New York Cake Show 2017 - United States

Join us for the 5th annual NY Cake Show on Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th from 9:00AM – 6:00PM! This year’s event features a Broadway-themed Cake Decorating Competition, Curated International Exhibitor floor, Free and Ticketed Demonstrations, Hands-on classes, and delicious food and beverages for sale throughout the day.

Location: 299 South St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Dates: June 10 - June 11, 2017

Website: https://thenycakeshow.com/

Competition Categories and Descriptions

SHOW CAKE

SHOW CAKE only available for Master/Professional competitors

This top competitor in this category will include a $2,000 cash prize, a 3 day Renshaw Academy class of your choice with chef Nicholas Lodge, A Renshaw prize package, a Renshaw trophy and several other prizes amounting to a prize package of $5,000

Available slots: 16 entries

Specifications: Each competitor will need to pick a Broadway Show from a list curated by the New York Cake Show. Selections will be made on a first come, first serve basis. This competition category will serve as the center point to this year’s competition, depicting elaborate displays of Broadway musicals from highly skilled competitors. Every competitor will be assigned a 5ft (60in) round table that is 2 ft 6in tall (30in). Each Competitor will be responsible for dressing their table with (recommended) floor length cloths, skirting, décor, etc. Table design will comprise of 15% of your final score. Note: the table is round and will be viewed from a 360 degree view, it is therefore important to consider your design from every angle. There is no electricity available, but you are permitted to use battery/led lights, etc.

The cake can include both classic tiered and/or sculpted elements, but is not meant to be a sculpted cake. There is no height restriction or limit to cakes overall size. The only requirement is that it be in proportion to the table. If your design includes any sculpted components, we require a minimum of 4 process photographs that should be left on the table for the judging panel to see.

Shows To Choose From*

  1. Hamilton
  2. Wicked
  3. Cats
  4. Lion King
  5. Kinky boots
  6. Phantom of the opera
  7. The color purple
  8. Mamma Mia
  9. Beauty and the beast
  10. Rent
  11. 42 nd street
  12. Hello Dolly
  13. My Fair Lady
  14. Hairspray
  15. Mary Poppins
  16. The Producers
  17. Annie
  18. Cabaret
  19. Sweeney Todd
  20. Dream girls
  21. King and I
  22. Waitress

*If a show listed here does not appear on the website someone has selected it already

WEDDING CAKE

WEDDING CAKE available for Master/Professional and Intermediate

 Master/Professional Specifications: The wedding cake must be at least three (3) tiers, made of Styrofoam® dummies, not real cake. The base must not exceed 20”x20” with no height restriction. The cake must be entirely covered with edible material on the outside, (i.e. fondant, modeling chocolate, royal icing etc.) NOTE: Please refer to and read very carefully the “Cake Competition – General Rules” for more general information. The Top Competitor of this category will receive a Satin Ice Prize Package valued at $250

 Intermediate Specifications: The wedding cake must be a minimum two (2) tiers, made of Styrofoam® dummies, not real cake. The base board must not exceed 16”x16” with no height restriction The cake must be entirely covered with edible material on the outside, (i.e. fondant, modeling chocolate, royal icing etc.) NOTE: Please refer to and read very carefully the “Cake Competition – General Rules” for more general information. The Top Competitor of this category will receive a Satin Ice Prize Package valued at $250

CELEBRATION CAKE

CELEBRATION CAKE available for Master Professional, Intermediate, Beginners, and Students

The Top Competitor of this category will receive a Cake Safe Prize Package valued at $500

Master Professional Specifications: The Minimum three tier celebration cake (Wedding, Anniversary, Christening, Retirement, etc.—it’s a celebration of your choice) made of Styrofoam® dummy. Intermediate competitors’ cakes must have minimum two tiers, however each tier may be any desired height. Your cake may be as many tiers as you like with no height restriction.The base must not exceed 20”x 20”. The cake must be entirely covered with edible material on the outside, (i.e. fondant, modeling chocolate, royal icing etc.) NOTE: Please refer to and read very carefully the “Cake Competition – General Rules” for more general information.

Intermediate Specifications: The Minimum two tier celebration cake (Wedding, Anniversary, Christening, Retirement, etc.—it’s a celebration of your choice) made of Styrofoam® dummy. Intermediate competitors’ cakes must have minimum two tiers, however each tier may be any desired height. Your cake may be as many tiers as you like with no height restriction. The base must not exceed 14”x14”. The cake must be entirely covered with edible material on the outside, (i.e. fondant, modeling chocolate, royal icing etc.) NOTE: Please refer to and read very carefully the “Cake Competition – General Rules” for more general information.

Beginner Specifications: The celebration cake (Wedding, Anniversary, Christening, Retirement, etc.—it’s a celebration of your choice) made of Styrofoam® dummy. The base must not exceed 14”x14”. Your cake may be as many tiers as you like with no height restriction. The cake must be entirely covered with edible material on the outside, (i.e. fondant, modeling chocolate, royal icing etc.) NOTE: Please refer to and read very carefully the “Cake Competition – General Rules” for more general information.

Student Specifications: The celebration cake (Wedding, Anniversary, Christening, Retirement, etc.—it’s a celebration of your choice) made of Styrofoam® dummy. The base must not exceed 14”x14”. Your cake may be as many tiers as you like with no height restriction. The cake must be entirely covered with edible material on the outside, (i.e. fondant, modeling chocolate, royal icing etc.) NOTE: Please refer to and read very carefully the “Cake Competition – General Rules” for more general information.

