Ace of Cakes, my epiglottis! Howard County has it's very own cake champeen right HERE, and Sara Toth brings you all the sugary-sweet goodness in this article!
(Incidentally, a super-huzzah to whoever gave Sara this article to write! Finally, an article this woman can sink her teeth into! Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. Seriously, to the responsible party(ies), well done! You have my permission to fornicate tonight, if you so desire.)
Back to the article. I think this is just plain fun. And interesting! I can't bake or do art to save my life, so Ms. McDermott's ability to do both is just spectacular! And she was inspired by Duff Goldman and the crew at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, the protagonists in the aforementioned "Ace of Cakes" program.
Rather than retype, I will simply cut and paste from Ms. Toth's article the creations Ms. McDermott made for the competition:
"For the ICES competition, McDermott created five cakes: a collection of cupcakes decorated with "Alice in Wonderland" characters; a viking helmet; a Silver Bullet camper at a campsite; a robot surrounded by pinwheels; and a four-tier wedding cake, which McDermott endearingly called "A Pirate's Wife for Me." The cake — on display with the others at the bakery — is decorated like a pirate ship, and the inspiration came from one of McDermott's favorite movies."
Isn't this cool? I think it's cool! And if Marshmallow Man says it's cool, it's cool, by cracky!
This young woman has a strong passion for what she does ands it's nice to see all the hard work paying off. A doff of the ol' sailor hat to Ms. McDermott and the crew at Kake Korner in North Laurel! Ha! And they say there's nothing good going on in the US1 corridor.