Adult Beginner Division:
Basic skills. Two years or less decorating experience; self-taught or less than 30 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. 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, found interesting for some reason or another, or they placed in their category.)
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.
Games are another trend you’ll see during this year’s show.
Wedding Tiered Cakes
Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
Now you may be thinking that this cake is covered in large, clumsy flowers and doesn’t deserve first place, but if you look closer…
…you’ll see that all the decorations are supposed to look like embroidery. The cake really does look better than my photos make it out to be.
Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake
These are entries made 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. Once again, no cake.
…drum roll, please….
First Place for Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake…
…and First Place for the Adult Beginner Division…
…and Best of Divisions (or best of show)…
Wait for it…
Next to Kimberly Chapman’s cake (you’ll still have to wait for those photos), Janet’s sugar piece was the most unexpected and incredible entry this year.
I love the floating astronaut.