Cake-A-Palooza: a sweet tooth's delight helping a good cause

Entries for the Extreme Cake Competition

Hundreds of people passed through the Quincy Mall Saturday to enjoy the sights and smells an annual cake fest. The 3rd annual Cake-A-Palooza aimed to raise $6,000 this year.

The YWCA organized the event. Its goal is to raise money for its programs and raise awareness for homelessness in our community.

Cake-A-Palooza included an Advanced Cake Contest, and an Extreme Cake Baking contest. The theme this year was "Live Happily Ever After" and included a children's section where they could meet fairy tale princesses.

Team Sweet Expressions, which was a mother/daughter duo, won the extreme cake contest. Kristin Craven won the Advanced cake contest with her Glass Slipper Cinderella Cake.

Cakes from the Extreme Cake Contest were sold for $250 a cake and the cakes from the Advanced Cake Contest sold for $50 a cake. Money made on cakes went to the YWCA.