I love to bake, and decorate cakes and cookies. That’s why I entered the Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest. My cupcakes are a moist chocolate cake with a vanilla buttercream frosting, with a combination of teal and blue swirl food dye. I made the waterfall design with pretty blue candy melts. I used a spoon to brush them onto a tray. The design on the top of my cupcakes is supposed to look like a waterfall, inspired by the beautiful ones in Ithaca. I love to take walks on gorge paths near streams and, of course, waterfalls. I used rocks and pebbles found on Cayuga Lake for decoration.
—By Eleanor Gabler