By Suzanne Corbett

Attention cannoli lovers and competition eaters. It’s time to start training for Piccione Pastry’s Cannoli Eating Contest.

In celebration of Piccione's fourth birthday, they are having an eating contest. Piccionee's, one of St. Louis’ premier Italian pastry shops is hosting an epic birthday celebration - four years in the Delmar Loop on April 22 with the second annual All-You-Can-Eat Cannoli Contest. It’s a contest like no other, promising to be a battle of the fittest and the biggest appetite who each will face the challenge to capture the win of bragging rights and free pastries for one year. The contest is free to participate – competitors sign up in-store at the pastry counter for the 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. time slots.

“We are grateful for our loyal customers and dedicated staff that have already made Piccione Pastry a local favorite. It’s important for us to share this celebration with them, said Piccione Pastry Chef, Colleen McBryan. “St. Louisans have requested a second all-you-can-eat cannoli showdown, and we are more than happy to oblige!”

Competitors are encouraged to bring their own cheerleaders along who can indulge themselves too, plus there will be special treats, discounts and drawings during the great cannoli showdown.

To keep the party rolling Piccione’s is awarding one lucky fan with a $25 gift certificate.To enter the drawing for the gift certificate email us at Deadline for entries is Monday at 6 p.m..   

To sign up for the cannolii-eating contest, visit Piccione Pastry at the corner of Delmar and Skinker or contact for contest details. 

The photo shown right is a birthday cannoli in celebration of their fourth year in operation.