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!


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”

art school


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

thread main as Smart Object-1

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!




It’s that time of year again, though it doesn’t really end we just take a short break over the summer! Cake Competitions/Sugar Art Shows are in full swing, with the Satin Ice sponsored CakeFair in Orlando which just ended and the upcoming Oklahoma Sugar Art Show (OSSAS) first weekend in October. There’s Cake International in the UK in November, The Cake Masters Awards as well and then the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique Culinary Art and Exhibit in NY. Lots to do, lots to see and lots of amazing people to see, talk with and learn from.

I love doing these competitions because it gives me an opportunity to create works of edible art that my customers necessarily wouldn’t ask for and to try something new and different. Yes, it can be stressful, like how do I get my cake there? Drive, fly, ship it out? What if my cake is damaged? Should I bring a tool kit? Do I have time to fix it? I’ve gone through all of these experiences doing shows and you always seem to work something out and be able to get a piece on the table.

I compete not to win, but to push myself further, learning new techniques and trying different styles or designs that I would never think of. If I win, great an added bonus but my goal is to get something that I’m happy and proud of out there for other people’s enjoyment.

I also love the camaraderie of the cake community. Love seeing old friends and making new ones! I love taking in all the other competitors’ pieces and seeing so many different takes on a certain theme! Learning what to do and what not to do. Taking classes so I can further myself along and bring back what I learned for my customers.

As I’m writing this I have finally completed my 3, yes 3 pieces for the OSSAS show. I decided to enter in some other categories that I usually don’t do work for. Figured I would try something different this year! Oh and I’m also competing in the LIVE cake challenge as well! Crazy I know but I am so looking forward to the show, seeing my friends, talking cake and seeing what’s next!

Its a busy 4 months with more pieces to create but in the end its all fun! If you have a chance to see a show in your area, come on out! You won’t be disappointed!