Calling All Bakers!

Calling all bakers! I am so happy to announce the Scharrfen Berger Elevate A Classic Dessert with Scharffen Berger Chocolate Contest! For the third year in a row I am returning as a judge for this fantastic contest and I must tell you that this year will be an amazing event, no doubt about it.  To be a part of it again is truly an honor!

In the past I’ve joined judges John Scharffenberger, Chef Elizabeth Faulkner and the amazing Alice Medrich to taste such amazing creations using adventure ingredients as well as cupcakes. This year the theme is all about taking a classic dessert and elevating it to extraordinary heights using Scharrfen Berger chocolate. And it’s this year I’m so amped up over because I have no doubt there will be creative, unique and delicious entries from all over the place. Cakes, cookies, pies, you name it…with the category being classic desserts the sky is the limit!

The extraordinary Chef Elizabeth Falkner toasts some sweets at last year's Scharffen Berger contest.

Now here’s what you really want to know, I’m sure of this: the first prize is $10,000 and a collection of Scharffen Berger Chocolates as well some amazing books. The winning recipe will also be featured on Scharffen Berger‘s website and I’m pretty sure I’ll be blogging about it, too. And can I tell you that judging this contest literally takes everything out of me? You have no idea how brilliant and phenomenal the entries are and when something is fantastic there’s a look everyone gets on their faces and we all agree. Of course there’s always an underdog during judging but believe me when I tell you eating chocolate is a very serious job. Ok, I’ll stop smiling now :)

Oh, and there’s also a fantastic $7000 2nd Place Prize as well as a 3rd Place Prize of $3000.  Those recipes will also be featured on Scharffen Berger’s website.

What’s this all mean for you? It means I hope you hurry and get into that kitchen to start creating your own masterpiece. Head over the website to find out more about the contest and all the official rules. You have until January 2, 2012 to enter. Do not delay, I am looking forward to tasting your creation!


  1. says

    hi there
    not easy to be a judge I guess !
    I ‘ll see the rules of this contest if a parisian cook amateur can be part of it !
    Cheers de Paris

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