A Wonderful Whirlwind!

Wow, where to begin?

It has been non-stop since my last blog post with so many exciting things that have happened! To start off, October saw my annual trek to the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show hosted by Kerry Vincent. This year besides entering into 3 categrories ( tiered, non-wedding, chocolate and cookies) I was also competing in the LIVE 1 1/2 cake challenge, with this years theme being fairy tales. This is such a fun and friendly competition in front of an audience of your peers and first timers. Finished my piece in the allotted time and took 2nd place! And I also took 2nd place in the tiered non-wedding category with my entry of the Story of Star Wars. Each tier was one of the planets from the series and featured hand painted scenery, modeling chocolate characters and topped off with a Death Star topper! It was a great show made even better by meeting up with many of my fellow sugar artists!

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Next up was November and what a magical whirlwind that was. My cake collaboration Simpsononymous an artistic edible mash up was up for a Cake Masters award for best cake collaboration. I had the opportunity to fly to Birmingham , England to attend the awards ceremony, which I’ll never have a chance to attend the Oscars but this was the next best thing!


And again meeting up with so many of my sugar art friends was the highlight of my trip!
While atttending this awards show I also had a competition piece entered in the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique 147th Salon of Culinary Arts show at the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC. My piece was part of a team entry from the Long Island baking and Pastry Guild. I took 2nd Place with my piece titled” An Homage to the Foundation year art student”

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Then once I got back it was busy completing my entry for the 2015 Threadcakes competition!

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Then in December it was the 3rd Annual Long Island Gingerbread Competition. This years theme was Victorian! And this year I took 1st!

new house as Smart Object-1What an amazing cake year it was and so looking forward to what 2016 will bring!

First up will be the “That takes the Cake” cake competition in Austin , Texas in Feb. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Stay warm and Happy Caking!

Jean

 

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