Highlights from the NY Cake Show


Couldn’t make this year’s New York Cake Show? Here are some highlights.

Lisa Mansour’s New York Cake Show is in its fourth year and the entries this year were bigger and bolder than ever. The action took place on one day– May 15, 2016–at the Marriott Marquis hotel. Bakers and cake decorating enthusiasts alike gathered to attend demonstrations, take hands-on classes, check out the latest in cake products, and of course, enter their work in competition.

With four divisions, Professional, Intermediate, Beginner and Student, and four categories, Wedding Cake, Novelty/All Occasion, Sculptured and Stiletto Shoe, there was plenty to see. Competitors entered their work promptly at 7:30am and judging began at 9:00am. Within each division, first, second and third place medals were awarded and all contestants were eligible to win the $1000 cash prize for Best in Show.

Here are some highlights from the competition:

Best in Show

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Bryson Perkins’ cake won Best in Show and took Gold in the Wedding Cake category/Professional division.

Cakes from the Wedding Category

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Farnaz Menhaji’s cake won Silver in the Wedding Category/Professional Division.

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Eliana Morales’ cake won Bronze in the Wedding Category/Professional Division. For more of her work, click here.

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Wendy Sanchez’s cake took Silver in the Wedding Category/Intermediate Division.

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Yuliya Fedorova’s cake took Bronze in the Wedding Category/Intermediate Division.

All Occasion Cakes

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Edgar Andres Enciso’s cake took Silver in the All Occasion Category/Professional Division.

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Jean Schapowal’s cake took Bronze in the All Occasion Category/Professional Division.

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Evelyn Keplinger’s cake took Bronze in the All Occasion Category/Intermediate Division.

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Kyung Hwa Jung’s cake took Silver in the All Occasion Category/Beginner Division.

Fan Favorite

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Alexis Moore’s cake took Gold in the Sculpted Category/Intermediate Division– AND was the fan favorite!

Speaking of pizza and rats…

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Ashley Holt’s cake won Gold in the Show Category/Professional Division.

Finally, a look at the most iconic of New York imagery… Subways

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Kim Simons’s cake won Gold in the All Occasion Category/ Professional Division.

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Lisa Ruckman’s cake won Bronze in the All Occasion Category/Beginner Category.