I’m visiting (for real, not virtually) the Oklahoma Sugar Arts show. I don’t even aspire to making cakes on this level…although I was able to look at some of them and find flaws, which gave me a warm squishy feeling inside.
The theme this year is “under the sea.” Some of the entries were obvious. . .
Some not so much (but still pretty!).
I spent a lot of the day watching three 28-year-old stars of cakedom, James Rosselle, Jason Ellis and Joshua John Russell. They’re making an enormous “extreme” Christmas piece.
Plus there was a timed competition where 4 contestants had 1.5 hours to create a Halloween cake. This one was my fave, but she came in 3rd. My neighbor & I think it must have been a rules violation; she did a bunch of different techniques and it was darling. Look at that witch w/the broom going all the way through the cake!
This is the cake that one. It’s quite nice, too. They had to have 1/8% of the cake be visible Rice Crispies.
I’ve met a number of fun people, learned some inside skinny about Food Network Challenge, and seen a lot of great cake. And that’s just today. There’s another whole day tomorrow. Meanwhile, I’m pooped. Watching all those people work is exhausting. More pics to come!