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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 20 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

22nd Annual Pasta &…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Join us for an unforgettable evening ..Paris, Montmare, Cabaret, Can Can, and… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 20, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 20, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 20 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

East of the…

Oct 20, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 20, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
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Golden State Warriors…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 20 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 20, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 20 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 20 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 20 - Dec 29, 2017
Join us for Sam Kuslanr at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel. While… more

The Historic New…

Oct 20 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The Irish Cultural…

Oct 20, 2017 - Jan 22, 2027
Join us at the beautiful Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans every Friday… more

Backyard Grooves

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us for Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 20 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

2nd ANNUAL BIG TOP CAKE COMPETITION TO TAKE PLACE AT THE SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM (SoFAB) Saturday, June 24, 2017

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2nd ANNUAL BIG TOP CAKE COMPETITION TO TAKE PLACE AT THE 
SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM (SoFAB)
Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

WHO/WHAT: In partnership with John E. Koerner & Co., Inc. and Delgado University the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) will host the 2nd annual Big Top Cake Competition - a one-of-a-kind competition whereby professionals, home bakers, and students showcase their finest cake decorating techniques to a panel of professional judges and the public. This year the theme is "It's Happy Hour Somewhere!" and the winners of both the student and professional entries will have their cakes on display at the museum for a year following the competition. The Student category winner will also receive admission to the three-day Pastry Live in Atlanta. Other prizes will be announced for the People's Choice and the Bakery Carnival winners.
In addition to the cake competition, the museum will host bakeries, chefs, and home cooks in the Bakery Carnival where museum guests can sample an array of sweet and savory creations.

Events and timeline of the day follows:
10AM - Professional judges will begin reviewing entries (museum closed).
11AM - 1:30PM - Museum opens and public voting begins for the People's Choice awards the Cake Competition and Bakery Carnival.
11AM - Angela Wilson, pastry instructor at Delgado Community College, will lead a demonstration entitled "Anyone Can Decorate a Cake" - an informative session providing techniques and tips for the home baker.
12:30PM - Chef Cesar Barachina, Executive Pastry Chef at Pearl River Resort in Mississippi, will lead a "Cocktails to Dessert" demonstration, showing how favorite drinks can be reimagined into delicious desserts.
2PM - Winners are announced.
3PM - Bakery Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion exploring ways to start a bakery, legalities of selling products and more.

WHEN/WHERE: The Big Top Cake Competition will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11AM - 4PM at SoFAB, located at 1504 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard. Attendance to all events of the day is free with museum admission ($10.50 for adults, $5.25 for students, seniors, and military). For additional information visit https://natfab.org/events/big-top-cake-competition

 

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