Appliance maker Whirlpool Corporation announced that Sandi Klingler of Auburn, AL, U.S. won first-place at the second annual Whirlpool(R) Home Appliances Accubake(R) System Unique Cake contest.
Ms. Klingler won U.S. $5,000 and a new Whirlpool range for her Big Fat Bumpy Life Cake, beating out nine other finalists that competed for the grand prize last week at Whirlpool's new Insperience Studio™ in Atlanta, GA, U.S.
Whirlpool selected the 10 finalists from the more than 400 cake recipes submitted. Gale Gand of the Food Network show Sweet Dreams served as the lead judge and was assisted by Better Homes & Gardens home economist Lynn Blanchard, Nestle food specialist Holly Strauch, Whirlpool home economist Lyn Cook, and Whirlpool cooking brand manager Aida Torres. The cakes were judged on four main criteria: story behind the cake, originality, ease of recipe, and taste.
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