Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Once again the Flathead County Republican Women celebrated the Christmas holiday with the 34th Chocolate Extravaganza.

WINNERS FROM 2020

Best of Show

Professional:
Sugar Happy Cupcakes – Floral Decorated Cupcake

Amateur:
Julie Lauritzen – Christmas Campfire Smores

Cakes/Tortes/Pies – Professional
Appearance:
1st – Sugar Happy Cupcakes – Floral Decorated Cupcakes
2nd – Albertsons – Artic Wind
3rd – Harvest Foods – Chocolate Mousse Cake

Taste:
1st – Dakota Brown – Kada’s Cranberry Cheesecake
2nd – Albertsons – Chocolate Dream Cake
3rd – Denise Bryant -Triple Chocolate Brownie Cake

Cookies/Bars/Pastries – Professional
Appearance:
1st – Bonjour Kaery – Brownie Bar w/ Toasted Marshmellows
2nd – Wheat Montana – Chocolate Croissants
3rd – Bonjour Bakery – Vanilla Biscotti w/ Chocolate

Taste:
1st – Bonjour Bakery – Brownie Bar w/ Toasted Marshmellows
2nd – Wheat Montana – Chocolate Croissants
3rd – Bonjour Bakery – Vanilla Biscotti w Chocolate

Candy/Confections – Professional
Over all in both Taste and Appearance
1st – Norm’s Soda Fountain – Delectable Fudge
2nd – Mark Blasdel, Vista Linda -Somoa Truffles
3rd – Waters Edge Winery – Chocolate Wine Jujus & Truffles

Cakes/Tortes/Pies – Amateur
Appearance:
1st – Ardis Larson – Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
2nd – Clarice Ryan – Chocolate Flan
3rs – Jean Keller – Gluten Free Cupcakes w/ Mocha Cream Cheese Frosting

Taste:
1st – Ann Ingram – Chocolate Pecan Pie
2nd – Clarice Ryan – Chocolate Flan
3rd – Chris Ahners – Chocolate Chip & Cream Cheese Filled Cupcakes

Cookies/Bars/Pastries – Amateur
Appearance:
1st – Julie Lauritzen – Christmas Campfire Smores
2nd – Carolee Fisher – Chocolate Cherry Cream Cheese Pie Bites
3rs – Ruth Falk – Chocolate Peppermint Bars

Taste:
1st – Julie Lauritzen – Christmas Campfire Smores
2nd – Carolee Fisher – Chocolate Cherry Cream Cheese Pie Bites
3rd – Mary Pat Murphy – Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Candy/Confections – Amateur
Appearance:
1st – Donna Johnson – Holiday Chocolate Truffle
2nd – Heidi Roedel – Crockpot Candy
3rd – Nancy Bucholdt – Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Kisses

Taste:
1st – Heidi Roedel – Buckeyes w/ Boubon & Pecan
2nd – Kristen Riter – Christmas Candy
3rd – Heidi Roedel – Crockpot Candy

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WINNERS, PROFESSIONAL from 2019

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