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These are just a few that caught my eye today, and I don’t have any names of the creators since they were still judging some of them as I was taking photos (I’m missing some of the titles as well as I didn’t want to keep getting in everyone’s way). Also, these only go up partway through the Intermediate division because it’s getting late and I haven’t had much sleep lately.
Forgot to collect the title of the cake – but I’m betting this one was made by Tyler Gary.
(Culinary Student: Special Techniques)
Title: Happy Birthday Alexa
(Adult Beginner: Novelty Tiered)
Title: Willie Nelson
(Adult Intermediate: Sculpted Cakes)
Title: Paper Garden Cake
(Adult Intermediate: Novelty Tiered)
(Adult Intermediate: Wedding Tiered)
See you tomorrow with more photos!
With all the medical issues this past year, I had planned on only entering the tasting competition this time around. That actually worked out well since I also have a Root Beer Schnapps cake recipe I’ve been working on for a while, and one of the categories this year is cakes made with or flavored with alcohol.
And then BOOM!
I ended up getting sick last Saturday (it’s always a bad sign when a hockey rink starts to feel too warm for long sleeves). After a week, I’m finally well enough to attend the show, but now there’s not enough time to slam out a non-contagious tasting entry. Oh well, at least I get to check out all the other entries.
Steve was worried that I’d be depressed about not being able to compete this year, but I thought I was fine with it until I saw Nicolas Lodge judging my usual division and category today. Now I’m a little depressed.
My camera and I had some disagreements while photographing cakes, so many of them didn’t turn out. I’m going through them now to see what I can post tonight. Tomorrow I’ll spend most of the day retaking pictures since there’s less of a crowd on the second day (most people are too busy with the vendors or classes). I’d be further along with getting photos up tonight, but Steve decided to start watching the entire run of Cheers on Netflix and it’s turning out to be funnier than I remembered (I didn’t have a TV when the show came out, so I’ve only seen a little of it).
Maybe it’s a good thing that Steve’s now playing his new PS3 game so I no longer have an excuse not to rummage through my photos. If I can stop grousing about my camera and how crappy a photographer I am, I may get something out in the next hour.
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.
Junior (7 – 12 years): One category – not divided by style. Juniors may have an adult assist with baking the cake. Each junior must ice and decorate their own entry.
Like the Childs division, this group is not judged. All entries receive a medal and the mention of what made their cake unique. Once they hit the Teen division, that changes, but at this age it’s still all in fun.
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.
Title: Knight of the Picnic Table
by Gabby Ruiz
Title: Waiting for a knight
by Aurrra Johnson
Title: Cherry Blossom
by Marie Nicole Peralta
Title: Fancy Dress
by Hailey Goud
Title: Flashy Dress
by Lydia Goud
by Nathan Pfenning
Children (6 years and under): One category – not divided by style. Children may have an adult assist with baking the cake. Each child must ice and decorate their own entry.
I truly enjoy seeing cakes decorated by kids. No one expects perfection and there’s no judging, so it’s mostly for fun.
As in most of the divisions and categories, I did not photograph every entry. These are ones I liked or that caught my eye for some reason.
by Berkeley Dean
Title: Butterflies Day
by Gabby Vergara
Title: Awesome Car
by Jackson Lillard
Title: Atomic Whoopie Cushion
by “Shoobie” Russell Stevens
Title: Littlest Pet Shop Fish
by Lindsay Goud
by Talia Stewart
Title: Robot Knight
by Alvie Stewart