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The Annual Holiday Bake-Off – “Batter up”

Posted by  on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

One of my favorite co-workers and friends, the lovely and talented Maria B., is constantly dreaming up ways to make the office a more creative (and in this case delicious), place to work. She’s organized two annual company-wide contests; the pumpkin carving contest, and the holiday bake-off competition Batter up.
Batter up - the Met Opera holiday bake-off

And by organized, I’m taking about glossy marketing materials to promote the event hung all around the opera house, occasional celebrity judges, and the coveted prize of the golden spatula.

golden sparkle spatula

Maria also collects a voluntary tasting contribution that supports the NY Food Bank. Thanks so much Maria for all that you put into these events and for creating such a wonderful tradition.

belmont room

These are some of the highlights:


Maria & Jordana’s French Macaroon Tower

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Dining Detour’s Mint Chocolate Brownies (recipe coming soon!)

Das Rheingold Cake

Das Rehingold Cake

Hazelnut Cake

Jordana’s Nocciolato Gianduia Torta aka Nutella Cake

Cinnamon Sleighs

Brigid’s Cinnamon Sledges

Hoping to share recipes from some of the above soon! Happy Holiday baking to all.

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oh my goodness….Maria is unbelievable, this is def. the time of year that I miss being around the Met! Everything looks amazing..looking forward to recipes and your pictures of these food items are so beautiful! I just got a canon SLR for christmas!!

December 16th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

The Met misses you too Laura. I have questions about your camera:
1-it’s not christmas yet, clearly against the rules.
2-I have the canon rebel dslr, that is what I use for most of the posts seen here, which one did you get!

December 16th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

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