Share Our Strength invites Atlantans to tie on their aprons and join in on the fun with the Baking Contest for No Kid Hungry on Tuesday, March 5, at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta. Emceed by Jenn Hobby of Kicks 101.5, the kickoff event for Share Our Strength’s tenth annual Bake Sale will feature professional pastry chefs, amateurs, culinary students and children vying to win the title “Atlanta’s Best Dessert.”
All proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America.Guests attending the contest can sample the creations of some of Atlanta’s best pastry chefs and bid in a silent auction. At the end of the evening, the entries will be judged on originality, taste and appearance. The top three contestants in each of the four categories will receive prizes.Guest judges will include Mamie Doyle, winner of“Cupcake Wars” and owner of Mamie’s Cupcakes in Marietta, Broderick Smylie, founder of Savory Exposure blog, Jenny Turknett, Atlanta Journal-Constitution food blogger and critic, and Sonia Chopra, editor of Eater Atlanta. They will be joined by Evelyn Mims, associate producer for 11Alive television and children’s judge Lizzie Marie, a 12-year-old local food blogger.
Dessert entry fees for contestants are $95 for professionals and $35 for children, culinary students and amateur bakers. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in all four categories, including $500 for first place in the professional category and $250 for first place in the amateur, culinary student and children's categories. Deadline for all entries is Friday, February 15, 2013.All entries must include contact information, detailed recipe summary or recipe and the non-refundable, tax-deductible entry fee. To see the full contest rules and to enter, visit www.strength.org/bakingcontest.
Tickets to the Baking Contest for No Kid Hungry judging event are $35 per person. Judging begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a dessert and wine reception hosted by Jenn Hobby. Tickets are available at www.strength.org/bakingcontest and are tax deductible.