Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oprah - Tune in Thursday October 29th!

If you love cake (and I know you do!) then be sure to tune into Oprah on Thursday to see cake stars Marina Sousa of Just Cake, James Rosselle of Elle Cakes (yes THE James coming to teach classes at Flour Confections in May 2010) Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes & The Cake Girls Mary & Brenda Maher for Oprah's Cake Off!!!

And can someone PVR it for me? LOL!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

To Tulsa and Back

Another amazing Oklahoma Sugar Art Show (OSSAS) has come and gone and I'm already excited to start my cake for next year!

My co-worker Karey and I set out on October 1st for our 20hr long adventure to Tulsa Oklahoma. The drive was long and tiring, but our excitement kept us going and thankfully the drive was "stress free".

This year, I didn't manage to finish all my divisional entries, but the few I did accomplish, I managed to place with all of them! My masters baby cake & cookies both placed 1st and my masters special techniques not on a cake placed 2nd!

I also entered in the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition - this year's theme was Of Sea & Shore. So many gorgeous cakes were created this year, the competition was tough! My goal this year was to be as clean and precise as possible - and to score as well if not better than last year. My cake placed as a Silver Finalist! For those of you that do not know how the scoring works, the entries each earn a score out of 100 - there are ranges for those scores for Bronze, Silver & Gold finalists - with Grand being the top prize, and 1st runner, 2nd runner, 3rd runner, 4th runner and 5th runner rounding out the top 6. I was so pleased to have been recognized for my work this year.

My cake, entitled Tying The Knot was inspired by my grandparents who were both in the British Royal Navy and were married during WWII. Everything on the cake is edible and painstakingly done by hand. The sweet peas on the table were also made from sugarpaste and were my grandmothers favourite flower.

Now off to plan my entries for next year!!!