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Students learn cake decorating

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Northview High School seniors (from left) Hillary Thomas and Morgan Holt practice cake decorating as part of Janet Grey's Advanced Nutrition and Wellness class Wednesday. [Order this photo]
Even though they haven't had much experience with foods, Northview High School students in Janet Grey's Advanced Nutrition and Wellness class learned the art of cake decorating Wednesday.

Page's Bakery and Deli Manager Lee Ann Droste visited Grey's students Wednesday, spending time with them on decorating cakes in preparation for Mother's Day.

Droste also discussed various other topics with the students.

"I am not an artist," Droste said. "I work in a medium that I enjoy working in. I can't draw a perfect circle, but I can make a cake."

During the cake-decorating portion of the lesson, Droste showed the students how to create borders for cakes as well as how to make roses.

"I love to cook," Droste said, who has 30-plus years experience in the food industry. "It's creating. It's not an exact science."

Grey told The Brazil Times the students can only benefit from the experience.

"These are skills they can use for a lifetime," Grey said. "They are marketable skills for the students."

Grey added working with Droste has been a pleasure.

"I think it's always important to work with local people in the community," Grey said.

Grey added the students in the class have also0 learned how to make noodles and bake pies among other things. She said an upcoming lesson would teach the students how to "stretch" their dollars by making four meals out of one pot roast.

During Wednesday's lesson, Droste also fielded questions from the students.

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