Calling all sweets lovers! The 2014 edition of Let Them Eat Cake arrives on the Avenue of the Arts on Monday, April 7. (Photo by Philly Loves Fun)
On Monday, April 7, the largest wedding cake competition in the northeast returns to Philadelphia for the 10th tasty year.
Starting at 6 p.m., City of Hope hosts Let Them Eat Cake, where more than 40 bakers, pastry chefs and students will gather to showcase their best dessert skills.
Cakes will compete for prizes and sugary glory in categories like Most Artistic, Best Tasting and Best Theme. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample the frosted fare and vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award.
This year’s theme, Fantasy Weddings, offers inspiration and sugary satisfaction to brides- and grooms-to-be across the region.
Plus, as part of a new Sweetheart Tablescape competition sponsored by UBER, local wedding planning and design companies will create their most exquisite table settings.
Sweet shops like Classic Cakes, Wonderland Cakes and Granny Schmidt’s are amongst the confirmed participants. The illustrious panel of celebrity judges includes Marc and Benny from City Cakes NY; former White House Chef John Moeller; and Dana Herbert, winner of Next Great Baker.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Purchase yours online today. Don’t be late: the first 100 attendees in the door will receive a goody bag worth over $100.
The sweetest slice? All proceeds from the event benefit City of Hope, internationally recognized as a leader in research and treatment for cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
City of Hope’s Let Them Eat Cake Competition
When: Monday, April 7, 6 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree Hilton, 237 S. Broad Street
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
More info: www.cityofhope.org and www.crowdrise.com