By COLLEEN MCCARTHY
TLC has â€śCake Boss.â€ť The Food Network has â€śAce of Cakes.â€ť And now, Starkville has 13 young pastry chefs in the making.
Main Street Arts, in conjunction with Mississippi Sate Universityâ€™s Division of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education, hosted the â€śSo You Want to Be a Cake Bossâ€ť camp last week.
The camp focused more on decorating techniques using fondant and icing, including piping borders and sculpting flowers. They worked on both cupcakes and small, individual cakes that were already baked and ready to decorate.
â€śWe wanted to teach them some basics that they could take and use at home, too,â€ť said Linda Wade. â€śWe didnâ€™t want to give them step-by-step projects. Each cake will have a little bit of their own personality.â€ť
Angel White helped the girls create some beautiful treats, like bulldog cupcakes and rose covered cakes.
â€śThe kids have had a blast,â€ť she said.
Main Street Arts will host another session of the â€śSo You Want to Be a Cake Bossâ€ť camp in July for children ages 6-9 and 10-15. The three day camp costs $99 for children ages 6-9 and $125 for ages 10-15. If your child is interested in participating, contact Linda Wade at (662) 323-1140.