Calling ALL Pro, Student, and Home Bakers: Leon & Lulu Announces Call for Entries for 2017 #BakingCompetition-Clawson

Calling ALL Pro, Student, and Home Bakers: Leon & Lulu Announces Call for Entries for 2017 #BakingCompetition-Clawson

Clawson Store Marks 11th Birthday with ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Baking Contest


Pictured above 2016 judges and winners:
Melody Baetens (Detroit News), Kate Lawson (Detroit News), Sarah Williams (winner), Haven Yerke (winner), Mary Liz Curtin (co-owner, Leon & Lulu), Dana Paglia (winner), Susan Selasky (Detroit Free Press).
Leon & Lulu is calling on professional, student, and home bakers to submit entries for this year’s Let Them Eat Cake Pro-Am Baking contest, which will be held April 2, 2017. Candidates will not only have the opportunity to showcase their most innovative recipes, but they can also win prizes and garner the attention of Detroit’s most prestigious food critics. Applications are due March 27.
“Let Them Eat Cake is a great platform to celebrate Detroit’s baking talent, not to mention Leon & Lulu’s 11th birthday,” says Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Leon & Lulu. “This is a fun way for bakers to compete for prizes and recognition where everyone gets to enjoy the fun and festivities of a birthday party,” Curtin explains.
Let Them Eat Cake, a Pro-Am Baking Extravaganza, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. onSunday, April 2. The baking competition is open to home and professional chefs and student bakers. Desserts will be judged on three criteria, including taste, attractiveness, and originality. Judges include: Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press food writer and test kitchen director; Kate Lawson, contributor to The Detroit News and more.
Participants in the Let Them Eat Cake Baking Pro-Am Extravaganza will be asked to serve 50 small tastings of his or her dessert, plus provide an additional full dessert for judging. Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2017, and must include a list of ingredients. Please visit for entry details. Three prizes will be awarded in each category – professional, home, and student. The April 2 event will benefit the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan ( The event is free and open to the public.
Leon & Lulu is a destination lifestyle store featuring an eclectic mix of upscale furniture, unforgettable gifts, and accessories in an environment unlike any other. Located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink in Clawson, Michigan, Leon & Lulu offers 15,000-square feet of fabulous shopping, with a new 7,800-square feet expansion into the neighboring Old Clawson Theatre, which houses The Show and Three Cats Café. Locally owned and family run, Leon & Lulu prides itself in providing a fun, welcoming atmosphere, serving hot coffee, cookies and popcorn – often via roller skates – to visiting patrons. For more information, or to shop online, please visit
*Image courtesy of Leon and Lulu

Lindsey Jenn

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