Killer Cakes – Issue 16

Posted on Sep 27 2010


This weekend–October 1-3–Kerry Vincent will be hosting the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show. Set up will take place on Friday, October 1. Below is the 2009 Grand Prize winning cake decorated by Mercedes Strachwsky of Florida. Mercedes’ cake beautifully illustrated the show’s theme, “Of Sea and Shore.”

On Saturday, October 2, visitors can attend the show from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.  On Sunday, October 3, the event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. (or the conclusion of the awards ceremony).

The Grand National Wedding Cake Competition’s 2010 theme is Mansions and Monasteries. Contestants will “create a showpiece depicting elements from an existing mansion or monastery.”

A special guest to the show this year will be Richard Ruskell. To date, Chef Ruskell has won the most Food Network Challenge comeptitions. Additional guest “stars” include Corporate Chef Donald Wressell, “Cake Chicks” Cheri Elder, Bronwen Weber, and Carolyn Wanke Mangold, and the award-winning chef Andrew Shotts.

If you’re attending the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show, be sure to check out all the wonderful vendors on hand. You can get some terrific items there–at least, I know I did! Also, if you go, please say hello to Kerry and give her a hug from Daphne and Gayle!

3 responses to “Killer Cakes – Issue 16”

  1. Kelley says:

    I didn’t know you knew Kerry Vincent! She seems so intense on the cake challenge shows. And I used to belong to a cake club here in Austin and Bronwen was one of the co-heads of the group. She always seemed so down to earth. I wish she was still part of the group and maybe she is, but I left it a couple of years ago and she was taking a smaller roll in it after moving to Dallas. Do you know who won and if it will be shown on Food Network?

  2. Gayle says:

    Hi, Kelley:

    Sorry for the delay in getting back wtih you. Things have been craaaazy! 🙂 You’re right, Kerry is delightful. I don’t know yet who won the 2010 contest, but I’m keeping an eye out for it and will post it in an upcoming issue of Killer Cakes. Take care!

  3. Eftychia says:

    Beautiful cake. What a perfect work!!

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