Island Connections' 1st Annual Sugar Showdown held Saturday evening, February 10th at the Atlantic Oceanside in Bar Harbor was a resounding success!

Organizers were hoping for 150 attendees, and over 300 persons showed up to taste the creations of 32 bakers. The bakers were divided into 3 categories; Whoopie Pie, Sweet Surprise and Showstopper.

The Top 3 in each Category, as voted by those in attendance, then were judged by 3 judges with the winners being

People's Choice Award

  • Mary de Koning

Whoopie Pie

  1. Michelle Brzezowski
  2. Divya Menon
  3. Dennett Clarke

Sweet Surprise

  1. Joan Roberts (Simply Macarons)
  2. Any M. and Allie S. (Atlantic Brewing)
  3. Jennifer K (Seaside Deli and Sweets)


  1. Mary de Koning
  2. Carol Schaefer
  3. Sara Hathaway

All proceeds benefited Island Connections, an organization devoted to providing rides to seniors and disabled on Mount Desert Island.

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Check out photos from the night!

Island Connections' 1st Annual Sugar Showdown


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