Flour Power! 2011 Winner


Melissa Sperka Recipe x5
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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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!"

"This recipe reminds me of Autumn, upcoming holiday's and the aroma's of baking at home."

  • 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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    Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest - Feb 14, 2012
    Congratulations 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!