PEC employees and their families gathered at the cooperative’s Marble Falls office September 27, to put their best baked goods forward in celebration of the co-op’s 85th anniversary.
Entries ranged from Bundt cakes and cupcakes to Mexican sweet bread and a variety of delicious confections. Lisa Hambrick owner and pastry chef of Lisa’s Cakery in Marble Falls served as the competition’s grand prize judge.
Employees who didn’t compete still had a chance to participate by taste testing entries with a $5 donation to benefit PEC’s Power of Change Program. The program funds community grants that PEC awards twice a year to nonprofits in the cooperative’s service territory. The following employees and their entries were named winners in their respective categories:
Grand Prize: Selected by Lisa Hambrick based on appearance, taste, and texture.
David Wagner, PEC member relations employee development specialist — Mama Wagner’s Fruit Cocktail Cake
People’s Choice: Selected by employees.
Rhonda Woolverton, PEC member relations analyst — Mama’s Carrot Cake
Lucky Draw: Selected by a random draw of entries, except those selected as the Grand Prize and People’s Choice award winners.
Hannah Rubio, PEC member relations analyst — Pumpkin Cake
Members can find more information on PEC’s history and upcoming anniversary celebrations online at pec.coop.