Let Them Eat Cake: 11/4/17

Save the date: The 12th annual Let Them Eat Cake will be Saturday, November 4, 2017

Why the date change?
Let Them Eat Cake is usually held in the spring. However, 2017 is a very special year because The Midwife Center is expanding! We’re building a 6,000-foot expansion and adding new programs and services like Behavioral Health, and we hope the expanded center will be open right around spring – our usual cake season!

Because we’ll be working hard opening our beautiful new center, we decided to move Let Them Eat Cake to November 4, 2017.

Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved! If you have any questions or ideas you want to share, please contact Rachel Dingfelder, Development Coordinator at r.dingfelder@midwifecenter.org

The Midwife Center

P.S. Feeling nostalgic about this past Let Them Eat Cake? So are we. Check out info about our last event below.


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The Midwife Center’s 11th annual cake contest & fundraiser party – Let Them Eat Cake: I Wanna Rock!

Saturday, April 30, 2016
VIP 6:30-7:30pm / Main event 7:30-10:00pm
Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave, Strip District (parking info below)

Advance ticket sales are over.
Main Event: $80 at the door
VIP Event (6:30-7:30pm): $125 at the door


Are you ready to rock? Come on down to Let Them Eat Cake! The party will include refreshments, a silent auction, a rock star photo booth, entertainment, and of course – cake.

Amateur and professional bakers will create incredible cakes inspired by this year’s theme: I Wanna Rock! You and our panel of judges will get to taste and vote on your favorite cakes. Get ready to be amazed by Pittsburgh’s best and most innovative bakers and cake decorators, including:


Aundrea Ambeliotis of Mediterra Bakehouse
Crystal Francis of Crystal’s Cakery
Breanne Gustafson of Bella Christie and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique (cake at right)
Brandi Hugar of Event Cakes PGH
Alix Levy
JoAnne Nagy of Giovanna’s Cakes & Pastries
Jessica Shincovich of Petaljammies Cake & Pastry
Christine Sullivan of Creative Cookies and Cakes
Jackie Vrbanic of Petals & Pastries
Jessica Wagner of Cake Eaters Sweet Shoppe
+ 19 amateur bakers and decorators!

VIP Baker’s Reception 6:30-7:30pm / $125
Get your backstage pass! Our VIP reception features rockin’ cocktails, an open beer and wine bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres, early entry to the cake contest and more. $100 of ticket price is tax-deductible.

Main Event 7:30-10:00pm. $80 at the door. Advance tickets no longer available.
Cake tasting and decorated cakes display, refreshments, entertainment featuring your favorite rock songs, silent auction, wine and beer, a rock star photo booth and more.

Parking: You can find street parking or park in one of the pay lots located at 24th and Smallman (across from the old Marty’s Market) or inside the Cork Factory (23rd and Railroad). More parking info here: http://neighborsinthestrip.com/visit/parking/

Honorary Committee
Nancy Bernstein, Verna Corey, Patricia Documét, Senator Wayne Fontana, Representative Dan Frankel, Susan Frietsche, Denise & Robert O’Connor, Cathy Raphael, Representative Adam Ravenstahl, Judy Ruszkowski & Ken Regal, Cecile Springer, Betsy Teti

Judging Panel
Angelique Bamberg, City Paper, Victoria Bradley-Morris, Executive Editor & Managing Director of TABLE Magazine, Frank Locante, Penzeys Spices, Jason Roth, City Paper, Margaret Welsh, Music Editor, City Paper, Chef Don Winkie, Chef/Proprietor of Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar, Laura Zorch, eatPGH

Event on Facebook >>

Can’t wait for cake?
Check out 2015 photos and winners on our blog.

Cocktail, festive, or casual chic. Channel your inner rock star or dress-up your favorite band shirt! Leather jacket a little dusty? No problem – have fun with the props in our rock star photo booth.

Our Fabulous Silent Auction! Items from:
Services & Recreation: 3 Lakes Golf, Arsenal Bowling Lanes, AJ Stones, Ali Popivchak, RYT, Branded Images Photography, BYS Yoga, Color Me Mine, Jason Roth, Just Ducky Tours, Laurel Highlands River Tours, Mary Beth Miller Photography, Method to the Madness, Omni William Penn Hotel, Paco Mahone, RYT, Pageboy Salon & Boutique, Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health & Healing, Pittsburgh Mailing, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Romp n Roll, Schoolhouse Yoga, Segway Pittsburgh, Shadyside Inn Suites, Sweetface Photography, Tennis Village

Goods & Gifts: Artist & Craftsman Supply, Artistry, Capriccio, Costume World, Happy Baby & Green Cheeks Diaper Service, Levana Boutique, Marsha Reckley, Murray Avenue Apothecary, NYR Organic/Leah Andrascik, Pittsburgh Steelers, Snail Mail Signatures, Ten Thousand Villages, Una Biologicals, Usborne Books & More/Carley Weissert, Wild Card

Museums & Zoos: Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum, Heinz History Center, Mallory Locante, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Society for Contemporary Craft, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Restaurants, Food & Drink: 26th Street Market & Café, big Burrito, Bistro to Go, Boyd&Blair Vodka, Buckhead Saloon, East End Food Co-op, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Franktuary, Jan & Frank Mallak, La Bella Bean, Legume/Butterjoint, LeMont, Olive & Marlowe, Qdoba, Randita’s Vegan Cafe, Square Café, Steeped Tea/Merizza Winters, Texas de Brazil, The Carlton, The Cheesecake Factory, The Fireside Public House, The Midwife Center Board, Thin Man Sandwich Shop

Shows & Theater: AMC Loews Waterfront 22, Bricolage, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Quantum Theatre, Rowhouse Cinema, Texture Contemporary Ballet, Waterworks Cinema


Businesses, crafters, artists and professionals: Support Let Them Eat Cake!
Support our event with a silent auction item! All event proceeds make safe, quality care accessible to women and families. Interested? Let us know.


Contact us
Rachel Dingfelder, Development Coordinator
412.321.6880 ext. 208

Event Committee
Rachel Dingfelder, Christine Haas, Kelsey Halling, Kathleen McGuire Gaines, Lisa Stauffer, Brigid Sullivan Tigano

Thank you to our media sponsors:





Thank you to our sponsors:



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Quest Diagnostics Logo


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Hefren Tillotson Logo




PITT_OHIO_LOGO - Cupcake Sponsor



Andy Johanson Logo


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Riverside Design Logo


Individual Sponsors

Verna Corey

Christine Andrews
Janice Anderson & Pat Downey
Nancy Bernstein
Patricia Documét
Sue Frietsche
Kathleen and G. Ryin Gaines
Kelsey Halling
Chris Kobus
Frank Locante
Denise & Robert O’Connor
Cathy Raphael
Lisa Stauffer
Brigid Sullivan Tigano
Sarah & Nick Trbovic