Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 10, 2014

Waging aCake War

Sweets for Andover High senior class at stake

There’s a lot riding on Andover High School senior Sara Adam’s baking skills.

Adam is one of six finalists in Cakes for Occasions in Danvers’ second annual High School Cake War competition. At stake is a dessert buffet for her graduating class’ prom or after-prom party.

On Sunday, the finalists gathered at the Danvers bakery to put their best cake-decorating skills and school spirit to the test on a three-tier cake. Adam’s frosted, blue-and-gold creation features the Andover High logo and some of the things the school is known for, including its sports teams.

Now it is up to the public to pick their favorite cake. Voting continues through Monday, April 14, at noon on the Cakes for Occasions Facebook page ( The baker with the highest score combining Facebook likes and shares plus bonus points awarded to the first- and second-place winners as judged by a team of pastry professionals will be crowned Cake War champion. The winning baker’s school will earn not only bragging rights, but also desserts for her class’ upcoming special night.

Adam, who has some baking experience, stands a good chance. In addition to being an office assistant for the Andover Department of Community Services, she teaches cupcake classes for the program.

Joining Adam as finalists are Alison Barker of Danvers High School, Rachelle Bassett of Peabody Memorial High School, Carolina Maldonado of Salem High School, Cait Ofiesh of Beverly High School and Kera Warren of Lynn Vocational Technical High School.

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