The Oshkosh Women in Aviation Chapter has named the top three winners for its Frosting for Flight cupcake competition. First place went to “Team Sweet Treats,” Laura Redeker and Tiffany Schmidt. Their Feed the Animals/Zookeeper theme and Double Chocolate Panda Bear cupcakes with cream cheese frosting were a hit with the judges and the attendees. They also won the crowd favorite judging.
Second place went to “Team Sugar High,” Karen Ulrich and Kelly Rates, with a Butterfinger cupcake with shaved Butterfinger and peanut butter frosting. Their Trick or Treat theme was carried out well, complete with lights, skulls, and cobwebs.
The only male team, the “Barony Boys of New York,” Eric Abraham and Nick Jurgella, competed with a New York Cheesecake cupcake with raspberry reduction, placing third.
Three judges, Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, Wittman Regional Airport Director Peter Moll, and Emily Makowski, host of Oshkosh Today, determined the top three winners. Judging was based on taste, appearance, and theme. Michelle Axford, of Cupcake Couture in De Pere, served as Chief Judge/Cupcake Connoisseur. Miss Oshkosh 2013, Chelsey Wasielewski, coordinated the crowd favorite judging.
Six teams competed this year. Oshkosh Women in Aviation chapter members and friends brought equally delicious flavors for the cupcake sale to supplement those of the contestants. More than 425 cupcakes were sold in two hours, raising more than $590 for the chapter’s Spirit of Flight scholarship fund.
The chapter’s $500 Spirit of Flight scholarship is awarded annually to a woman who has completed her first solo flight and is working toward her private pilot certificate or advanced certificates or ratings.
For more information: OshkoshWAI.org