BCC Cake Show  Competition

Some of the entries to a previous Cake Show competition at Bristol Community College. (Andrew Nasser/BCC)

FALL RIVER — The 12th annual Bristol Community College Cake Show takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, at the Bristol Fall River campus, 777 Elsbree St.

This year’s theme is “Wonders of the Natural World,” and cake decorations will be inspired by zoology, botany, ornithology, entomology, paleontology, archaeology, geology, oceanography, astronomy and ichthyology (fish zoology).

There will also be hands-on sugar art and cake decorating classes taught by local and regional cake decorators, chefs and sugar artists. Classes include Succulent Cupcakes, Mermaid Treasure Cake, Geode & Fossil Cookies, Sourdough Bread, Monster Cupcakes and Hand-Made Pasta.

All classes will be held in the Commonwealth Center (G Building) and require advance registration. Full payment is required at the time of registration and there are no refunds or exchanges if you do not attend the class for which you have registered.

Registration forms can be found at www.bristolcc.edu/cakecompetition/takeaclass. The deadline is March 22.

For additional information on the event, call 774-357-2915 or email CakeShow@BristolCC.edu.

Author Ann Hood will share stories of family and food at Unlikely

PLAINVILLE — Ann Hood, author of “The Knitting Circle,” will discuss her collection of personal food essays, “Kitchen Yarns,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at An Unlikely Story, 111 South St.

The essays, Unlikely says, “explore themes both sweet and bitter, and the meals that pair best with love, loneliness, grief, and comfort.” The 27 essays pair recipes with Hood’s memories of growing up, working as a lonely flight attendant and raising her children.

For more details visit www.anunlikelystory.com.

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