Showcake Category Winners (places 6th through 9th)

A Showcake is the centerpiece of a special event. Showcakes are showstoppers that make people wonder if it is really cake and how it was made. You have seen Showcake style works of art created on Food Network Challenges, TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off and Ace of Cakes type shows.

One defining element is that Showcakes have a very specific theme that is carefully incorporated into all aspects of the cake and the cake display.

This year’s entries must include elements pertaining to comic book super heroes and super villains, including those from books, movies and television shows.

Judging for the Showcake entries will be based on a point system. 100 maximum points with points awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Application of the theme (15 pts)
  • Precision of techniques (15 pts)
  • Originality and creativity (15 pts)
  • Appropriate design – size, shape, colors, table decorations, etc. (15 pts)
  • Difficulty of techniques (15 pts)
  • Number of techniques used (15 pts)
  • Overall eye appeal – judge’s discretion (10 pts)

(All of the above was taken from the show rules and regulations.)

9th Place Showcake


Underdog is Here!

by Veronica Espinosa

8th Place Showcake


Hellboy is looking tired

by Tami Chitwood
(His chest starting splitting on the second day)

7th Place Showcake

Happy Birthday Mista J!

Happy Birthday Mista J!
by Amanda Campbell
(We were stunned that Harley didn’t place higher in the show. But we were reminded that winning is based on points, and not on how cool the cake actually is.)

6th Place Showcake

Superman Saves the Cake

Superman Saves the Cake

Superman Saves the Cake
by Joanne Good
(Is anyone else thinking Pat from SNL?)

I’ll put up the 1st through 5th place winners after I drop my sister off at the airport this afternoon. This wasn’t just a show weekend, it was also a chance to spend time with someone I haven’t seen in a while. I missed you Twinkie!

Happy Halloween!

We’re visiting friends who recently moved from Orlando to Dallas, so we don’t have much Halloween stuff going on this weekend.

Pumpkin shit pies

I don’t know who made the display above – but it’s my favorite.  We didn’t have our annual pumpkin decorating contest at work this year, so I didn’t have a chance to borrow this idea.

Because everyone needs a superhero
We’re not dressing up, so I’m sharing a photo my sister-in-law took of her youngest. I have photos of all three boys on my Flickr site if anyone is curious.

Happy Halloween.  Now on to Thanksgiving!