CAKE: Junior Division

Junior Division is ages 7 to 12 years old.  Juniors may have an adult assist with baking the cake, but each junior must ice and decorate their own entry.  There were a lot of entries, but the photos below are the ones I either liked or found interesting for some reason or another.

"But then the monkeys jumped back out of the monkey barrel.
12 crazy monkeys ran right out of the monkey barrel.
11 monkeys ran back into the tree.
One monkey stayed behind and now that monkey rides a bike around with me… his name is Larry."

It's difficult to tell from the angle, but the panda heads are made out of mini-cupcakes resting on their side.  Rather clever little cupcakes.

Several of the junior cake entries were better than anything the teen division had on display. This birthday cake is, in fact, better than some of the culinary student and beginner entries.

Wow

Yes, this is a cake in the junior division.  At first glance, my reaction was wow; but a second, closer look shows that this was all molded fondant, which is very easy to use.  The main reason I included this cake is because this decorator has an amazing eye for clean and elegant design. 

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CAKES: Children’s Division

This division was open to kids 6 years and under.  This was one category, not divided by style.  They could have the parent assist with baking the cake, but they had to ice and decorate their own entry.  There were lots of entries, but the photos below are the ones I either liked or found interesting for some reason or another.
      

"A Day at the Beach"
Techniques Used: finger painting & sprinkle shaking

Description on card: Buttercream beds for fondant family with hair on top.

This is not the only horse I would see today, but it is the bluest one at the show.

Next year I will borrow someone's kids so they can have fun too… and I have some in mind already.

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