4th Annual "Say It Ain't Say's" Winners Announced

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Little Rock, Ark. (Dec. 9, 2015) --- Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrated its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 6, which included the 4th annual “Say It Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Contest, featuring an array of traditional and non-traditional sweet potato pie recipes by professional and amateur bakers.

“Sweet potato pie is such a large part of the African American and southern cultural tradition, particularly around the holidays,” said Sericia Cole, MTCC Director. The “Say It Ain’t Say’s” contest showcases creativity and ingenuity, and gives great bakers a chance to show off their favorite sweet potato pie recipes while blending the best of southern culture with an African American holiday staple.”

The competition was judged by a panel of local celebrity judges that selected 1st and 2nd place winners in both categories. Additionally, the crowd had the opportunity to sample each contestant’s pie and cast a vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award.

The 2015 winners are as follows: 

People's Choice-

"Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake" by Sondra A. Strong 

Amateur Classification-

1st Place- "Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake" by Sondra A. Strong
2nd Place- "Southern Sweet Potato Pie" by Sylvia M. Tyler

Professional Classification- 

1st Place-"Blondies Marshmallow Meringue Sweet Potato Pie" by Latrice Catering
2nd Place- "Sweet Potato Pie" by Yvette's Bakery Box

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