Eat Cake All Night: ‘Art of Dessert’ Event in Santa Rosa Heaven for Sweet Tooths

Celebrity judges want you to come eat your face off at this cake and chocolate-filled fundraiser.

Let them eat cake! Then let them eat some more cake. Have they eaten enough cake? Celebrating all that is frosted with fondant and perfectly crumbed is the annual Art of Dessert at the Luther Burbank Center on March 30.

This delightfully decadent fundraiser for the Luther Burbank Center’s arts programs features seventeen pastry chefs from the likes of Costeaux French Bakery, Criminal Bakery, Dry Creek Kitchen, Sift Dessert Bar, Oliver’s Markets, Flower and Bloom Cakes, Tomales Bakery, IMA Cake Couture and Your Sweet Expectations competing for a year-long dynasty as the county’s best cake baker.

Winning in the category of ‘Best Tasting’ was this Myer lemon and blueberry filled creation by Sweet Expectations. The Annual Art of Dessert Gala, an event to generate funding for programs that educate thousands of local students each year, was held at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Saturday April 7th, 2018. (Photos Will Bucquoy/For the Press Democrat)

In a blind tasting, each will submit their best cakes to a panel of celebrity judges (hint: Mark Stark, Charlie Palmer and Dustin Valette and Biteclub) to determine the best in taste, creativity and originality, presentation and overall awesomeness. If you want to sit with a celebrity judge — and really who wouldn’t — you can purchase tickets for their table. It’s for the kids!

The evening whole evening of wine, music and desserts from around the county that’s for one of the best causes in the county. And I’m not just saying that because they’re promising cake. Tickets are $250 per person, details, and tickets at


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