Cupcakes, Glorious Cupcakes

I’ll be honest–like most students, I spent the majority of my Thanksgiving break dreading the return to classes.  But as Sunday night crept ever closer, the only thing keeping me going was my excitement for JMU’s first-ever Cupcake Wars! 

Around the office and among all my friends, my name has become synonymous with baked goods.  To say that I love to bake would be a gross understatement.  I live for baking–almost literally, as I teach cake decorating classes at Michael’s.  I love experimenting with new recipes and challenging myself to try new techniques, so naturally when I heard UPB was planning this event, I was positively ecstatic.

The only thing better than baking is baking is competitive baking.  Ever since I happened upon it a few months ago in a fit of summer boredom, I’ve loved watching Cupcake Wars on Food Network.  I would give anything to compete on the show (and, believe me…I’ve spent plenty of time scouring Food Network’s website for information on auditioning; alas the option is unavailable.)!  For now, though, I’ll settle for judging tonight’s competition.  I can’t wait to see what designs you all have in store!

~Josie Eller, Film Committee Member and Cupcake Wars Judge