Students Showcase Skills at Curbside Bakers’ Row
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 29, 2021) – Wake Tech students in Baking & Pastry Arts showcased their baking skills today at a curbside Bakers’ Row at the Scott Northern Wake campus. The event is usually held inside, and students set up original concept bakeries to display and sell their desserts, breads, and treats. This year the bakery items were sold through an online bake sale. Customers picked up their purchases during the curbside event.
Students made the baked goods entirely from scratch. They sold a record 1,400 pastries - everything from savory pizza scones and chicken salad croissants, to cakes, truffles, cupcakes, tarts, and macarons in a variety of sweet flavors, including orange creamsicle, pina colada, and black forest.
“I am so proud of how my students persevered despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Chef Caralyn House, senior professor & program director for Wake Tech’s Baking and Pastry Arts program. “They were eager to design their menus and share their goodies, even though the bake sale was online and not in person!”
Bakers’ Row is an end-of-year project for students in the Baking & Pastry Arts associate degree program, which prepares aspiring bakers for entry into the industry as pastry chefs, cake designers, and bakery managers.
For more information on Wake Tech's Baking and Pastry Arts program visit baking.waketech.edu.