Here’s the Jaws cake. It’s a 1/8 sheet chocolate cake of the iconic movie poster from Jaws. It’s decorated with buttercream frosting, while the title, shark, and girl was fondant (with naughty bits covered by buttercream. Oh, come on–this was for a kid).
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Cakes with two or more tiers decorated specifically for weddings or anniversaries. Any techniques or sugar mediums may be used.
Any non-tiered cake with any theme decorated using only buttercream icing. No fondant, non-edible decorations or other sugar mediums will be allowed.
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)
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.
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.