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Upcoming Events

Let Them Eat Cake – Wedding Cake Competition & Tasting

When: April 27, 2015

Where: Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia PA

On Monday, April 27 at 6 p.m., the best wedding pastry chefs in four states as well as the brightest student talent from three of the top culinary institutes in the Philadelphia Metro area will gather for the eleventh annual Let Them Eat Cake competition at the famous Crystal Tea Room, 100 E. Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

The event will benefit both women’s cancer research and the human trials conducted at City of Hope, currently on the HIV vaccine cure. This year, Let Them Eat Cake will celebrate love of every kind and honor the first year of legal gay marriage in the state. Open to the public, Let Them Eat Cake offers over 30 pieces of cake (with take home containers provided), twenty wedding vendors, live music courtesy of BVT entertainment, free wine sampling from, free champagne courtesy of KORBEL, free spirit tastings from Penn Distilling, and goody bags valued at $100 for the first 100 attendees, all for a $40 donation in advance or $50 at the door, space permitting.

Buddy Valastro of TLC’s Cake Boss will be on hand. He and his fellow judges will be tasting, evaluating, and awarding which of the sugary confections whipped up by professionals, students, or those who love to bake is the most unique and delicious. More than 30 area pastry chefs will be vying with the theme Masterpieces in Cake, where art forms of every kind will be celebrated.

“We thought this would be a lot of fun and fire the baker’s imagination to represent in fondant some of the most iconic paintings, sculptures, music, dance and architecture the world has to offer,” explained Harry Giordano, City of Hope’s Senior Director of Development.

For more information, or to purchase tickets which include unlimited cake, champagne, music, performers, and a swag bag for the first 100 people, visit: or call 1-800-344-8169.

In This Issue

Our April issue features a cover story on Phillies radio announcers Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen. Subscribe today, or pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble!

Remembering Stan Hochman

By Sam Carchidi

Say Gerv? April 2015

By Gervase Peterson

My Secret Pleasure

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Heisenberg and the Sophomore Slump

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Cate Weaver & Gary Devito

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