A creamy new pastry is helping a Keller woman climb the dessert ladder.
She was awarded $500 for her sweet creation.
Not bad for Todora's first cooking competition or her first time baking her cream cheese strudel.
"I loved it because the first time I tried it, it split open and everything fell out," said Todora. "And I went OK I have to do it again. Now it was a competition for me."
The proud winner claimed she had never baked either strudel nor puff pastry.
Todora said she plans to use the prize money for a new Kitchen Aid mixer.