Bailey Rankin, ‘Doah Staff Writer
December 4, 2013
On Monday November 25, anxious bakers crowded into the Ferrari Room for the Alpha Kappa Psi’s Bake-Off! Fraternities and individuals were able to makes delicious desserts and enter them into the bake off in hopes of getting a reward.
There were a total of seven entries. The awards included the Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice. The winner of the Judge’s Choice received half of the profit made and the People’s Choice would get a gift certificate of $25 to Buffalo Wild Wings.
The tasty treats were widely ranged from creativity to tastiness. AKPsi’s Rachel Stalker made cookies and cream cupcakes. Sigma Alpha Iota President Aysha Malik made blueberry boy bait. When asked why she decided to participate in the Bake-Off Aysha said, “I love the idea of an inter-fraternal bake-off. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone.” Other participants made brownies, apple dumplings, cakes and cupcakes.
One of the creative desserts displayed was a high-heel cupcake. Made by Melissa Harris and Rachael Willis as individual entries, they used funfetti cake batter to make the base of the shoes. Graham crackers were used for the arch and pourette sticks as the heel itself. The whole thing put together was made to be a stiletto shoe. The two stated “they love to bake and wanted to try something new by making the high-heel cupcakes.”
The four judges included Dr. Rhonda VanDyke Colby, vice president of Student Life, Dr. Miles Davis the dean of the Business School, Stephen Kuchera, the manager of the Student Center, and Joyce McDaniel, owner of Sweet Tooth Bakery located in Winchester.
The Shenandoah University community were allowed to join for just two dollars. They were allowed to taste all the participants’ creations and cast one ballot to vote for their favorite dish. Evin Hoffman, who made a chocolate peanut butter torte, was voted to be the People’s Choice and received the gift card. The judges deliberated and came to a consensus that their choice was Christine Lipovsky who made homemade chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. Lipovsky won by half of a point and received $60 cash.
The proceeds went to help AKPsi with their daily functions as a chapter and to help alleviate the cost of sending it’s members to various trainings.