Monday, September 5, 2011

Our First Make to Impress Dessert Winner Announced - I Won!!

Posted by Amy Williams on Sep 5, 2011

Hi Everyone!

The time has finally come – I’m ready to announce our very first Make to Impress winner! I hope you are all as excited as I am!

Our first winning recipe looked amazing and the presentation in her photograph had me craving sweets!
REBECKA EVANS, you are our first Make to Impress winner for your FIG TART with PHILLY FRANGIPANE and STRAWBERRY GINGER CREAM!

The WINNERS GALLERY has another amazing recipe to add to the bunch – see you all tomorrow!

Stay Sweet,


I'm so honored to be chosen as the first dessert winner in the Real Women of Philadelphia Cookbook Competition! My winning recipe: Fig Tart with Philly Frangipane and Strawberry Ginger Cream. I won $500.00 and the honor of having my recipe published in the next edition of Real Women of Philadelphia Cookbook.
Thank you! RWOP ladies and Gents...thanks for your wonderful support and comments! You're what makes RWOP the place to be! A special big thanks to the powers that be for choosing my recipe! I really love you guys! ♥♥♥
If you haven't already checked out the RWOP web site, stop by today and become a member of this amazing cooking community.

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  1. Congratulations, Rebecka! They've chosen the right winner! You deserved it, your dessert looks absolutely fantastic! Wow, it must be really exciting to be featured in a magazine! Pretty soon, there'll be others making your dessert right in their own kitchen to serve to their families and friends, real cool!!! And that cash prize is an added bonus! Congratulations, again, Rebecka, I'm so happy for you! :)

  2. Joy, You're so sweet! I'm over the moon excited about winning. I've put in so much time and effort over the past few months so it feels awesome to be recognized for my efforts! I truly appreciate your continued support!!

  3. Rebecka, congrats! I'm soooooooo proud of u. The dessert is stunning & I'd like to have some too. Yum-yum! So won't u make more for us please??

  4. Congrats Rebecka! So happy for you :)

  5. Congratulations!!! How exciting! I can see why you were picked, what a gorgeous and completly sinful dessert! I love figs! Congratualtions again!

    Kathy - visiting from voiceBoks and My dishwasher's possessed!

  6. Wow....Congratulations you must be so proud of yourself. All of your recipes look amazing, best of luck in your future contests. Maybe one day we'll watch you on the Food Network.

    Newest follower from vB's Member to Remember. Have a great day!

    Mom's Online Garage Sale

  7. Congratulations! That tart looks heavenly. It's really beautiful. I do fancy figs. You must be on cloud nine, it's so wonderful when your talent is recognized...and you've got talent!

    New follower from vB Members to Remember.

    Stacey @

  8. iCongrats, Rebecka!! That dessert looks awesome...and $500 to go with it. I'm so happy for you! AND you sing opera? Do you sing while you cook???
    Stopping by from voiceBoks!

  9. Now, that is AWESOME! Much congratulations!! Must admit, I've never even tried a fig before but your recipe makes me want to go to the store to get all the ingredients for your winning recipe! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to get the cookbook you'll be in!! (I'm in South Jersey so you're a neighbor!)

    Stopping by from voiceboks! Hope it is a wonderful day (and you're not floating away.)


  10. Wow! Congrats! Not surprising from the looks of that dessert though!

    I've never been a baker, well a successful one at at least!

    Congrats again!

    The Smile Conquest Day 78 Engaged in Wedding Thoughts

  11. Wow! This is a busy post! Thank you all for your comments and well wishes! I appreciate each and everyone of you for taking the time to comment!

    Also, thanks to all of my new followers via voiceBoks! I'm thrilled to be a part of the VB community of bloggers and can't wait to visit each of you! xoxo

  12. Wow! Congratulations Rebecka! I'm so excited for you!

    Your Fig Pie looked AMAZING. I like to bake, and I can make some very Tasty things, but I can never get them to look that AMAZING. Great Job!

    Stopping by to say hi via the Members to Remember via voiceboks.

  13. Rebecka, Hi I found your blog through voice boks. Congratulations that dessert looks amazing. I think the thing I like the most about the blog world is all the incredible people you meet out here in blog world I have never met an opera singer not to mention one that could put Martha Stewart to shame!! Good for you!

  14. Looks absolutely delectable. I love blogs full of so much yumminess!

  15. Congrats!!!! How awesome. Now I'm hungry lol. vB hugs!

  16. Congratulations! That looks so delicious, and pretty too! I usually just aim for edible when I bake. You have real talent!

    I'm a new follower from vB.

  17. Hi Amber, Thanks for stopping by for a visit! You seem to be a very crafty lady so I'm betting your pies you make look beautiful! Honestly, I didn't do much...the figs did most of the work!

    Cheryl, I feel the same way! Blogging has opened up a whole new world of amazing people to me! I'm so happy you stopped by and I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

    Welcome Ashleigh and Amberr!

    Nikki, you made me laugh with your comment about just making baking edible...truth is, I'm not much of a baker either. I was stunned when I won in the dessert category! So nice to meet you!


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