Cypress Ridge High School senior Nancy Lopez won first place in the second annual Hospitality Educators Association of Texas (HEAT) State Cupcake Battle on May 4 in Allen. Lopez’s mocha cupcakes also won Most Technical Cupcake and Best Frosting in the competition. Lopez had previously won third place in a HEAT regional cupcake battle.
School: Cypress Ridge High School
Accomplishments: Won first place at Texas state cupcake battle; won third place in regional cupcake battle.
Favorite class: Culinary arts. “Cooking is my passion.”
Favorite thing to do after class: Play soccer and bake.
Favorite song: “Underneath the Stars” by The Cure.
Favorite website: www.BrownEyedBaker.com. “It has fantastic recipes.”
Favorite TV show: That 70s Show. “I love to laugh.”
Favorite Movie: Sixteen Candles (“It’s funny and sweetly romantic.”) and 500 Days of Summer (“It’s just the best movie ever!”).
Ambition: “My ambition is to become a better baker (hopefully through a culinary arts college) and to always satisfy people’s stomachs with my amazing creations.”
What topics/things are you passionate about? Playing soccer; baking and learning new recipes; learning in general.
What inspires you? “I’m inspired by my family and my culinary arts teacher, Mrs. [Meredith] Owen.”
What three things can’t you live without? My family, music and baking.