Tuesday, September 8, 2009

EISF Sugar Art Show 2009

Last Saturday, September 5th, was the 3rd Annual Eastern Idaho Sugar Art Show.  I was able to attend all of it this year.  I'm not too sure my son, Mark, liked having to sit through cake demonstrations and the petting zoo with his niece and nephew, but we did  it anyway!!  
Judging the cakes started at 9:00 am.  We weren't allowed in or near the building while that was taking place.  So I left to pick up Mark and arrived back in time to see the One Tip Challenge.  (I'll post in a different post)  It was so fun to watch!!  There were also demos by Desi Richards on how to bake, fill, ice, and fondant cakes.  She showed how to stencil, make pearl bead borders and did show some on how to do gumpaste flowers.  Always fun to see how people do their art!!  
Kami and the kids showed up , so we ate some good fair food and went to the petting zoo with the kids.  It's so fun seeing Carlee and Collin with the animals!!
Then it was time for the awards ceremony.  First up was the gumpaste flower category.  The flower theme was "The Lily".  I was thinking that everyone would do calla lilies or day lilies so I did a water lily.  And guess what!!!  I won grand champion!!  Woo hoo!!  
 Everything on there is edible.  I covered the board with a deep blue fondant, the rocks are fondant, the water is poured sugar and the water lily and lily pads are gumpaste.  
 Here I am receiving my ribbon and trophy.  I should have known better then to go to the petting zoo in the blazing heat before the ceremony!!!  Ya hear that Kami!!  I'm not doing that again!!  LOL!! 
Below are some of the winners from the All Occasion cake category.  The theme was "International Holidays".  I was supposed to enter this one but I didn't finish my entry.  I may still finish.  We'll see!!
This is my friend Courtney's mardi gras cake!!  She's only 16 and I think she did a wonderful job on her masks!!  
 This is my friend Chuck's cake.  He did a St Patty's Day entry.
 This is Paula's awesome patriotic theme.  She received a blue ribbon for first place and for people's choice.
This is Lynn's grand champion cake for the all occasion entry.  Can you teel that she did Chinese New Year?!! 
Now on the the wedding cakes!!!  This years theme was "The Wedding Dress"  I loved doing this one!!!  
Below are the adult beginners division:
Adult intermediate division:
 I loved this one!!!  Had to show a close up!  She said that it took 9,000 beads to do that design!!  
Adult Advanced/professional division: 
Sarah Hurzeler ~ 3rd runner up
ME!!!!  2nd runner up!! 

 Close up of my calla lily topper.
 Paula Ames ~ 1st runner up!!  Gorgeous!!!!
Lynn Winters ~ Grand Champion!!  
Close up of Lynn's work!
Other cakes of note!!

This is my friend Amy Marsh's entry.  I think she did fantastic on her sugar work and should have placed.  I thought that it was better then mine!!
This is SaraLee Lanier's entry.  I've known here since she was a little girl.  I think she did a fabulous job!!  
Now I wish I know what next years theme was so that I could start right now and not procrastinate until next August!!  Sheesh!!  
Thanks for lookin'!!!

P.S.  You can learn how I made my molds here!!!


JoMax said...

Very cool you won one and placed in the other.

Kami said...

You can still finish the Christmas cake and display it during our Christmas parties!

Great job again by the way!

Dana Williams said...

Amazing! You are awesome!

Jacque Benson said...

WOW! Such beautiful and magnificent creations. Thank you for sharing the photos~~and Congratulations on your Winning Entry!!
You deserved it!! :-)

blueberrycheesecake said...

hi! I love the fondant of your cake. it doesn't look dry! and you cake is so beautiful!

What do you use for your fondant?

i really love it!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Wow, I can't believe these are actually cakes! They are so detailed and so perfect. That Pagoda one is just amazing. I can't imagine how many hours it takes to create something like that. Great job on your water lilies, they are so realistic!


Merrianne said...

wow rhonda!!!!!!!! you are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

dai said...

Congratulations again Rhonda! You did an amazing job!

Thanks for sharing all the pics here...it's nice to see the other cakes too!

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