Teams of three or four students researched and submitted recipes. They assembled and decorated their desserts in preparation of judging. The competition required each team to bake a delicious cupcake and to decorate it in a Disney theme. Decorations ranged from Lilo and Stitch and Star Wars to Tangled and 101 Dalmatians.
Each of the four periods featured a different three-member panel of guest judges. The judges rated each cupcake for the cake, the frosting, and the decoration. The baking team with the highest combined score was crowned the class period champion.
This year’s contest marks the return of the competition after a three-year hiatus. CVA has not has a Family & Consumer Sciences program since the start of district’s capital project in 2017. Contractors put the finishing touches of the C&FS classroom just in time for the start of school last September.
Deck, a former special education teacher, was named the F&CS teacher after going back to college to earn her new certification.