University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features cake art and fire safety

Jen Kiefer, award-winning cake decorator, shows off her sweet creations with a live demonstration of her baking skills. Baking reality shows are becoming more common. Television programs such as Cake Boss, D.C. Cupcakes and Ace of Cakes showcase the designs of bakers. Hugo’s Lead Cake Decorator Jen Kiefer uses napkins or plates customers bring in to inspire her award-winning cake creations. “I’ve always been into crafts and I was looking for a job where I could do what I love. I started playing with cake decorating and it became really fun for me,” Kiefer said. Hugo’s Bakery has expanded since Kiefer started decorating cakes 10 years ago. The cake decorating trend is changing from an easy do-it-yourself box mix to creating works of art.

Also this week on Studio One, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says unintentional residential and property fires cause billions of dollars in damages each year. “We want a smoke detector in each room that we sleep in and outside of each sleeping area,” said fire marshal Brandon Boespflug. Find out what can help prevent an unintended blaze.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba; and online at

-- Suzanne Irwin, Kyle Kohns, Hayley Kuntz, Studio One, 777.4346,

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