Flour Power! 2011 Winner Announced!

Flour Power! 2011


Melissa Sperka x5
Cooked to Perfection
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!"

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

Rules and Regulations

Melissa Sperka - Oct 28, 2012
Yvonne, thank you for your kind comment! It was a spectacular day. I adore the Kitchen Crew and all of my JAP friends!! ~ Melissa
Yvonne Harvey - Oct 26, 2012
I just watched this video ( Oct 25, 2012) and it was very fun & inspiring. Melissa was so personable and professional, she should have her own tv show :-)
can't wait to make her winning cake for work ! thank-you!
Patricia & Jake Fish - May 1, 2012
Looks like a great time!
Melissa Sperka - Feb 19, 2012
Thank you Diane!! We had a ball! :)
Diane Hopson Smith - Feb 18, 2012
Just watched the video, awesome job Melissa!!
Melissa Sperka - Feb 17, 2012
Thank you, Annamarie!!! That's so sweet of you to comment!! :)
Annamaria Settanni McDonald - Feb 16, 2012
Awesome! So Happy For You!!!!
Melissa Sperka - Feb 16, 2012
Thank you Paula, welcome!! I know you'll make lots of friends! :)
Paula Todora - 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!
Susan Feliciano - Feb 15, 2012
This really was fun. I'm SO GLAD I found Just a Pinch on the internet!
FREDA GABLE - 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.
Melissa Sperka - Feb 15, 2012
Kathy!!! Thank you, so much we had a great time! xoxoxo
Kathy Camden - Feb 15, 2012
Melissa, I enjoyed watching the video, I remember that beautiful smile of yours! Congrats again, on your blue ribbon!
Melissa Sperka - Feb 14, 2012
Thanks girls! Looking forward to seeing you!