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Let Them Eat Cake!


Let Them Eat Cake: Lights, Camera, CAKE!
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Our party is sweeter than the Oscars and a whole lot closer to home. And you're invited! Come on down to The Midwife Center's 10th anniversary fundraiser party and cake contest, Let Them Eat Cake. The party will include refreshments, a silent auction, photo booth, entertainment, and of course - cake.

Amateur and professional bakers and decorators from around the region will take you out for a night at the theater with incredible cakes based on films, film production, the excitement of going to the theater, and more. You and our panel of judges will get to vote on your favorite cakes. Get ready to be amazed by Pittsburgh's best and most innovative bakers and cake decorators!

WHERE: Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave, Strip District

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30-10:00pm. VIP Baker's Reception (with purchase of VIP Ticket) from 6:30-7:30pm.

Individual VIP tickets: $125 each ($100 is tax-deductible).
Have your cake and eat it too! $500, includes event sponsorship. Want to show your friends a sweet time? With this sponsorship, you get four VIP tickets plus extra benefits. Please see our ticketing page for more information ($400 is tax-deductible).
All VIP tickets include the VIP Baker's Reception from 6:30-7:30pm with cinematic cocktails featuring Maggie's Farm Rum, an open beer & wine bar, hors d'oeuvres, a piano performance featuring songs from your favorite films, and more.
MAIN EVENT TICKETS: $60 in advance / $75 at the door
($45 / $50 is tax-deductible), includes cake tasting and decorated cakes display, entertainment from DJ Zombo, a show-stopping silent auction, refreshments, wine, beer from The BeerHive, and more to come. You can also practice for your audition in our fabulous photo booth!
Dress: Cocktail, festive, or casual chic. Want to be the next It Girl or It Boy? Wear your iconic red carpet look! Don't want to get so glitzy? No problem - you'll get to have fun with the props and costumes in our photo booth.
Want to volunteer at the event? Let us know.
Bakers & Decorators: Cathy Burnheimer of Cathy's Custom Cakes, Breanne Gustafson of Bella Christie and Lil Z's Sweet Boutique, Janelle Hayes of Mixed with Love Cake & Cookie Co., Brandi Hugar of Event Cakes Pgh, Maureen Joyce of Grandview Bakery, Alix Levy, Julie Mosesso of Sonoma Grille, JoAnne Nagy of Giovanna's Bakery, Christine Sullivan of Creative Cookies and Cakes, Jackie Vrbanic of Petals & Pastries + 21 amateur bakers & decorators!
Judges: Angelique Bamberg & Jason Roth, City Paper, Julia Erickson, Founder of barre - a real food bar and Principal Dancer at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Chris Fennimore, Director of Programming & Producer of QED COOKS, Lyndsay Kingsley, Bakery Team Leader, Whole Foods Pittsburgh, Frank Locante, Penzeys Spices, Chef Don Winkie, Chef/Proprietor of Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar, Laura Zorch, eatPGH
A Show-Stopping Silent Auction (more to come!)
Museums & Zoos: Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center, Mattress Factory, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Goods: A Mother's Boutique, Artist and Craftsman, Artistry, Capriccio, Color Me Mine, Contemporary Concepts, Mala Shah Design, NYR Organic - Leah Andrascik, Ten Thousand Villages, Wild Card
Restaurants, Food & Drink: Bluebird Kitchen, Boyd & Blair, Dreadnought Wines, East End Food Co-op, Jan & Frank Mallak, Legume, Lindy & Brett Kilby, Olive & Marlowe, Park Bruges/Point Brugge, The Porch, Southern Wine & Spirits, Square Cafe, Thin Man Sandwich Shop
Recreation, Wellness, & Other Services: 3 Lakes Golf, AJ Stones, Alison Popivchak, RYT, BYS Yoga, Cutitta Chiropractic, Evolve Modern Hairdressing, Jason Roth, Laurel Highlands River Tours, Mary Beth Miller Photography, Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health & Healing, Pittsburgh Mailing - Pirate's Tickets, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Romp n' Roll, Schoolhouse Yoga, Shadyside Inn Suites, SweetFace Photography, Tennis Village, The Priory Hotel, Yoga Flow
Theater & Music: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Hollywood Theater, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Filmmakers & Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh International Children's Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Rowhouse Cinema
Honorary Committee: Jane S. Barnes & Charity Imbrie, Nancy Bernstein, Verna Corey, Patricia Documet, Andrea & Jeff Fitting, Sen. Wayne Fontana, Rep. Dan Frankel, Christina French of TABLE Magazine, Rep. Joseph A. Petrarca, Cathy Raphael, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Judith A. Ruszkowski & Ken Regal, Cecile Springer, Betsy Teti, Vinnie Trzeciak of Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar

Special Thanks: Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Lindy & Brett Kilby, The Manor Theatre, Maggie's Farm Rum, Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC)

Questions? Contact Rachel Dingfelder, Development Coordinator at r.dingfelder@midwifecenter.org or 412.321.6880 ext. 208

Thank you to our media sponsors: 



Thank you to our sponsors:






Nancy Bernstein








 "Have your cake and eat it too!" Individual Sponsors
Dr. Christine Andrews
Jane S. Barnes & Charity Imbrie
Bethany Davidson
Patricia Documet

Kathleen Gaines
Kelsey Halling
Marijke Hecht
Cathy Raphael
Lisa Stauffer
Bakers/Decorators Only
Note to the public: The entry fees/ticket options below are for bakers and decorators only. Please do not purchase event tickets using this Paypal button.

Bakers/Decorators - if you have already entered your cake(s) for Let Them Eat Cake, please pay your entry fee by using the Paypal button below. Each baker has the option to purchase one VIP Guest Ticket at the $35.00 price (normally $125.00) for a guest of their choice.

Have a question? Please contact Rachel at 412.321.6880 ext. 208 or r.dingfelder@midwifecenter.org
Entry fees and guest tickets