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2011 Cake Show: Adult Masters Division

Adult Masters

Expert in sugar art. Is known to have mastered specific mediums and techniques. May be an author, instructor, or work in the sugar art business. Has more than 120 hours of instruction. Open to all styles.

***As with most of the divisions and categories, I didn’t photograph every entry. These are ones I liked or that caught my eye for some reason. There were also fewer entries.***

Special Occasion/Novelty One Tier: Any non-tiered cake with a theme such a Birthday, Holiday, Wedding, etc. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used.
 
 
Little Flower Fairy

1st Place
Title: Little Flower Fairy
by Dawn Parrott
Business Name: Show Cakes Houston/Culinary Institute Le Wotre(?)
 

Little Flower Fairy - close up
 
 
Zari Embroidery

2nd Place
Title: Zari Embroidery
by Ruth Rickey
Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery, Oklahoma City
Zari is an Indian style of embroidery that uses metallic thread called kasab or kalabattu. (I didn’t know any of this until I looked it up.)
 
 
There were only two entries in this category.
 
 

Sculpted Cakes: Shaped or carved cakes, 2-D or 3-D cakes and sculptures. Entries must be real cake. Minimal use of Styrofoam allowed to complete entry. Any sugar mediums may be used. Must submit 3 in-progress pictures with NO identification as to the entrant.
 
 
Pegasus

1st Place
Title: Pegasus
by Janette Pfertner
Business Name: Miss Janette’s Cakes
 
Pegasus 2

There was only one entry, but it was pretty awesome.
 
 

There were no Special Occasion/Novelty Tiered Cakes, no Buttercream Only Cakes, and no Confection Not-on-a-cake entries.
 
 

Wedding Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
 
 
(No photos of first place for this category.)
 
 
Western Wedding

2nd Place
Title: Western Wedding
by Ruth Rickey
Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery, Oklahoma City
 
 
International Elegance

3rd Place
Title: International Elegance
by Martha Herbert
Business Name: Sweet Southern Ladies
 
 

Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake: Entries of fondant, gumpaste, sugar molding, color flow, royal icing, etc. Displayed as an individual technique and NOT as a decoration on a cake. A combination of techniques and mediums may be used, but it must be presented alone and not as part of a cake.
 
 
(No photos of first place for this category, and there were only two entries.)
 
 
Fantasia

2nd Place
Title: Fantasia
by Peggy Tucker
Business Name: School of Cakeology LLC
 

FINALLY DONE!!!! I’m going to bed.

2011 Cake Show: Adult Professional Division, part two

Adult Professional

High level of skill. More than 6 years decorating experience. More than 90 hours of hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. May be decorating for profit or working as a decorator. Open to all styles.

***As with most of the divisions and categories, I didn’t photograph every entry. These are ones I liked or that caught my eye for some reason.***

Wedding Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
 
 
Victorian Elegance

1st Place
Title: Victorian Elegance
by Kim Trahan
Business Name: Sweet Sensations by Kim
 
Victorian Elegance - close up
 
 
(No photos of second place for this category.)
 
 
Vintage Charm

3rd Place
Title: Vintage Charm
by Laura Summersett
Business Name: Custom Cakes by Laura
 
 

Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake: Entries of fondant, gumpaste, sugar molding, color flow, royal icing, etc. Displayed as an individual technique and NOT as a decoration on a cake. A combination of techniques and mediums may be used, but it must be presented alone and not as part of a cake.
 
 
Faces of Carnival

I’m beginning to recognize Lisette’s work when she’s experimenting with polymer techniques with fondant.

1st Place
Title: Faces of Carnaval
by Lisette D. Vergara
Inspired by Alice Stroppel’s polymer clay art. The faces are the composite of smaller canes forming the eyes, eyebrows, mouth, etc. Thin slices are then cut reveling the face design. The hair styles as well as the gowns all display different techniques to roll fondant in canes.
 
 
Thomas the Tank Engine

2nd Place
Title: Thomas the Tank Engine
by Jennifer McClintick
 
(No photos of third place for this category.)
 

Hero's in a Half Shell

Title: Hero’s in a Half Shell
by Leslie Martinez
Business Name: Cakes by Leslie
 
 

Confections Not-On-A-Cake: Cupcakes, cookies, candy, chocolate, etc. An individual entry, not on a cake.
 
