Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Just Desserts 2016 Wrap Up

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) hosted its annual Just Desserts event on Thursday, January 21 at the Junior League of Houston, and The Cupcake Cowgirls walked away with People’s Choice. Just Desserts, a competition between local chefs who battle it out to create signature desserts using Girl Scout Cookies, kicked off the Girl Scout Cookie Sale and celebrated the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts highest award, now known as the Gold Award.

More than 100 guests enjoyed the palate-pleasing event as celebrity chefs vied for the best in each of the following categories: Best Table, Best Theme Interpretation, Best Use of Cookie, Celebrity Judges Favorite, Most Camp Friendly, Most Creative Recipe and People’s Choice.

This year’s participants also included Michael’s Cookie Jar, Take The Cake, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Ooh La La Dessert Boutique and Maine-ly Sandwiches.

Girl Scouts were paired with chefs and members of the media who served as judges. Judges included Patricia Lopez of KTRK Ch. 13; Amy Davis of KPRC Ch. 2; and Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine.

List of Awards:

  • Best Table Display (Lemonades) - Michael's Cookie Jar
  • Best Theme Interpretation (Peanut Butter Patties): Take The Cake
  • Best Use of Cookie (Peanut Butter Sandwich): Gigi's Cupcakes
  • Celebrity Judges Favorite (Shortbread): The Cupcake Cowgirls
  • Most Camp Friendly (Thin Mint): Ooh La La Dessert Boutique
  • Most Creative Recipe (Caramel deLites): Maine-ly Sandwiches
  • People's Choice (Shortbread): The Cupcake Cowgirls