Cake Challenge Winners 2017

The Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from bakeries and restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from November 9 – December 3, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Louisa Chan, Rick Green and Zahra Alani.

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a burger creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{111 points}

Fratelli Bakery

Rocky Road Cake

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Tamara Fraser

Description: Three layers of chocolate sponge cake, filled with one layer of creamy peanut butter buttercream & crushed roasted peanuts and one layer of chocolate buttercream with mini marshmallows. Topped with rich dark tosca ganache, pieces of rocky road bars and roasted peanuts.

Available: all the time

Fratelli Bakery

1795 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 255-8926

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

And

Fratelli Bakery

459 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster

Tel: (604) 777-2524

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

Chef Tamara Fraser

2nd Place:

{106 points}

Just Cakes Bakeshop

Cardamom Dream

Price: $6.75

Description: White chocolate cardamom mousse with a cinnamon-milk chocolate ganache center and a vanilla bean sponge base. It is glazed in a cardamom tea glaze and accompanied by a lightly salted and roasted pistachio border.

Created by: Chef Raveena Oberoi

Offered: All the time

Just Cakes Bakeshop

#5-7548 120 Street, Surrey

Tel: 604 503 5577

Web: https://www.justcakesbc.com/

Instagram @justcakesbakeshop

Chef Raveena Oberoi

 

3rd Place:

{101 points}

Italia Bakery

Amaretto Cherry Mousse Log

Price: $39.99 whole/ $4.99 piece

Description: Almond cookie meringue base coated in a bitter chocolate ganache. 70% dark chocolate amarena cherry mousse, amaretto soaked opera almond sponge, Topped with a white chocolate amarena cherry mouse. Toppers with a dark amarena cherry glaze and white and dark almond bark, and don’t forget the edible gold flakes.

Created by: Chef Sam Pero

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Cake creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Just Cakes Bakeshop

Cardamom Dream

Price: $6.75

Description: White chocolate cardamom mousse with a cinnamon-milk chocolate ganache center and a vanilla bean sponge base. It is glazed in a cardamom tea glaze and accompanied by a lightly salted and roasted pistachio border.

Created by: Chef Raveena Oberoi

Offered: All the time

Just Cakes Bakeshop

#5-7548 120 Street, Surrey

Tel: 604 503 5577

Web: https://www.justcakesbc.com/

Instagram @justcakesbakeshop

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Italia Bakery

Amaretto Cherry Mousse Log

Price: $39.99 whole/ $4.99 piece

Description: Almond cookie meringue base coated in a bitter chocolate ganache. 70% dark chocolate amarena cherry mousse, amaretto soaked opera almond sponge, Topped with a white chocolate amarena cherry mouse. Toppers with a dark amarena cherry glaze and white and dark almond bark, and don’t forget the edible gold flakes.

Created by: Chef Sam Pero

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Fratelli Bakery

Rocky Road Cake

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Tamara Fraser

Description: Three layers of chocolate sponge cake, filled with one layer of creamy peanut butter buttercream & crushed roasted peanuts and one layer of chocolate buttercream with mini marshmallows. Topped with rich dark tosca ganache, pieces of rocky road bars and roasted peanuts.

Available: all the time

Fratelli Bakery

1795 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 255-8926

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

And

Fratelli Bakery

459 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster

Tel: (604) 777-2524

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

Thank you to the chefs and establishments that accepted my invitation and featured their cakes on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning places to try their Cake creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak