District 228 holds sweet competition
July 27, 2013 9:04AM
Bremen Community High School District 228 students had the chance to pick a cupcake recipe of their choice, bake the cupcakes and decorate them in preparation for the Cupcake Wars competition. | Supplied photo
Updated: July 27, 2013 9:11AM
Students enrolled in baking classes at Bremen, Tinley Park, Hillcrest and Oak Forest high schools competed in the district’s first annual Cupcake Wars.
Students chose a cupcake recipe, baked the cupcakes, and decorated them for the competition.
Bremen students Daniel Revera, Ryan McManimen, Jason Arvanites, and Jose Carbajal created a cupcake that included rich milk chocolate with toffee sprinkles on the frosting, under the direction of teacher Melissa Matlon
Tinley Park students Bobby Neylon, Amy Simmons, Tommy Loranger and Orlando Lewis made a cupcake that included a cream filling with a marshmallow Frankenstein head on top, under the direction of teacher Maggie O’Connor
Hillcrest students Alexis Carney, Danielle McNeal and Monica Childs created a lemon blueberry cupcake with cream cheese frosting and a decorative bumble bee on top, under the direction of teacher Jean Sweeney.
Oak Forest students Conner Savant, Carla Stepp, Michelle Spreadbury and Kirsten Matchinis made a Dreamsicle cupcake with vanilla and orange flavors and an orange jelly candy on top, under the direction of teacher Kristina Dace.
Vicki O’Bryant, owner of Sweet Dreams Cupcakes, 7956 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, and her staff members Kim Jensen and Miguel Garcia analyzed the quality, texture and design of the treats. The judges provided the students with a detailed analysis of each type of cupcake.
Bremen’s chocolate toffee cupcake and Tinley Park’s Frankenstein cupcake tied for first place.