Professional cake decorators will showcase their creativity, imagination, artistry and skills in three categories:
· A Wedding Cake
· A Sculpted Cake
· A Fondant Cake
The first four (two person) teams to register will be allowed to compete. Each team can be made up of yourself plus another person from your bakery or store, a family member, or another decorator from the Wisconsin Bakers Association.
The competition will take place over a 2-day period at the 2019 Midwest Foodservice Expo in the Cake Decorating Competition area next to the Pastry Studio.
Registration & Entry Fees:
The early registration deadline for all of the competitions is Friday, February 15, 2019. The standard registration deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019. All entries must be registered in advance.
Early registration allows WBA Members to take advantage of the lowest entry fees - starting at $30!
Monday, March 11th
7:30 – 9:30 am – Set up area
9:45 am – Meeting with competitors
10:00 am – Begin decorating
12:30 pm – Break
1:30 pm – Continue decorating
3:00 pm – First round of judging & cleanup for day
Tuesday, March 12th
10:00 -12:30 pm Decorating
12:30 – Break
1:30 pm – Continue decorating
3:00 pm – Second round of judging / cleanup area
Competition Space, Equipment, and Tools:
Contestants may bring: rice krispie sheets, powdered sugar, edible glitter, plain rice paper, corn starch, cocoa, isomalt, modeling chocolate and lustre dust. Wires, etc for gum paste flowers may be brought.
Contestants may not bring: pre-made/finished decorations.
Cake dummies are not permitted.
Contestants must complete work for all three categories within the contest time limits. Prep-and Clean-up time: Decorators will be allowed into the contest area before the contest begins to set-up equipment, organize work space, pull cake and other supplies from the pantry, as well as mix/bag colors and mix colored fondant. They may not make-up any decorative pieces or cover your boards with fondant.
Contestants should dress professionally. This may include chef pants, baker’s white or if their bakery has a standard uniform, they may wear that.
Decorators are encouraged to bring their business cards and holders.
All work will be done in a professional manner.
Cakes may not be removed until 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Anything left will be disposed of. We are not responsible to return items to competitors! No exceptions.
1) A Wedding Cake
2) A Sculpted Cake
3) A Fondant Cake - Details to be announced at the Midwest Foodservice Expo
Casey and Logan met in college. They were both immersed into the Arts, each in their own way, Casey was a fine arts major with an emphasis in painting and art history, Logan, a music major with an emphasis in instrumental.
They have a great love of art museums, opera, galleries, concerts, symphonies, musical theatre and ballet and are constantly attending as many of these events as possible. They also search out small art galleries and towns that have a fun night life based on the arts. They were engaged at Carnegie hall in New York.
Casey works as a curator at the Local Art museum and Logan owns a small studio where he teaches private lessons and does some recording. Logan plays almost every instrument, with his favorites being piano, cello, and the saxophone. They volunteer together for a yearly gala to raise money for the Art museum and Casey exhibits her art at small galleries throughout the city,
Casey and Logan also have a great love of pets, they have 2 cats and a Boston terrier as a part of their family and plan to incorporate their dog, Mozart, into the ceremony.
Their wedding will be held at the local botanical gardens with a tent reception to follow. Their color palette is all metallic shades like golds, coppers, silvers, wine, and black. The wedding is very formal and black tie is encouraged. The local symphony will be performing at both the ceremony and reception. Casey's gown is silk with a mermaid bottom, it has metallic gold embroidery and an embellished belt. The men are wearing black tuxedos. Floral includes a lot of greenery, deep wine peonies, opera feathers and metallic accents. The bridesmaids’ gowns are black with metallic accents.
To decorate at the reception the linens are different metallic tones, the tent has a clear ceiling so that starlight will be the focus. A modern lounge area with a bar will be set up with modern furniture and throughout the reception will be easels set with modern paintings that complement the color palette.
Casey and Logan will be honeymooning in Europe.
Evaluations will be conducted in two phases.
1) Judges will first evaluate each contestant’s work, evaluating product in each category and assigning points using the criteria noted on the scoring sheets. Judges will work independently. The Gold, Silver and Bronze for each category will be determined by total scores from the judges.
2) Working one category at a time, judges will next examine all contestants’ work together. Once judges have completed their second examination they will nominate the overall winner. They will confer and discuss until a final consensus is reached.
Judges will assess penalties only in cases where a contestant failed to follow directions for the category, or ignored the category criteria. The penalty is a percentage (1 to 10 percent) assessed against the total score within the category. Judges will factor any penalties into their final selections for each category.
Judging & Awards:
The Clash of the Cake Artists is held in conjunction with the Midwest Foodservice Expo and is presented in partnership between the Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA). By entering the competition, the contestant fully releases all rights to photos, publication and other sources of media for all work produced exclusively for, during and in the complete time frame of the event. Contestant is subject to all registration fees, applicable taxes, and all other related expenses on behalf of him/her entering the above competition. Contestant agrees to abide by all rules set forth by the WBA for this competition. Contestant understands that the WBA, WRA, or any sponsors assume no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to displays or personal items at the Midwest Foodsservice Expo and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the WBA, WRA, and all sponsors from and against all claims, demands, costs, loss, damage, expense, attorney’s fees and liabilities growing out of, or arising from, caused or occasioned by his/her activities in the competition. Competition entry fees are non-refundable. All judges’ decisions are final.
Do you have any questions about the Clash of the Cake Artists?
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