Tasty creations with Western flair

Nebraskaland Days board members add double pistols to their hay-bale-themed cake Thursday during the Nebraskaland Days Cake Bake at Wild Bill’s Fun Center. Pictured from left are Garett Luenenborg, Colton Aman and Matt Pederson.

Teams decorated cakes Thursday at the Nebraskaland Days Cake Bake at Wild Bill’s Fun Center.

The cakes will be auctioned today at 1 p.m. at Wild Bill’s.

The teams competed in one of three categories: the old-timer category, for entrants that have done the cake bake multiple times; greenhorn, for those who have never competed in the cake bake before; and mixed, in which each team must have at least one male and one female competitor.

The cakes were donated by Walmart Distribution Center. Each team designed their cake using various colors of icing, and they could use plastic props from a table offered to them. The theme was “Wild West.”

Colton Aman and Garett Luenenborg, both first-year members of the Nebraskaland Days Board, competed in the green horn division. They decoraed their cake to resemble a hay bale, topping it with two pistols, bull riding figurines and the Nebraskaland Days logo.

“Cake turned out well; it’s good to get involved in the community and in a different level outside the arena,” Aman said.

Luenenborg said that his first year on the board has been a learning experience, seeing the scenes of how the week plays out.

Looking at his cake, Aman jokingly commented on his team’s chances of winning: “It’s only our first year, I don’t think we stand a chance.”