 
The Ugly Bug Ball

1st Place
Title: The Ugly Bug Ball
by Shabina Chaudhry
Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice, Oklahoma City
 
 
Garfield Comic Strip

2nd Place
Title: Garfield Comic Strip
Jim Davis Replica of Garfield Comic Strip
by Leslie Martinez
Business Name: Cakes by Leslie
 
 
(No photos of third place for this category.)

That’s it for the Professional Division, now on the the Masters.

2011 Cake Show: Adult Professional Division, part one

Adult Professional

High level of skill. More than 6 years decorating experience. More than 90 hours of hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. May be decorating for profit or working as a decorator. Open to all styles.

***As with most of the divisions and categories, I didn’t photograph every entry. These are ones I liked or that caught my eye for some reason.***

Special Occasion/Novelty One Tier: Any non-tiered cake with a theme such a Birthday, Holiday, Wedding, etc. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used.
 
(No photos of first place for this category.)

 
Floral Birthday

2nd Place
Title: Floral Birthday
by Carol Philips
 
I wish I could make a cake that looks this clean and precise. I mean take a closer look. It’s flawless.

Floral Birthday - extensions
 
 
Surf Shack

3rd Place
Title: Surf Shack
by Sylvia Wilson
 
 
Spring is Here

Title: Spring is here
by Mandy Popejoy
Business Name: Sweet Insanity
 
Spring is Here - closeup of rings

This is a Lambeth style cake with lots of rings and extensions/stringwork. I took the picture because it reminded me of the inside of the people mover in front of Bally’s in Las Vegas.
 
 

Sculpted Cakes: Shaped or carved cakes, 2-D or 3-D cakes and sculptures. Entries must be real cake. Minimal use of Styrofoam allowed to complete entry. Any sugar mediums may be used. Must submit 3 in-progress pictures with NO identification as to the entrant.
 
 
Hawaiian Lava Dragon

1st Place
Title: Hawaiian Lava Dragon
Dragon climbing lava rock mountain of Kauai
by Sylvia Wilson
 
3-Hawaiian Lava Dragon - closeup

Normally I don’t like my dragons to be adorable, but he’s SO CUTE!!!
 
 
The Thing

2nd Place
Title: The Thing
The Thing – Superhero from the Fantastic Four Cake
by Earl Vallery
 
The Thing - close

I was fascinated by this cake. It looked like a squat, orange demonic frog was rising from the smashed pavement.
 
 
Carousel

3rd Place
Title: Carousel
A whimsical cake suspended above the board.
Made in honor of the Cake Carousle for all their support since I started taking classes there 1 1/2 years ago :)
by Joy Longberg

Am I the only person who thinks that this looks kinda like a snake/horse hybrid?
 
 

Special Occasion/Novelty Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers. Can be stacked or tiered. Novelty/ special occasion cakes does not include wedding or anniversary cakes. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used.
 
 
Day of the Dead - with flash

1st Place
Title: Day of the Dead
by Ashlee Trotter
Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice, Oklahoma City

Beautifully done cake. Even my Mom, who dislikes Day of the Dead themes or even skulls, thought this was a striking cake. Too bad I wasn’t able to get a very good photo of it. The flash reflected off the blank fondant too much and made the red rather garish, and not using a flash washed out all the color.
 

(No photos of second place for this category.)
 
 
Swan Lake

3rd Place
Title: Swan Lake
by Joy Longberg
 
While this cake is busy and way too much like something my Grandmother would have enjoyed – there was something about it that I liked. I’m not sure what it is, but it’s there.

Swan Lake - close up
 
 

8-Flowers

Title: Flowers
by Marcy Rongel
Business Name: Baby Cakes by Marcy
Another one I liked, though I can’t tell you why….
 
 
The back of Octopus with Ketel One

Title: The cake that has an incredible hand-painted mural and one small octopus that caused me to become good friends with Ketel One, the vodka and not the company

That really is the title. The description says “see entry title”.

Oh, and it gets better. Here’s the explanation for the techniques used:
“Hand pointed cocoa butter mural, hand molded modeling chocolate octopus, and a 3 colored buttercream starrry night that came about one night that I was so drunk that I started eating the dragees.”
 
Octopus with Ketel One

by Stephanie Funky George
Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery

Now I really want to meet the people who work at Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery.
 

The Adult Professional wedding cakes, buttercream only, special technique, and confection are coming up next.
 

Oops, missed a cake from the Adult Advanced Division

This one didn’t place in the Wedding cake category, but I got photos because I enjoyed the flowers.
 
Romantic Flower Garden
 
I REALLY enjoyed the flowers….
 
