Here’s to Sweet, Sweet Success

A packed crowd savored sweet treats, met area pastry chefs, and bid on creative gift baskets filled with wines, gourmet foods, and other delights at the seventh annual “Sweet Taste of Longmont.”

The evening kicked off with a silent auction, then shifted into high gear with competitive bidding on live auction items that ranged from sea to sky, including a trip to Cancun, and flying lessons, to name just a few. Festivities benefited The Inn Between of Longmont, with all proceeds going toward program services for homeless families, youth and individuals.

Adorable Home Sweet Home Cake

Adorable Home Sweet Home Cake

Head baker, Chris Parr, and co-owner, Emma Cavcey, of  La Vita Bella Coffee House & Bakery with delicious treats--all containing COFFEE!

Head baker, Chris Parr, and co-owner, Emma Cavcey, of La Vita Bella Coffee House & Bakery with delicious treats–including their award-winning Death by Chocolate cake! Can you say YUM?

Colorado Spirit's Boulder County Flood Recovery Team's Bryn Murphy and Shannon Faltek reach out to those still in need of flood recovery assistance and dish up chocolate covered strawberries and ice cream.

Colorado Spirit of Boulder County Flood Recovery Team’s Bryn Murphy and Shannon Faltek reach out to those still in need of flood recovery assistance and dish up chocolate covered strawberries and ice cream.

Rosario, owner of Rosario’s Peruvian Restuarant offered delicious quinoa cakes and cookies with caramel filling, specialties of Peru. You MUST try these!

 

Students from the Career Development Center’s Culinary Arts Program wowed the crowd with carrot cake and meringue cookies.

Morgan Dalton, chef and owner of the new gluten-free bakery of Longmont, Aimes Love offered sweet treats to die for--even if you don't eat wheat!

Morgan Dalton, chef and owner of the new gluten-free bakery of Longmont, Aimes Love, offered sweet treats to die for–even if you don’t eat wheat!

Acoustic Harmony offered sweet sounds to bid by.

Acoustic Harmony offered melodic sounds to bid by.

One of the many silent and live auction items, this one: a home cooked chile dinner, donated by staff members of the Longmont Senior Services.

One of the many silent and live auction items: a home cooked chile dinner, donated by staff members of the Longmont Senior Services.

Guests enjoy good food and generously showed their support for those in need of transitional housing assistance at the Sweet Tastes of Longmont 2014.

Guests enjoyed good food and generously showed their support for those in need of transitional housing assistance at the Sweet Tastes of Longmont 2014.

Read more about the event here. And next year, DON”T MISS IT!