pro, amateur ranks

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino hosted the second annual Fantasy Cupcake Challenge benefitting Well in the Desert Nov. 10.

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The Coachella Valley enjoyed its own version of "Cupcake Wars" with the second annual Fantasy Cupcake Challenge at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.

Indio resident Christy Wilson took home first place in the Amateur category as well as Most Creative Booth, which was voted by the public. She entered a Half Baked Smores Cupcake.

Melina Sippel of Indio's TKB Bakery & Deli collected first in the Professional category with a Pink Rose Cupcake.

Overall, 16 professional and 36 amateur cupcake participants entered the competition, raising more than $6,000 for The Well in the Desert.

The results were:

Professional winners:
1. Melina Sippel of TKB
2. Jennifer Sinambela
3. Kinnie Haskins

Amateur winners:
1. Christy Wilson
2. Rhea Keyes
3. Shama Krohne

People's choice:
Taylor Kuykendall

Most creative booth:
Christy Wilson

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