February 18, 2019 - Anything Goes Layer Cake Competition at CCAC

At the February monthly meeting of the ACF Pittsburgh Chapter, we had 5 students enter the “Anything Goes” competition. The theme of the competition was Decorated layer cakes. Entering the competition were:

  • Kathleen Garland, Bidwell Training Center (Chocolate Strawberry Dream with Chocolate Ganache)

  • Richard Grabowski, Bidwell Training Center (Black Forest Cake)

  • Ian McVaugh, CCAC Culinary (Orange, Cardamom, Vanilla Layer Cake with Italian Buttercream)

  • Trang Nguyen, CCAC Culinary (Chocolate Carrot Cake with Italian Buttercream)

  • Rebekah Shumsky, CCAC Culinary (White Vanilla Almond Cake with Raspberries)

The competition was judged by Chefs Kodi Mikiewicz and Randy Herbe, along with the sponsor of this month’s competition - Cappi Hilyard from Dexter Cutlery - who provided the prizes for the winners.

 

Results of the competition:

1st Place - Trang Nguyen, CCAC Culinary - Chocolate Carrot Cake with Italian Buttercream
2nd Place - Ian McVaugh, CCAC Culinary - Orange, Cardamom, Vanilla Layer Cake with Italian Buttercream
3rd Place - Richard Grabowski, Bidwell Training Center - Black Forest Cake