A pair of UL Lafayette graduates — sisters Martha Hebert and Rebecca Guidry — a part of a team that will compete against two groups from across the country on TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off. The concept of the show is a team competition to create the ultimate wedding cakezilla: It must be at least five feet tall and created in nine hours. The show will air on TLC at 9 p.m. Sept. 29.
Hebert and Guidry are owners of Sweet Southern Ladies Designer Cakes outside St. Martinville. The Ultimate Cake Off series pits top bakers from across the country. The competition also involves mini-challenges — a skills test and a taste test — that allows a team to subtract preparation time from a competitor. The winning team gets not only $10,000, but their cake will be featured at a marquee event — in this case, the 15th anniversary gala for the Peterson Automotive Museum.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.