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Alexandria native Jennifer Kalinowski was recently given the opportunity to help design a cake for actress Betty White. (Contributed photo)

Alexandria, Minn., native helps design Betty White's 90th birthday cake

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"It was always my dream to work in a professional test kitchen," former Alexandria resident, Jennifer Kalinowski said. "I've been fascinated by recipes and cookbooks for as long as I can remember."


Kalinowski, a graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria and daughter of Jerry and Carol Kalinowski, had her first taste of cooking from her childhood cookbook, a hand-me-down from her mother: the second edition of Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook.

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