Baking war serves as call-to-arms for bakers, judges
Jeffery Rice offers cookies to Maj. Natalie Jolly, 42nd Force Support Squadron Commander and a judge during a baking competition held Monday at the Maxwell Event Center. (Air Force photo/Kelly Deichert)
by Kelly Deichert
Air University Public Affairs
10/28/2011 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala -- In the baking war, Angela Lamagna's pumpkin gingerbread trifle reigned supreme.
The competition, fought at the Maxwell Event Center Monday, featured 39 desserts from Maxwell and Gunter bakers. "I'm more than pleased with the turnout," said Lee Lindsay, MEC supervisor.
Vann Mathis, one of the judges, was impressed by the creativity and variety of desserts. "It was fabulous," said the force support manager.
"I enjoyed the margarita cupcakes," he said. "I felt like I was taking a bite out of a mixed drink." He said the peanut butter cookies and honey bun cheesecakes were tasty, too.
"I want to say 'thanks' to the participants for the tremendous turnout," Mathis said.
Participants will get a copy of a recipe book complied from all the entries.
For more information on events at the MEC, call 953-7370.
First place: Angela Lamagna's pumpkin gingerbread trifle
Second place: Brandy Pooley's peanut butter cookie
Third place: Gloria Ethridge's no-fail fudge
First place: Renee Neil's margarita cupcake
Second place: Shannon Hamilton's pumpkin spice Bundt cake
Third place: Rosalanti Tanti's cream tiramisu, fruit tartlet, choux pastry with vanilla filling
First place: Joyce Kenny's dirt cake
Second place: Lynn Lightfoot's strawberry pretzel salad
Third place: Deb Casserly's honey bun cheesecake