Now that the confectioner’s sugar is settling on last weeks Let Them Eat Cake charity fundraiser for City of Hope…

 

With the scoring reflecting point scales in artistry, and taste – you’d have to win one of the classes, and score high enough in the other to become our overall winner.

 

I got a chance to speak with our winner in the “Most Artistic” category which catapulted him into the top position, also winning “Best of Show”.

 

Now mind you nothing here is a given… our winner took top honors by edging out the nearest competitor by one point….

 

Our winners from both year one (Truli Confectionary Arts), and last year’s winner (Anne’s Cake Pan)… while both in the mix (sorry, couldn’t resist) were edged out by a relative unknown in the local wedding cake scene…

 

Chef Instructor Eric Boerner of the Art Institute of Philadelphia… Eric who jokingly calls himself a ‘good cook’ teaches more than just pastry related courses…

 

Eric who also supervised our student winner…said he took so much time overseeing the students he didn’t get to the cake he originally planned to do ( maybe next year chef?)…

 

He ‘took Art Deco and Art Noveau design from old movie houses and “industrialized it” to keep with the grey-scale concept”… chef stayed away from the floral motif knowing there would be a lot of other entries with flowers

 

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Thanks to Eli allen of Majestic Images Photography for our event photos

 

Boerner also decided to stay away from what everyone else might be doing in terms of cake and flavor and went with something lighter and less sweet…and less traditional ideas of using bananas and brunt caramel as flavorings as well as his own secret recipe soaking syrup…

 

All this combined with 24 sleepless hours to detail his creation seems to have given him a winning creation…

 

Congrats to Chef Eric and to all the competitors….