This contest ended Nov 15, 2011.

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Flour Power! 2011 Winner

Congratulations

Melissa Sperka Recipe x5
MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen
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!

Feeling like a winner yourself? ENTER TO WIN some tasty prizes of your own!

Meet Melissa and Hear About Her Blue Ribbon Experience!




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!"

CRANBERRY COOKIE STRUDEL - Didi Dalaba of Greece, NY
"This recipe reminds me of Autumn, upcoming holiday's and the aroma's of baking at home."

22 Comments

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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.
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Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Feb 14, 2012
Congratulations Melissa...you did a grand job.
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Sea Sun Seasun
Feb 14, 2012
That looks like so much fun! :-)
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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!!
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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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Doris Prince patches10
Feb 14, 2012
Thank you for a wonderful day. I look forward to the next one.
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Diane Eldridge Dianeintn
Feb 14, 2012
had awesome time...............ready for the next!!!!
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Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen
Feb 14, 2012
Thanks girls! Looking forward to seeing you!
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Kathy Camden tigger4kec
Feb 15, 2012
Melissa, I enjoyed watching the video, I remember that beautiful smile of yours! Congrats again, on your blue ribbon!
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Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen
Feb 15, 2012
Kathy!!! Thank you, so much we had a great time! xoxoxo
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FREDA GABLE cookin4me
Feb 15, 2012
WOW, That had to be A great Memorable time, For Melissa, Sherrie, and all.
I recall just 3 years ago Meeting (2) sisters we never knew we had, One of which carries the same name as I do just a different spelling.
I can only imagine how that must feel.
Its a feeling No one Can explain. . . We have 50 yrs of catching up to do. . .
Comgradulations to all of You.
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Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Feb 15, 2012
This really was fun. I'm SO GLAD I found Just a Pinch on the internet!
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Paula Todora ptodora
Feb 16, 2012
Great video, Melissa! I just started with "Just A Pinch," and you made me excited to be a part of such a great group of creative cooks! Congratulations-you deserve it!
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Melissa Sperka MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen
Feb 16, 2012
Thank you Paula, welcome!! I know you'll make lots of friends! :)