Girl in the Little Red Kitchen and Total Noms, respectively). As you can see, we were pretty much attached at the hip all day. It was so fun!
Top left dessert/girl on far left: Jessie of Cakespy's Salted Vanilla Butterscotch Shortbread Bars
Mid-left dessert/girl 2nd from left: Mallory of Total Noms' Meyer Lemon Tart with Raspberry-Thyme Sauce
Bottom left dessert/3rd girl from left: Serena of Big Apple Nosh's Hazelnut Banoffee Tartlets with Walkers Shortbread
Top middle dessert/left middle girl: ME and my Vanilla & Honey Shortbread Pie
Bottom middle dessert/right middle girl: Alejandra of Always Order Dessert's Chocolate Pear Custard Tart with Almond Shortbread Crust
Top right dessert/3rd girl from right: Emily of nomnivorous' Toasty, Tipsy Banana Cream Pie
Mid-right dessert/2nd girl from right: Esther of Ambitious Deliciousness' Fluffy Japanese Green Tea Cheesecake
Bottom right dessert/girl on far right: Susan of Girl in the Little Red Kitchen's Meyer Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
Um, yeah, can we talk about how gorgeous all those girls and their desserts are! So amazing. I was completely in awe of all of them.
But I'm a picky eater, as y'all know, so here's my plate of stuff to eat :)
Our gorgeous judges and the judging table. We were lucky enough to have (from left to right) Corina Elgart (season 1 of TLC's Next Great Baker and owner of specialty cake shop, "Taste"), Denise Purcell (Editor for Specialty Foods Magazine), and Eva Meszaros (Associate Editor of Specialty Food Media.)
Posing with my pie :)
I am so thrilled about the win, in addition to the money (and a basket I'm GIVING AWAY to you guys, keep reading) I also won 2 tickets to the Summer Fancy Food Show here in NYC! Yay! Also, if you guys are interested in seeing more photos from the event, you can check out some on SmugMug.
Some photos of our super gorgeous program and the amazing gift bags all of us bloggers (and judges) got to take home! A big thank you to Walkers Shortbread along with Stonewall Kitchen, Twinings, Bonne Maman, and Lake Champlain Chocolates for the deliciousness we found in our gift bags!
I loved the bio they wrote for me, super cute :)
I also feel like, in case you live under a rock and aren't familiar with Walkers Shortbread, I should give you some info on them: Founded in 1898, they're the leading brand of food exported from Scotland-they offer the widest range of shortbread, traditional cookies, cakes, oatcakes, and puddings to over 80 different countries AND they still operate their original retail shop in the Scottish Highlands (the village of Aberlour). Their products contain no artificial flavorings, colorings, or additives (which is super important to me!) and all the cookies/biscuits are certified kosher OUD. If you guys want even more info check out their site www.walkersus.com!
WALKERS SHORTBREAD GIVEAWAY!
The winner is Cindy Brickley! Congratulations!
One Cooking Actress reader will win a Walkers Shortbread Highland Basket, this basket includes:
5.3 oz. Fingers, 5.3 oz. Orange Viennese, 4.5 oz. Keepsake Tin, 8.5 oz. Path to the Hills Tin, 5.3 oz. Petticoat Tails, 10.6 oz. Which Hand Tin, 5.3 oz. Triangles, 5.3 oz. Vanilla Shortbread, 8.8 oz. Scottish Cookie Selection.
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