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Penn College Student Receives Trophy at Atlantic Bakery Expo

Kelly E. Rockwell, with her butterfly-themed cake - and the trophy earned at competition in Atlantic City.Kelly E. Rockwell, of Trout Run, with her cake, which was honored recently in the Cake Decorating Extravaganza, a competition held as part of the Atlantic Bakery Expo.A Pennsylvania College of Technology student finished second in the Cake Decorating Extravaganza, a competition held as part of the Atlantic Bakery Expo at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Kelly E. Rockwell, of Trout Run, received a trophy, a medal and a $200 cash prize for her butterfly-themed wedding cake. She is one of six Penn College students enrolled in an advanced cake decorating course who took their multitiered wedding cakes to the Expo for competition on March 18-19.

The cakes were among 25 entries in the extravaganza’s student/beginner category, which is set aside for decorators who have less than two years of experience. The competition was sponsored by CSM Bakery Products.

Presented every two years by the New York State Association of Retail Bakers and the New Jersey Bakers Board of Trade, the Atlantic Bakery Expo is the largest bakery exposition on the East Coast.

An intricate and winning design, on display in February at Pennsylvania College of Technology's Thompson Professional Development Center.The 2012 show attracted 183 exhibitors. Forty-four Penn College baking and pastry arts students attended the show, where they learned about current trends and equipment used in the retail baking industry.

Earlier in March, Rockwell’s cake received second-place honors in the Penn College Wedding Cake Competition, sponsored by CalJava International.

Rockwell’s cake and the five other Penn College student cakes that traveled to the competition are on display in the college’s Madigan Library until April 13. From there, they will be exhibited at the Pennsylvania ICES (International Cake Exploration Societé) State Cake Show at the Nittany Mall in State College on April 14-15.

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