Franco Foods’ Amateur Baking Competition:
the Fleur Délices Challenge!
The competition is over! In all, 11 bakers baked and decorated 8 cakes – 5 individual bakers and 3 teams of 2. All were amazing and there was an abundance of creativity on display. Thank you to our finalists!
Congratulations to our winners!
Challenge Winner – Sandra Martel
Sandra’s cake representing France wowed the judges with their flavors and balanced textures. Comprised of a (bottom) Crème Brûlée cheesecake and a (top) Berry Chantilly cake. Decorated with berries and chocolate Eiffel towers. On the side, light vanilla macarons. Delicious!
People’s Choice Award – Cayla LeonGuerrero
Attendees voted Cayla’s the best representation of the country the cake represented – Mexico. Cayla’s delicate fondant work was a beautiful homage to Mexico’s Day of the Dead.
We were very fortunate to have 3 wonderful judges share their time, and their taste buds, to choose our Challenge winner. They had the enviable task to taste all the delicious cakes!
Thank you Judges!
Alexandre Waddell – pastry chef and co-owner of Crémeux French Pâtisserie .
Marie-Josée Duquette – Culture, Francophone and Academic Affairs Attachée of the Quebec Government Office in Boston,
Matt Ingersoll – Writer and Editor for the Hippo Press.
This event is sponsored in part by
Last, but certainly not least, a heartfelt thank you to the following who donated prizes and raffle items.