Tuesday, January 18, 2011

@VisitBatonRouge Launches #KingCakeBR Contest

I am pleased to announce that I will be among the taste test judges for the #KingCakeBR competition! A great idea can go a long way! ~Whitney

From www.RedStickBlog.com

We are embarking on a new project and we’d like for you to help.  Back on January 6th, “King’s Day,” we asked our facebook fans to share their favorite place to get a king cake in Baton Rouge.  The answers were so varied that we took the conversation to Twitter seeking a majority. 

There we began a conversation with @lynseydesign, a Twitter follower who was also seeking the best of the best.  She even put together a map based on tweeted suggestions: http://bit.ly/hwqgxt!  Since then we’ve been mulling the idea of a taste-off of sorts, but we don’t have the luxury of being able to afford adding an extra 5lbs this winter.  Enter Twitter friend @wbreaux with the suggestion of a competition to @VisitBatonRouge @biteandbooze and @lynseydesign.

And the competition was born.  We’re hammering out the details, but here’s what we can tell you.  Within the next three weeks, Visit Baton Rouge is partnering with Jay Ducote’s Bite and Booze Blog to bring you the first “official” Baton Rouge King Cake taste off.

We are relying on our fans, friends and followers to provide us with the competitors.  So far, we have Ambrosia, Baum’s, Calandro’s, Albertson’s, Oak Point Fresh Market, Gambino’s, Port Allen Bakery, Thee Heavenly DonutRalph’s, Matherne’s and Forte Grove.

To level the playing field, all submissions will be the same flavor, we’re thinking a simple cream cheese or praline filling.  And we have a few spots to fill on the judging panel.  If you are interested in being a judge, please reply to this post with the attributes that would qualify you!  We’re looking for foodies, local celebs and a couple of average joes that enjoy their King Cake.

We have also added a non-traditional king cake category.  This could range from Community Coffe’s Carnivale Cake flavored coffee to ice cream to cupcakes and cake balls.

Oh, and we’re still seeking a fun name for the competition!  Reply below with your suggestions!  Or post on our facebook wall or simply tweet us @VisitBatonRouge and please tag taste off tweets with #KingCakeBR!

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to be a judge and help Baton Rouge determine who does King Cake best! As a self-proclaimed foodie, I've tasted all kinds, from donut to fruit-filled and traditional cream cheese and even made my own King Cake by hand last year. I'm also excited to try the non-traditional spinoffs South Louisiana's King Cake is starting to inspire and wonder how they measure up.

    Best of luck Baton Rouge, and I hope you'll consider me as a representative of Deep South for your upcoming tasting adventures!