Patty Katopes, founder of Patty Cakes Cupcakes in Kennesaw, won ‘Cupcake Wars.’ Her prize included $10,000 and a chance to show the cupcakes at a black-tie affair in San Francisco for WildAid, which was the show’s theme.
Sweet success! Patricia Katopes founder of Patty Cakes Cupcakes won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars that aired Aug. 5. The Kennesaw resident assisted by her sister, Emily Theriot of east Cobb, beat out three other bakers from around the country, winning a $10,000 prize and occasion to showcase the cupcakes at a black-tie gala in San Francisco for WildAid, the theme of this show.
Katopes, a single mother, created Patty Cakes Cupcakes as a way to support her two children. She sells her gourmet cupcakes at Great Harvest Bread Company at 3894 Due West Road at the intersection of Kennesaw Due West, where she makes them daily on-site using all-natural ingredients.
To learn more about Patty Cakes Cupcakes visit www.pattycakescc.com, call (770) 421-9998 or visit email@example.com. Katopes was profiled in Sunday’s Lifestyle section on Page 1D.
The Sentimental Art Group hosted their second Kid’s Art Camp on July 24 at the Kennesaw home of Joyce Mulliniks. The kids tie-dyed T-shirts, painted floor cloths, decorated “hamburger” cupcakes and enjoyed lunch together.
Campers included Alyssa McCoy and Payton Shipley, grandnieces of Joyce Mulliniks; Madison and Toby Thurwainger, grandchildren of Cindi Israel; Jordyn and Ella White, granddaughters of Sandy White; and Emerson Llewallyn, great-granddaughter of Hazel Austin. The class was taught by Gail Miller, the art teacher for the Sentimental Art Group.
The Sentimental Art Group consists of Hazel Austin, Joyce Mulliniks, Pam Stowers, Connie Smith, Freda Allor, Sandy White and Joyce Rickets.
Lassiter High School was in full swing on Thursday for the annual GO Day as students and parents arrived on campus to get ready for the new school year. Although things looked a little different after months of construction, one thing remains unchanged: the Lassiter Trojan spirit is still going strong. This year’s annual GO Day included Trojan Nation partnering with the American Red Cross hosting a community blood drive to remember Ryan Aschenbach and honor Chris Heitzman.
In July 2012, Aschenbach and Heitzman, recent Lassiter graduates, were involved in a car accident that took Ascehbach’s life. Heitzman continues his recovery.
Lassiter High also recently teamed with Menchies Frozen Yougurt for additional blood drives in honor of the Aschenbach and Heitzman families. For each donor who gave blood, a “Thinking of You” card will be delivered to both families. The Lassiter community collected a total of 62 pints of blood. One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives, so Trojan Nation potentially saved up to 186 lives.
For more information about Lassiter High School, visit www.lassiterhigh.org.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.