Now we get to the divisions that are based on experience and training, as opposed to the age of the decorator. The first is the Culinary Student Division, which is open to all current culinary school students (we have at least five culinary schools in Austin, if not more). This division is open to all styles: Special Occasion/Novelty 1-Tier, Special Occasion/Novelty Tiered Cakes, Sculpted Cakes (must use real cake, including photos of construction process), Buttercream Only Cakes, Wedding Tiered Cake, Special Techniques Not on a Cake, Confections Not on a Cake (cupcakes, candy, cookies, or chocolate work).
There were a lot of entries, but the photos below are the ones I either liked or found interesting for some reason or another.
Yes, this is supposed to be a cat in a mask, wrapped in Mardis Gras beads.