Rebecca from Madison, WI (2018 STAR BAKERS)




Madison, WI

Baking Challenge

Star Baker

How did this baker brighten our summer?

Each time we opened a submission from Rebecca we exclaimed a “wow” or an “aaaah” and made our office mates take a look. She matched technical baking to fine aesthetics in a way that brightened our days of editing.

Our favorite Wisconsin Twist (pictured)!

One of her most breathtaking bakes (there were many), this Rhubarb Cardamom Upside Down Cake marked Rebecca as a Star right off the bat in Week 1. And speaking of stars, she used cardamon and a star design to signal Wisconsin’s Scandinavian heritage, one among many diverse food traditions in our state.

A choice quote or piece of Star Baker wisdom:

Rebecca described the challenges of using fruit as an artistic medium. In her attempt to make a Memorial Union Terrace Chair Designer Fruit Tart in Week 3, she offered this warning: “Fruit may not be the best medium for realistic art. My original plan for the center more closely resembled the terrace chair design, but after some practice fruit slicing I realized that I wasn't going to be able to achieve realism. I'm quite pleased with the end result anyway.” We were, too, Rebecca!

How did you do?

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