This year I was lucky enough to be part of the wonderful New York Show so I thought I would share with you some of the amazing cakes that entered in the competition and came out of the classrooms.
It was so great to catch up with some old friends but for me the highlight of the weekend was getting to meet some of our fabulous members such as Sebastian Laroche and Jonathan Ventura whom I had just had the pleasure of interviewing the month before as well as others such as Laura Saporiti , Gabriel Castillo and Maria Castro, Ana Remigio and Margherita Ferrara.
I was so excited to also be involved in one of the shows masterpieces along with my dear friends Bryson Perkins, Colette Peters and Peggy Tucker. Such a shame we could not get us all in the same place at the same time to get a group picture. The piece was over 10 feet tall and was 13 tiers tall. Unfortunately I got extremely ill the second day and ended up at the emergency room so we lost a lot of time with many things having to be done other ways to finish than planned. But hey that is part of the wonderful world of sugar, right? you never know when things will go wrong and you just have to improvise.
Attendance this year was a little slow not sure if that was due to new location or just time of the year but I am sure still all had a wonderful time. The competition cakes were once again amazing and with a Broadway theme for the competition there were some simply magnificent designs.
To all of those who attended as vendors, judges, instructors, students and just the general public coming to see what we all can do in our craft of sugar, an enormous thank you. Without everyone who participates shows like these die out and we lose part of what makes our cake community so great. To Lisa Mansour of New York Cake, a huge thank you for giving us a great show and I can only hope that each year it gets bigger and better.