Corbin’s Confections – Greatest Baker Semi-Finals

My dear friend Shana, the owner of the gluten/peanut/tree-nut free bakery, Corbin’s Confections, in Salem, Virginia, is in the running to be named The Greatest Baker for 2021!

The winner will be featured in Bake from Scratch Magazine, receive a year’s supply of Stuffed Puffs, and $20,000!

Winning would mean a lot to her. In Shana’s words, “Owning a food allergy bakery has always been my dream. I would like my bakery to help educate/promote celiac and food allergy awareness.” Winning – the title and the prize money – will help her to be able to spread education and awareness even more than she already does.

With great support from her customers, she has made it to the Semi-Finals. She needs to be in FIRST PLACE by 10pm (EST) tonight (24 June 2021) to move on to the next round. She is currently in 1st place, but it is only 5:30pm. Please help me keep her in 1st place. You can vote by letting the site connect to your Facebook (to prove you are a real person – this keeps voting fair), pay a minimum of $10.00 for a hero vote ($1 equal 1 vote) and a percentage of the money goes to No Kid Hungry. Or you can do both. I have used my free daily vote for her every day since the contest began, and purchased some tonight now that she’s so close. It only takes you a few seconds. Just make sure you go all the way through to getting the confirmation that your vote has gone through. Vote for her here:

Check out this amazing turtle cake made by Shana!







From the voting page:

What is your signature bake?
I specialize in all things gluten free and nut free. However, I also assist customers with other food allergies or sensitivities.

How long have you been baking?
I began baking 20 years ago. I really got into allergen friendly baking when my mom got diagnosed with Celiac Disease and my son was diagnosed with severe food allergies.

What is your best baking secret?
Shape your gluten free dough into what you want it to look like after it is baked! Gluten free baking is completely different. You have to forget everything you knew about baking in order to master it.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the voting page, you can enjoy many more photos of her incredible creations!

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