The Wyandotte Business Association invites bakers of all ages, female and male, to enter its annual Layer Cake Contest, to be held Jan. 17 at the Mane Floor Salon, 2955 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte residency is not required.
The first prize is $100; second, $75; and third, $50. All of the winners will receive trophies as well. The entry fee is $15 per cake, and the cakes will be returned or served after the judging, which will take place anonymously. There is no charge for the public to attend.
Cakes will be delivered to the salon between 1 and 5 p.m. The judging, to begin at 5:30, will be based on taste, texture, appearance, degree of difficulty and originality.
Application forms, which must be returned by Jan. 15, are available at www.wyandottebiz.org. A check made out to Wyandotte Business Association should accompany the application.
According to contest rules, the cake must be made by the applicant. Store-bought cakes are not allowed, but any type of cake, homemade from scratch or boxed, is acceptable. Sheet cakes also can be entered. Canned, fresh or frozen fruit can be used. The name of the entrant should not appear on the cake plate.
For additional information, call Anne Majlinger at 734-355-4566 or email [email protected]
The contest is a part of the Wyandotte Business Association’s Third Friday promotion, which features special events spotlighting local businesses from 5 to 9 p.m. on the third Friday of every month.
SWCRC sets 11th tribute
Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Board Chairman Greg Genter of Harvest Partners Financial, will pass his gavel of office to Brian Wood-worth of Wade Trim Associates Jan. 13 at the chamber’s 11th annual Member Tribute.
Members and guests will gather for the event at 5:30 p.m. at the Downriver Italian American Hall, 646 Biddle in Wyandotte.
An awards ceremony will recognize two individuals and two businesses for their outstanding contributions to the Downriver community and the chamber.
The awards are Corporate Citizen, Image, Green Downriver and Community Service. In addition, the Ambassador of the Year 2013 will be named.
Hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments will be served. Tickets, $15 per person, are available by calling 734-284-6000 or registering at www.swcrc.com.
Sheryl Crow will perform
Nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will share the spotlight with more than 500 new vehicles Friday when she performs at the black-tie charity-preview gala for the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center.
The gala is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. The pur-chase of a $350 charity-preview ticket is required for admittance to Crow’s performance. According to a NAIAS spokesman, NAIAS charity previews have raised more than $91 million for southeast Michigan children’s charities, $47 million of that amount in the last 10 years.
Crow, one of the top-selling female artists of all time, has topped 50 million records worldwide. Since the release of her seven-times platinum Grammy-winning debut album “Tuesday Night Music Club,” she has performed duets with musical stars including Sting and Mick Jagger and released eight studio albums, four of them platinum-plus.
The auto show opens to the public Thursday. Daily hours through Jan. 25 will be 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., with no admittance after 9 p.m. Hours on Jan. 26, the final day of the show, will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (no admittance after 6 p.m.).
Tickets, sold at the door, are $13 for adults, and $7 for seniors and children 7 though 12 years old. Children 6 and younger are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For preview tickets, go to www.charitypreview.com or call 888-838-7500.