My Personal Play of the Game
This year when I heard about the date for Nerd Network’s Cake Buffet (which is a competition for the entrants and a free dessert bar for attendees), I remembered the fun, hilarity, and deliciousness that Cake Buffet 2015 consisted of. At that time, I decided that I was going to enter in my own dessert and try to win in one of the categories. Cake Buffet was set to happen on September 21st at 7 pm with the theme of Gaming. Even at three weeks away from the date, I knew I was going to have to do everything the night before because I have class from noon to 6 pm on Wednesdays.
Finally, the day had come for me to prep, mix, and bake all of the food. In between my classes that Tuesday I mixed Jello and put it into molds, and I make two batches of buttercream icing from scratch. After my last class, I had to run to the grocery store in order to get an extra cup of butter and a package of cornstarch in order to finish off my list of ingredients. After a short detour to help out a friend, I was ready to pull an all niter. I mixed and baked a double batch of blondies and two cookie cakes; after they had cooled off, I iced them and set them inside the fridge with the Jello.
After my last class of the day, I got back as quickly as I could to get the food and serving supplies together. I managed to get up to the Parkway Ballroom at Plemmons Student Union a few minutes before Cake Buffet started. Once all of the entries had been set up and their makers were ready to serve, the judges and attendees went around to get some cake. Right after that, the competitors were allowed to get cake and sit down.
The moment of truth had finally come: everyone was finished with their first serving of delicious desserts, and the judges ready to announce their decisions.
“Starting with the Gaming Category, the person in first place is… Anna Kirk!”
I was so ecstatic at winning that I could only grin and thank the judges. The winners in the other categories were announced, then everyone danced and sang to nerdy music for the remainder of the night. By the end of the night, everyone had had a great time and I knew all of my hard work had paid out in the end!