Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Once again the Flathead County Republican Women celebrated the Christmas holiday with the 33rd Chocolate Extravaganza. Many enjoyed chocolate creations by Flathead Valley’s professional, amateur bakers and candy makers.

WINNERS, PROFESSIONAL

BEST of SHOW = Grateful Bread Bakery and Café, Gabriele Massie

Cakes & Torts, Appearance

1. Gluten-free Chocolate Swan Cake Grateful Bread Bakery and Café, Gabriele Massie

2. Sugar Happy Cupcakes – Sugar Happy Cupcakes, Marin Blandon

3. Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake – Great Northern Gourmet, Bradley Yaeck

Pies & Pastries, Appearance

1. Bittersweet Chocolate Tart. – Vista Linda Catering, Mark Blasdel

2. Belgium Chocolate Cream Cake Grateful Bread Bakery and Café, Gabriele Massie

3. Chocolate Hazel Filled Cream Puffs – Vista Linda, Mark Blasdel

Cookies and Bars, Appearance

1. Tasty Chocolate Flag Brownies Perkins, Craig Witte

2. Chocolate Cookies Harvest Foods, Linda Sue Potts

3. Huckleberry Infused Chocolate Chunk Brownies All Occasions Catering, Gina MacNeil

Candies and Confections, Appearance

1. Oreo Truffles Vista Linda Catering, Mark Blasdel

2. Hot Chocolate Lollipops Fiddlestix Candy Co

Professional Cakes and Tortes, Taste

1. Chocolate Truffle Layered Cake Great Northern Gourmet, Bradley Yaeck

2. German Chocolate Cheesecake Harvest Foods, Dena Bozick

3. Key Lime Cheesecake All Occasions Catering, Gina MacNeil

Pies and Pastries, Taste

1. Chocolate filled cream cheese puffs Vista Linda, Mark Blasdel

2. Chocolate French Silk Pie Perkins, Craig Witte

3. Bittersweet Chocolate Tart Vista Linda Catering, Mark Blasdel

Cookies and Bars, Taste

1. Chocolate Walnut Fudge Bars Marion Trading Company, Nancy Krause

2. Huckleberry Infused Chocolate Chunk Brownies. All Occasions Catering, Gina MacNeil

Candies and Confections, Taste

1. Oreo Truffles Vista Linda Catering, Mark Blasdel

2. Hot Chocolate Lollipops Fiddlestix Candy Co

WINNERS, AMATEUR DIVISION

Best of Show, Joyce Brodehl, Chocolate Cranberry Mini-Cakes

Cakes & Tortes, Joyce Brodehl, Chocolate Cranberry Mini-Cakes

Cookies and Bars, Carmelita Bars, Katie Bollweg,

Candies and Confections, Pam Holmquist, Butterscotch Fudge

Pies and Pastries, Clarice Ryan, Chocolate Flan

Thirtythird Chocolate Extravaganza