As everyone’s sugar buzz from the charity event – Let Them Eat Cake – starts to wear off…

We look back on what a huge success our fifth year was….

David Hall and the staff of the Loews Hotel Philadelphia were nothing short of AMAZING…. The beautiful Millennium Ballroom was just the right size for the 30 professional pastry chefs and a record breaking 14 pastry art student competitors to show off their stuff!

They truly rocked the house… people could not get enough amazing cake and I know there was a lot of interest in hiring the various pastry shops for wedding and special event cakes…

People loves the sound of Back2Life one of the new sound sensations from Brandywine Valley Talent– Korbel kept the champagne flowing, and people were very generous in purchasing raffle tickets to win items ranging from wedding planning assistance, to gift certificates from local restaurants, to the top tier of some of the wedding cakes on display!

I can say enough about our celebrity judge Colette Peters of Colette’s Cakes– this superstar who is probably best known for her appearances of various Food Network cake competitions- could not have been nicer or more patient; taking time to talk to students, professional pastry chefs and foodies alike…

I honestly can’t thank her enough…

This year’s winner for Best Theme of Ethnic Wedding Cake was Granny Schmidt’s Cakes who traveled in from the Lehigh Valley to compete.

Competitors tied for Best Tasting – Night Kitchen Bakery from Chestnut Hill

 

With Meil Patisserie

 

Who stole the show by taking top prize in Most Artistic as well and scoring high enough in the two categories to win the award for Best of Show!

Congratulations to all of the winners, but also to all those of competed and supported City of Hope.

Special thanks to Eli Allen of Majestic Images Photography for supporting the event and sharing his images….