Fifth annual Cupcake Contest set

The rules are simple for the annual West Virginia Birthday Cake Contest planned as part of Weston’s Amazing Week, June 15 to 22.

This year, the contest will be a Cupcake Challenge with West Virginia’s birthday as the theme for the competition. Since this is West Virginia’s 150th birthday, that would be considered in the challenge.

Bakers should present at least 12 cupcakes. Half the judging will be determined by the decorating and half by the taste of the cupcake.

Judging will be at noon June 18 at the Lewis County Senior Center, on West Second Street in Weston. The competition will include adults and teens/children categories. There is a $100 first-place prize and $50 for second for the cupcakes. There will be a $25 prize for the teens/children category.

More information and registration details are available by calling 304-269-3683 after 4 p.m., or emailing