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QCC’s Alumni Association Bake-Off Was A Sweet Treat For All

February, 2019
  • From left: Karen Rucks, Cheryl Marrino and Shirley Dempsey
    From left: Executive Director of Advancement Karen Rucks, Alumni Association President Cheryl Marrino and Community Engagement Development Operations Supervisor Shirley Dempsey
  • QCC students enjoy some sweet treats.
    QCC students enjoy some sweet treats.
  • Students, faculty and staff vote sample and vote for their favorite entry.
    Students, faculty and staff vote sample and vote for their favorite entry.
  • Bake-Off winners received a coveted Bake-Off Champion rolling pin.
    Bake-Off winners received a coveted Bake-Off Champion rolling pin.

The weather finally rose to the occasion and the Alumni Association Board held its Bake-Off on February 20, with all proceeds from the event going to the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

A total of 22 students, faculty and staff bakers dusted off their rolling pins and brought in their best homemade baked goods, with four bakers winning the coveted QCC Rolling Pin and bragging rights as QCC’s Best Baker. Below is the list of winners. There’s no “knead” to say more!

Main Campus 2019 Bake-Off Winners:

Pie/Trifle Category

1st Place: Vinny Tran* (Strawberry Mascarpone Hazelnut Chocolate Tart)

2nd Place: Helen Hatzopoulos* (Chocolate Trifle)

3rd Place: Kim Mohareb (Raspberry Bakewell Tart)

Cake/Bread/Brownie Category

1st Place: Kelley LaVergne (Carrot Cake)

2nd Place: Isabella Kearns* (Cannoli Cake)

3rd Place: Beth Fullerton (Sugar Cookie Cheesecake)

Bar/Cookie/Candy Category

1st Place: Tammy Strouth (Ohio Buckeye Bites)

2nd Place: Kristie Proctor (Simply Lemon Macaroons)

3rd Place: Jay Trivedi* (Chocolate Chip S’more Cookies)

Downtown Bake-Off Winners:

1st Place: Deborah Coleman

2nd Place: Bronwyn Teixeira

“We raised $600, of which 100% benefitted the Alumni Scholarship Fund. We also received donations for the bake sale table, as well as donations from local organizations for raffle prizes,” said QCC Staffer June Vo.

*QCC students