This weekend American Cake Decorating magazine attended the much anticipated Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show, and this spectacular cake event did not disappoint. Forty-eight hours, and 2700 photographs later- we STILL hadn’t captured all there was to see. Each time we circled the floor, there was a hidden detail waiting to be discovered. The cakes reflected the incredible diversity of talent in our sugar art community. Mad about Metallics was the theme of this year’s show and gold seemed to be the metallic of choice for a lot of the artists. We share some highlights from the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition.
Bryson Perkins created this stunning architectural design; a departure from his usual style. the cake featured ornate details and intricate piping. A healthy dusting of gold really elevated the incredible details on the cake.
Jennifer Matsubara who was awarded 1st runner up created one of the most unusual and intriguing designs of the event. The cake featured beautiful sugar wheat, beautiful piped details and elegant string work.
One of my favorites from the show was this gorgeous ivory, gold and burgundy creation by Edith Hall. This beautifully elegant and cohesive design featured gold painted stringwork, gelatin flower details and isomalt rubies.
Saving the best until last, what would be a post about the highlights of the show without mentioning the incredible winning cake? This year’s winner was Monica Munante, a Peruvian national who flew her towering creation over 1500 miles to enter the competition. Munante’s cake was an elegant dress design with delicate lace details (she had hemmed each layer of the dress with piping). The cake was stunning from every angle, with my favorite feature being a trailing floral rose spray and the realistic folds of satin fabric effect fondant, that emulated the pickups of her inspiration perfectly. Monica took home over $28,000 in cash prizes and products.