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Class makes their cakes and eats them too

Friday, April 29, 2011

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Northview High School junior Jacob Ninesling watches Page's Bakery and Deli Manager Lee Ann Droste frost a cake during the NHS Advanced Foods and Nutrition Class Friday. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
Students in Janet Grey's Advanced Foods and Nutrition class at Northview High School were in for a treat Friday.

Literally.

Page's Bakery and Deli Manager Lee Ann Droste paid a visit to the 10 students. While there, she instructed the students on cake decorating.

"Working with cakes takes skill," Droste told the students.

Droste said Friday's visit was her first, but she hopes to come to the school more in the future.

"I'd like to do it," Droste said. "I like to come in and help."

While there, Droste showed the students how to ruffle edges and bases of cakes as well as making swirls on cupcakes and more.

"This is a life skill," Grey said. "(Students) can make money from this. It's a skill they can use."

Grey said the students created Bunny cakes prior to Easter and while working on them, she decided to bring in a decorator to show the students properly.

"I decided to have a professional come in because some of (the students) have an interest in the culinary arts," Grey said. "Page's has always been so good to work with. It's good to make the community connection."

Grey said students in the class have learned how to make noodles, bake yeast breads, make pies and were introduced to cake decorating. They also participate in labs.



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