Point Baptist contest has a sweet ending

by Betty Wrenn Day - Posted on Nov 13, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Photo: Kortney Thompson won two awards in the kids' division for her pumpkin cake--first place in appearance and first place in taste.

Kortney Thompson won two awards in the kids' division for her pumpkin cake--first place in appearance and first place in taste.

The rain may have put a damper on the Gloucester Point Baptist Church’s annual fall fair last month, but not on the cooks who were there for the dessert contest. They regrouped and held their contest a week later. Jeannie Fitzgerald spearheaded the event and helped tremendously in making the special day such a success.

The contest was divided into three sections: men’s cakes, women’s pies, and kids’ (variety) with the winning entries receiving awards for taste or appearance, and in some case taking both honors. Melissa Ashe had made arrangements for trophies to be presented to first-, second- and third-place winners.

The judges had a difficult time in deciding on the final outcome; however, after tasting and re-tasting in the kids’ division Kortney Thompson won first place in both taste and appearance; Dalton Thompson received second in appearance and third in flavor; Kristine Turner was awarded third in appearance and second in taste.

In the women’s pie section, Pauline Littell received first in taste and third in appearance; Angela Turner received first in appearance and Carrie West was second; Nancy Bolton was second in taste and Melissa placed third.

In the men’s cake classification, Gary Mangrum won the top honors, first in both appearance and taste. Bud Goude was third in appearance and second in taste; Doug Blaylock’s pumpkin roll won third in taste and Terry Littell’s mocha nut torte was awarded second in appearance.