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Penn College announces cake competition winners


Winners have been named in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual wedding cake competition, with first-place honors awarded to a baking and pastry arts student from Macungie.

A wedding cake by baking and pastry arts student Lindsey E. Miller, of Macungie, was awarded first place in Pennsylvania College of Technology's annual wedding cake competition.
A wedding cake by baking and pastry arts student Lindsey E. Miller, of Macungie, was awarded first place in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual wedding cake competition.

Handmade details on winner Lindsey E. Miller’s four-tier, fondant-covered cake include a hand-molded lock and key, along with delicate roses and butterflies.

Cakes were judged by Susan Notter, USA sales professional for Max Felchlin chocolate, who has won gold medals in numerous competitions around the world; and Suzann Mayer, a retired faculty member and former owner of Grammy Sue’s Cakes and Cookies.

Claudia M. Walling, of Williamsport, earned second place, and Alexis N. Youse, of Pottstown, placed third. Honorable mentions were awarded to Ashley L. Geist, of Huntingdon, and CC N. Hawkins, of Williamsport. Walling, Youse and Geist are baking and pastry arts students, and Hawkins is in the applied management major.

Each of the entrants in the competition was enrolled in an advanced-level cake decorating course, taught by Chef Todd M. Keeley, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts.

Penn College offers an associate degree in baking and pastry arts and a certificate in professional baking. Students who want to further their educations and careers can use their associate degree credits toward a bachelor’s degree in applied management, which can be completed on campus or online.

To learn more about the college’s business and hospitality majors, call 570-327-4505.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor

Detail shows delicate work on Miller's first-place cake.
Detail shows delicate work on Miller’s first-place cake.

Hand-painted birds share lock and key ...
Hand-painted birds share lock and key …

... on Claudia Walling's second-place cake.
… on Claudia Walling’s second-place cake.

Alexis N. Youse's succulent-laden third-place creation.
Alexis N. Youse’s succulent-laden third-place creation.

A frog prince meets his bride on a fun wedding cake by Ashley L. Geist. She earned honorable mention.
A frog prince meets his bride on a fun wedding cake by Ashley L. Geist. She earned honorable mention.

Delicately piped "stringwork" enhances an honorable mention-winning entry by CC N. Hawkins.
Delicately piped “stringwork” enhances an honorable mention-winning entry by CC N. Hawkins.

Deirdre L. Satterly, of Shippensburg
Deirdre L. Satterly, of Shippensburg

Jace A. Crowl, of Landenburg
Jace A. Crowl, of Landenburg

Sabrina R. McClintock, of Mechanicsburg
Sabrina R. McClintock, of Mechanicsburg

Autumn G. McCrum, of Kennesaw, Ga.
Autumn G. McCrum, of Kennesaw, Ga.

Amanda M. Brandt, of Etters
Amanda M. Brandt, of Etters

Katelyn M. Shappell, of Orwigsburg
Katelyn M. Shappell, of Orwigsburg

Abby E. George, of Harrisburg
Abby E. George, of Harrisburg

Rachel J. Gobin, of Carlisle
Rachel J. Gobin, of Carlisle

 

 

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