Catherine Ralston, Age 12, of New Albany, Ohio Takes the Cake at Hasbro's Easy-Bake 2009 "Baker of the Year" Contest
WORLD® Resort in
Assisted by her "sous chef" mom, Teresa, Catherine set the hearts of the judges aflutter with her “Queen of Hearts Strawberry Tart,” a mouth watering marriage of fresh strawberries and EASY-BAKE sugar cookie mix.
"Wow, I can't believe I'm the 2009 EASY-BAKE 'Baker of Year!' I love to cook and had so much fun baking with and spending time with the other kids," said Catherine. "I especially love that I got to share this experience with my mom, the person who taught me to cook!"
"We are happy and proud for Catherine, the new EASY-BAKE 'Baker of the
Year.' Her recipe ‘Queen of Hearts Strawberry Tart’ was the perfect
combination of strawberries, EASY-BAKE sugar cookies and lemon curd
which really impressed all the judges," said
In addition to the coveted EASY-BAKE 2009 “Baker of the Year” title,
Catherine received a culinary-inspired trip for four to
Catherine was selected from seven finalists representing different
states across the country. These budding bakers met just yesterday, when
they arrived at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort for the final competition. The
At the finalist competition, each aspiring chef worked at a personal
bake station equipped with EASY-BAKE Ovens, cooking utensils, and all
the ingredients needed to whip-up their recipe. Helped along the way by
their "sous chefs" - mom or dad - the finalists spent the morning baking
their creations, the best of which was submitted to a panel of judges.
Esteemed judges included
The real "icing on the cake" for the winner and remaining finalists came
after the EASY-BAKE event, when they acted as honorary grand marshals
for the 'Celebrate a Dream Come True' parade inside the
Being chosen as a finalist in the EASY-BAKE 2009 "Baker of the Year" was not a "piece of cake." Contestants entered their favorite original recipes using one or more EASY-BAKE mixes. Entries were submitted online at www.easybake.com or via mail with a photo featuring their creation, themselves, and their "sous chef." All EASY-BAKE 2009 “Baker of the Year” contest entries were judged based the same criteria used at the finals: creative use of ingredients, presentation, ease of preparation, and taste.
For additional details on the EASY-BAKE 2009 “Baker of the Year” contest and the official rules and conditions, log onto www.easybake.com.
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