Sweet Charity

Better late than never, they say.

And a sincere apology for being so late with the news

Here are the results of the SAACA Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge held at Loew’s Ventana Canyon last Friday.

We had a great time. SAACA really knows how to have fun and raise money. I’ve been to their other events (the ones involving tequila) and have always been impressed by how smoothly the event flows and the huge crowds they attract.

Sweet Charity was no different.

The venue, The Kiva Ballroom, was perfect; plenty of room for the crowds, soft carpeting, a nice sound system.  The dessert choices were plentiful and all over the place from popcorn and  cotton candy to trifles and fondue  and while I didn’t get to try everything that night, I sure had my fair share.

My fave – Casino del Sol‘s Chocolate Snack Attack – didn’t win,

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Best Chocolate Dessert: SpunLight Cotton Candy,Aztec Chocolate Cotton Candy


Best Sweet & Salty Dessert: SpunLight Cotton Candy Chocolate Salted Caramel Silk

Best Baked Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Bundtinidscn2495

Most Creative Cocktail: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Short & Stout

Best Frozen Dessert: Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, Frozen Pumpkin Pops

Best Chilled Dessert: Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, Peppermint Panna Cotta

Best Fruit Dessert: JW Marriott Starr Pass, Yuzu Fruit Crumble

Best Sweet Cocktail: JW Marriott Starr Pass, Spice of the Night

Most Creative Dessert: Rigo’s Restaurant Ponche Calientito Cocktail

Best Presentation: Splendido at Rancho Vistoso

Sweetest of the Sweet (Grand Prize): Rigo’s Restaurant

FYI: We refrained from drinking due to the long, winding ride home, but i learned how to use Uber this week, so that’s the way to go next time.