Sweeter than Cake!

We have been truly blessed to be a part of the Let's Eat Cake fundraiser that we mentioned last week. This great competition was created by the incredible Melissa Margarita-DiStefano (aka Maria) of Masterpiece Weddings. The goal is to help cure cancer with cake, and that is exactly what we are going to do!

The Fundraiser
She has invited bakers from all over the southeast to compete in this event to benefit the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The goal is to raise $50,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to this deserving organization that helps kids and their families when they need it the most. We are thrilled that a fundraiser such as this is taking place in Gainesville and that we are able to help.

Time and Location
Tuesday, February 17th. The fun begins at 6:00 in the evening at the Paramount Plaza Resort.

The Categories
Let's Eat Cake will include a cake design and challenge as well as a live cake auction! (count us in for that one) One of the highlights of the event will be the "crowd's favorite" award, which will be judged by the guests after tasting the delicious creations. (ok, you can count us in for that one too)

The Judges
Miss Melissa has done a wonderful job getting numerous high profile judges for this event, such as
Shane Matthews, formally with the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins; Pagie Beck, Gainesvilles' favorite anchorwoman from WCJB; the talented and fabulous Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen; And one of central Florida's best chef's, Jamie Mcfadden!

There will be several amazing prizes given during the competition. Among them, a Con-Air 5-Quart Mixer, Gift Certificates to Olive Garden (YUM!), Onieda pots and pans, and (can I get a drum-roll please?) a 4 day, 3 night, all expenses paid trip to the Sandals resort of your choice!!! And that's just some of the prizes!

There is so much to look forward to and best of all it's for a great cause! So, if you are interested in donating or just want to know more, email or call Melissa (melissa@masterpieceweddings.com 352-317-3222) And be sure to check out the Let's Eat Cake blog for updates.

Curing Cancer with Cake...Sounds sweet to me!


Melissa DiStefano said...

Awwe! Thank you for blogging about my event! You're the bestest!