Our own Marsha and Jenny were honored to serve as celebrity judges for the Texas Wedding Guide’s 2nd Annual Platinum Cake Competition this past Tuesday night! Held in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Magnolia Hotel, the contest was between several of the area’s top wedding bakeries who competed for the top honors of Best in Show and Best Taste. Guests at the event included brides-to-be and their grooms and many illustrious wedding professionals.
Attendees started the night by enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and were then treated to a compilation video featuring the bakeries. Then each baker was announced and headed to their competition table. Partygoers meandered throughout the room, tasting the luscious wedding cake samples and voting on Best in Show, while the Celebrity Panel of Judges, seated at the front of the ballroom, enjoyed bites from all nine fabulous cakes to crown the winner of the Best Taste award.
Joining Marsha and Jenny on the celebrity panel of judges were Chef Paul Zofsak of the Magnolia Hotel, Bronwen Weber of Frosted Art , Chef Arturo Romanillos of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, TWG Bride Susan (George) Jackson, winner of the Texas Wedding Guide Dream Team Wedding Giveaway, and another Bride selected from the audience.
The bakery contestants included: Opulent Cakes, Sugar Bee Sweets, Crème de la Crème, Sweet Memories Cakes & Catering, Elegant Cakery, Romano's Bakery, The Cake Guys, Elena's Cakes and The Classic Gourmet.
Drum roll, please…And the winners are:
Best in Show Award
First Place: The Cake Guys
Second Place: Opulent Cakes
Third Place: Sugar Bee Sweets
Best Taste Award
First Place: Opulent Cakes
Second Place: The Cake Guys
Third Place: Romano's Bakery
Below are a few pics we snapped with our own little camera. You can be sure that we will post the professional photos when we get them!
A big "high five" to the fabulous vendors who made the night possible:
The Magnolia Hotel hosted the event and treated guests to awesome light bites and drinks
Kelley Crowder of Elle Films created the video compilation
Astounding Sounds DJ's Colby and Ryan ran the A/V and played great music throughout the party
David, with ES Events installed fabulous Plasma TVs on the stage
Liland's Special Events provided glamorous lounge seating
Nikki from Doodledog created the lovely invitations and super-cute voting ballots and signage around the room
Robbins Brothers gave away sets of gorgeous diamond earrings to two lucky brides
Truluck's donated $50 gift certificates
Photographers Ren Morrison and Amy Karp captured all the wonderful memories from the evening
And of course, the wonderful Texas Wedding Guide, for putting on such a fantastic and fun event. Thank you for including us! It was a privilege to serve on the panel, and we had a great time!