The Summer Fun Pastry Boss class at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove held a Cupcake War competition on July 10, 2015. Students worked in groups of approximately four students each, and baked and designed three varieties of cupcakes. The winners were the Cupcake Crusaders – Nicole Foran from Abington Junior High School, Adrian Dinnall from McFatter Technical High School, Chris Egan from Hatboro-Horsham High School, and Alex Turner from Abington Junior High School.
Kelly Knorr, the Summer Fun Pastry Boss instructor and 2003 EASTERN Culinary Arts/Upper Moreland High School graduate, was confident that her students were ready for a little friendly competition, so she added Cupcake Wars to the curriculum.
“Truthfully, all of the groups did an incredible job,” said Knorr. “They worked cohesively as a team and came up with some very creative design concepts for their cupcakes. I am proud of their level of enthusiasm and originality for this competition.”
Through EASTERN’s Summer Fun program, students get the opportunity to work with the latest technologies while having fun and learning new things. EASTERN has been offering this summer enrichment opportunity for middle school students for more than 25 years. Other programs offered included Auto Mechanics & Collision Repair, Computer Art and Digital Photography, Crime Scene Investigation, Drawing and Painting, Junior Chef, Looking Good, Video Game Programming, and World of Construction.