If there is one thing I know, it’s that I know nothing.  No matter how much you think you know, there’s always more to learn.  That’s why I love attending cake shows, seminars, classes, and watching cooking shows.  cakes

The Great American Cake Show & Wedding Cake Competition will be held October 19-20, 2013 in West Minister, Maryland at:

The Agricultural Center
706 Agricultural Center Drive
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Telephone: 410-848-6704

General Admission
$10.00 – Ages 12 and up (2-day pass $15.00)
$7.00 – Seniors (60 and over)
$5.00 – Ages 4 – 11 (per day)
Children 3 and under are FREE!

Price includes access to view cakes, vendors, live competitions, youth activities and demonstrations. Persons entering the cake competition do not have to pay general admission fees (this does not include anyone helping a contestant set up a display).

Show Hours
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Visit their website for more information on the show and classes at http://www.greatamericancakeshow.com/.

If you think you and your cupcakes have what it takes to compete against the best bakers in the country, then go to Food Network Cupcake Wars casting page. The winner of the show will have their cupcakes featured at a Hollywood event and receive worldwide press. The winner of each episode also wins $10,000!

allrecipesYou know occasionally I’m at a lost for how to make a particular flavor of cake or other food item.  Lately I’ve been dabbling at actually cooking meats and appetizers.  But not to worry, cakes and decorating them are still my first love.  I’ve just been doing a little cheating on the side.  Anyway, I mention this because I love the website AllRecipes.com.  Not only can you find good recipes submitted by your everyday cooks such as ourselves but the comments by others who have tried the submitted recipes are quite helpful.  I had tried one of the cake recipes and the comments mentioned that the recipe was too sweet and suggested reducing the amount of sugar.  Of couse sweetness is subjective but I felt the comment was correct and adjusted my baking according.

Its that time again!  For all you competitive cake decorators out there, the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and National Wedding Cake Competition will be October 3-4, 2009 in Tulsa, OK.  This year’s theme is “Of Sea and Shore”.

Visit the website for additional information on contest rules and registration forms.  Good Luck to all who plan to compete!  http://www.oklahomasugarartists.com/Event_Details.htm

A major cable network is casting cake artists/sculptors to compete in the extreme cake contest!

 

They are looking for incredibly talented  cake artists/sculptors to square off in an extreme cake contest. The winning cake will be showcased at a live event and on National Television.

 

Casting closes on 5/18/2009.  If chosen to appear, time commitment is 3 to 5 days.  Go to “RealityWanted.com” for more info.

We tv“Amazing Wedding Cakes,” an all new series, premieres on WE tv on Sunday, September 7 at 10PM ET & PT/9 C.  The six one-hour episode series takes viewers inside the world of high-end cake-making, from larger-than-life designs to the over-the top personalities who create them and features some of the best bakeries in New York,

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Chicago and Los Angeles.  In the first episode, the Cake Divas in LA have their work cut out for them when someone orders a wedding cake that resembles a favorite icon – the convertible car – but they’re up for the challenge.  In Chicago, the Cake Girls encounter a first: a groom who wants to order the wedding cake!  He’s confident, but will he get it right?  Meanwhile, the Cake Atelier has taken on interns to help with their heavy load, but will the extra hands help or hinder their perfectionist personas?   View slideshow.

Upcoming Air Dates:

Monday, September 15 at 1am | 12c
Monday, September 15 at 4am | 3c
Monday, September 15 at 8pm | 7c
Monday, September 15 at 11pm | 10c
Tuesday, September 16 at 2am | 1c
Sunday, September 21 at 1pm | 12c
Sunday, September 21 at 11pm | 10c
Monday, September 22 at 2am | 1c
Monday, September 22 at 7pm | 6c
Tuesday, September 23 at 12am | 11c

Duff and his team of bakers will be making 3 cakes in this episode. A birthday cake in the shape of The Tower of London for writer Tom Clancy’s birthday, a 4-tier asymmetric cake with a Chesapeake Bay theme, and an exact replica of the King Tut sarcophagus out of cake.

Check out this epsiode on the following dates/times:
Aug 21, 2008 10:30 PM ET/PT
Aug 21, 2008 1:30 AM ET/PT
Aug 26, 2008 10:30 PM ET/PT
Aug 26, 2008 1:30 AM ET/PT
Aug 31, 2008 5:30 PM ET/PT

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