Dallas baker wins Food Network challenge

To a pastry chef, the term “piece o’ cake” probably pisses you off. (Don’t even get ’em started on “easy as pie.”) Cake is hard! Especially when you’re trying to impress the judges on a national network, commemorating the re-release of the most popular animated film of all time.

But Dallas’ Bronwen Weber of Frosted Art Bakery and Studio made it look, well, like a piece o’ cake Sunday night, when she won the Food Network’s Lion King-themed bake-off.

Weber’s dynamic interpretation of the villainous Scar in mid-leap bested all the other competitors, with the show airing the second weekend when the new 3D Lion King claimed the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office.

This is nothing new for the gay-friendly Weber, who last year designed “pride cake” cupcakes with rainbows and HRC symbols. She has won 14 medals from the Food Network, including eight first-place citations — three more than her nearest competitor. The episode airs again tonight at 7 p.m.

You can find Weber’s treats at FrostedArt.com.

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Watch: 2012 Presidential Campaign Ad Starts Airing — for Hillary


A Chicago dentist named William DeJean has spent ,000 on ad touting Hillary clinton for President in 2012 and has aired the ad in New Orleans, with plans to air it in Washington D.C., New York, and Los Angeles, according to CNN.

Said DeJean: "I'm a dentist and I don't think this country is headed in the right direction…I think she is the most qualified."


In a brief interview with The Advocate, DeJean said gay rights did not figure into his consideration when creating the ad: "I think she would have done what she said she was going to do [on gay rights]. I don't think [Obama]'s necessarily followed through on his promises. I saw a sign at the Chicago gay pride parade that said, 'Change, my ass.' Bill Clinton recently came out gay marriage. I am certain that eventually Hillary Clinton would have come out for gay marriage."

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