2011 Cake Show: Adult Intermediate Division, part two

Adult Intermediate

Developing skills. 2 to 4 years cake decorating experience; 30 to 60 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. Open to all styles.

There were so many entries in this division that I had to break it up into three posts so I can include all the cakes I liked. This is part two with Wedding, Buttercream Only, and Special Techniques.

***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.
 
 
Red Romance

1st Place
Title: Red Romance
by Rocio Gonzalez
 
 
East Meets West Wedding

2nd Place
Title: East Meets West Wedding
by Angela Chin Negron
This is one of my favorite wedding cakes this year.
 
 
(No photos of third place for this category.)
 
 
Windows of Love

Title: Windows of Love
by Yunita Mowry
 
 
Ivory Bliss

Title: Ivory Bliss
by Amanda M. Estrada
 
 

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.
 
 
Grandmothers Garden

1st Place
Title: Grandmother’s Garden
by Brianna DiLorenzo
 
 
Scooby-Doo

2nd Place
Title: Scooby-Doo
by Rachel O’Kon
 
 

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.
 
 
Tuskarr of Northrend

1st Place
Title: Tuskarr of Northrend
Walrus Humanoid with Spear (World of Warcraft)
by Chris Suson Wingler
While this is an amazing piece of work, I also have to admit I find humanoid walruses with codpieces funny. Thank you Chris, for giving me the opportunity to be able to say that.
 
Tuskarr of Northrend butt

Oh! And how about that walrus butt?
 

I somehow didn’t get photos of the second and third place winner for this category. (I thought I did. I must be losing it.)
 

2011 Cake Show: Adult Intermediate Division, part one

Adult Intermediate

Developing skills. 2 to 4 years cake decorating experience; 30 to 60 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. Open to all styles.

There were so many entries in this division that I’m breaking it up into three posts so I can include all the cakes I liked, plus talk about my own entry (who’s going to brag if I don’t?).

***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.
 
 
I didn’t get any photos of the first and second place winners. I’m actually kinda surprised by that since the first place winner had a tiny rose bouquet on top of the cake that was beautifully done, and I’m such a sucker for well-done roses.
 
 
Coraline

3rd Place
Title: Coraline
by Summer Frace´
 
A mouse from Coraline

The thread texture is amazing, but Summer said it was a happy accident:

“I used a clay extruder and the fondant I used was something I’ve never used before. It was Chocopan and it was really dry and crumbly. I was initially going to cover the entire cake and then adhere the thread to that, but I couldn’t get it to cover. It was a nightmare and I was so upset. So I just put the thread directly on the buttercream and it was so dry and weird, it just came out like that. It looks really cool, but it was pure luck.”

 
 
Her Royal Highness

Title: Her Royal Highness
by Kelly Masters
Business Name: Cake Boss
 
 

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.
 
 
Soft Landings

1st Place
Title: Soft Landings
by Angie Swearengin
 
 
Sorting Hat

2nd Place
Hogwarts Sorting Hat
by Melinda Plunk
(Photo was submitted by the cake artist.)
 
 
Worst Cake Ever

3rd Place
Title: Worst Cake Ever
by Chris Suson Wingler
 
 
Super Hero Cupcake Truck

Title: Super Hero Cupcake Truck
by Irma Arenivar
I thought it was funny. And it even has Wi Fi!
 
 
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.
 
 

Superheroes

1st Place
Title: Superheroes
by Nancy Villarreal
 
 
15-Henna Peacock

2nd Place
Title: Henna Peacock
by Kelly Smith
 
 
(No photos of third place for this category.)
 
 
Super Heros United

Title: Super Hero’s United
by Rachel O’Kon
 
 
Irish Spring

Title: Irish Spring
by Casey Rogers
 
 
The Mad Hatters Hat

Title: The Mad Hatters Hat
by Peggy Higgins
 
 
Pink Ribbon Ladies

Title: Pink Ribbon Ladies
by Rocio Gonzalez
 
 
CAV Super Sweetheart

Title: CAV Super Sweetheart
“Prepared to defend the homefront, CAV Super Sweetheart tackels the world armed with her silver spurs & golden shield. Always loyal to her trooper, she protects his CAV stetson while counting down deployments.”
(Ft. Hood, TX is the 1st Cavalry Division’s base of operation.)
I don’t have the artist’s name, so if anyone knows, please leave me a comment.
 

CAKE: Adult Intermediate Division (Special Occasion/Novelty, and Sculpted Cakes)

The Adult Intermediate Division is for decorators with developing skills, two to four years cake decorating experience, 30 to 60 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. 

This post covers the following styles: Special Occasion/Novelty 1-Tier, Special Occasion/Novelty Tiered Cakes, and Sculpted Cakes (must use real cake, including photos of construction process).

There were a lot of entries, but the photos below are the ones I either liked or found interesting for other reasons.

This is someone with 30 to 60 hours of sugar art or cake decorating training?  Seriously?

I think this one placed.  When they announced the winners, they would show an image of the cake that won, but the projection system was pretty crappy and you couldn't tell which cake it was sometimes. This is one of those that I think won, but wasn't sure.  Next time I'll write this stuff down.

There was something about this cake that I really liked. 

It started with people dressing their dogs up in cheerleader outfits, now they make cakes of their dogs in cheerleader outfits….

Of all the Mardi Gras themed cakes at the show, this one was my favorite.

While I normally dislike the "wacky" or "whimsical" tiered cakes, this one was pretty cool.  It kinda looks like something that would feel at home in a Tim Burton movie.

At first, I just walked by this cake without taking a second look.  The second day there was a smaller crowd and no one was rushing to see everything, so I was able to take my time and look at some of the things I missed.  This was one of those cakes.  It's not that interesting until you see the source photo that was displayed next to the cake.

While it's not a cake that I'd order or make myself, I find that I'm much more impressed with it than I originally was.
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This is still my favorite cake in this division.

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