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Baking and Pastry Alumna Miller Wins Two Awards for Pittsburgh’s Vanilla Pastry Studio

Heidi Miller's Award-Winning "Green Apples"Heidi Miller, a 2008 graduate of IUP’s Baking and Pastry Arts Program, won two awards in Pittsburgh’s premier cake decorating and tasting contest “Let Them Eat Cake!” The contest was held at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on the North Side on April 4, 2009.

Miller submitted an entry for her employer, Vanilla Pastry Studio of Pittsburgh, and received awards for Best Professionally Decorated Cake and Best Cake Overall. Her creation was titled “Green Apples.”

The theme for this year's black-tie event was “Going Green is a Piece of Cake.” Besides cake judging, the event featured “green” baking demonstrations, environmentally friendly silent auction items, music, cake tasting, and refreshments. Proceeds benefited the Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health, which assists underinsured women in the Pittsburgh area.

Heidi and her award-winning cake are also featured in the summer issue of Pittsburgh’s Table Magazine.

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