Enter our baking contest for a chance to win great prizes from Didrik’s/Local Root, The Wellington, Bells & Whistles, Topsfield Fair, and more! Our judges are: Wellington pastry chef Jennifer Larosa, Belmont Books bookseller and baker Alessandra Spencer-Pereira, and professional pastry chef and novelist Louise Miller, author of The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living and The Late Bloomers’ Club.
We’ll begin with a reading from Louise’s latest novel, The Late Bloomers’ Club before the contest, with judging and tastings after.
No premade cakes, mixes, or frostings.
Cakes must be entered between 3:30 PM and 4 PM on Saturday September 15. Entries will be capped at 20, so sign up early!
When you enter your cake on September 15, you must also submit: 2 copies of the complete recipe, with your name, address, and phone number on the back; your name on the bottom of your cake plate; and a serving utensil.
Cakes will be judged on cake texture, frosting texture, overall appearance, and originality.
To sign up, talk to a bookseller or email your name and phone number to events [at] belmontbooks [dot] com.
Louise Miller is a writer and pastry chef living in Boston, MA. Her debut novel, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living was selected as an Indie Next pick by the American Booksellers Association, a Library Reads pick by Librarians across the U.S., and was shortlisted by the America Library Association’s Reading List Council for best women’s fiction in 2017. Her second novel, The Late Bloomers’ Club, was published in July 2018. In addition to baking and writing, Louise is an art school dropout, an amateur flower gardener, an old-time banjo player, an obsessive moviegoer, and a champion of old dogs.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.