Several Central Texas College (CTC) Culinary Arts students earned eight medals and best culinary student honors in the “That Takes the Cake” cake decorating competition in Round Rock recently. Seven students in the Wedding Cake, Advanced Pastry and Cake Baking and Production classes participated in the event and won five gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal.

Katherine Alvarez won a gold medal in the multi- tier special occasion/novelty category and was also named the Best of Division Culinary Student award winner in the entire competition. Other CTC student winners were:

Alexis Jimenez Rubio: gold medal - wedding (tiered cake) category

Elaine Jordan: gold medal - sculpted cake category

Jared Foster: gold medal - multi- tier special occasion/novelty category

Jamie McLeod: gold medal - single-tier (buttercream only) category and bronze medal - novelty tier category

Stacy Adler-Brown: silver medal, wedding (tiered cake) category

Tiffany Flewellen: silver medal - wedding (tiered cake) category