Brides & Weddings Magazine Announces the Sweet Victory of the First Annual Cake-Off

Brides & Weddings Magazine is thrilled to announce the winners of its inaugural First Annual Cake-Off competition. This event has ignited the culinary passions of bakers and cake enthusiasts in the Washington Metro area. With a staggering array of talent on display, the competition was friendly, and the judges had the enviable but challenging task of selecting the top creations.

Held at Briar Patch in Middleburg, Virginia, the Women’s Wedding Network members and three celebrity judges had lunch before tasting and voting on all of the cakes present. The winning cakes emerged as delightful masterpieces that showcased the bakers’ exceptional skill and celebrated the artistry and imagination that go into crafting the perfect wedding cake.

The Participants of the 2023 Annual Cake-Off included:

  Field and Main Restaurant  



  Sweet Tooth Bakery  

  Nothing Bundt Cakes Gainesville-Haymarket  

Best Flavor AND Attendees Choice

Taking this category was the talented team at Field and Main. This exquisite cake, created by Chef Alec Barber, captured the hearts and palates of the judges with its delicate layers of Ginger spiced cake with caramelized granny smith apple filling and a salted caramel cream cheese frosting. 






Most Creative AND Best Presentation

Cakebee captured Most Creative AND Best Presentation with their captivating creation, “A Wind Upon Water.” This 3 ½ tiered wedding cake in Round 4″, 6″, 8″, and 9″ was covered with white fondant and dressed with marbled blue torn paper ruffles, created to look like ocean waves crashing along the cake. The ruffles were fused with white spirals swirled to look like flowers blowing in the wind and adorned with small fondant stems of swaying baby’s breath for delicateness. 





Nothing Bunt Cake won the specialty category with their modern take on the classic Bundt cake. They baked up Lemon Raspberry crowned with their delicious signature cream cheese frosting. 

In addition to these remarkable creations, Baking with Paty and Sweet Tooth Bakery received honorable mentions for their exceptional artistry and taste. The event showcased the incredible talent within the wedding industry and provided a platform for emerging cake designers to shine.




“We are overwhelmed by the tremendous response to our First Annual Cake-Off,” said Rebecca Barnes, Publisher of Brides & Weddings Magazine and sponsor of Women’s Wedding Network. “The dedication, creativity, and passion of the participating bakers were truly remarkable. We congratulate all the winners and participants for making this event an enormous success.”

Brides & Weddings Magazine extends its heartfelt thanks to the esteemed panel of judges, event sponsors Helgas, Sammy’s Rental, Twinbrook Floral, and Wedding in a Box. and the wedding community for their enthusiastic support in making the First Annual Cake-Off a sweet success.

For more information about the winners and their winning creations, as well as high-resolution images and media inquiries, please contact Rebecca Barnes at 

About Brides & Weddings:

Brides & Weddings is a leading organization dedicated to Northern Virginia weddings and celebrations. As a prominent voice in the wedding industry, our mission is to inspire and guide couples on their journey to create unforgettable wedding experiences. We provide a platform where engaged couples can discover wedding trends, connect with reputable vendors, and access valuable resources to plan their dream weddings. More information can be found at

About Women’s Wedding Network:

Women’s Wedding Network is a leading and influential organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women professionals in the wedding industry. With a strong focus on fostering collaboration and personal growth, we serve as a dynamic platform for wedding-related businesses and individuals to thrive. Learn more at

About Briar Patch:

Nestled in the heart of the DC Metro Area, Briar Patch is an enchanting and picturesque venue renowned for its idyllic setting and timeless charm. Set amidst rolling hills, lush gardens, and serene landscapes, Briar Patch offers a romantic and intimate backdrop for weddings and events.


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