Category Archives: Prize Winners

Da Vinci’s Wild Austin Adventure

For this year’s That Takes the Cake! show in Austin, TX – which had a theme of The Science of Cake – I decided to make a cookie version of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Aerial Screw, sometimes called Da Vinci’s helicopter. … Continue reading

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The Princess and Her Dragon – Cake International 2018

For my 2018 Cake International entry, I decided to enter the Small Decorative Exhibit category and present a story of a self-rescuing princess who has no cares to give for the patriarchal institutions trying to keep her at heel. This … Continue reading

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My Chocolate Balls Bring All The Ladies To The Yard

That is to say my “Chocolate Truffle Cake Bombs With Salted Caramel Popcorn Buttercream Centres” that I entered into the Women’s Institute 2018 Tea and Tents Bake Off competition won the chocolate category and everyone who’d had one came around … Continue reading

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3D Sewing Machine Cookie

In February of 2017, I submitted two entries for the Austin cake show: a sewing machine made out of cookies and a miniature set of figures with a Resist sign. The sewing machine scored First Place in the Cookies – … Continue reading

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Cake Balls Fight Food Waste

Disclaimer: this post includes use of a tool I received free in exchange for featuring it in a project. This post does not include any affiliate links. I’m very much involved lately with my local Women’s Institute group, the Cambridge … Continue reading

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Flexible Chocolate – AKA Chocolate Gummy

I’ve posted a huge new page all about my latest award-winning cake decorating invention: Flexible Chocolate, or Chocolate Gummy. Go check it out and learn how to turn chocolate into lace, how to braid it, and even how to knit … Continue reading

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Big Win at My First BSG Show

I went to the Sugarcraft Southwest event hosted by Region 6 of the British Sugarcraft Guild on April 18, 2015. This was my first BSG show so I wasn’t sure what to expect and had to pester one of the … Continue reading

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Vermicelli Hair at Birmingham Cake Show

Okay, going to a cake show where you’re not a volunteer or part of the core management team is a whole different experience than I’m used to! At the Cake International show at the Birmingham NEC – one of the … Continue reading

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Itty Bitty Teen Weeny Pumpkin Fairy For Halloweenie

As previously mentioned, I’m in the UK for a year so I don’t have most of my cake decorating tools. In fact I typed this paragraph while attempting again to stack ganached cake layers for Peo’s birthday cake since the … Continue reading

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