Celebrities competing in cupcake bake-off

February 26, 2013 

Sugarland bakery is celebrating its fifth birthday with a celebrity cupcake bake-off at its Raleigh location in Cameron Village.

From 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, the public can watch celebrities paired with the bakery’s pastry chefs create a cupcake based on a surprise theme. The winners will get $1,000 donated to the charity of their choice. The celebrities include WRAL anchor Debra Morgan, WQDR 94.7 morning deejay Mike Wheless, UNC football coach Larry Fedora and former “The Biggest Loser” competitors Ed Brantley and Heba Salama.

The event will kick off a monthlong celebration featuring specials at the bakery’s locations in Chapel Hill and Raleigh.

Plus, the bakery is sponsoring a monthlong competition among local charities to win $500. Each charity will have a unique hash tag during March for supporters to use on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook when sharing a photo of themselves at Sugarland with a sweet treat. The organization with the most posts that both tag Sugarland (@sugarlandnc) and include their organization’s given hash tag will win.

To register a charity for the March competition, contact Hannah Walker at

For information about the bakery, go to

Tour the Triangle’s breweries

The Beltline Brew Tours recently released its 2013 schedule.

The company offers 3- to 4-hour tours of the breweries in Durham and Raleigh, which includes transportation. Each tour costs $45 per person or $80 for two people.

The Raleigh tour dates include March 23, April 20, May 25, June 29, July 20, Aug. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 19; Durham tour dates include March 9, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 13, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7.

The Raleigh tour is 1-5 p.m. and Durham is 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.

To buy tickets, go to Gift certificates are also available.

Roth Brewing Co. hosts hot wing eating contest

Heat-seeking eaters will want to mark March 9 on their calendars for the 2013 Insain Hot Sauce Hot Sauce Festival and Music Event at Roth Brewing Co.

The event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will include food vendors, live music and a hot wing eating contest with a $100 prize.

For more information about the event, go to the brewing company’s Facebook page: or call 919-782-2099.

The brewery is at 5907 Triangle Dr. in North Raleigh.

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