Saturday, April 24, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake...or not

The boys and I went with Aunt Cindy, Lindsey, and Grandma Black on a field trip down to Everett today. There was a cake decorating show and competition down there. Not some Wilton Cake Decorating for Amateurs, but a hard-core competition for professionals. The cakes were separated into different groups from Beginners to Masters, but I must say, the Beginners were amazing...and the Masters...incredible.

This was one of Guyan's favorites, and the one I voted for. It wasn't the *best* cake there, but for I thought it stood out the best within its division. The fungus "growing" off the tree trunk was very realistic. The picture doesn't do the cake justice, but Guyan's cute.

This was Owen's original vote until he changed it to the Space Needle, since there were aliens on it, and he "really likes aliens." Apparently a breeching whale that appears to be defying gravity just can't compete with fondant aliens.

Lindsey with a selection of cakes.
This cake in the front right was Guyan's vote. It was a dragon busting out of a bamboo cage. Pretty cool. And the woman was a judge, with a TLC (the television network) logo on her sleeve. Didn't see any cameras, but maybe the cake boss was nearby...
These cakes were cool. The one in the back was a mini cake competition (cute!) and the front one was a cheese board that looked a heck of a lot more like cheese than cake.

This was one of the incredible cakes from a Master. The "strings" of frosting were less than a millimeter wide, and perfectly parallel. How could someone form those by hand?!?! They must be taking high dose beta blockers.
This one was a Master Cake too. Balanced tea cups and beautiful details on the frosting. Super cool day, and I'm really glad the boys got a kick out of it. People can show their creativity in all sorts of ways.
I'd have only one suggestion for future shows... There were no refreshments! No CAKE TO EAT! It made it easier for three women trying to count Weight Watchers Points, but'd be a good way to earn some money for the Washington State Sugar Artists. And we'd get to eat cake.

1 comment:

Aimee said...

oops left a comment on thew wrong post. The cake decoration event is a totally cool idea to take kids to, wish I had known about it!

do you still want to bring kids to the farm? All goats are healthy now. Baby goats still cute.