Nikki Overfelt

Sports copy editor

I have been working at the Journal-World since March 2008. I started as a news copy editor and designer but switched to the sports department in July 2008. Before the Journal-World, I worked at the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune as a sports reporter and copy editor and the Topeka Capital-Journal as a copy editor and designer in both the sports and news departments.

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The Runner, the Baker, the Wedding Cake Maker: Scratching the surface of a cookie tradition

It’s only recently that I’ve wondered why peanut butter cookies have fork marks on them.

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The Runner, the Baker, the Wedding Cake Maker: Cupcake cones

Ice cream cones are popular this time of year, but they don’t last long in this Kansas heat. Here’s a summer treat that’s just as fun but will hold up a little longer.

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Rock Chalk Cake: Decadent dessert true to crimson and blue

This cake, of course, is inspired by all things Jayhawk.

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The Runner, the Baker, the Wedding Cake Maker: Sweetening a Winter Classic

Well, I warned you. I love to combine my passions for sports and baking. And this is what happens. Winter Classic cupcakes.

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The Runner, the Baker, the Wedding Cake Maker: Lawrence students give time to help with holiday LINK meal

Baking math problem of the day: If you have a six-pound can of pumpkin, how many eggs do you need?

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The Runner, the Baker, the Wedding Cake Maker: Roaring Fun Dessert

A chocolate cake made in the spirit of the 1920s makes for a perfect 29th birthday celebration

I didn’t really have to make my own birthday cake. My mom volunteered to, but I had a vision. I had a big vision for my 29th birthday in general.

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Book of memories: Great-grandmother’s recipe collection evokes nostalgia

When my great-grandma Opal died about a year and a half ago, one of the things we found while sorting through her stuff was a handwritten recipe book dated June 25, 1926.

Mini-meltdown precedes happy ending

Well, the cake didn’t end up as bad as I thought it would when I was in tears at 3 one morning in the Checkers’ checkout line.

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Lawrence marathoner’s new baking projects an exercise in endurance

I always think it’s funny when my mom asks me, “You didn’t make that from scratch, did you?” It’s normally when I bake something for a family gathering. I understand her concern. She doesn’t want me to go to too much trouble or stress myself out.

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