American Cake Decorating and Lisa Mansour are honored to present the inaugural Golden Tier Awards. It’s easy to enter, simply complete the nomination form with your selected nominees and click submit!
Nominations open on March 1, 2017, and close on March 30, 2017. For further information please refer to our submission guidelines.

CAKE ARTIST
OF THE YEAR

The ultimate achievement for cake artists. This award recognizes excellence in cake design, from tiered to sculpted, traditional to novelty.





PASTRY CHEF
OF THE YEAR

Recognizes excellence in pastry; honoring a chef who has displayed a passion for the craft, has a reputation for excellence in the pastry field, and has helped others by sharing his or her skills and knowledge to educate others.





EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes and honors the many contributions of our industry teachers and education facilities. The Educator of the year demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to student achievement.





WEDDING CAKE
OF THE YEAR

This award honors achievement in tiered cake design and recognizes excellence in the wedding dessert industry.





SPENCE AWARD FOR
EXCELLENCE IN ROYAL ICING

Named after Eddie Spence, this prestigious award recognizes excellence and achievement in the art of royal icing.





MASTER
CHOCOLATIER AWARD

Honoring advanced pastry arts in the medium of chocolate; for excellence in advanced dessert, chocolate bonbon, and chocolate sculpting.





BAKERY OF THE YEAR

This award showcases and honors the very best bakers in the industry. It is an opportunity for a business or retailer to be honored for their excellence in baking, commitment to the baking industry, practical baking skills, and product innovations.





STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Recognizes a pastry student who demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, talent, and displays a passion for the pastry arts industry.





OUTSTANDING
PRODUCT AWARD

Honoring the most innovative, unique, or excellent product of the year.





LITERARY AWARD

Honoring the best industry book of the year from mainstream, indie, and self-published authors.





RISING STAR AWARD

Acknowledges new and emerging talent within the edible arts industry and aims to encourage newcomers to strive for excellence.





BEST DESSERT BLOG

Recognizes excellence in “digital” talent. This award provides a unique opportunity for an individual or company to be recognized for their social media achievements through blogging, across all digital content platforms.





MANSOUR LIFETIME
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Lifetime Achievement Award is our most prestigious award; celebrating the career of an artist who has demonstrated not only a commitment to his or her work through a long career but has also a significant impact and contribution to the sugar arts industry, promoting innovation, passing on theri vast knowledge and experince, and honoring the editable arts industry.





ACD
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

American Cake Decorating presents the People’s Choice Award. This award will be chosen by you, the voters. Nominate your favorite artist of the year for a chance to be crowned the ACD People’s Choice Award winner!





NOMINATOR INFORMATION





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