Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Florida I.C.E.D. Cake Competition held in Ocala March 27 was a huge success

I had the honor and pure enjoyment this past Sunday to be one of the Judge's for the 1st Florida ICED Cake Decorating Competition held in Ocala...theme was "The Romantic Wedding Cakes"...  I do not even pretend to know all the final numbers but there were over 100 registered entries in the various categories and well over 300 attendees.  With hands on demonstrations from some of the best sugar artist like Rebecca Sutterby (past winner of the Food Network Food Challenge) the demos were standing room only.  Vendors from all over Florida sharing information and selling the latest and greatest of cake decoratoring gadgets..  and free treats were offering to public quest.  I made new "sweet" friends and saw other cake pals from my past cake events..  It is hard to imagine this was the first planned by Lisa and Melanie the co-organizers and they only began the planning less than a year ago. I just can not wait to see what next year will bring and hope I have the pleasure of being apart of it in any way possible.   The theme for next year will be "The Masquerade Ball"
For a list of the winners, tons of photos and more info click here...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day with a Fighting Irish ..............a "Groom's Cookie"

I created this super large sugar cookie last year for a "Groom's Cookie"  He loves sugar cookies and he was a Fighting Irish Fan...  so of course it was the only logical thing to do..  this cookie stood over 16" tall and 16" wide... now that is one big cookies.  I added an easel effect cookie to the back so it could stand up on it's own.  The groom and friends enjoyed the surprise cookie from his bride.  Wear Green