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
 

2010 Cake Show: Culinary Student Division

Culinary Student Division: Current culinary school students. Open to all styles.

(There were too many entries to show to show all of them, so the photos below are the ones I either liked or found interesting for some reason or another.)

Special Occasion or Novelty One 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.

Men in Black by Geri Terry
Men in Black by Geri Terry

A Very Merry Unbirthday by Stephanie Estes
Third Place for Special Occasion or Novelty One Tier
A Very Merry Unbirthday by Stephanie Estes

Rolling Thunder by Austin Foster
Second Place for Special Occasion or Novelty One Tier
Rolling Thunder by Austin Foster

Fairy Village by Nancy Villarrea
First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty One Tier
Fairy Village by Nancy Villarreal

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.

Handy Manny & Tools in the Bakery by Maria Ipiña
Third Place for Sculpted Cakes
Handy Manny & Tools in the Bakery by Maria Ipiña

Up-House by Frances Nesbitt
Second Place for Sculpted Cakes
Up-House by Frances Nesbitt

Mike the Tiger by Laura-Kate Amrhein
First Place for Sculpted Cakes
Mike the Tiger by Laura-Kate Amrhein

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.

Wizard of Oz by Tami Gonzales
Wizard of Oz by Tami Gonzales
(I really liked this one and wished it had placed.)

Bird Lover by Nancy Villarreal
Third Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
Bird Lover by Nancy Villarreal

Barnyard Birthday Bash by Nikki DeLong
Second Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
Barnyard Birthday Bash by Nikki DeLong

Tea House by Dawn Smith-Hasser
First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
Tea House by Dawn Smith-Hasser

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

I somehow missed third place, sorry about that.

My Wedding Cake by Nancy Villarreal
Second Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
My Wedding Cake by Nancy Villarreal

Happy Ever After by Eleonora Tamayo
First Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
Happy Ever After by Eleonora Tamayo

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.

Valentine's Day Cake by Dana Gorman
Third Place for Buttercream Only Cakes
Valentine’s Day Cake by Dana Gorman

Garden of Love by Leah Tackitt
Second Place for Buttercream Only Cakes
Garden of Love by Leah Tackitt

Happy Easter! by Laura-Kate Amrhein
First Place for Buttercream Only Cakes
Happy Easter! by Laura-Kate Amrhein

CAKE: Culinary Student Division

Now we get to the divisions that are based on experience and training, as opposed to the age of the decorator.  The first is the Culinary Student Division, which is open to all current culinary school students (we have at least five culinary schools in Austin, if not more).  This division is open to all styles: Special Occasion/Novelty 1-Tier, Special Occasion/Novelty Tiered Cakes, Sculpted Cakes (must use real cake, including photos of construction process), Buttercream Only Cakes, Wedding Tiered Cake, Special Techniques Not on a Cake, Confections Not on a Cake (cupcakes, candy, cookies, or chocolate work).

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

This one leaves me confused.

Errrgh…

Yes, this is supposed to be a cat in a mask, wrapped in Mardis Gras beads.

I kinda like this one… even if the card says that the style is "Three Weeding Tiered Cake".

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