Arts & Entertainment
Leon & Lulu Marks 7th Year With Sweet Event April 7
Originally printed 3/14/2013 (Issue 2111 - Between The Lines News)
Destination lifestyle store Leon & Lulu is celebrating its seventh birthday with cake for everyone, including diabetics. The Let Them Eat Cake Pro-Am Baking Extravaganza is a baking competition open to both home and professional chefs, which features delicious, visually appealing and diabetic-friendly desserts of all kinds. The April 7 event will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Three prizes will be awarded in both the amateur and professional category.
"Diabetes affects an estimated 25.8 million children and adults in the United States and we want to show people that diabetic-friendly food can be delicious," said Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Leon & Lulu. "This is a fun way for bakers to compete for prizes and recognition, and for Leon & Lulu to celebrate seven fantastic years in Clawson with our patrons, neighbors and one of our many, many favorite charitable partners," said Curtin.
Leon & Lulu's birthday party will include tastings of all desserts, entertainment and traditional roller rink fare served by the store's famous skillful skating waiters. Diabetics get fast passes to the front of the line. Ten percent of the day's sales and funds raised in a raffle will benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Leon & Lulu's seventh birthday and Let Them Eat Cake contest is open to the public from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Tastings will be offered throughout the event and winners will be announced at 4 p.m.
Desserts will be judged on three criteria, including taste, attractiveness and diabetic friendliness. Participants in the Let Them Eat Cake Baking Pro-Am Extravaganza will be asked to serve 100 small tastings of his or her dessert, plus provide an additional full dessert for judging. Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2013, and must include a list of ingredients.
Located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink in Clawson, Leon & Lulu offers 15,000-square feet of fabulous shopping, with a new 7,800-square feet expansion into the neighboring Old Clawson Theatre slated to open this spring. Locally owned and family run, Leon & Lulu prides itself in providing a fun, welcoming atmosphere, serving hot coffee, cookies and popcorn - often via roller skates - to visiting patrons.
Visit http://www.leonandlulu.com for more information and for entry details.
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