Madison College takes home top awards in cake decorating competition


They say you can't have your cake and eat it too. Don't tell that to Madison College's Baking and Decorative Arts students.

They recently beat out six other technical college schools to sweep the top three awards at a creative cake decorating competition in Milwaukee. Audrianna (Audrey) Woodford took third place, Nicole Stark first place and Elaine Rouse second place in the competition, which was hosted by the Wisconsin Bakers Association.

"This is the first time I've decorated a cake like this and I really started having fun when I stopped focusing on the finished product and started enjoying the trial and error of it," said Stark.

award-winning Madison College baking and decorative arts students
Baking and Decorative Arts students Audrianna (Audrey) Woodford, Nicole Stark and Elaine Rouse

Sugar may be sweet, but students say it's tough to work with.

"Sugar hardens fast and breaks easily, so I'm happy I had this experience to show off what I can do," said Woodford, who went on to take top honors in the creative cupcake decorating competition. Fellow classmate, Elizabeth Peltekian, took second.

"The project provided a great life lesson about doing your personal best and completing a project on time," said Baking and Decorative Arts instructor Cheryl Weise.

Interested in a career? Check out Madison College's top-notch Baking and Decorative Arts program.