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Local Bakers Took the Cake at Pontotoc Baking Competition


PONTOTOC, Miss - B.O.N.D. Small Business Group hosted the first ever Pontotoc Food Fight on Saturday, June 23rd, at Melvin's Grill in Pontotoc, Miss. The Pontotoc Food Fight consisted of five professional bakers and five home bakers going head-to-head to see which baker could create the best cake.

Bakers had the chance to win in three categories: Fan Favorite, Best Dressed Cake, and First Place Overall. Fan Favorites were chosen by attendees; however, Best Dressed Cake and First Place Overall were chosen by three judges – Jeff Jones, Phyllis High, and Matt Miller.

The emcee for the event was Stephanie Moneek, host of The Uneekly Living Radio Show in Tupelo. Music was provided by DJ Mark Rucker of Pontotoc, MS.

The bakers were not the only winners, though. Attendees also had the chance to take home one of the ten competing cakes by participating in the cake walk.

B.O.N.D. Small Business Group Would Like to Congratulate Our Winners:

  • Fan Favorite Home Cook - Wilma Sartin, Pontotoc

  • Fan Favorite Professional Cook - Laura Hallmark of Strange Brew Coffeehouse, Tupelo

  • Best Dressed Cake Home Cook - Wilma Sartin, Pontotoc,

  • Best Dressed Cake Professional Cook - Heather LeAnn Tate of Billie's Catering and Friends, Guntown,

  • 1st Place Home Cook - Jalisa Pratt, New Albany

  • 1st Place Professional Cook - Kristen Ward of Butterbean, Tupelo

B.O.N.D. Small Business Group is an organization based in Pontotoc, whose mission is to help small businesses in Pontotoc and the surrounding counties grow and improve their businesses, while also connecting and giving back to the community.


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