Competition on 8th Street to stardom on P Street

The five Meet the Sweets participants stand by a sign at the P Street Whole Foods.
The five Meet the Sweets participants stand by a sign at P Street Whole Foods.

In December 2012, DC State Fair sponsor Whole Foods P Street put out the red carpet for our pie and cupcake winners. A team led by Daniel Thaeler transformed the store into an ode to some of D.C.’s best bakers, designing profiles and recipe cards for each baker and confection, and inviting the winners to share samples.

The people who went from Fair contestants on 8th Street to stardom on P Street included (pictured from left):

Best Cupcake: Esther Ventus with the Juan Carlos Cupcake, a chocolate-raspberry creation

Most Creative Pie: Frank Asher and Sarah McLaughlin with Vegan Pot Pie

Best Apple Pie: Megan McConville with her Classic Double Crusted Apple Pie

Most Creative Cupcake: Heidi Goldberg with The Sweet and Salty, a sweet potato cupcake with salted caramel buttercream

(More photos after the jump!)

As we rev up for the 2013 Fair, let’s take a moment to look at some images from Whole Foods’ celebration of some of DC State Fair’s best bakers. This could be you! Keep an eye out for more blog posts featuring recipes from Meet the Sweets and our other DC State Fair 2012 contest winners.

All images courtesy of Daniel Thaeler.

Wall image - Meet the Sweets

Goldberg and WF staff

vegan pot pie

Apple pie

chocolate cupcakes

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