by: Nelson Hicks Updated:
TUCKER, Ga.,None - Some of the area's best chefs gathered in Tucker Wednesday night to decide who makes the best dessert.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts of Atlanta hosted the Great American Baking Contest. The event benefited Share Our Strength, a national organization working to ensure that no child in America grows up hungry.
The event featured a professionals division along with divisions for culinary students, one for amateurs and one for children. Entries in the contest included everything from an Angry Bird cake to a caramelized walnut chocolate cake to a tropical diver entremet.
This was the fifth annual event and prizes were awarded for the top three entrants in each division.
When the flour settled, the winners included Makenna Autumn in the children's division with her colorful wisdom owl. Cathy Hedges won the amateur division with something she called lemon slice of heaven. Elizabeth Robertson took home the title among the culinary students with her tiramisu cupcakes. Lisa Smith won the professional title with her milk chocolate passion cremeaux. Alex Kelley won the Crowd Pleaser award, as voted by attendees, for his campfire cupcakes.
Q100's Jenn Hobby served as the host of the event.