Jen from Sun Prairie, WI (2018 STAR BAKERS)




Sun Prairie, WI

Baking Challenge

Star Baker

How did this baker brighten our summer?

Over the ten weeks, Jen mined the Sun Prairie Farmer’s market, her German heritage and the depths of her patience (including an all-day Petit Fours affair) to deliver a suite of sweetness we treasured. She also brought out her drafting board!

Our favorite Wisconsin Twist (pictured)!

Putting the “topper” in Showstopper, Jen produced a massive, 4-foot wide Gingerbread Monona Terrace. A signature feature of Madison’s skyline, we never imagined the Frank Lloyd Wright design sugar-enriched and candy-coated. . . until now! We grant Jen the award for Most Promising Gingerbread Architect of 2018! (And we love how the tootsie rolls recreate the lakeshore.) Bravo!

A choice quote or piece of Star Baker wisdom:

We liked Jen’s advice during Week 1 not to abandon the yeast gods: “After an hour, I was losing faith in the power of yeast, but 30 minutes later my dough had risen!”

How did you do?

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