Wednesday, March 25, 2009

National Capital Area Cake Show!

The past weekend on March 21st - 22nd there was a Northern VA area Cake show hosted by National Capital Area Cake Show (NCACS)!

I was not able to enter the cake competitions this year because of my cake schedule but there is always next year! I did go and check out very popular vendors and competition. I went with my friend Sandy :) I must admit the competition was fierce..which makes it all more the exciting. Check out the local competition below....

NCACS has different categories that they place all the cake challenges into. There is also a Live Cake Challenge just like the Food Network where many different bakers come from all over the East Coast and compete. Some of the challengers for the Live Cake Competition are Warren Brown (Cake Love), Colette Peters (Colette Cakes), Anne Heap (PinkCakeBox), Dianna Lopez, Norman Davis and Zane Beg from the Food Network and many more!

There were just sooo many types of cakes and all in different categories that I won't be able to talk about each one, but I will comment one some of my faves :D I hope you enjoy the pictures!

The front of this cake was gourgeous and done with painted royal icing and disco and pearl dust and then back is right below and made to look like the ruffle of a wedding dress.

Made with this new techinque called gelatin veining sheets. This is by Cake Connections and they showed us how to make it right there! Of course I bought all the stuff to make these! There so delicate and pretty.

The People's Choice Award for the Chocolate showpiece below.

Here are a bunch of fun and whimsical theme cakes :)

Finally, here are the PROFESSIONAL category cakes. Uber highly skilled bakers and cake designers! These cakes were displayed even on a different room because of the difficulty level.

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures of all the interesting cakes from the VA Cake Show and next year I look forward to competing with my own cake design :) Yay!