It was only the second time in her life that Michelle Dawson had ever baked and iced a cupcake.
But the artist from Bangalow must have hit on a winning recipe because her rose-inspired cupcakes took out first place in the Bangalow CWA’s ‘great cupcake challenge’.
The challenge, which was held last Thursday at the Bangalow A and I Hall, attracted entries from 44 adults and 20 children. CWA secretary Sue Gow said she had been overwhelmed by the response.
“The cupcakes we have seen today are simply amazing creations and I am thrilled that so many people took up the challenge,” she said.
The judges, Keith Pyke, Ellen Corrall and Stephanie King, had the enviable task of sampling every cupcake.
Michelle said she had entered the competition because she liked the idea of being creative.
“My friend Scott Watson helped me with the cupcakes and with both of us being artists, we were inspired to create something beautiful and we liked the idea of decorating the cupcakes with roses,” she said.
“We had one trial run in our kitchen before the competition experimenting with two different shades of marzipan and getting the roses on top just right.
“I am thrilled that we have won and it’s inspired me to enter again next year.”
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