A Preview of a few of the Cakes from the Show

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.
 
 
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Forgot to collect the title of the cake – but I’m betting this one was made by Tyler Gary.

(Teen: Wedding Tiered)
 
 
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Forgot to collect the title of this one

(Culinary Student: Special Techniques)

 
 
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Grey seems to be one of the themes this year.

Title: Happy Birthday Alexa
(Adult Beginner: Novelty Tiered)

 
 
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
(Adult Beginner: Novelty Tiered)

 
 
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Title: Kukul-kan Guarding its Temple
(Adult Beginner: Novelty Tiered)

 
 
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While I’m not sure I’d be willing to eat this cake, they did an amazing job with it.

Title: Willie Nelson
(Adult Intermediate: Sculpted Cakes)

 
 
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I think I’m beginning to like this color more than I used to.

Title: Paper Garden Cake
(Adult Intermediate: Novelty Tiered)

 
 
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And this is one of the better versions of this year’s big trend…peacocks (and grey).

Title: Peacock
(Adult Intermediate: Wedding Tiered)

See you tomorrow with more photos!

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 Masters Division

Adult Masters

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.

***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. There were also fewer entries.***

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.
 
 
Little Flower Fairy

1st Place
Title: Little Flower Fairy
by Dawn Parrott
Business Name: Show Cakes Houston/Culinary Institute Le Wotre(?)
 

Little Flower Fairy - close up
 
 
Zari Embroidery

2nd Place
Title: Zari Embroidery
by Ruth Rickey
Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery, Oklahoma City
Zari is an Indian style of embroidery that uses metallic thread called kasab or kalabattu. (I didn’t know any of this until I looked it up.)
 
 
There were only two entries in this category.
 
 

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.
 
 
Pegasus

1st Place
Title: Pegasus
by Janette Pfertner
Business Name: Miss Janette’s Cakes
 
Pegasus 2

There was only one entry, but it was pretty awesome.
 
 

There were no Special Occasion/Novelty Tiered Cakes, no Buttercream Only Cakes, and no Confection Not-on-a-cake entries.
 
 

Wedding Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
 
 
(No photos of first place for this category.)
 
 
Western Wedding

2nd Place
Title: Western Wedding
by Ruth Rickey
Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery, Oklahoma City
 
 
International Elegance

3rd Place
Title: International Elegance
by Martha Herbert
Business Name: Sweet Southern Ladies
 
 

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.
 
 
(No photos of first place for this category, and there were only two entries.)
 
 
Fantasia

2nd Place
Title: Fantasia
by Peggy Tucker
Business Name: School of Cakeology LLC
 

FINALLY DONE!!!! I’m going to bed.

2011 Cake Show: Adult Professional Division, part two

Adult Professional

High level of skill. More than 6 years decorating experience. More than 90 hours of hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. May be decorating for profit or working as a decorator. 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.***

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

1st Place
Title: Victorian Elegance
by Kim Trahan
Business Name: Sweet Sensations by Kim
 
Victorian Elegance - close up
 
 
(No photos of second place for this category.)
 
 
Vintage Charm

3rd Place
Title: Vintage Charm
by Laura Summersett
Business Name: Custom Cakes by Laura
 
 

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.
 
 
Faces of Carnival

I’m beginning to recognize Lisette’s work when she’s experimenting with polymer techniques with fondant.

1st Place
Title: Faces of Carnaval
by Lisette D. Vergara
Inspired by Alice Stroppel’s polymer clay art. The faces are the composite of smaller canes forming the eyes, eyebrows, mouth, etc. Thin slices are then cut reveling the face design. The hair styles as well as the gowns all display different techniques to roll fondant in canes.
 
 
Thomas the Tank Engine

2nd Place
Title: Thomas the Tank Engine
by Jennifer McClintick
 
(No photos of third place for this category.)
 

Hero's in a Half Shell

Title: Hero’s in a Half Shell
by Leslie Martinez
Business Name: Cakes by Leslie
 
 

Confections Not-On-A-Cake: Cupcakes, cookies, candy, chocolate, etc. An individual entry, not on a cake.
 
 
The Ugly Bug Ball

1st Place
Title: The Ugly Bug Ball
by Shabina Chaudhry
Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice, Oklahoma City
 
 
Garfield Comic Strip

2nd Place
Title: Garfield Comic Strip
Jim Davis Replica of Garfield Comic Strip
by Leslie Martinez
Business Name: Cakes by Leslie
 
 
(No photos of third place for this category.)

That’s it for the Professional Division, now on the the Masters.

Oops, missed a cake from the Adult Advanced Division

This one didn’t place in the Wedding cake category, but I got photos because I enjoyed the flowers.
 
Romantic Flower Garden
 
I REALLY enjoyed the flowers….
 
Romantic Flower Garden - closeup

Title: Romantic Flower Garden
by Laura-Kate Amerehein
(I hope I got the name correct, but the entry form wasn’t very clear)

I’m working on the photos from the Adult Professional division now. Hopefully they’ll be up Monday night after I finish the rest of the yard work. Actually, I’d better have that and the Adult Masters division up because there’s hockey on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.