Holiday Dessert Bake-off a sweet treat |

Holiday Dessert Bake-off a sweet treat

Meghan McNamara’s Miss Paula’s Italian Crême Cake took the community choice award in this year’s Steamboat Pilot & Today Holiday Dessert Bake-Off. John F. Russell

— The Steamboat Pilot & Today's annual Holiday Dessert Bake-off and Community Open House brought more than 150 people to Colorado Mountain College's new auditorium Monday to sample nearly 50 different homemade desserts brought in by Routt County residents. The free event is co-sponsored by Ace at the Curve, Moxie Home Consignments and Design, Easy 94.1 FM, CMC and Lil' House Country Biscuits & Coffee.

This year's winners were: Best Cake — John Wither's Fresh Apple Cake; Best Cookies — Robin Stone's Molasses Sugar Cookies; Best Miscellaneous Dessert — Megan Jonathans' Apple Crumble Cheesecake; Best Pie — Ellen Ladley's Heavenly Holiday Chocolate Pie; Best Presentation — Liz Meissner's Santa On His Way Cupcakes; and Community Choice — Meghan McNamara's Miss Paula's Italian Creme Cake. Recipes from all 47 Dessert Bake-off entries will be posted this week on, and the winners will be featured in the upcoming edition of Steamboat Living magazine.