By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The summer edition of “Cupcake Wars” descended up the Edgerton Library Aug. 8 and the contestants celebrated the chance to stretch their creativity.
Eight local children competed in teams of four with a focus on following directions, working as a team to create a display for their treats and decorating the cupcakes for a chance to be declared the winner. The contest took about 90 minutes from the start to final judging.
The contest was emceed by Branch Manager Shanea Herman and she dictated to the kids what had to be done and kept the activity moving along.
The teams mixed the ingredients and then poured the result into paper cups in trays. Each contestant would decorate six donuts for a total of 24 per team.
While the cupcakes baked in the oven, the teams went about using plastic pails and containers to create a display. One team, Team Ocean, created a beach and ocean scene, while Flower Girls went for a garden.
Both teams took their displays seriously, striving to gain the special prize at the end.
When the cupcakes had come out and cooled, the teams set about decorating them with different frosting and other toppings. Just like the TV game show it was inspired by, the contestants hurried to finish their cupcakes as the clock raced down.
Herman counted off the final 10 seconds.
In the end, Team Ocean (Dani Frame, 8, Karissa Merillat, 12, Nadaly Knox, 12 and Kaden Goebel, 10) won the event.
The Flower Girls (Dezara Goebel, 9, Sylvia Hurtig, 11, Katie Frame, 11 and Chloe Merillat, 12) were judged to be a close second.
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