Kara from Oregon, WI (2018 STAR BAKERS)




Oregon, WI

Baking Challenge

Star Baker

How did this baker brighten our summer?

Walking through Kara’s baking stories in time, it was really fun for us to delight along with her in her baking triumphs – especially her Banana Flip, Chocolate Coconut, and Pumpkin Spice macarons! She remarked on how her baking progressed, how the new acquisition of skills every week had her feeling more confident and prepared, which in many ways is what the Baking Challenge is all about.

Our favorite Wisconsin Twist (pictured)!

Kara and the editors share a love of hearty, artisan Potter’s Crackers made in Madison. We also share the pesky problem of not having enough dough #punster to indulge. Kara made a homemade version — a caramelized onion variety — that left our mouths watering and our hopes high that we can overcome our budgets with a little elbow grease! You’re an inspiration, Kara!

A choice quote or piece of Star Baker wisdom:

We’re still belly laughing over Kara’s characterization of her “gigantic Chelsea bunski incident of 2018.” During Week 7, when her sweet buns grew out of control, she wrote: “Something went wrong and these things were massive!” #MassiveBuns #giggle

How did you do?

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