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Liberty Middle 8th graders compete in 'Cupcake Wars'

Cupcake wars winners pose with judge

(The winning team: Danielle Barerra, Kaitlyn Swartz, April Benson, and Sydney Christiansen pose with Smallcakes judge Nancy Ermitano)

After weeks of baking, practicing, and creating, Liberty Middle School 8th grade students put their best cupcake forward for the 4th annual “Cupcake Wars”. The competition consisted of six student teams and one teacher team.

The cupcake displays

(The cupcakes were displayed on stage in the commons area of LMS)

The bakers had to apply to be able to compete. Some of the eligibility requirements included the bakers had to have taken a family consumer science foods class and pass the safety and sanitation test. The person on the team that was creating the display had to have been in an art class. 

With the theme of “magical spells”, each team is tasked with best representing the theme with the creation of their cupcakes.

8th-grade student Lucas Bullock explained the reason why their cupcakes didn't have frosting was that the frosting was under an "invisible spell".

Papillion Cupcake Shop Smallcakes Manager Nancy Ermitano was on hand to judge as well as staff members Matt Gay and Melissa Sellon. 

"I was very impressed with how well they did with all of the cupcakes," Ermitano said. "They did a really great job. The creativity was off the chart."

Winning cupcakes

(The winning cupcake team was inspired by a song once of the team members is singing in choir)

The winning cupcake was a lemon cupcake with a lemon cream filling and blueberry frosting. Danielle Barerra, Kaitlyn Swartz, April Benson, and Sydney Christiansen made up the winning team and they received boxes they can fill with a couple of cupcakes at Smallcakes.