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Students’ recipe takes the (cup)cake

Golden Valley High teens win Bake You Happy competition with ‘Grizzly Gold Rush’

Posted: April 6, 2013 9:31 p.m.
Updated: April 6, 2013 9:31 p.m.

Kim Aeck, left, and Kim Thurman, co-owners of Bake You Happy Custom Cakes and Cupcakes, present cupcakes to Golden Valley High representatives from left, Erica Shim, 17, Laura Beers, and Isabeau Lauron, 16 at Bake You Happy in Canyon Country on Saturday.

 

 

For students at Golden Valley High School, it only took a few questions to find a recipe for cupcake success.

“I just asked my class what flavors they thought would work for a cupcake,” said Laura Beers, who heads the Associated Student Body class at Golden Valley. “Chocolate was obvious, but then one of my students was drinking a mocha drink and they said that flavor would work as well.”

Caramel then joined the mix, to provide a golden touch to represent the school, and the “Grizzly Gold Rush” cupcake was born.

And the cupcake itself struck gold as the winner in the Bake You Happy “Name Your Cupcake” contest.

The winner was officially unveiled Saturday at Bake You Happy’s Canyon Country location on Soledad Canyon Road.

Golden Valley beat out 22 other entries in the contest, which ran for about a month on SignalSCV.com. About 12,000 total online votes were cast for the contest.

The students will now receive a cupcake decorating party hosted by Bake You Happy.

Several Golden Valley students said Saturday that they think the win will bring some positive recognition to the Canyon Country school.

“A lot of people really don’t know about Golden Valley because it’s still so new and not as big as other schools,” said Shelby Myers, 16. “But I think this (recipe) really represents Golden Valley.”

“I think this could help get our name out there,” agreed Kaitlynn Kelley, also 16.

Kim Thurman, one of the owners of Bake You Happy, said Saturday that she is already excited to craft the class’ creation.

“We can’t wait to begin work on it,” Thurman said. “The plan is to have it ready starting next week, and then it will pretty much be our flavor of the month from there.”

Thurman has co-owned Bake You Happy in Valencia with Kim Aeck for about two years. The pair opened a store in Canyon Country back in February, but threw open the doors Saturday to try and draw in the community.

Canyon Country resident Gerry Gittelson dropped by the store Saturday with his daughter, Tiana.

“I think this is just what Santa Clarita needs,” Gittelson said. “It’s a place that’s fun.”

Tiana, 7, had a simpler reason for enjoying her visit to the shop.

“I like the cupcakes so much,” she said, biting into some frosting.

 

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