2010 Cake Show: Adult Beginner, part two

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.

Chutes and Ladders - "Revisiting Childhood" by M. Cassandra Fairbanks
Chutes and Ladders – “Revisiting Childhood” by M. Cassandra Fairbanks

Games are another trend you’ll see during this year’s show.

Cute as a Button by Darlene "Casey" Rogers
Cute as a Button by Darlene “Casey” Rogers

South Park: Bigger, Taller & Uncut by Dorothy Trainer
South Park: Bigger, Taller & Uncut by Dorothy Trainer

ET Dream by Liz Selman
ET Dream by Liz Selman

Sushi! Sushi! by Debbie Byers
Sushi! Sushi! by Debbie Byers

Stenciled Present by Chantelle Abruzzo
Stenciled Present by Chantelle Abruzzo

Wine Country by Chree Carr
Wine Country by Chree Carr

Dragon's Castle by Brenda Hamill
Dragon’s Castle by Brenda Hamill

Candyland by Holly Smith
Third Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
Candyland by Holly Smith

Super Mario Birthday Bash by Mendy Lindsay
Second Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
Super Mario Birthday Bash by Mendy Lindsay

Hat Boxes by Megan Thomas
First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
Hat Boxes by Megan Thomas
Business: Meg’s Cake Shop

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

Starlight Night by Drew Padelecki
Starlight Night by Drew Padelecki
Business Name: AGS Cake Supply

Jane Austen Book Wedding by Darlene "Casey" Rogers
Jane Austen Book Wedding by Darlene “Casey” Rogers
(normally I don’t care for the Regency look, but I’m all over this cake and I don’t even know why)

A Floral Fantasy by Tara Harlow
A Floral Fantasy by Tara Harlow
(Pink. Very pink. I wonder what the isomalt gazing ball would look like with LEDs inside it for an evening wedding)

A15A Japanese Wedding by Claire Miller
Third Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
A Japanese Wedding by Claire Miller

Moroccan Wedding Fantasy by Cassi Miles
Second Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
Moroccan Wedding Fantasy by Cassi Miles

Spring Elegance by Tomas Rosales
First Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
Spring Elegance by Tomas Rosales
Business Name: Sweethearts House of Cakes

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…

Spring Elegance by Tomas Rosales - closeup

…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.

Strawberry Shortcake by Tomas Rosales
Third Place for Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake
Strawberry Shortcake by Tomas Rosales
Business Name: Sweethearts House of Cakes

Ramen by Chris Suson Wingler
Second Place for Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake
Ramen by Chris Suson Wingler

…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…

 Space Wonders by Janet Barron
First Place for Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake
Space Wonders by Janet Barron

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.

 Space Wonders by Janet Barron - ship

I love the floating astronaut.

 Space Wonders by Janet Barron - prize
All her awards. What you don’t see are all the chef judges who wanted to talk to her after the show.

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