Confectioner Robin Mastrippolito of Embreeville took third place in the cupcake division of the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival last year, and she's motivated to improve her performance this year. I ran into her on Friday and she said she's thinking about entering a scrumptious-sounding cupcake involving white Godiva chocolate, brandy and either blueberries or blackberries.
The annual event, which benefits the United Way of Southern Chester County, is Sunday, Feb. 12 at Kennett High School. More information and tickets are available at www.kennettchocolate.org. With a connoisseur ticket ($25 each, $45 for two) you get free parking, early entry to beat the crowds (noon), ten tastings and beverages. With a general admission ticket ($10, $30 for a family of four), you get six tastings (with more for 50 cents each), parking is $5, and you have to wait until 1 p.m. to enter the event.