Cupcake War Veterans Battled, Bonded, and Laughed!

Veterans of the 1st Twin Cities Planner Cupcake War made great memories this past week when they competed in the cupcake smack-down that was sponsored by the Marriot Minneapolis and Telluride Colorado Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN) is known for its ability to provide networking and engagement opportunities to meeting planners, so when Shawna Suckow, SPIN Founder and President, notified local planners that she, Todd Gehrke (Visit Telluride), and Barbara Madigan (Minneapolis Marriott) had arranged the competition of cupcake creativity, response was immediate.

Cupcake War Veterans, January, 2013

Cupcake War Veterans, January, 2013

Our battleground was the Marriott’s private bakery. Led by Executive Chef Donna and staff members, we benefited from the very best in tactical training and weaponry.

Executive Chef Donna instructs cupcake soldiers on battle tactics

Executive Chef Donna instructs cupcake soldiers on battle tactics

Weapons ready for battle

Weapons ready for battle

Congratulations to victors of the 1st Twin Cities Planner Cupcake War.

Cupcake War Victors (l to r) Amanda Ducach, Barbara Madigan, Todd Gehrke

Cupcake War Victors (l to r) Amanda Ducach, Barbara Madigan,Todd Gehrke

Cupcake War veterans are honing their battle skills for the future. When you’re called to duty, will you be prepared?