Sweet Sensations – A Dessert Event to Benefit C-CAP


Do you live in NYC? Do you enjoy stuffing your face with dessert?

If your answer was an emphatic “YES”, then I’d like to invite you to a desserts fundraiser! Enjoy scrumptious desserts and pastry demos at “Sweet Sensations” while helping to support scholarships and programs for at-risk students in Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP).

When I was asked to bake for this event by the lovely Lillian from Sweets by Sillianah, I immediately said yes.
I observe youth at risk daily, children as young as 9 roaming the streets at 10 PM. I see this in my very own neighborhood, on the bus, on my way to work – Hell, growing you either knew youth at risk, or were one. The truth is, when I was growing up my neighborhood was under-served and lacking resources. As an adult and a parent I recognize the value of programs such as this one. I urge you to stop on by – Stuff your face AND donate to a wonderful cause!!! 100% of the proceeds raised at this event will go to C-CAP.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Where: Openhouse – The Old Bowery Station | 168 Bowery
How much: General Admission tickets are on sale for $39 | Purchase here:
What: Pastry & chocolate technique demos by renowned pastry chef Stephen Collucci (Colicchio & Sons) and master chocolatier Mehdi Chellaoui

– Amazing door prizes including a copy of the Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook signed by Christina Tosi, baked goods from Pound for Pound Bakery, and many others.
– Desserts (there will be gluten-free options) by local bakers & NYC food bloggers:

•Alejandra Ramos, Always Order Dessert
•Hazel Sy, Tasty Pursuits
•Jacqueline Raposo, The Dusty Baker
•Joanne Bruno, Joanne Eats Well With Others
•Josephine Son, Saucy Smile
•Patty Lee, By Patty Lee
•Louise Ng, Lou & Esi

Our Platinum Sponsors:

•Stephen Collucci, Colicchio & Sons
•Mehdi Chellaoui, Chellaoui
Openhouse and The Old Bowery Station

Our Gold Sponsors:

Sugar Flower Bake Shop
Pound for Pound

About C-CAP:
C-CAP works with public schools across the country to prepare at-risk high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A national nonprofit, C-CAP manages the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the United States. Since 1990, C-CAP has awarded students $37 million in scholarships and donated $2.8 million worth of supplies and equipment to classrooms. C-CAP provides training and curriculum enrichment programs including: job training and internships, teacher training, cooking competitions and scholarships, college advising, career advising, and product donations.

For more information about C-CAP, visit

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