2012 Cake Show: Culinary Student Division

Culinary Student

Current culinary school students. Open to all styles.

***As with most of the divisions and categories, I didn’t photograph every entry. (In fact, I only photographed three entries from this group, not that there were as many entries as last year anyway.) These are ones I liked or that caught my eye for some reason.***

 
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.
 

Celtic Tree Ladies
1st Place
Title: Celtic Tree Ladies
by Shana Newell
 
 

Celtic Tree Ladies - Sword
 
 
Wedding Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
 
 

Der Spaziergang
1st Place
Title: “Der Spaziergang” (The Stroll)
by Pascal Simon
 
 

Peonies
2nd Place
Title: Peonies
by Hope Williams
 

2011 Cake Show: Adult Beginner Division, part one

Adult Beginner

Basic skills. 2 years or less decorating experience; self-taught or less then 30 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. Open to all styles.

There were so many entries in this division that I’ll need to break this in to several posts so I can include all the cakes I liked.

***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.
 
 
Skie

1st Place
Title: Skie
by James V. McLean
 
 
No photo of the second place winner.
 
 
Adult Arabesque Birthday

3rd Place
Title: Petite Arabesque Birthday
by Lisa Fitch
 
 
Floating Flowers

Title: Floating Flowers
by Chantelle Abruzzo
Mom said the flowers looked like they should start slowly bouncing up and down like barn spiders.
 
 
Fairy House

Title: Fairy House
by Denise Gall
 
 
Pink Roses

Title: Oval Cake with Roses
no name was available
Fabulous roses. Even the leaves are beautiful…
 
 
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.
 
 
Happy Tortuga

1st Place
Title: Happy Tortuga
by Diane Elizondo
 
Happy Tortuga Tongue

A happy tortuga tongue.
 
 
2nd Place
Title: Serenity
by Erin Larkin

Before I show you the photo of the 2nd place winner, I’d like to tell you the sad tale of a squished cake.

First, let me set the scene: Each table had a blue line of tape in front of it to keep everyone about two feet from the displays. Then ninja volunteers would then lie in wait and until they could sneak up on their victims shouting “everyone stay behind the blue line!” (Seriously, that’s exactly what they did.) But even that wasn’t enough to save these innocent cakes from their squooshed fate.

An unnamed woman, wanting to take photos of the Serenity cake, stepped over the blue line and loomed over the cake. Then, while she was concentrating on getting the perfect shot, her purse slipped and knocked over the pole with the division and category posted on it. It was dragged down with enough force to not only ruin two cakes, but to also splash green frosting on a curtain three feet away.

While the judges had made it over before the accident, neither I nor the show photographer got a photo of the pre-smooshed cake. Here’s what we have:
 
Serenity (after it was damaged)
 
Even worse, when one of the volunteers explained what happened to her cake, the cake artist burst into tears. It’s a horrible thing to have something you’ve worked on for so long be destroyed for such a stupid little reason.

If any has a photo of this cake prior to the accident, I would love to post it here.
 
 
The second cake wasn’t as badly damaged. I did get a pre-squishified photo of that one.
(I didn’t get any photos of the third place winner.)
 
Super Kiss in Stone - pre-squish

Title: Super Kiss in Stone
Batman and Catwoman immortalized
by Jennifer Phillips
 
 
Corky the Robot

Title: Corky the Robot (Pee-wee Herman’s robot)
by Robin Stevens
(I enjoyed meeting Robin during the last day of the show. I think that getting a chance to meet other people is one of my favorite things about Austin’s cake competition.)
 

2011 Cake Show: Culinary Student Division

Culinary Student

Current culinary school students. 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.***

 
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.
 
 

Woven Purse

1st Place
Title: Woven Purse
by Galyna Goeson
 
 
Ironman Sculpted Cake

2nd Place
Title: Ironman Sculpted Cake
by Sabrina Hunt
“White cake buttercream sculpted cace after battle w/Captain America.”
 
 
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.
 

She's Got a Secret

1st Place
Title: She’s Got a Secret
by Amanda Majors
 
 
Ghost Rider

2nd Place
Title: Ghost Rider
by Gina Marie Rios
The flames look more like orange dreads, but I love it anyway.
 
 
I didn’t get a photo of third place, but it was made by Neisha Harendt
 
 
Cherry Blossom

Title: Cherry Blossom
by Whitney Mitchel

 
 
Lace Debutant Cake

Title: Lace Debutant Cake
by Sabrina Hunt
 
 

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

Harlequin Romance

2nd Place
Title: Harlequin Romance
by Russell Murphy
 
 
I didn’t get photos of the first or third place winners because there wasn’t anything about them that caught my eye. Actually, that’s not true about the first place winner – I really hated that entry. Why can’t anyone create a shell-themed cake that doesn’t look like it belongs in an old lady’s bathroom? I probably should have used that as a reason to take a picture of it anyway. That’s something to remember for next year.
 
 

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.
 

Calla Lily Shoe

1st Place
Title: Calla Lily Shoe
by Galyna Goeson
This is a perfect example of missing something the first time through. This piece was displayed so that it looked like two partial blossoms with a long leaf. The second day, it was turned around so that I could tell it was supposed to be a shoe. A very nice shoe.
 
 
Flowers of our Lady of Guadalupe

2nd Place
Title: Flowers of our Lady of Guadalupe
by Yolanda Segovia Jones
 
 
Dead of the Day

3rd Place
Title: Dead of the Day Sugar Skull
by Gina Marie Rios
She seems to have a thing for skulls…
 

2011 Cake Show: Teen Division

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.

Teen 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.
 
 
Ladies Summer Hat

1st Place
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.
 
 
Palette Painting

2nd Place
Title: Palette Painting
by Zoe Ortiz
 
 
Spring Time

3rd Place
Title: Spring Time
by Jasmine Davis
 
 
Polar Padre Island

Title: Polar Padre Island
by Lisa Banks
 
 
Happy First Birthday

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.
 
 
Guitar Hero

1st Place
Title: Guitar Hero
by Raeanna Sprague
 
 
Violin Practice

2nd Place
Title: Violin Practice
by Patrick Pankey
 
 
Cell Phone

3rd Place
Title: Call me, text me
by Keilee McClendon
 
 
Cupcakes are a Girl's Best Friend

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.
 
 
Sesame Street Birthday

1st Place
Title: Sesame Street Birthday
by Carlos Villarreal
 
 
Cat in the Hat

2nd Place
Title: Cat in the Hat
by Alyssa Ortiz
I love this cake… but then again, I’m partial to the colorflow technique.
 
 
Princess and the Pea

3rd Place
Title: Princess & the Pea
by Samantha Shamard
Check out the expression on her face.
 
 
Justice League

Title: Justice League
by Katilyn Ashleigh Reid
The first of many cakes that had Wonder Woman on it.
 
 
Baby Shower

Title: Baby Shower
by Derricka Perry
 
 
Teen Wedding Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
 
 
15-Classic Yellow and Blue Wedding Cake

1st Place
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.