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Recap of The Bonnie Gordon Cake Show

  |  By Roseanne Dela Rosa

You wouldn't believe the amazing sweets that were on display at The Cake Show–they were ALL truly a work of art. Some elegant, some more romantic and some just totally out there; no matter the styles, cakes both by students, alumni members and cake decorators across Ontario came out to show their finest work. With over 400 visitors in attendance, an endless display of gorgeous cakes, a delicious bake sale that sold out within hours (french macaroons, cookies, cupcakes), live demos, a chocolate tasting station, cookie-decorating classes, seminars and of course, live cake challenge competitions–the Wychwood Barns was transported into a wonderful wonderland of cakes, cakes and CAKES! As one of the judges for both the Celebrate May Challenge and the Live Cake Star Challenge, I had the extraordinary pleasure of seeing the show from beginning to end. Of the somewhat 50 confections in attendance, I, of course, couldn't be help but be drawn to a few. For those of you who missed out–stay tuned in the next few days to see an updated gallery of all the lovely photos taken. In the meantime, here are a few faves (both bridal and non):

This Strawberry Shortcake is my idea of fun! Perhaps a bridal shower confection for those of you looking for something a tad more whimsy?

The winner of the Cake Star Face-Off Challenge was Beth Appleton of Whimsical Wedding Cakes (stay tuned for an exclusive interview with her!). Don't you love everything about this cake? The technique, the colours, the theme–everything about this six-tiered cake had quirky written all over it.

Competitor of Cake Star Face-Off Challenge, Nadia of Nadia's Cakes, really wowed the crowd, and myself, with her French bird-bath theme!

Another crowd favourite, and competitor of Cake Star Face-off Challenge, this Alice in Wonderland teacup confection by Sonya of Frost Cake Co. was certainly a beauty to look at!

The winner of the Celebrate May Challenge, this amazingly spring-inspired confection by Andrea Sullivan was created, remarkably, in exactly one hour!

One of my all-time favourite cakes was the four-tier confection that really adhered to the theme "four seasons" by showcasing each distinct season via window displays–super-amazing!

For those of you looking for a winter-chic wedding cake–this one is both elegant and romantic!

Last, but not least, this towering confection, created by a number of teachers at The Bonnie Gordon School of Cakes, was quite captivating and even more breathtaking in person!

This article was originally published on May 16, 2011

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