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This past Saturday afternoon seven bakers threw down at Willie McBrides Bar in Hoboken, NJ to benefit Autism Speaks.  I was very impressed with the overall quality and creativeness of the contestants.  Some of the other judges, who bake for a living even got some new ideas after eating the desserts from these plucky bakers.  Here are the results:

Congratulations are in order:

  • “Green”-est baker- “Color Jam” with their Raw Coconut Dream Drops
  • Best Presentation- The Measuring Cup – Vanilla Cupcake with Port Wine reduction and cinnamon butter cream.
  • Most Unique Ingredient- “Random Random Bake Shop” with their Bacon Chocolate Baklava
  • Sexiest Baker- “Muppet Force” Cassie and Alyssa with their Chocolate and organic coconut mini-cupcakes
  • Best In Show: Congratulations to Jessica Engle’s and The Measuring Cup – who took top honors with their Vanilla Cupcake with Port Wine reduction and cinnamon butter cream.

The winning cupakes

4 Responses to “Vicious and Virtuous: Great ideas come from charity event”

the event was really so much fun! thanks to everyone for coming! the event raised about $600 for autism speaks & i’m sure next year we’ll raise even more. diana was pretty fantastic for putting this together.

this was my first baking competition & i’m glad muppet force was a hit. i’m hoping to find out about more local contests in the future & keep on bringing the sexy to my confections!

The Measuring Cup rocked the contest!

Yes, all the bakers did a really nice job. I think this event could get huge in the coming years.

Awesome event! Would love to help with publicity next year to make it even bigger!

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