Cake Competition

Participants in the Chocolate Ball Cake Competition are challenged to create a scrumptious and exquisite cake inspired by the gala’s theme.  Guests spend the first part of the evening sampling each cake and voting for their favorite!

The Chocolate Cake Competition is open to professional and beginner chefs.  If you are thinking about participating, please read the Rules document carefully and contact Jill Johnson with any questions at (310) 995-6810 or

2023 Theme

La Dolce Vita!

What could be better than life in Italy.  Read about the inspiration behind this year’s theme.

Not sure what to expect? 

Browse our gallery for a sample of outstanding cakes from previous years.

Ready to show off your skills?


We take our cake seriously!  Please read this document carefully. You may reach out to Chef Kelly Scott with any culinary questions at  Please contact Jill Johnson with any other event questions at (310) 995-6810 or

Meet the Chefs

The list of participating chefs continues to grow.  Learn more about this year’s competitors.

Coming soon!

Meet the Judges

Our thanks to the 2023 judging panel consisting of:

Paul Guglielmo
Craft Cannery

Michelle Hess
Oak Hill Country Club

Kelly Scott
Get Caked!