BUTTERCREAM WEDDING CAKE

BUTTERCREAM WEDDING CAKE Open Division

Specifications: The wedding cake is to be 3 tiers, maximum base board 20″ x 20″ with no height restriction, cakes must be dummies and the only medium allowed on the cake is Buttercream with all decorations being made of Buttercream. In addition to a dummy cake, you will also be required to submit a separate 6” cake for degustation/taste. Your submission must include your recipe and 20% of your final points will come from tasting. Note: your buttercream 6in separate cake should be similar to your dummy cake in style, flavor, etc. and only needs to be coated with buttercream, no other decorations are necessary.

SCULPTURED CAKE

SCULPTURED CAKE available for Master/Professional and Intermediate competitors

The Top Competitor of this Category will receive a Prize of $1,500 sponsored by City Cakes

Master/Professional and Intermediate Specification: This is one of the most popular categories for the New York Cake Show. We want this one to be OVER THE TOP! NYC FABULOUS! These cakes must first be real cake and Base a maximum of 24″x24″ with no height restriction. Percentages of edible, armature, and rice crispies are all outlined in Cake Competition Rules and Regulations. Please read these rules carefully and thoroughly.

DECORATED COOKIES

DECORATED COOKIES Open Division 

The top competitor of this category will be awarded an additional Nielsen Massey prize package of $200.00 and products

Specifications: Present 6 individually decorate cookies (all different designs) including 3D on a suitable base, board etc. There are no restrictions on the size or shape of the cookies, but the base/board should not exceed 20″ x 20″. This category will include a degustation / taste element with 20% of the total points going to the taste element; you will need to include 6 undecorated cookies for judging, as well as the recipe used to create them. Note: your recipe should include Nielsen Massey products, such as vanilla, lemon, orange, chocolate, coffee or peppermint. Your cookie will be judged on taste, flavor and texture. 

DECORATED CUPCAKES

DECORATED CUPCAKES Open Division 

The top competitor of this category will be awarded a NY Cake Prize Package

Specifications: Present 6 individually decorated cupcakes (all different designs) on a suitable base/board. There is no restriction on size of cupcakes mini, standard, jumbo, however the base/board should not exceed 20″ x 20″. In addition, this category includes a degustation/taste element. Therefore, all competitors are required to submit 6 decorated cupcakes, as well as 6 signature identical cupcakes that are presented with buttercream decoration only (no additional decoration) in a box with only your entry number on it, along with the recipe. These will be tasted for judging. 20% of the total score will go for the tasting element. 

SUGAR FLOWERS

SUGAR FLOWERS Open Division

The top competitor in this category will receive a NL trophy along with a 3-day Renshaw Academy sugar flower class plus a product package of flower cutters, veiners, tools, etc. from the Nicholas Lodge collection valued at $1,000 

Specifications: Present a spray or arrangement of sugar flowers including at least 3 different flowers of your choice, plus Additional flowers, berries, fruits, and foliage as desired. Your arrangement should fit in 16″ space, and there are no height restrictions. The use of non-edible bases, vases, containers are permitted, as well as wires, stamens, floral tape, ribbons, etc. (as specified in the general rules). 

SHOE DISPLAY

SHOE DISPLAY Open Division

The top competitor of this category will be awarded a NY Cake Prize Package

Specifications: An annual tradition at the New York Cake Show, the Shoe Display, must consist of one or two shoes tastefully displayed on a cake board that is 10″ at a minimum and 16″ at a maximum. There is no height requirement in this category, and you are free to embellish your display with edible decorations if you would like. 

Dessert Bar Competition

Dessert Bar Competition Open Division

The top competitor in this category will be awarded a Magic Chocolate Prize Package

Every competitor will be assigned a 6ft table that is 2 ft 6in tall. In addition, each Competitor will be responsible for dressing their table with (recommended) floor length cloths, skirting, décor, etc and can decorate up to 2 feet high on table. Table design and desserts must be themed to Broadway. Your table must include a total of 4 desserts, including 1 single tier cake, 1 cookie display, and 2 of competitor’s choice, example: Macaroons, candy apples, cupcakes, chocolate pretzels, etc. There must be at least 6 selections of each treat (excluding the cake) There is no electricity available, but you are permitted to use battery/led lights, etc. no whipped cream, ice cream or anything that would need to be refrigerated over the course of 2 days.

*Note: once judging is complete you are more then welcome to put out your signage & business cards. 

NON-CAKE DISPLAY

NON-CAKE DISPLAY available for Open Division and Student

The top competitor of this category will be awarded a NY Cake Prize Package

Open Division Specifications: This category is for non-cake, i.e. a showpiece, figure, plaque, etc. It can be anything that you would like, just not a cake, and it should depict a Broadway show or iconic element from a show like the phantoms mask, a La Miserables show piece, a figure of the dog from Annie, etc. Any medium can be used like chocolate, pastillage, marzipan, sugar/ isomalt, gum paste, royal icing, etc. and we prefer freehand as opposed to molds being used.  In addition, can only be comprised of edible items. The use of inedible items such as wires, tooth picks, bamboo skewers, etc. are not permitted.

Cake/Pastry/Culinary Student Specifications: The same as outlined above for the Open Division, however only open to students who are currently enrolled as students in a pastry or culinary field. Proof of student id card needs to be scanned and submitted with entry form to be eligible to compete. 

JUDGING /ADDITIONAL AWARDS

Every entry will receive a honorable mention, bronze, silver, or gold award based on the level of their entry, and the top entry in the category will also receive a special additional award at the awards ceremony.

Best In Show: This award will get a $2,000 prize package including $500 cash and prizes valuing $1500.

Best Use Of Gold: The Best use of Gold across the entire competition selected by Bryson Perkins will be awarded $500.

Discussion