Last night
at the Loews Hotel was the 7th Anniversary of City of Hope’s “Let Them
Eat Cake.”

Let Them Eat Cake is Philadelphia’s Wedding Cake Design competition for
professionals, students and those who love to bake to create.
Brides-to-be and fondant foodies will converge for the seventh annual
competition featuring the best of the best. Awards & Korbel Champagne

 It’s supposed to be a bride and groom event so they can check out the various wedding cakes, as well as vendors for their wedding. But I think it’s an event for cake lovers everywhere. The artistry this year was unbelievable, competition was fierce, one judge said. Shout out to Caroline Covelli and Jaclyn Fisher of Two Little Birds Wedding Planning. SO cute.

Sisters Mindy Touhey and Liz Rega with their 1920’s inspired Circus Cake, Cake Couture, LLC, Spring City, Pa

 This is eye candy (ie I’m still on a sugar high am an unable to match the names with the cakes. Feel free to comment below if you recognize your cake.)

Piece a Cake ~ Colleen Lakey, Macungie Pa

 People heard my pleas, specifically City of Hope and they provided plenty of doggie boxes for peeps to take samples home with them.  There was still plenty left over for Executive Director of City of Hope’s Harry Giordano to bring to St. John’s Hopice around the corner. (with Fox 29’s weather guru Sue Serio.)


Emily and Fiona Duffy (front) Jill Shoenfeld (Jill’s Fork) and Brian Duffy (Bar Rescue TV show & restaurant consultant)with April Margera (MTV’s Viva La Bam, Jackass, the CKY videos, Minghags: The Movie and Bam’s Unholy Union.)  I asked April about her son’s (“Bam Margera & Friends” ) art exhibit which starts on Saturday at The James Oliver Gallery 723 Chestnut Street 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 1910. She tells me that Bam’s art is very Germanic, therapeutic, autobiographical, and really reflects the journey he is going through presently. As for April, she recently opened a store called “The Rose Hip Barn”, along with her mother Velma and daughter-in-law
Kelly. The store, located in Thornton, PA, sells refurbished furniture
as well as homemade purses and accessories for the home.

Kersi Anderson and Adrianne Lauton – The Restaurant School. Old fashion Circus.

Ready for their close up – Kharisma McIlwaine, CW Personality gets her shot

Monica Glass, Fish pastry chef, Derek Lee, LeeAnne Mullins and April Margera
look over a cake, judging it on style, creativity, theme and taste.


Joan Shepp styled Sarah Doheny, YUBr PR and John Soden

 Sylvia Weinstock with a winning cake 

 The front of the cake. Plus it played circus music.

 Master’s Baker, hmm how many jokes can you spot in that name? Chad Weldon, Ginger Lucas and sister Christie Weldon

Chelsea Boney and Shayna Clery – The Restaurant School

 Best Student Design David Reimund and Franco Alvisi, Jr both 2012 graduates of The Art Institute in Philadelphia.  The childhood friends hope to open their own place someday. Any investors around?

David Reimundhad an inspiration for the cake in the middle of the night, and wrote down his idea. I bet the first draft was less clear than this.

Linda Pham-Vertlieb and Stephanie Lyn Hayden


 Kathy Dezzi, Eleanor Dezzi and Janine Dezzi.  You may recognize Eleanor from Good Day Philly where she does political commentary.  Tomorrow she is going to the White House for the Annual Easter Luncheon and Egg Hunt. Can’t wait to see the photos.

Lynsie Solomon, Wendy Wilhelm, Ritz Carlton and Carol Drumstas, Brown-Forman.
Coming up next for the Ritz Carlton, On April 10, Celebrate the new season with six courses prepared by
Michelin Three-Star Executive Chef/Owner Eric Ripert and
our new Chef de Cuisine Nathan Volz.

Mark Kingsdorf, Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultant and co-founder of “Let Them Eat Cake” with co-founder City of Hope’s Harry Giordano
And the winner is

 Adelaide’s Bakery, Glendora, NJ

Adelaide’s Bakery, Glendora, NJ Stefanie Murphy and Monica Motter. They won Best in Show and Best
Tasting at Philly’s City of Hope “Let Them Eat Cake” Competition!  Stefanie named her bakery after her grandmother, Adelaide Spitsbergen who was on hand for the celebration. 

City of Hope’s “Let Them Eat Cake” Competition at the Loews Hotel last
night. Sue Serio Attended. – Suzy Vanhoose and Stacey Hill of “Truly
Custom Cakery” Bucks County, Pa. They won Best Theme, Most Artistic and
Audience Choice. (Recently these two ladies combined their bakeries, and look what they produced, WOW)  Check out this fun shot I took and placed in my PhillyMag Column