2010 Cake Show: Adult Advanced, part one

Adult Advanced Division: More refined skills. 4 to 6 years cake decorating experience; 60 to 90 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. Open to all styles.

(There weren’t as many entries in the advanced level.)

  • Special Occasion or Novelty Single Tier category:
    Any non-tiered cake with a theme such as a Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc. including one tier wedding or anniversary cakes. Any sugar mediums or techniques may be used.

    Cherubs by Angela Palesano
    Third Place for Special Occasion or Novelty One Tier
    Cherubs by Angela Palesano
    Business Name: Ruth’s Sweete Justice

    Royal Crown of Bavaria by Sherry Brown
    Second Place for Special Occasion or Novelty One Tier
    Royal Crown of Bavaria by Sherry Brown

    The Hunt by Don (Jon, Ion?) Beard
    First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty One Tier
    The Hunt by Don (Jon, Ion?) Beard

  • Sculpted Cakes Category
    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.

    Grandpa's Study by Joy Longberg
    First Place for Sculpted Cakes
    Grandpa’s Study by Joy Longberg

  • 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.

    N05
    Third Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
    Find the Cure by Joshua Taylor

    Serenity Fountain by Sherry Brown
    Second Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
    Serenity Fountain by Sherry Brown

    Every Dog Has Its Day by Don (Jon, Ion?) Beard
    First Place for Special Occasion or Novelty Tiered Cakes
    Every Dog Has Its Day by Don (Jon, Ion?) Beard

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

     by Sandra Ojong
    Third Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    by Sandra Ojong

    Grayce by Ashley Atkinson
    Second Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Grayce by Ashley Atkinson

    Pink Chocolate by Tammi Luckey
    First Place for Wedding Tiered Cakes
    Pink Chocolate by Tammi Luckey
    This was my favorite wedding cake of this show.

    Pink Chocolate by Tammi Luckey - flower
    The flowers were gorgeous.

    Pink Chocolate by Tammi Luckey - strings
    And look at the delicate (and evenly spaced) stringwork and bridge extension work. It just amazes me every time I look at it.

  • Buttercream Only Cakes
    Any non-tiered cake with any theme decorated using only buttercream icing. No fondant, non-edible decorations or other sugar mediums will be allowed.

    A Starry Night by Tabitha Ballard
    A Starry Night by Tabitha Ballard
    Business Name: Cakes by Design

    Simple Elegance by Don Beard
    Third Place for Buttercream Only Cakes
    Simple Elegance by Don Beard
    (I seem to remember the roses as being purple, and I know my camera likes to show purple as blue, so I’m really not sure which one they are supposed to be)

    Love in Bloom by Don Beard
    Second Place for Buttercream Only Cakes
    Love in Bloom by Don Beard

    Bikini Bottom Bingo by Theresa Pipes
    First Place for Buttercream Only Cakes
    Bikini Bottom Bingo by Theresa Pipes

  • 2010 Cake Show: Adult Intermediate, part three

    Adult Intermediate Division: Developing skills. 2 to 4 years cake decorating experience; 30 to 60 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. Open to all styles.

  • Confections Not-On-A-Cake
    These are cupcakes, cookies, candy, chocolate, etc. An individual entry, not on a cake.

    With the exception of one entry, the Confections category was filled with cookies – even the egg entries were cookies. Since this is the first time I had ever entered a decorated item to That Takes the Cake (last year was the tasting competion), I’m going to post ALL the entries for this style. Sadly, I didn’t get the names of all the participants and pieces.

    High School Science Project
    High School Science Project (fondant on cookies)

    Oval Eggsellence
    Oval Eggsellence by Tracy Dahir
    (yes, it’s a cookie covered in fondant, and her husband made the nifty display for this and her other two entries)

    Cake Shop
    Cake Shop (another cool display – fondant on cookies)

    Swans
    Swans (fondant on cookies)

    Snowflakes
    Snowflakes by Tracy Dahir (fondant on cookies)

    Butterflys
    More butterflies (colorflow on cookies)

    Sushi
    Candy sushi

    Rocket Girl
    Third Place for Confections Not-On-A-Cake
    Rocket Girl by snarkygurl… that’s me! (colorflow on cookies)

    Oval Eggsellence - The Sequel
    Second Place for Confections Not-On-A-Cake
    Oval Eggsellence – The Sequel by by Tracy Dahir (fondant on cookie)

    Spring Day
    First Place for Confections Not-On-A-Cake
    Spring Day by Christie Stephens (awesomeness on cookies) (it’s really colorflow on cookies, but it’s awesome colorflow…)