The Great Greer Bake Off is searching for Greer’s best cupcake maker
Are you the greatest baker and cupcake maker in the Upstate? How about the greatest in Greer?
You can find out by entering The Great Greer Bake Off to be held on Saturday, September 21, at 1 p.m. at Plate 108.
The Great Greer Bake Off will feature teams of two vying to make the best cupcakes this side of the state line. Judges will determine the winner, with attendees having the chance to weigh in as taste testers. Local home bakers are invited to enter the competition to win the title of Greatest Greer Baker. The entry fee is $45. Admission for attendees is $10, with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
The brainchild of Charla Tippin-Smith, The Great Greer Bake Off is a first-time event. Selected as an honoree of the W.I.S.H. Society (Women Inspiring Strength & Hope), Tippin-Smith has partnered with Plate 108, a cooking and entertainment venue on E. Poinsett Street in downtown Greer, to stage the event.
“As a W.I.S.H. Society honoree, we are fundraising for Make-A-Wish and our goal of $7000 will grant one wish for one South Carolina child,” said Tippin-Smith, owner of Gifted Giver Consulting and Personal Shopping. “When I thought of Make-A-Wish, I thought of a cake and blowing out a candle to make a wish. That’s a lot like a child with a critical illness making a wish to be, to go, to have or to become.”
About W.I.S.H. Society
Each year, Male-A-Wish® South Carolina’s W.I.S.H. Society honors an elite selection of local women for the inspiring professional and philanthropic roles they play in the community. Utilizing their talents, compassion and leadership qualities, Upstate honorees join forces with Make-A-Wish to raise funds to grant the wishes of local children with critical illnesses.
A wish gives a sick child something to yearn for that’s not steeped in the language of hospitals, trauma or pain. It encourages them to think about something that seems out of reach and if the impossible can happen once, that child can believe in their ability to live with or even overcome their illness. The South Carolina chapter of Make-A-Wish will grant more than 200 wishes this year.