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November 21 ~ 6-8 p.m.

Virtual event

Thank you for joining Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and presenting sponsor, Publix Charities, for the first-ever digital version of our signature fundraiser! We hope your evening was entertaining and inspiring.

Because of generous donors like you, this year's event is providing critical funding for things like membership, camp experiences, essential supplies, programs and so much more. Special kudos to everyone who participated in our friendly kitchen breakout fundraising competition which alone added nearly $7,000 to our overall fundraising efforts.

We loved hanging out in each of the breakout kitchens, learning and laughing along with chefs and hosts alike! In the Samoa Kitchen, Chef Katie noted that all of your cheesecake ingredients should be at room temperature to keep it from cracking when it bakes. Denis Phillips taught the Thin Mint Kitchen that his Rule #7 also applies to baking. Chef Christina informed the Tagalong Kitchen about the many uses of the sourdough starter. The Trefoil Kitchen found out from Chef Amber how to accidentally avoid making chocolate scrambled eggs. If you'd like to view all four Cookie Kitchen videos so you can make (or perfect) all of the evening's desserts plus see some pictures from the event, we'll be sharing them on this page next week. 

Special thanks to each of the chefs who donated their time to share their culinary expertise with us: Christina Cann, Katie Cox, Pamela Fulks, Amber Pruett, and Brett Wiewiora. We deeply appreciate our wonderful kitchen hosts (and their helpers) who showed off their own baking skills: Meredyth Censullo, Ernest Hooper, and Denis Phillips. And, of course, thanks to our emcee/kitchen host Lissette Campos for being our guide throughout the evening. Thank you to the businesses and organizations who donated the wonderful raffle prizes that made the evening more exciting.

Need more Girl Scout Cookies to make all of the delicious desserts? You just have to wait a little bit longer. Girls will be launching their Digital Cookie online stores on January 2 and cookie deliveries will begin in early February. Visit for more information on our cookie program.

Room Recordings

Did you miss Dessert First At-Home edition on Nov. 21? No worries! we have recordings of each of the rooms, so you don't have to miss a minute of the excitement.

Want to support the Dessert First Fundraiser? Donate here!

Photo Album

You can see select photos from this year's event below. Be sure to see our Facebook Album to see all the photos. 

  • DF 4
  • DF 16
DF 1
  • DF 3
  • DF 5
DF 8
Recipe Cards

Here are the links to each of the recipes created by our amazing chefs. You don’t have to wait long to get the ingredients, girls begin selling Girl Scout Cookies in January through their personalized online stores with direct delivery and booths to follow in February.

  • Samoas Kitchen- Caramel Coconut Cheesecake by Chef Katie Cox
  • Tagalongs Kitchen- Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Sourdough Pastries by Chefs Christina Can and Brett Wiewiora
  • Thin Mints Kitchen- Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bites by Chef Pamela Fulks
  • Trefoil Kitchen- Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart with Trefoils Cookie Crust by Chef Amber Pruett
Additional Videos

Thank You to our Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor

PSMC Logo Inline

Do-Si-Do Sponsor


Trefoil Sponsor

  • Florida Dairy Farmers
  • Little Brownie Bakers
  • PBX-Change