Romantic Flower Garden - closeup

Title: Romantic Flower Garden
by Laura-Kate Amerehein
(I hope I got the name correct, but the entry form wasn’t very clear)

I’m working on the photos from the Adult Professional division now. Hopefully they’ll be up Monday night after I finish the rest of the yard work. Actually, I’d better have that and the Adult Masters division up because there’s hockey on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
 

2011 Cake Show: Adult Advanced Division

Adult Advanced

More refined skills. 4 to 6 years cake decorating experience; 60 to 90 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. Open to all styles.

***I somehow missed the majority of the entries for this division. I have no idea how that happened, but you can check out That Takes the Cake’s site for a slide show anytime you want to see all the winners.***

I should probably mention that if you click on the picture, it will take you to a larger image.

Special Occasion/Novelty Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers. Can be stacked or tiered. Novelty/ special occasion cakes does not include wedding or anniversary cakes. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used.
 
 
Safari Engagement Extravaganza

1st Place
Title: Safari Engagement Extravaganza
by Susie Araya
Business Name: Susie’s Victorian Cakes

This was the only entry for the Novelty Tiered category. So here are some more photos of it ( you can tell I really like her work and you’ll have a better understanding of why in just a moment).
 
Safari Engagement Extravaganza - top
 
Safari Engagement Extravaganza - painted
 
 

Wedding Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
 
 
Oriental Fantasy - right
 

cherry blossoms 2

1st Place
Title: Oriental Fantasy
(not sure that last word is correct, it looked like “Frantarcy” on the entry form and it’s either Fantasy, or some obscure word I’m not familiar with)
by Susie Araya
Business Name: Susie’s Victorian Cakes
 
 
Romanticism
 

Romanticism - left

2nd Place
Title: Romanticism
The cake represents different locations of a Boguese [sic] Mansion. The top is a replica of a statue at the mansion.
by Susie Araya
Business Name: Susie’s Victorian Cakes
It took some searching, but I think she was referring to the Villa Borghese. The sculpture at the top of the cake looks like Bernini’s Pluto and Proserpina, but with a lot more fabric to cover up the naughty bits.

While her printing on all her entry forms suck, her painting is absolutely amazing. And she’s not even finished winning yet.
 
(No photos of third place for this category.)
 

Norene

Title: Norene
by Ashley Atkinson
 
 
Spring Awakening

Title: Spring Awakening
by Carley King
There was a note by the cake that said the monogram at the top of the cake had broken in transit.
 
 

Buttercream Only Cakes: Any non-tiered cake with any theme decorated using only buttercream icing. No fondant, non-edible decorations or other sugar mediums will be allowed.
 
I didn’t get any photos of the winners. But I did get another Peacock cakes that had a design I really liked. It was made by the winner of second place in this category.
 
Henna

Title: Henna
by Tabitha Ballard
Business Name: Cakes by Design
 
 

Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake: Entries of fondant, gumpaste, sugar molding, color flow, royal icing, etc. Displayed as an individual technique and NOT as a decoration on a cake. A combination of techniques and mediums may be used, but it must be presented alone and not as part of a cake.
 
 
My Flute Geisha

1st Place
Title: My Flute Geisha
by Susie Araya
Business Name: Susie’s Victorian Cakes
 
 
Metropolis Mayhem

2nd Place
Title: Metropolis Mayhem
Spiderman and Catwoman in New York City
by Janet Barron
Business Name: Exquisite Sugar
 
Metropolis Mayhem - closeup

Am I the only one confused by the combination of Catwoman with Spiderman, as well as the reference to both Metropolis AND New York City? (Yes, I’m aware that Metropolis is supposed to be NYC, but why mention both? And once again, yes I am aware that there have been crossovers between DC and Marvel in the past… but that doesn’t make this any less awkward.)
 
 
(No photos of third place for this category.)
 
 

Confections Not-On-A-Cake: Cupcakes, cookies, candy, chocolate, etc. An individual entry, not on a cake.
 
All the winners this year were cookie designs.
 
 
Zinnia Fairy

1st Place
Title: Zinnia Fairy
by Susie Araya
Business Name: Susie’s Victorian Cakes
 
 
(No photos of second place for this category.)
 
 
Drummin Bear

3rd Place
Title: Drummin’ Bear
by Tracy Dahir
 
 
Happy Easter

Title: Happy Easter!
by unknown (if anyone knows the artist’s name, please leave me a comment)