Art is a piece of cake
Flour flew and frosting was flung high as Family Career and Community Leaders of America from Helper Junior High and Sally Mauro Elementary used Disney themes to create edible masterpieces Friday morning.
The competition, which kicked off at 8 a.m., allowed the competitors which were arranged in pairs to use any substance they wanted while creating their cakes as long as the ingredients were edible.
As seen on popular TV shows such as Cake Boss, the students were able to use support structures such as toothpicks and dowels for larger cakes.
The fledgling decorators' cakes were judged by category, creativity, color, design, over-all appeal and originality. The Disney cakes were also separated into themes which included prince and princess, cartoon movies, characters and live action.
The cakes had to be started and finished in the auditorium and could only have one layer of frosting. The winner were treated to a Disney movie as well as a popcorn gift basket. The first place winners in each category were all given a two liter bottle of pop, king size candy and an FCCLA coupon.
Represented in the contest were cakes following the themes of "Despicable Me," "Monsters Inc." "Minnie Mouse," "Brave," "Star Wars," "The Lion King" and others.
According to FCCLA Adviser Susan Heller, the prince and princesses category was won by Marlena Dickerson and Karlie Bright who designed a "Tangled" Cake. The cartoon movies category was taken by Abby Maddox and her "Ratatouille Cake." The live action category was taken by Dallen Twedell for his "Pirates of the Caribbean" themed cake.
The character category and overall prize was won by Indie Gardner and William Blanton for their skillfully replicated likeness of Disney's most beloved mouse, Mickey.