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Teen (13 – 17 years)
Each teen must bake, ice and decorate their own entry. 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.
Title: Ladies Summer Hat
by Tyler Gary
I didn’t get a very good photo of this cake. I did have one lady stop me to go on and on about what a wonderful looking cake it was. While I personally thought it was a rather simple cake, I agree that the rose is absolutely amazing. It’s definitely better than anything I can do.
Title: Happy First Birthday
by Cristina Marshall
Teen 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.
Title: Cupcakes are a Girl’s Best Friend
by Kelsey Drew
Teen 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.
Title: Classic Yellow and Blue Wedding Cake
by Tyler Gary
The roses are incredible and the extension work is thin, straight, and clean. Remember, this is a teen entry and it’s better than some of the Culinary Student and Beginner entries.
Here are the naked cupcakes:
…and here are the finished cupcake designs for this year:
This is the last year of the eyeball. I lost the tip I used last year and my local supplier was out, so the eyelids are wonky. Besides, the gummy eyes are really disgusting to eat. Who came up with the idea for an unidentifiable fruit flavor for eyeballs anyway?
The flavors for 2010 are carrot cake (skulls), chocolate cake (wolfmen), yellow cake with wine (eyes), and marbled cake (mummy).
Our birthday boy’s real birthday is early next month, but we celebrated today instead since two of our Sunday brunch families (including us) won’t be there for it. Last year, he wanted Thomas the Train, now it’s Iron Man. It’s so cool that he’s getting to the age where we both have the same interests… not sure what that says about me; however it does means his parents are doing a great job of raising another geeklet.
I think I’m beginning to prefer decorating cupcakes over decorating cakes, probably because it’s the closest I can get to making plated desserts these days (yes, I’d be happier in a restaurant than in a bakery, but fewer and fewer restaurants have their own pastry chef anymore).
The helmets and power cells are fondant and everything else is buttercream over chocolate cupcakes.
He was happy, so it was another success!
It’s a “steam-punk style pneumatic cupcake cannon” that showed up at a Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour stop in Portland. I don’t think that there’s really anything else I can say to add to this awesomeness – so watch the video.
And if my family ever wonders about what to get me for my birthday or Christmas, think cupcake cannon (or maybe a Johnny Cupcakes gift card).
Oh wow, I need to create a new category for this.
Ryanne is a cool little kid. She keeps my husband entertained, draws pictures for us, and generally brightens up our Sunday mornings when we all get together. Last month was her birthday, and with everything going on, her Mom realized that she wouldn't have time to put together a birthday cake and asked if I would do one for her. It did take a little while for Ryanne to make up her mind on whether she wanted a Tinkerbell cake or a Transformers cake.
Her mom wanted a cupcake cake so it would be easier for the teacher to deal with in class, and she also wanted an extra dozen matching cupcakes to take home for the family later. They wanted chocolate cake with my standard cream cheese frosting.
I think it worked out pretty well for a cupcake cake. I usually don't like making them because they use way too much frosting, and they're really kind of awkward to handle. But I do understand why some people like not having to provide a knife, forks, and plates.