The Coshocton County Beacon November 4, 2021 - Page 11

November 4 , 2021 The Beacon • 11

Coshocton BPW holds 16th annual cake auction

By Marianne Austin
“ Scary , Creepy Halloween Cakes ” was the theme for the Coshocton BPW 16th annual cake auction held Oct . 30 in Frontier Power ’ s community room on South Second Street . Cake viewing and voting was from 2-4 p . m . with the auction beginning at 4 p . m .
Sheri Fortune from Agents Realty and Auction House kept things lively during the bidding . There were some great incentives along with the cake entries — for example , a case of bacon with condiments from Kraft Foods , a gift card for Kids America and a dozen doughnuts from Buehler ’ s , a lighted flag pole with the Blue Star Mothers entry , and other incentives including several gift cards from area businesses .
Pearl Valley provided 5 pounds of cheese for sampling at the event and for
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Emily McBurney , right , presented the Rising Star Award to 14-year-old Zoey Alan for her baking skill in creating a triple chocolate brain cake .
purchase from BPW members . They took orders for cheese , or people could order online . Each child attending received a $ 5 gift card provided by Dairy Queen .
“ This year is our 16th
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The Kraft Heinz entry was a chocolate eyeball cake made by Mindy Duncan .
annual cake auction , which supports our scholarship for women and other programs ,” said Pat Talbot , president of Coshocton BPW . “ We have 27 entries and some absolutely gorgeous cakes here today . I want to congratulate all those sponsors and all those bakers . Seven of the
entries were in the kids cake category . The Rising Star Award for kids provides a challenge in developing baking skills at a young age .”
Emily McBurney presented the Rising Star Award to 14-year-old Zoey Alan for her baking skill in creating a triple chocolate
brain cake . Miley Barr , who attends Nashport Elementary School , was recognized for her Halloween Goblins entry .
In the adult categories , Most Unusual Cake went to Amber Hughes from Buehler ’ s for The Corpse Bride , a white cake with buttercream icing , and the People ’ s Choice winner was Jaime Crawford , Coshocton Coffee Connection , with the Distasteful Dinner Cake , a chocolate cake with raspberry filling covered with worms and eyeballs . Crawford also made a tribute to “ It ’ s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown ” for Whit ’ s Frozen Custard .

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