Mesquite Days Bake Off

The winners of the ‘Team under 18’ category were: Ethan, Celia, Sybren and Karianne Wade for ‘Team under 18’ for their ‘Corn-on-the-Cob’ looking cupcakes that were actually made with lemon candies. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

An ‘Old Fashioned Bake Off’ has been a part of the Mesquite Days Old Fashioned Family Fun Night for several years. In the past there have been few participants and in 2017 there weren’t enough to even hold the competition but this year was very different.

The theme was ‘Cup Cake Wars’ and the participation soared to 23 entries this year. Entries were judged on presentation, decoration and flavor.  There were five categories: ‘Team (2-4) under 18’, ‘Team over 18’, ‘Individual under 18’,’Individual over 18’ and ‘Best Overall.’ The Eureka Casino and the Mesquite Recreation department provided the prizes for the winners.

The winners were: Ethan, Celia, Sybren and Karianne Wade for ‘Team under 18’ for their ‘Corn-on-the-Cob’ looking cupcakes that were actually made with lemon candies. ‘Team over 18’ category was won by Blair and Jaqueline Adams for a lemony bouquet of deliciousness decorated with flowers and fresh and artificial lemons.

Stephanie Tobler won the ‘Individual over 18’ category.

Bake Off Judges, Lenore Hillius and Krissy Woods Thornton, My have given the prizes to the entrants of the Mesquite Days Old Fashioned Family Fun Night Bake Off ‘Cup Cake Wars’ but with 23 entrants, took home a sugar high for themselves that will last until next year. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Andi Munford won the ‘Individual under 18’ category, Aubrey Olsen took home the grand prize for ‘Best in Show’ and the judges took home a sugar high that will last them until next year.

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