Kid contests...picture heavy
Our kids have been entering contests sponsored by Skills Manitoba. It focuses on the Trades.
The have done a spaghetti bridge (one of our boys won 1st in his category), a paper airplane challenge, and now and valentine baking or appetizer cooking challenge. Next will be a popsicle house/truck or bridge, then there is a hydraulics, braiding, & a plumbing one. Unfortunately, we missed quite a few because we were unaware of the series.
They are pretty proud. I thought that I'd share their latest creations. BTW, the cooking challenge could only be done with what the sponsor provided, which was chickpeas, cannellini beans, garlic, oatmeal, olive oil, and a spice mix.
The baking one had cake mixes, red food coloring (ugh), dried egg and oil. We used hibiscus and real egg as substitutes. Dried egg...ugh. Now that was a disaster. It's good that we did a trial the day before with another mix.
They used really strong hibiscus tea to color the cakes & make the pink icing. The green is liquid chlorophyll. On the plate, we put pieces of hibiscus and one has chocolate covered quinoa. I had some kind of lightweight sparkle/frost pieces decoration (it reminds me of thin plastic pieces) from years back that we scattered on the top of the cakes. We used a buttercream fondant for the hearts.
One of the cakes is "repairing a broken heart".
The consensus is that the orange colored appetizer (hummus-oatmeal crackers & whipped sweet potato) wins in our house.
We have a lot of cake.