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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:07


With just 19 months of cake-making experience, amateur baker Misti Short of Castro Valley has already brought home two prominent awards for her cake creation “Rapunzel’s Tower.”

Misti Short loves to bake cakes. But not just those round, three-layer jobs.

The Castro Valley housewife – mother of five and grandmother of one – talked her husband into letting her take a cake-making class a while back and since then her oven has been turning out the most extravagant of creations.

Short  edged out 40 other contestants for First Place in the Alameda County Fair competition and brought home a “People’s Choice” award from the April 29th Contra Costa Cake and Sugar Art Society competition in Concord.

“I have so many cake ideas in me I need an excuse to make more,” says the amateur baker.

Last September, Short went to the Wilton School of Confectionery Art in Chicago and is planning on enrolling in culinary courses at Diablo Valley College. She hopes to open her own cake shop in San Leandro in the near future.


–Robert Souza




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