Developing skills. 2 to 4 years cake decorating experience; 30 to 60 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. Open to all styles.
There were so many entries in this division that I’m breaking it up into three posts so I can include all the cakes I liked, plus talk about my own entry (who’s going to brag if I don’t?).
***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.***
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.
I didn’t get any photos of the first and second place winners. I’m actually kinda surprised by that since the first place winner had a tiny rose bouquet on top of the cake that was beautifully done, and I’m such a sucker for well-done roses.
by Summer Frace´
The thread texture is amazing, but Summer said it was a happy accident:
“I used a clay extruder and the fondant I used was something I’ve never used before. It was Chocopan and it was really dry and crumbly. I was initially going to cover the entire cake and then adhere the thread to that, but I couldn’t get it to cover. It was a nightmare and I was so upset. So I just put the thread directly on the buttercream and it was so dry and weird, it just came out like that. It looks really cool, but it was pure luck.”
Title: Her Royal Highness
by Kelly Masters
Business Name: Cake Boss
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.
Title: Soft Landings
by Angie Swearengin
Hogwarts Sorting Hat
by Melinda Plunk
(Photo was submitted by the cake artist.)
Title: Worst Cake Ever
by Chris Suson Wingler
Title: Super Hero Cupcake Truck
by Irma Arenivar
I thought it was funny. And it even has Wi Fi!
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.
by Nancy Villarreal
Title: Henna Peacock
by Kelly Smith
(No photos of third place for this category.)
Title: Super Hero’s United
by Rachel O’Kon
Title: Irish Spring
by Casey Rogers
Title: The Mad Hatters Hat
by Peggy Higgins
Title: Pink Ribbon Ladies
by Rocio Gonzalez
Title: CAV Super Sweetheart
“Prepared to defend the homefront, CAV Super Sweetheart tackels the world armed with her silver spurs & golden shield. Always loyal to her trooper, she protects his CAV stetson while counting down deployments.”
(Ft. Hood, TX is the 1st Cavalry Division’s base of operation.)
I don’t have the artist’s name, so if anyone knows, please leave me a comment.