Thursday, October 11, 2012

CNY Cake Decorating Competition

I had the great opportunity to compete in the CNY Cake Decorating Competition in Ithaca, NY this last weekend. The theme of the competition was Classic 50's Music. I chose to do a 50's Stratocaster and a 50's transistor radio to represent the the birth of rock and roll in the 50's. I competed in division two which was for semi-professional cake decorators. I won third prize out of the eight in my division.  It was a very well organized competition with a lot of events going on as well as workshops and an edible fashion show done by some professional chefs, some from the Food Network. 

I made the radio out of decadent chocolate cake covered with marshmallow fondant. 

The guitar is made of cereal treats and covered in marshmallow fondant and the details done with fondant and then painted by hand with food coloring. 

I look forward to many more competitions in the future!!

Gender Reveal Cake

Some good friends of ours are expecting a baby and for the announcement they asked me to make a gender reveal cake for them.  They dropped off the sealed envelope from their doctors visit and I was the only one who knew if they were having a boy or a girl. We decided to do a white cake and dye it either blue or pink and cover the cake with little fondant cutouts of teddy bears alternating between pink and blue. The filling they chose for the cake was Vanilla Italian Buttercream.

And in their New York City apartment there was at least 50 people packed in to hear the big news as they cut into the cake and served it to all their guests. And...

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!