Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Just Desserts 2013

More than 100 guests attended our donor appreciation event (for donors giving $500 or more annually), Just Desserts, last week and while we can't share dessert samples with you via blog, we can share some photos from the event! If you were watching ABC-13 on Thursday afternoon, you may have caught us on Hometown Live.


Dolce Delights and Chef Assistant Koral are ready to serve their dessert.

At Just Desserts guests were whisked away over the Thin Mint Mountains and across the Shortbread Sea to Cookie Land, an enchanted place where some of Houston’s most talented chefs battled it out to create some of the tastiest desserts using Girl Scout cookies.

Michael's Cookie Jar made cheesecake ice cream cones with Thanks A Lots.
Oh La La's dessert using Lemonades was a HUGE hit with guests.
Phonecia had a beautiful Candy Land theme table for their Shortbread dessert.

Girl Scouts were paired with members of the media who served as the competition’s judges, which included Sonia Azad of ABC-13; KPRC Local 2’s Amy Davis; Clevereley Stone of Fox 26 and CBS Radio; Sara Stephens of Houston Family Magazine and Lizzet Lopez of Univision. The girl judges and assistant chefs were all top cookie sellers, having each sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies during the 2011-2012 Girl Scout year.

Lizzet Lopez of Univision and Judge Assistant Angela.
Sara Stephens of Houston Family Magazine with Judge Assistant Mackenzie.
Sonia Azad of ABC-13 with Judge Assistant Bryana, GSSJC Board Member
Sharron Melton and GSSJC Council President Stacy Methvin.

Once all the desserts were sampled and the tallies counted, awards were handed out. This year's winners were:

  • Most Creative Recipe: Edible Designs by Jessie 
  • Best Use of Cookie: Dolce Delights 
  • Best Table Display: Michael's Cookie Jar 
  • Celebrity Judges Favorite: Dessert Gallery 
  • Most Delicious: Ooh La La: The Dessert Boutique 
  • Most Camp Friendly: Haven 
  • Best Theme Interpretation: Phoenicia Specialty Foods 
  • People's Choice Award: Ooh La La: The Dessert Boutique

A group shot of all our winners!

In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing a few of the delicious recipes with you right here on the blog so stay tuned for those. Thank you to everyone who attended - we can't wait to see you again next year!