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2012 CalJava Wedding Cake Competition


Just as butterflies symbolize growth and change, the inspired creations of Pennsylvania College of Technology baking and pastry arts students beautifully mark the transformation of ideas into stunningly decorated wedding cakes. Six students in assistant professor Suzann L. Major’s advanced cake-decorating course – Patricia A. Bennett, of West Milton; Samuel P. Harer, of Lewisburg; Brittanie M. Lenig, of Shermans Dale; Kelly E. Rockwell, of Trout Run; Sabrina R. Strassner, of Milton; and Susan M. Updegraff, of Williamsport – entered an industry leaders’ “Butterflies” competition. The students worked for about two months on their cakes, which were displayed Friday in the Mountain Laurel Room of the Thompson Professional Development Center. The contest is sponsored by CalJava International and was conceived by company founder and owner Daniel Budiman after he visited Penn College.

— Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue

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