This weekend came and went in what seemed like a blink of the eye. This year seemed even bigger and better than last year, and I am definitely glad that I decided to participate in multiple cake & cookie entries along with several cake classes.
By now, I am sure you just want to know how I “did”. This is a funny question, and one which I have no answer yet. This year, I was a cake decorator in the “Intermediate Division”. Within my division I had two cakes, one in the wedding cake category and one in the novelty tiered category. Both of which won 1st place in their respective “categories”. Wooohoo! I was stoked!
From here if you were a winner in one of your categories, you progressed on to possibly win your overall division, for me this would be “Intermediate Overall Divisional Winner”, kinda like last year when I won “Beginner Division Overall Winner” . HOWEVER…. there was a mistake somewhere along the way, (granted we are all allowed to make mistakes, this one just makes me bite my nails for the next day!) and for my specific division there was NO overall winner announced on Sunday (due to the mix up) and they will be announcing it today via e-mail! Eeeek! So, for now it is officially “TBD”.
In the meantime, I also entered a “Decorated Cookie” set. I will admit I had a real soft spot for these cookies. I was really really pleased with how they turned out! My Cherry Blossom Trees was awarded 2nd place! More on this cookie later the week!
Well I obviously can’t leave you hanging like that on a Monday without any pictures! So, what I did was take a picture of EVERY SINGLE cake, cookie, cupcake, and showpiece that was entered into this weekend’s show and created an album! It’s not super fancy photography or anything, I simply just went down the line of tables and took pictures.
To help you navigate I will tell you a few items that’ll help make sense of it all:
1) The first 30-35 pictures are from the “Wee Ones” and Teen Divisions. They gradually go up in divisions from there.
2) There are divisional cake categories for Novelty Tiered, Novelty Non-Tiered, Sculpture, Wedding, Special Techniques, AND this year’s theme of “London Calling”.
3) There are entries for Show Piece, Decorated Cookies, and Cupcakes.
4) There was also another competition happening for Wedding Cakes. This was not separated by skill/ division level. If you entered you were playing with the big wigs! This years wedding cakes were to be inspired by a purse!
Now that’s more than enough talking from me. Here are the pictures! Thanks for reading and take a peek back here tomorrow to see if I was lucky enough to take home the big prize of Divisional Winner!
(Important Note: Click ‘View Slide Show’ to see ALL the cakes, the preview below maxes out and doesn’t show even a fraction of them)