Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CT Cake Competition 2012!

So, as I mentioned in my post yesterday about Icing Smiles, last weekend was also the weekend of the Connecticut Cake Competition!  I had been looking forward to it, after having entered for the first time last year, and winning a blue ribbon AND the division trophy for my Magnolia Baby Shower Cake.
(my winning entry from last years competition)

Well, because I was so busy with the Icing Smiles cake, I was not able to dedicate as much time as I would have hoped to execute my entry as I had planned.  I'm going to make a few changes to it, and I will have my pictures up soon! (you can see pictures of my entry here!)  But for now, I wanted to share a few pictures of some of the amazing cakes that were there!  I thought I had gotten more, but I was probably too busy picking my jaw up off the floor to remember to snap the shot, lol!  

This year's theme was "The Great Outdoors" and while not every entry really stuck to the theme (mine certainly got derailed, haha) take a gander of some of the works of art that were there this weekend!!
This Owl Cake was immediately one of my favorites!
Those are CAKE!  They are so cute, I just want to take them home, so they can live in my house!!
Those scuplted eagles were SO life like!!
And this was the back of that amazing Eagle Cake!
Those are NOT real turtles!  This is just amazing...
I think this one is SO pretty with the gold, ruffles and hearts!
Such beautiful colors and patters, and I live the elephants on top!
This Winter Wonderland Wedding cake was jaw dropping... This picture does NOT do it justice, but I couldn't get another because everyone wanted a closer look!
I love this cake!  The lace detail was so amazing, I think this was a "blue ribbon cake" (I later saw this cake posted on Cake Central, it was created by user goa11ie)
This was a YOUTH entry!  Who ever made this has an extraordinary career as a cake designer ahead of them

There were SO many fantastic cakes at this years competition.  This is just a small sampling of the amazing talent that was in that room.  I really wish that I had gotten more pictures!  I don't know about you, but I am totally inspired for next year!

*I won a 3rd place ribbon for my cake (which I will post pictures of as soon as I've made a few minor adjustments)... Given the fact that I had NO time to work on it, and seeing all of these amazing cakes, I am honored and flattered to have gotten that!

If you live in the Connecticut area and are interested in entering a piece for next years competition (they have entries for ALL levels!), the competitions are generally held in February in Hartford, CT.  Keep an eye on their website or Facebook page.  They usually announce the theme for the next show in the fall!

Happy Caking :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing these. Amazing things like this (including yours!) are just what inspire me. & you should be Way more than proud of yourself! Beautiful talent, hope to be there one day! =)