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April 16, 2013

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FAIRMONT — Pierpont students showed off their culinary skills Monday while the public enjoyed tasting the students’ delicious cakes.

Pierpont Culinary Academy’s pastry and confections class held its first tiered cake contest Monday. The public was invited to vote on the best design and taste, and the winners received bonus points in the class.

Allison McCue, baking and pastry instructor at Pierpont Community & Technical College, said the five students in the class created a three-tiered cake, something none of them had done before.

“They did a great job for this being their first time,” she said.

Pamela Stevens won the best design contest with her Spring Ruffles three-tiered cake. Stevens created her cake by decorating it with yellow and black fondant and using lemon rum sponge cake and classic chocolate cake.

Rheba Grimes won the best taste contest with her Tiger Lilly Escape three-tiered cake. The bottom and middle tiers of Grimes’ cake were made with blackberry vanilla cake with lemon filling and covered in fondant. Her third tier was made with lemon pound cake with blackberry buttercream covered in buttercream icing.

Grimes said she enjoyed creating her first three-tiered cake.

“My favorite part was learning how to do the different things like making the gum paste flowers,” she said. “We hadn’t worked with that before.”

Stevens said she also enjoyed the process of creating a three-tiered cake.

 

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