What's with the desserts? Did I all of a sudden decide to let my inner baker out? Ha ha, hardly. Instead, I had a chance to be a preliminary round judge for the amateur bake-off portion of the Home Sweet Home Dessert Competition!
Home Sweet Home is a charity event benefiting the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund. It's a fun evening that includes dessert tasting (of all the competition entries!), wine, dinner, and dancing (wine + dinner with VIP tickets only). Their tagline? "Eat, Drink, and Dance to Open Doors for the Homeless."
This year it is held on Saturday, October 22 starting at 7PM at the Cambridge Hyatt Regency Hotel's Presidential Ballroom. You can find more details here. Tickets are $40 (general dessert tasting); $100 (VIP ticket includes wine, dinner, and dessert); or $150 for two VIP tickets. There will be music, dancing, and Billy Costa will be hosting!
This year, for the first time, they have two levels of competition: a professional level and also an amateur level. This past week, a small group of food bloggers had the privilege of judging the preliminary round of the competition. The final round judging will occur at the event!
I can't say too much, but I can show you all the lovely photos that I took of the fantastic entries!
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry Orange Cookies
Sage's Sensible Snacks
Caramel Mocha Latte Cupcakes
Hilltopper Cake Bar
Moist Banana Bread
White Chocolate Biscoff filled Cookies
Cadence Cake Bar
Pina Colada Pound Cake
Chocolate Crazy Mint Brownie
Swiss Choco Tort Surprise
Pot de Creme with Swirled Pistachio Bark
Chocolate Raspberry Goodness Pie
Bourbon St. Banana Bites
It was super fun judging this exciting event, though I must admit I was thoroughly sugared-out by the end. Afterwards, I enjoyed a nice savory dinner at one of my favorite restaurants with Bryan.
And no, I did not have dessert!
Have a great weekend!
Judges! Left to Right: Jen of Tiny Urban Kitchen (me!), Megan of Delicious Dishings, Jessie from My Uncle's Kitchen, Chels and Sues from We Are Not Martha, and Meghan from Buttercream Blondie.
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