Episode 15 – Cake International 2017


Coverage of the November 2017 Cake International Show at the NEC in Birmingham UK!

Show Notes

The show was opened by Rosie Cake Diva and Will Torrent. Rosie in particular was extremely kind to me with many interviews over the course of the weekend, and I am deeply grateful for all of her time and laughter.

my entry front

My entry from the front, a 3D application of my Flexible, Edible Stained Glass technique, mounted on a dress form made out of rice cereal treat and covered in fondant. More details will be posted on the blog eventually.

my entry rear

The rear of my entry, featuring actual lacing with my flexible chocolate recipe. The lace is also all flexible chocolate.

freddie

Freddie Mercury cake by Marta Hidalgo.
This was my favourite piece in the entire show.

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Silver, Metin Teschi

elephants

Silver, Kay Gajra

deli

Gold, Metin Teschi

ladies in bath

Gold, Tuba Geckil

monkey warrior

Gold, Chaojin Du

monkey warrior

Detail of above

Thai dancers

Gold, Tiwarat Sirparu

warrior

Gold, Yi Shin Sung

Wolverine

Bronze, Anna Dillon

orangutan 1

Gold, Molly Robbins

orangutan 2

orangutan 3

Those are individually dusted strands of vermicelli for the hair.

hedgehog cupcakes

Gold, Emma Greensmith

delft

Certificate of Merit, Rebecca Adrian

stained glass cupcakes

Gold, Linda Sheahan

stained glass cupcakes2

Chef Nick Lodge’s new moulds line can be found at his online shop or at Katy Sue Designs.

Dawn Parrott’s Facebook profile is here, her business page is here, and you can buy her royal icing here.

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Dawn Parrott and Rosie Cake Diva on stage at the show.

The website for Zoe’s Fancy Cakes is here and her YouTube channel is here.

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Zoe Hopkinson and Rosie Cake Diva on stage.

zoe 2

Rosie posing with one of Zoe’s heads.

Carlos Lischetti’s Facebook page is here.

carlos 1

Carlos Lischetti demonstrating how he uses art by his brother as inspiration.

carlos 2

Carlos showing what makes a traditionally masculine face.

Isabel Tamargo’s Facebook page is here.

Isabel Tamargo

Isabel Tamargo sculpting a mouth out of modelling chocolate.

Carla Puig’s Facebook page is here. She hadn’t posted the melted heads photo at the time of the podcast’s release but if I see it pop up, I’ll post a link to it.

carla 1

Carla Puig starting with a half-completed head to show how the parts go on.

carla 2

The head at the end of the demo.

carla's tool

Carla using her hand-made tool of modelling chocolate wrapped in plastic wrap.

lady eating cake

Carla’s entry from 2016 that Mike McCarey said was his favourite piece in the show.

Sachiko Windbiel’s website is here.

Sachiko 1

Sachiko Windbiel’s figure early in her demo.

sachiko 2

Sachiko shows Rosie how to model breasts.

sachiko 3

Sachiko shows off the model part way through.

Sachiko 4

Sachiko and Rosie with the finished mermaid figure.

seahorse 1

Phil Jensen of Peboryon works on the seahorse cake for the Marine Conservation Society.

marine conservation society

seahorse2

More body built on the seahorse cake for the Marine Conservation Society

seahorse 3

The completed seahorse cake for the Marine Conservation Society.

seahorse 4

Christine Jensen of Peboryon cutting and serving the seahorse cake for the Marine Conservation Society.

Jacqui Kelly’s personal Facebook page is here, and her business website for Totally Sugar is here.

Jacqui

Jacqui Kelly demonstrating various structures at the show.

Dawn Butler’s site for DinkyDoodle is here and Cake Frame is here.

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Dawn Butler and Rosie Cake Diva on stage demonstrating the new prototype of Dawn’s forthcoming remote control car kit.

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Dawn shows the underside of the car kit prototype.

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Dawn shows Rosie the plastic tray that goes over the kit to keep the food away from the electronics.

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Rosie is amused by the car kit’s lights.

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Dawn showing the plastic tray mounted on the car with the lights on. The plastic bit on the counter in front of her is the prototype for the baking tin that will make the cake portion exactly sized for the car’s frame.

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Dawn has carved a cake onto the plastic tray, covered it in ganache and is rolling fondant over the top.

buttercream 1

Valeri and Christina from Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes demonstrate how to use a piped buttercream transfer to put a design on a cake.

buttercream 2

The completed cake from the demo by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes.

The Sugar Paste can be found here.

Sheryl Bito’s Facebook page can be found here.

Sheryl 1

Sheryl Bito demonstrates floral jelly art.

Sheryl 2

Sheryl’s jelly art sliced open.

Sheryl 3

The blue piece Sheryl made during her demo along with other samples of her floral jelly art.

Karen Keaney’s website is here.

Her recipe for Chocolate Biscuit Cake is as follows:

300 g of chocolate (you can mix dark and milk as desired)
100 g butter (salted or unsalted, as per preference)
2 tbsp golden syrup
130 g biscuits (such as digestive)
Optional add-ins such as marshmallows, raisins, Maltesers, other candies, peanut butter, liqueurs, other flavourings, etc. as desired.

1) Melt the chocolate in the microwave gently (do not overheat), and then mix in the butter.
2) Add the golden syrup and any liquid flavourings. Mix thoroughly.
3) Crumble up the biscuits and mix them in. Add in all other additions and mix thoroughly.
4) Press into a plastic pudding basin or a lined cake pan. Refrigerate, then remove from container and decorate as desired.

Karen 1

Karen Keaney mixing her chocolate biscuit cake recipe.

Karen 2

The completed chocolate biscuit cake shaped like a Christmas pudding. You can see one of the marshmallows on the side as she mentions during the demonstration. If this was being completely covered with fondant, she recommends picking out visible marshmallows and filling in the gap with more of the chocolate base mixture to ensure an even covering of fondant.

Karen 3

The cut-up chocolate biscuit cake.

Emma Jayne’s website is here. Her War Horse cake can be seen here on Facebook.

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Rosie, Emma Jayne and her partner on stage making poppies and talking about their War Horse cake.

Music/Sound Credits

The following songs and sound clips were used in this episode of Eat the Evidence. I am extremely grateful to creators who provide this content.

“Wallpaper” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Winner Winner” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Fretless” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“The Show Must Be Go” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Master of the Feast” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Concentration” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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