For the first half of the program, a panel of six authors (me included) gave a little talk, answered questions; then the second half was with the Flowerman, who made some amazing flower arrangements (and sent everyone home with a tulip!). But while Flowerman was doing his thing, the six of us authors were judging the chocolate contest.
Yes, a chocolate contest. There were twenty entries ranging from bon bons and toffee (really good!) to fudge cake and chocolate cheesecakes.
Here are the winning entries (taken from my cell phone, so ignore the quality!):
Though I'd like to think the big crowd was there to see the six of us or even the Floweman, but I know better.
They were there for the chocolate.
Can you blame them?