Let Them Eat Cake — Literally

Contest lets attendees try up to 35 of the best wedding cakes around


Ever dream of eating all the cake you can handle?

City of Hope has made that a possibility with the Let Them Eat Cake competition at Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Monday.

The sixth annual competition is open to all professional cooks or culinary students who love to create wedding cakes.

The 2011 theme is "Historical Romances -- Love in Any Age." Those competing have creative liberty and can design any type of cake whether it be modern or traditional, as long as it is their best work.

Competitors will set up a display model and then submit an entry to be judged based off of the display. The cake must be able to serve at least 150 people -- more than 700 brides are expected to attend and taste the cakes.

Nine awards will be awarded from "best tasting" to "most artistic" -- as well as the People's Choice Award that is judged by all attendees.

To get in on the tasting, it's $40 if paid in advance, $50 if you pay at the door, attendees will be able to enjoy over 35 pieces of sugary goodness. That's basically a buck a cake.

Participants can put their best slice forward for a $150 fee for each team member. For those still in school, being a broke student does have its perks -- students can enter for free.

All proceeds will go to City of Hope.

Doors open at 6 p.m. but get there fast -- goody bags valued at more than $50 and door prizes will be given to the first 50 tasters to show up.

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