Let Them Eat Cake – Some of Philly’s most decorative, and delicious cakes competing for the top prize. I have the Winners

Good Thursday day to you all. This week was crazy, so we’re a little behind here at PhillyChitChat, and by we I mean me. On Monday I went to the fabulous Let Them Eat Cake, where a dozen bakeries compete in a cake competition, proceeds from the event go to City of Hope cancer and treatment center located in LA. This year’s theme was Animation. There was a nice crowd in attendance as the event returned to the Loews after a few years absences. It was also really great to see some of the younger bakers who are very excited to be included in this very unique cake competition.

My fav cake and everything delicious would be Cakes and Candies by Maryellen (r)
here with judge Renee Patrone of Events by Renee
Some of the cakes were right on point with the theme, like Maryellen’s which was beyond spectacular, others I have to say missed the point and if they’re your wedding cake baker, be very specific with your theme.
More judges for the cake contest: Robert Bennett, Classic Cake and notably of Le Bec Fin, with Ron Ben-Israel, celebrity chef and trendsetting cake designer and Hadas Kuznits,
CBSradio, All the contestants were excited to meet Chef Ron and he
really took time with each one answering their questions and listening
to them. Other judges were Kathy Gold, Laura Burkhardt and Eric Allen as far as I could tell.
Unik Cakes in Warminster PA – They went on to win best artistry
It was pretty spectacular, although I did some other amazing cakes. So come along let’s check them out.
Pastry Chef Jennifer Roach, Cescaphe created a clever cake based on an early animation theme.
Very clever!
Even a tiny bakery like entered a cool “book cake”, which was a strawberry shortcake.
by Eliza’s Bakery in Phoenixville, Pa
TV Time with Hanna Barbra and friend by SophistiCakes Bakery Drexel Hill. Check out Scooby Doo.
It’s a pretzel cake, with peanut butter and milk chocolate mousseline. They were going for the sweet/savory taste they told me.
Master Bakers cake was amazing and was a chocolate/banana split cake. Chad Weldon, owner with pastry chef Danielle Zahodski
They used special edible shellac to get the shine on the car.
I ran into Cheryl Colleluori, ‎President at HEADstrong Foundation and Lori Michaliszyn.
HEADstrong Foundation was named in honor of Cheryl’s son Nick who died of cancer. They do a lot of wonderful things in his name, but my favorite is they’ve established a home for families who have a member stricken with cancer and is being treated locally. So check out their page and help them if you can.
Mole Street Artists were on hand producing with their av talents as well as having their Blues Jr band played at the gig. Trevor Walsh, Melanie Smith and Brendan Walsh, co-owner of Mole Street Artists.
I’m confused, anyway the flavor of the cake was Earl Grey.
Spectacular cake but what theme is it?

Colleen and Chase Kriebel, Kriebel’s Custom Bakery. Eagleville, PA. Yes he is named after Chase Utley.

Amazing cake. It’s the Tasmanian devil’s tornado sucking up the picnic Bugs Bunny and his lady set out. Why this cake didn’t get #1 as it says, I’ll never know. Kriebel’s Custom Bakery. Eagleville, PA

Cute, so much going on. Queen Bee’s cream cheese pound cake, passion fruit carmel, vanilla and fresh raspberries
so cute though.



Another amazing cake, this one by Merion Caterers, Cinnaminson, NJ.
Their design captured all the Disney characters from movies, and then they placed them on the countries where the movie was set.


Were the judges paying attention? The cake even rotated.


This was a spectacular cake, but no where near the theme. Chef Ben loved it and really spent alot of time with the bakers to chat about it. Tynesha Hills, Sammy Oguendo, Laura Hernadez and E Rojas
Ann of Ten Pennies with her sister Norma
There were vendors there, as well as wedding photographers, hair dressers and accessories. Here’s Ella Vanilla with her cake decorating accessories.
Natanya DiBona, Guest and Kory Aversa


Harry Giordano, ceo of City of Hope – Philly,  announces the winners
And the Winner is: Michelle Quier , Granny Schmidt’s Custom Cakes
Everyone loved this cake. I don’t think I saw the movie. They won the Best of Show, and Best Tasting. It was DELICIOUS. Definitely the best tasting cake at the show.


Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon: Philadelphia Spa was there

They did the hair and make up for the models who were walking around in the gowns.

Danielle Raco, Spa Massage & facials, Lisa Marie Ponzio, Hair, Richel D’Ambra, owner, Karla Christine, Hai, Angela Hoxhia, Make up and Patrick Horrocks, Mgr.

Angela Hoxhia, Make up

Hope to see everyone at next year’s event. It’s a great idea, and a good cause.