King Cake Extravaganza big hit at NunezFeb 27th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Top Story
Savoring the Moment are the winners in the savory category of the King Cake Extravaganza held recently at Nunez Community College. Pictured, front row, from left, are: 1st place, Justis Lindsay and Andrea Lindsay; Best in Show, Miranda Haney and Mary Sunmoni; 2nd place Brandon Vickers; second row, 3rd place, Amanda Melancon and James Melancon; honorable mention, Michael Phillips; and 3rd place Henry Berthelot.
Top Prize! Winners of the “Best in Show” award at the recent King Cake Extravaganza at Nunez Community College were (left to right) Mary Sunmoni and Miranda Haney for their delicious Spinach and Artichoke Fleur de Lis King Cake. Their creation was rated tops among all the savory and sweet king cakes submitted for competition by the students in the Nunez Culinary Program.
You had your choice of fillings, both sweet and savory, at the recent King Cake Extravaganza held by the Culinary Club at Nunez Community College.
Each year Nunez culinary students create original king cakes and compete for top honors.
There was an alligator sauce picante filled king cake, a berry delicious king cake, a fruit salad Danish king cake, stuffed artichoke king cake, fig king cake, chocolate dipped strawberry adorned king cake, crawfish bread, crabmeat ragoon king cake, breakfast king cake, lemon meringue king cake, praline cream cheese, Reese’s king cake and so much more.
First place in the sweet division went to the brother and sister team of James and Amanda Melancon for their Reese’s king cake which featured chunks of peanut butter fudge made with honey roasted peanut butter. Second place went to that same team for their praline king cake. Sameka Crawford placed third with a fruit roll up king cake and Honorable Mention went to Henry Berthelot for his praline cream cheese king cake.
In the savory division, Andrea Lindsay and Justis Lindsay received first place for their stuffed artichoke king cake. Henry Berthelot and Brandon Vickers placed second with a tomato pesto king cake. Third place winners were, again, Amanda Melancon and James Melancon with a breakfast king cake. Honorable mention was awarded to Michael Phillips with his crab ragoon king cake.
Voted Best in Show was a spinach and artichoke fleur de lis king cake created by Miranda Haney and Mary Sunmoni.
After the judging and the awards were given out, slices of all of the king cake entries were sold to raise money for the Culinary Club.
All were winners, and no one went away hungry.