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2012 WINNERS LIST

BEST OF SHOW
Patisserie 42~ Hungarian Rhapsody
Pastry Chef:  Diana Dumitru


MOST ARTISTIC - CAKES & TORTES
First Place        Happy Cakes and More ~   The Great Wall: J ean Cheng
Second Place  Slices ~ Greek Baklava Cheesecake:  Efty Simakis
Third Place       Lucy's Sweet Surrender ~ Dobos Torte:  
                       Michael Feigenbaum


MOST ARTISTIC - PLATED DESSERTS
First Place         Patisserie Baroque ~ Dobos 2012: Karen Garback
Second Place   The Grand Finale ~ Mon Petit Croquembouche:
                             Anna Weisend
Third Place         Farkas Pastry Shoppe ~ Csokolades Kremes:  
                            Mike Harrison


MOST DECADENTLY DELICIOUS - CAKES & TORTES
First Place         Sweet Melissa ~  Italian Cannoli Cake:  Stephanie Roe
Second Place   Lorain County JVS ~ Irish Torte:  Brittany Grimmett &
                         Nadine Luther
Third Place        About the Cake, Inc. ~  Arroz Con Dulce:  Becky Rink


MOST DECADENTLY DELICIOUS – PLATED DESSERTS
First Place       West Side Bakery ~ Peach Hazelnut Tiramisu: Lisa
                       Shapiro
Second Place  Pier W ~  Rock 'n Roll Casatta Doughnuts:  Emma
                       Scheer
Third Place       Lorain County JVS~ German Delight:  Timber Brogdon
                        & Charlie Sines
ART
THERAPY
STUDIO
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12200 Fairhill Road              Cleveland, OH  44120              216.791.9303
Special thanks to Corporate Sponsors

PATRON OF PAINTING - $3500
Medical Mutual of Ohio

BENEFACTOR OF BRUSHES - $2500
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
MorganStanley SmithBarney: John Arango
US Bank


SUPPORTER OF SCULPTURE - $1000
Fifth Third Bank
Maloney + Novotny LLC
Mickie McGraw
Middlefield Cheese
MTD Products, Inc.
Primus Capital Funds
Skoda Minotti

CONTRIBUTOR OF CREATIVITY - $500
Mark & Melanie Biche
Bay Foundation
Lorie Davenport
Interim HealthCare
The McGowan Companies
Pinnacle Media

CBIZ Retirement Plan Services
The Fedeli Group
Marlene Ricanati
Strongsville Optimist Club
SINCE 1967
EVENTS
2012 BENEFIT - CREATIVE CONFECTIONS DESSERT COMPETITION
This year's team of culinary judges included:  Rita Bolton, formerly of PD Test Kitchen; Tom Capretta, American Culinary
Federation; Ken Bucholtz, Brookside Country Club; Britt-Marie Culey, Coquette Patisserie; Joe Crea, Plain Dealer; Matt Danko,
The Greenhouse Tavern;  Michele Gaw, Tri-C Culinary Arts; Fay Harris, Food Enthusiast, Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu; Tom
Moran, Culinary 360; Catherine St. John, Western Reserve School of Cooking;  Karen Small, The Flying Fig; Barbara Snow,
Food Writer, Sur la Table; Carol Wertheim, Le Creuset, Legacy Village;  Mark Zinni, Fox 8 News  
Held at the architecturally exquisite Bohemian National Hall in Slavic
Village on October 13th, the Art Therapy Studio’s 18th biennial event
celebrated Cleveland’s rich cultural history. Fourteen competitors
representing Northeast Ohio’s most notable culinary talent competed
in the evening’s Creative Confections Dessert Competition.

A panel of 15 culinary experts judged 22 culinary delights on taste and
artistic presentation. Desserts represented many countries, including
Hungary, China, Italy, Korea, France, Germany, Ireland, Greece, and
Syria. Taking “Best of Show” was Diana Dimitru’s Hungarian Rhapsody!

Former White House Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier graciously
presented the awards, signed copies of his books, and greeted guests
and competitors throughout the evening.
We extend our most sincere thank you to the people who made Celebrating Cleveland’s Cultures
such a success. Very special thanks to Honorary Chair Roland Mesnier, and Co-Chairs Chris Treu
and Marilea Campomizzi. Special thanks to Emcee Kurt Treu, Competition Consultant Tina Körting,
the judges, competitors and supporters. Thanks also to our dedicated committee and army of
volunteers…we could not have done it without you!
2012 Creative
Confections Contestants

About the Cake, Inc.
The Cleveland Racquet Club
Farkas Pastry Shoppe
The Grand Finale
Happy Cakes & More
Lorain County Joint
Vocational School,
Bakery & Pastry Cafe
Lucy's Sweet Surrender
Patisserie 42
Patisserie Baroque
Pier W
Slices Fabulous Pastries
Sweet Melissa
Twisted Treats
The West Side Bakery
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Currents article
Co-Chairs Marilea Campomizzi and Chris
Treu assist Chef Roland as he picks
Raffle Winner!
Patisserie 42 - Best of Show
Judges at work!
Sweet Melissa
Happy Cakes & More
Co-Chairs, Marilea
Campomizzi, Chris Treu and
Chef Roland
Patisserie Baroque
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