That takes the cake - Austin, Texas, USA

Well it looks like Austin's "That takes the cake" show was another fabulous hit this year. I know there were a few new products introduced,  like Flexique modeling chocolate and Mona Lisa Fondant. I hope you all get a chance to try those new products soon also.

And a huge big congrats to Sachiko Winbiel for her Best in Division and Best in Show awards. For me Sachiko is just the nicest person in the industry, I call her "my little ray of sunshine". I was laos lucky enough to have here come here and teach at my studio right before Christmas and I can honestly say if you ever get a chance to take one of her classes it is absolutely worth it. You will learn so much and she really is just the sweetest thing!

To all who entered the competition a great big high five to you guys. At these shows it really is not about winning but about trying to do your best and share your work with your peers. Everyone loves to see your work, that is what people come to the show for. People want to see how creative you can be as a new comer or someone who has been doing it for a long time. Just participating makes you a winner in my book. So congrats to all!!!

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