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.