Cupcake Wars, Iowa Edition

Pastry chefs will compete for audience votes and highlight keys to successful business practices. This event will cover family and consumer science standards 1.1., 2.2 and 11.0.

If you cannot make the Live Event use the registration button below to sign up to receive a recording. This recording will be available one week after the event.

Event Date & Time:

October 22, 2020

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Service Area:

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Services


High School Culinary Class

State Standards Covered:

  • 1.1 Analyze career paths within human service industries. (related to culinary arts)

  • 2.2 Demonstrate transferable knowledge, attitudes, and technical and employability skills in school, community and workplace settings.

  • 11.0 Comprehensive Standard Integrate knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in food production and services, hospitality, and nutrition services.

Event Overview:

  1. Prior to the event, 2 different categories for the cupcake war competition will be communicated with the pastry chefs.

  2. Backgrounds of the pastry chefs will be shared with the group.

  3. Students/classes in attendance will vote on decorated cupcakes using the poll feature.

  4. If time, a demonstration of a basic frosting technique will be shared.

  5. Entrepreneurship tips for a successful cupcake/pastry/bakery business  will be shared (if time permits).

Possible Assessment Used:

  • Replicate technique shared during demonstration, and/or own cupcake war decorating challenge on the same categories - OR- recreate one of the designs.

  • FCS Educators: Use the curriculum from The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences- Introduction to Culinary Arts. Complete lessons in Topic10: Unit 1 and 2- Career Success and Careers in Food Service Management. OR Culinary Arts- Topic 10: Unit 1-3.

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