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.

Recent Cakes

This is a full sheet cake made for someone's 50th birthday.  Originally, she wanted a large cake cut in the shape of the number 50; then she just wanted the number 50 to take up the entire cake.  After working out the design, she called again and added all the text to the cake.  The colors of the roses and borders were also at her request.  I decided to add silver leaves to tie in the silver numbers.  The only thing that I really don't like is my handwriting…. it kinda looks as though a teenager is writing in her diary. That's one of the many things I need to work on.

Evan is the son of our friends, so I make his cake every year… although it's also partly because he's severely allergic to nuts and I'm willing to de-nut my kitchen for them.  This year Kathleen wanted to incorporate some Hotwheels that she bought for Evan and I just worked around that theme.  You can see with the cars in the second photo.

This is my first attempt at a tiered cake.  My family celebrates my sister-in-law's birthday, my dad's birthday, and Mother's Day all on the same day–so I thought this would be a great time to experiment.  Looking at it, I see a lot of flaws: The lines for the branches are too thick and not sharp enough, the flowers are not tinted naturally, and the top tier was wobbly.  But it was fun to do even if the flowers took two hours to make.  It's a chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting, fudge frosting, and flowers made of fondant.  It didn't do too well on the drive to my parent's house, and my brother sticking his finger in the side where some of the icing started to slide down due to the heat didn't help any… in fact, it led to a wrestling match in the kitchen before my Mom kicked us both out.  It was a fun evening.

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