2010 Cake Show: Masters Division

Masters Division: 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

(There weren’t very many entries in the Master’s Division.)

  • Special Occasion or Novelty Single Tier category:
    Any non-tiered cake with a theme such as a Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc. including one tier wedding or anniversary cakes. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used (only one entry)

    Flower Shoe by Ruth Rickey

    First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty One Tier
    Flower Shoe by Ruth Rickey
    Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery, OKC, OK

  • Sculpted Cakes Category
    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 (one entry).

    Little Yellow Jacket by Janette Pfertner

    First Place for Sculpted Cakes
    Little Yellow Jacket by Janette Pfertner
    Business Name: Miss Janette’s Cakes

  • Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered category
    These are cakes with two or more tiers (stacked or tiered). Novelty/ special occasion cakes do not include wedding or anniversary cakes. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used (two entries).

    Heavy Metal by Janet Rosebeary

    Second Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
    Heavy Metal by Janet Rosebeary
    Business Name: Rosebeary’s Designs in Baking

    Heavy Metal by Janet Rosebeary - 2
    So cuuuuuuuute!

    Heavy Metal by Janet Rosebeary - 1
    and such a tiny robot butt…

    Private Island by Michele Foster

    First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
    Private Island by Michele Foster
    Business Name: The Sugar Fix

  • Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used (three entries).

    Pink Lady by Michele Foster

    Third Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Pink Lady by Michele Foster
    Business Name: The Sugar Fix

    Mosaic by Ruth Rickey

    Second Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Mosaic by Ruth Rickey
    Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery, OKC, OK

    Wedding Outside by Janet Rosebeary

    First Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Wedding Outside by Janet Rosebeary
    Business Name: Rosebeary’s Designs in Baking

    And a sneak peek at one of the cakes in the Showpiece Division.  A very small sneak peek.
    Sneak Peek

  • CAKE: Masters Division – Part Two

    The Masters Division is for decorators who are experts in sugar art. They are known to blah, blah, blah… you know the drill.

    Here are the last of the Master's Division photos.  There are only three cakes in this post, but I have a lot of photos of these three cakes stuffed in here, please be patient if it takes a few minutes to load.

    It's all edible too…

    Next is the winner for the Novelty Tiered Cake.  It has rats, lots of rats.

    So are those little black coffee beans around the cake, or rat dropping?  Rat feces jokes aside, I thought this cake was rather cute.

    The third cake is an absolute masterpiece.  It won first place for the Sculpture Cake in the Master's Division, first place for the entire Master's Division, and if I'm remembering correctly, it also won first place over ALL of the divisions.

    Presenting the last horse of the competition:

    This is a freakin' awesome cake.

    There are still the Show Cakes and some of the demonstration cakes, and then that's it for this year.

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    CAKE: Masters Division – Part Two

    I apologize for the delay.  I was having trouble uploading photos and then lost momentum. Almost two months later and I'm ready to start up again because I have a backlog of stuff to talk about.  It's one of those guilt things… I wanna blog, but don't because I haven't finished the last project, so I put it off, and then I have more stuff, and then more guilt, and on and on….

    Anyway, back to the cake competition.

    The Masters Division is for decorators who are experts in sugar art. They are known to have mastered specific mediums and techniques. The may be an author, instructor, or work in the sugar art business, and have more than 120 hours of instruction. This division was open to all styles.

    There were a lot of entries, but the photos below are the ones I found interesting for one reason or another.

    This is a Sad Little Yellow Cake with Flowers.  I didn't think it was particularly sad, but that was the entry title.  It was one of the smaller cakes in this division, but I quite liked it.  Dainty, precise, and just a little sad are things that I can't quite get with my cakes.  My cakes are more like galumphing, over-sized dogs that jump exuberantly over your pristine white furniture, tracking hair and mud all over the place.

    Sad little daisies.  And this wasn't the only cake with daisies.  The next daisied-cake took first place for tiered wedding cakes in this division.

    Now this cake was fantastic.  You may not think so from this photo, but when you take a closer look you can see how amazing the drop strings really are.

    And here as well.

    Next up are the some of the fun cakes, and one truly amazing horse cake.

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    CAKE: Masters Division – Part One

    UPDATED 02/10/11: The transfer of this blog to a new site has misplaced the photos. I’m slowly adding them in, but if you just want to see the photos without all the notes, you can view them in my Flickr set for the 2009 show.


    The Masters Division is for decorators who are experts in sugar art. They are known to have mastered specific mediums and techniques. The may be an author, instructor, or work in the sugar art business, and have more than 120 hours of instruction. This division was open to all styles.

    There were a lot of entries, but the photos below are the ones I found interesting for one reason or another.

    Pink Shell

    This looks like something my Grandmother would have kept in her bathroom to hide toilet paper.  And the pink shells look like they are melting into the cake, which is rather odd.

    Someone else did a cake with seashells in this division, which is better, but still very old ladyish.

    Seashell

    Too bad, because the string work on this one is wonderful.  The good news is that this decorator entered another cake which would place first for the wedding cakes in this division.  But you’ll have to surf through a few more cakes before I show it.

    Cactus and Roses

    I liked this one.  It’s very simple and elegant.  The notes on this cake did mention that the topper had sustained a lot of damage in transit.  I wish I could have seen it before all the damage occurred.

    Bamboo and Roses

    Owl Cake

    I was ambivalent about this one, but I did like the tiny mouse hiding in the tassel.

    I have quite a few more cake photos, but I’m having trouble uploading them.  I’ll be back.