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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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4-H Cupcake Decorating Workshop Held in Macoupin County

4-H Cupcake Decorating Workshop Held

Youth from Macoupin County participated in a 4-H Cupcake Decorating Workshop sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension-Macoupin County. Two sessions were held on Monday, July 17 at the Extension office. Youth learned basic cake decorating skills and tried their hand at decorating their own cupcakes. Karla Keene of Shipman led the group through hands-on activities using a variety of icing tips and offered expert advice for the youth to decorate their final cupcakes to take home. Karla is a 40 year veteran of the art and was able to show off some of the beautiful work she has done for weddings and theme parties. Youth were also given a decorating starter set to practice their techniques at home.


For more information on this program or youth programs in Macoupin County please contact the Extension office at 217-854-9604 or go online to


University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at or contact your local Extension office.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo.  Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.


Photo Caption:Photo Caption: Participants in the 4-H Cupcake Decorating Workshop (Front) Rachel Leggett, Cara Winningham, Paige Roberts, Ariyah Stuemke, Gracie, Lily, Isaiah Stuemke, Charlee Dugger, Wyld Gilmore (Back) Payton Harding, Braylee Gilmore, Madalyn Dugan, Karla Keene, Rueben McMillin, and Logan Helling

Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,