2012 CalJava Wedding Cake Competition
Just as butterflies symbolize growth and change, the inspired creations of Pennsylvania College of Technology baking and pastry arts students beautifully mark the transformation of ideas into stunningly decorated wedding cakes. Six students in assistant professor Suzann L. Major's advanced cake-decorating course – Patricia A. Bennett, of West Milton; Samuel P. Harer, of Lewisburg; Brittanie M. Lenig, of Shermans Dale; Kelly E. Rockwell, of Trout Run; Sabrina R. Strassner, of Milton; and Susan M. Updegraff, of Williamsport – entered an industry leaders' "Butterflies"
Gold butterflies resemble medallions on an entry.
Sabrina R. Strassner’s cake follows the life stages of a butterfly on each of four tiers.
A hungry fondant caterpillar
Delicious details on a cake by Brittanie M. Lenig
The flight of the butterfly
A detailed design by Kelly E. Rockwell
A delicate rose
Susan M. Updegraff’s cake takes its inspiration from antique doilies.
Butterflies perch on bronzed roses.
A variety of techniques are shown off.
A butterfly-laden entry from Brittanie M. Lenig.
A colorfully crafted cake-topper, poised for flight
Intricate painted details
Patricia A. Bennett’s “mosaic cake"
Kelly E. Rockwell demonstrates how to add veins to make a flower look more lifelike using a common tool – a toothpick.
Students from North Penn and Liberty high schools cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Samuel P. Harer’s cake comes complete with a waterfall.