Cupcake Wars fundraiser supports Home of the Brave II

Youth was served, along with cupcakes, Saturday in the Cupcake Wars as the sister act of Skyler and Riley Schmidt captured “Best Overall” honors in the fundraiser held Saturday at American Legion Post 28. The event, sponsored by Unit 28 Auxiliary, raised $380 that will go to Home of the Brave II, the transitional home for female veterans in Milford. (Delaware State News/Glenn Rolfe)

MILLSBORO — On National Make a Difference Day Saturday, youth was served — and hundreds of cupcakes sold — in a Cupcake Wars fundraiser at American Legion Post 28 supporting Home of the Brave II, the transitional home in Milford for homeless female veterans.

Skyler and Riley Schmidt, sisters who are active members in the Junior Auxiliary, landed two honors, including “Best Overall Cupcake Winner” in the event staged by Auxiliary Unit 28. They also earned “Best Tasting” in the under 16 age division as judged in taste-testing by three guest judges.

Another crew of judges graded the 13 official entries on creativity, display and presentation.

Sue Carson and Cindy Winemiller, teaming up as Sassy Sisters entry, also garnered a pair of awards: Best Table Decoration and another for creativity in the over 16 division with their lemon cupcake entry.

Another award was claimed by Marcia Young, for Best Taste in the older division.

Candice Ruckle of Millsboro shows her cupcake creations for the Cupcake Wars held Saturday at American Legion Post 28. Proceeds support Home of the Brave II women’s facility in Milford. (Delaware State News/Glenn Rolfe)

There was a $10 entry fee and participants from the community and Legion family were required to make at least two dozen homemade cupcakes.

Cupcakes were sold at $1 each.

This was the first year for the Cupcake Wars fundraiser, an idea suggested by the Schmidt sisters.

“It was their suggestion because they have it at their school in New Jersey and thought it would be fun,” said Auxiliary Unit 28 spokeswoman Beth McGinn, adding Unit 28 Auxiliary is “hoping to do again!”

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