Monday, April 14, 2014
Enter the Cake Contest!
Henry Street Settlement, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, is hosting a big block party on Saturday, May 3, to celebrate the 147th birthday of Lillian Wald, it's founder, as part of the first-ever Lower East Side History Month.
One of the highlights is a cake contest. All amateur bakers are invited to enter. Just whip up a birthday cake, and bring it to 265 Henry Street by 1 p.m. on May 3rd. Register by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cakes will be judges on appearance, creativity, taste and interpretation of the birthday theme. Prizes will be awarded and your cake will be featured on Henry Street's website and on its social media channels. Judges include Tara Bench, Food and Entertaining Editor of the Ladies Home Journal; Serena Solomon, of DNinfo; and Ed Litvak and Traven Rice of The LoDown.
Pictured above is last year's grand prize winner -- a beauty entered by Jillian Besemer, a reader of this blog!
Above is the second-place winning cake, baked by Peggy Coon. And below, baker Kira Wizner, took a page out of Lillian Wald's book to create the third-place winner.