This year, knowing exactly what to expect, I was more fully able to appreciate the experience. I spent much time admiring the incredible entries of so many creative and talented decorators. I snapped photos until the battery in my camera died. I didn't get photos of all the entries, and unfortunately am still looking through discs ( yes, I said discs--compact discs---that my ancient camera requires) trying to find photos of cakes that I was sure I had captured, but haven't located.
Here are a few of the photos I do have and would love to share...just a teeny weeny part of this incredible show!
The theme of the Wedding Cake Competition this year was "Sea and Shore". The entries for this were stunning and exquisite. The Winner of the Grand Prize was Mercedes Strachwsky. This photograph just doesn't capture the magnificence of this cake! It had a coral reef with unbelievable detail, beautiful mermaids on the sides, a lovely and perfect color palette, dainty piping and a fabulous design flow. It was hard to take my eyes off this creation because there was so much to see. A Prize well deserved!