Janice from Eau Claire, WI (2018 STAR BAKERS)




Eau Claire, WI

Baking Challenge

Star Baker

How did this baker brighten our summer?

A fanciful, almost Seussian quality marked each one of Janice’s bakes this season. Her “Over the Rainbow” Hidden Design Cake, “Very Berry” Layered Meringue Dessert, “Belgian Spice” Crackers and “Gateau St. Honore with Cranberry Maple Caramel” could easily be at home on the tea party table in Alice’s Wonderland.

Our favorite Wisconsin Twist (pictured)!

Janice restrained most of her Wisconsin twists to the use of local brands and ingredients (a great strategy), but we continued to return to her “Over the Rainbow” Hidden Design Cake in Week 1 as our favorite. To us, the rainbow is a wondrous, inclusive symbol and The Wizard of Oz one of the great spiritual stories about how our searching need not venture far from our hearts and homes. In cake form? Even better.

A choice quote or piece of Star Baker wisdom:

We appreciated Janice sharing her big “B” baking truth during Puddings Week. “My biggest surprise was using strudel dough. I learned that I like making pies better.” Pies for the win!

How did you do?

I participated in all 10 Great Wisconsin Baking challenges this summer — I’m a Star Baker!