2011 Cake Show: Teen Division

Teen (13 – 17 years)

Each teen must bake, ice and decorate their own entry. 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.

Teen 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.
Ladies Summer Hat

1st Place
Title: Ladies Summer Hat
by Tyler Gary
I didn’t get a very good photo of this cake. I did have one lady stop me to go on and on about what a wonderful looking cake it was. While I personally thought it was a rather simple cake, I agree that the rose is absolutely amazing. It’s definitely better than anything I can do.
Palette Painting

2nd Place
Title: Palette Painting
by Zoe Ortiz
Spring Time

3rd Place
Title: Spring Time
by Jasmine Davis
Polar Padre Island

Title: Polar Padre Island
by Lisa Banks
Happy First Birthday

Title: Happy First Birthday
by Cristina Marshall
Teen 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.
Guitar Hero

1st Place
Title: Guitar Hero
by Raeanna Sprague
Violin Practice

2nd Place
Title: Violin Practice
by Patrick Pankey
Cell Phone

3rd Place
Title: Call me, text me
by Keilee McClendon
Cupcakes are a Girl's Best Friend

Title: Cupcakes are a Girl’s Best Friend
by Kelsey Drew
Teen 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.
Sesame Street Birthday

1st Place
Title: Sesame Street Birthday
by Carlos Villarreal
Cat in the Hat

2nd Place
Title: Cat in the Hat
by Alyssa Ortiz
I love this cake… but then again, I’m partial to the colorflow technique.
Princess and the Pea

3rd Place
Title: Princess & the Pea
by Samantha Shamard
Check out the expression on her face.
Justice League

Title: Justice League
by Katilyn Ashleigh Reid
The first of many cakes that had Wonder Woman on it.
Baby Shower

Title: Baby Shower
by Derricka Perry
Teen Wedding Tiered Cakes: Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
15-Classic Yellow and Blue Wedding Cake

1st Place
Title: Classic Yellow and Blue Wedding Cake
by Tyler Gary
The roses are incredible and the extension work is thin, straight, and clean. Remember, this is a teen entry and it’s better than some of the Culinary Student and Beginner entries.

Baby Shower Cake

Now that I’m receiving more request for fondant cakes, I’m learning how to make my own fondant.  Right now I’m still at the marshmallow fondant level, which is much better than store bought, but not great.  Some friends from work who’ve commissioned some of my best cakes wanted a gender neutral baby shower cake for a very traditional couple.  That meant no spaceships, cthulhu, or movie and music tribute cakes like I normally design for them.

The theme was baby farm animals and the color was a  light brown with the baby boy and girl colors (the photos didn’t come out quite right this time for some reason.  It’s as if the more expensive the camera is, the crappier my photos turn out).

Baby Shower Cake 02

Baby Shower Sheep Cake - tail

More sheep, crappy lighting

The sheep was the cutest thing I could think of that I’d want on a cake, so I went with that.  It wasn’t until about a week later that I found out the couple the shower was for also work at my company and that I’d met them before.  That’s always fun.