Bringing hope is a piece of cake

March 8, 2013 | by cfanelli

City of Hope's Let Them Eat Cake - Circus CakeThat famous quote attributed to Marie Antoinette takes on a life of its own at the eighth annual Let Them Eat Cake, a wedding cake competition taking place April 15 in the Philadelphia area that’s one part fundraising event, one part foodie reality show and all fun. Let Them Eat Cake is a fundraiser that brings together prospective brides, foodies and those interested in supporting City of Hope’s mission in a sweet way. Each year, more than three dozen professional and student bakers vie for top honors in categories such as Most Artistic, Best Tasting and Best Overall as over 1,000 cake enthusiasts root on the participants while enjoying games, vendors, live music and flowing champagne. Let Them Eat Cake's popularity has grown exponentially over the years, in part due to fanciful creations that visitors get to admire, sample and enjoy. With this year’s theme being “A Night at the Movies,” you can be sure that tinsel and the magic of Hollywood will be on display for this year’s celebrity judge Ron Ben-Israel, host of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius.” “Let Them Eat Cake has grown into the area’s largest wedding cake design competition and expo,” said the director of development for City of Hope’s Philadelphia Fundraising Office. And with that success the event is moving from its traditional downtown Philadelphia location to the opulent Merion in nearby South Jersey. For advanced tickets starting at $40 and for more information, contact Amy Fitzpatrick at 800-344-8169.

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