Sweet taste of victory

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Photo by Murray Bishoff

Barry County was a big winner in the cake decorating and candy contest at the ninth annual Chocolate Lovers' Festival, held on Feb. 9 in Eureka Springs, Ark. Jenny Thomas, of Exeter, shown above, won first place for her strawberry creation in the professional baking division. It was the first time Thomas had entered a competition. Past winner Sherry Tucker, who builds her cakes in Thomas' kitchen in Exeter, took second place in the professional decorating division for a cake shaped like a tree stump with wild animals on it. Tucker's son, Caleb, won first place in the youth division for his candy creation.

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