Flour Power! 2011 Winner

Melissa Sperka Recipe
Well Seasoned
Greensboro, NC (pop. 269,666)
Member Since Aug 2011

Congratulations to Melissa Sperka of Greensboro, NC!

Her CARAMEL, CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND GOOEY BUTTER CAKE! won the Grand Prize in the Just A Pinch "Flour Power 2011 Baking Contest."

Melissa's Grand Prize includes:

  • Travel for two to Nashville, TN
  • Two nights hotel accommodations
  • Two tickets to a Grand Ole Opry performance (subject to scheduling and availability)
  • A $1,000 cook's dream shopping spree at the Viking Kitchen Store in historic downtown Franklin, TN
  • ... and the opportunity to prepare the winning recipe with Janet in front of a live audience at a Blue Ribbon Showcase Event!

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Honorable Mentions

The judges had the most enjoyable job of sampling the wonderful entries... including these delicious Finalists! Congrats to all!

CHOCOLATE BLISS CAKE - Traci Bentz of Vancouver, WA
"What is there not to love about chocolate pudding, chocolate chips, chocolate ganache, snickers candy bars and, oh yeah, how about some caramel, too?? And, yes, all in one amazing cake!"

MS. GERALDINE'S FRESH APPLE CAKE - Debbie Lawrence of Birmingham, AL
"The whole family loves this wonderful taste of my childhood in the south!"

"This recipe reminds me of Autumn, upcoming holiday's and the aroma's of baking at home."
We have stopped accepting entries for this contest.

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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Feb 14, 2012
Great pictures. We had such a good time. I think it's funny that my husband shows up a couple of times in the video and pics! He really enjoyed himself.
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Feb 14, 2012
Congratulations Melissa...you did a grand job.
user Sea Sun Seasun - Feb 14, 2012
That looks like so much fun! :-)
user Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen - Feb 14, 2012
Aww, Janet is so gracious!! Susan, it was wonderful to meet both you and your husband, and of course, my incredible twin Sherri! All of the JAP members that attended were so sweet and kind, it was a phenomenal day! I so enjoyed preparing my cake, talking, laughing and spending time with each of you! Thanks JAP!!
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Feb 14, 2012
I really enjoyed watching this (over and over..) Love it because the true spirit of JAP shines through..... and love all the interactions... including Janet's.... You sure have been smiling big lately!

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