I am so, so excited to share this latest cake with everyone… It’s a bridal shower cake inspired by the shower invitations and meant to look very much like a wedding cake. It’s two tiers - one vanilla, one chocolate, each filled with vanilla buttercream and iced in vanilla fondant. It’s decorated in a damask pattern with royal icing and accented with hand-made sugar flower and the bride’s new monogram.
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The awards ceremony for this year’s competition was held today , and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals were awarded in each divisional category. I had two cakes entered in the Adult Beginner Tiered Wedding Cake category, and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything. Given some of the beautiful cakes in my division, I figured this year would just be a learning experience. Imagine my surprise when I not only placed, but I actually took the gold medal in my division! It was a great validation of the hours of work put into the competition cakes. :) Woohoo! Next year, I’ll technically still be in the beginner category… already making plans!
Wow! What an experience attending/competing in my first cake decorating competition this weekend. With easily a hundred (probably more) cakes competing from bakers ranging from child/teen to adult beginnering all the up to professional/master, there were some amazing cakes. I entered two cakes this year - both Tiered Wedding Cakes in the Adult Beginner division. My group ended up having 9 total entries, which I’ve pictured below. I’ll write more when I find out who won!
This weekend was dedicated to one of my entries for this year’s Capitol Confectioners Club show/competition (That Takes the Cake 2009). I decided several weeks ago to attempt a three-tier wedding style cake decorated in a tile-like mosaic. With 12 different colors of fondant, this was a big project and took most of the weekend. The “cake” is actually styrofoam since it’s for the show - an interesting new medium to work with. :) Now that this cake is ready to go, I’ve got 1 or 2 more that I need to rock out for this weekend!