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Sweet Charity for SCV Youth Project

Fourth annual Cake Auction will be held April 21 at TPC

Posted: April 12, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 12, 2012 1:55 a.m.

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project’s fourth annual Sweet Charity Cake Auction and Competition, judging panel has been announced.

Vicki Lewis, best known for her role as Beth the secretary on the hit NBC series “Newsradio” will be on the four-judge panel.

Lewis has had recurring and guest-starring roles on: “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Middle” “Bones,” “Dirt,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Surviving Suburbia,” ”Sonny With A Chance,” “Melissa and Joey,” “Caroline In The City,” “Norm,” “Phenom,” “Murphy Brown,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Seinfeld,” and “Home Improvement.”

Also on the panel will be Taylor Spreitler, a singer and model turned actress.

Spreitler received her big break in 2009 as Mia on “Days of our Lives” and is now starring on ABC Family’s “Melissa and Joey”.

When she is not on TV, she is filming movies and volunteering her time at various charities, such as Much Love Animal Rescue, NOH8 campaign, Dear Mr. President Project for homeless children, Walk for Autism, Revlon walk for Breast Cancer and Run 4 her Life run/walk for breast cancer.

Also serving as a judge will be Cindy Schwanke, a full-time culinary instructor at College of the Canyons.

Schwanke has helped grow the culinary program into a well respected, competitive culinary establishment.

She has worked at Hyatt Hotels, Four Seasons Hotel, Smash box Studios, Spago restaurant and retail outlets. She has her degree in culinary food management.

Her specialty is pastry and has won numerous medals in pastry competitions.

Toni Minor, a graduate from the California Culinary Academy, will also serve as a judge for the cake competition.

Minor began her culinary career 20 years ago as a caterer for the film industry which expanded her experience in delivery gourmet meals.

For the last 10 years, she has owned and operated Getting Fresh Craft Service, specializing in healthy appetizer and meal replacement options for the cast and crew in the film and entertainment industry.

Minor has consulted for shows like American Idol, Ellen, MTV Music Awards, The ESPYs and many more.

The Sweet Charity Cake Auction will be held April 21 at Tournament Players Club in Valencia. For information visit


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