Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

In honor of Valentine's Day (and because I've been super busy and didn't get to this earlier), I wanted to share the Valentine's Day Cake Challenge that took place last weekend. Cathy threw another great event at JoAnn's that brought in hundreds of on-lookers, lots of great cakes, and amazing goodie bags for the contestants! This time Cathy made the challenge a little more....well, challenging! There were 6 awards to be given away, two being People's Choice and Judge's Choice. The other categories were a surprise until the competition began. Fun stuff!

For the "Romantic Cake" category,  Marissa (the big winner from the last Challenge) won with a beautiful, flower and petal covered cake. She also made "lace" to border the middle tier. All very romantic!

The next was "Cupid's Cake". Tracee won this award with her hand-molded cupid shooting arrows on top of her lovely cake! The lips and hearts were a cute touch too!

The "Hugs and Kisses" cake was won by Jean with her Lovebots cake! Her figurines were adorable and her "X"s and "O"s were just perfect! I believe they were made of candy melts and covered with red, pink and white sprinkles. Too cute!

"People's Choice" went to Melanie for her awesome Valentine's cake! Her flowers looked amazingly realistic! Everything else was gorgeous too...the quilting, hearts and borders!

Last, but not least, there was Rod's cake. He was another contestant from the last challenge. This time he took home the most prizes winning the "Red Red" category and also "Judge's Choice", which was chosen by Cathy along with Judy and  Jessica from our Guild! His carved cake with hanging and brush embroidery hearts won us all over! Great job, Rod! 

Congratulations to all who entered! I know you all got some amazing prizes and cake goodies! And if you want to see all the pictures from the event, you can find them HERE! Can't wait to see what the next challenge will bring!

So, hopefully you all enjoyed my post (and also some chocolates, balloons, and/or hugs and kisses) with someone special today!


Cathy David said...

Hi Jessica and Judy...the cake challenge pictures Jessica took are GREAT! Thank you for your continued support! I am excited to share these photo with all of my students. It is wonderful to have another connection to a tatented group of sugar artists in Jax! Cathy David [smile]

SAGNFL said...

Thanks Cathy! We are looking forward to more of your challenges and to see your students continue to grow and learn!