Competition Work

In April 2017 I entered my first ever competition, Cake International at Alexandra Palace in London.  Below you will see my first entry and my subsequent entries since.

Cake International November 2018

On the 3rd of November 2018 I entered Cake International in Birmingham again.  My second time entering the  cupcake class and hoping to better my previous Silver medal to a Gold, this time I decided to go for a poppy wreath design to fit in with the 100 year anniversary of WW1 unfortunately it wasn't to be this time and I was 2 marks short of a gold medal.  This certainly hasn't put me off but due to client commitments I had to miss out on the 2019 show and this has made me even more determined to get that elusive gold medal.  Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic the show was cancelled in 2020 and I am keeping my fingers crossed for 2021

On 5th March 2018 I entered my 3rd competition, this time Hotelympia at Excel in London.  This is an international competition with entrants from all over the world.  I entered a sugarcraft class of flowers on a hat and above you can see my entry.

After an agonising day of waiting for the results I attended the show on 6th March to see that I obtained a silver medal and Best in Class for my efforts, this means that there were no gold medals awarded in this category and my silver medal entry was deemed the best from all the other entries.  To say I was chuffed was an understatement.

In November 2017 I entered Cake International again, a different category this time.

I decided on entering Cupcakes (not tasted) my theme had changed on numerous occasions I wanted to do something about flowers and bees, to bring the attention as to how important they are to the environment.  Suddenly about 1 week before the event I thought "who likes honey more than anything?" Winnie the Pooh!!! so again all change, I frantically started making my Pooh bear models and cutting out flowers.  Above you will see my finished piece, an oak tree in One Hundred Acre Wood complete with beehive and bees sitting above Winnie with his Hunny and flowers and bee cupcakes.  This is the greatest achievement in my cake making hobby, all I wanted to do was to beat my previous award of Merit from London which I certainly did as I walked away with a Silver medal.

In April 2017 i decided to enter my first ever competition Cake International at Alexandra Palace in London.  I decided to enter the Wedding Cake of 3 or more tiers category.  Having never been to a Cake International show let alone enter the competition I really didn't know what to expect.  I decided on a completely different style for a wedding cake with a country feel to it.  I decorated my cake in a wood effect and then added sugar succulents to the sides of the cake all crafted by hand.  I was awarded a merit for this which i was over the moon about.  out of 90+ entrants in this category and my first ever competition.  This spurred me on to better this and enter again in November.