CAKE: Masters Division – Part One

UPDATED 02/10/11: The transfer of this blog to a new site has misplaced the photos. I’m slowly adding them in, but if you just want to see the photos without all the notes, you can view them in my Flickr set for the 2009 show.

The Masters Division is for decorators who are experts in sugar art. They are known to have mastered specific mediums and techniques. The may be an author, instructor, or work in the sugar art business, and have more than 120 hours of instruction. This division was open to all styles.

There were a lot of entries, but the photos below are the ones I found interesting for one reason or another.

Pink Shell

This looks like something my Grandmother would have kept in her bathroom to hide toilet paper.  And the pink shells look like they are melting into the cake, which is rather odd.

Someone else did a cake with seashells in this division, which is better, but still very old ladyish.


Too bad, because the string work on this one is wonderful.  The good news is that this decorator entered another cake which would place first for the wedding cakes in this division.  But you’ll have to surf through a few more cakes before I show it.

Cactus and Roses

I liked this one.  It’s very simple and elegant.  The notes on this cake did mention that the topper had sustained a lot of damage in transit.  I wish I could have seen it before all the damage occurred.

Bamboo and Roses

Owl Cake

I was ambivalent about this one, but I did like the tiny mouse hiding in the tassel.

I have quite a few more cake photos, but I’m having trouble uploading them.  I’ll be back.