As anyone who knows me will vouch for, I love cakes. My love of cakes has moved from helping out with the baking, through finding excuses to make cakes for people, past a hobby and then what can only be described as obsession, to my own bespoke cake business. So who could think of a better way for me to spend my weekend than at a show dedicated to all things cake?
Cake International was pretty much divided into three categories: supplier stands, demonstrations and competition entries. I had a great time browsing the suppliers’ stands (and parting with a fair amount of cash, despite my best efforts to control myself). Demonstrations ran throughout the day in specially designated theatres, as well as at some of the stands. I thought I would attend a couple of the theatre-based demos and particularly enjoyed one demonstration on fantasy flowers. They were absolutely stunning and a really different, striking way of creating sugar flower arrangements and cake toppers. Definitely food for thought (no pun intended).
I even got to meet up with some fellow cake enthusiasts in our Cake Internationla Tweetup, plus brushed shoulders with some famous faces from the fantastic BBC series The Great British Bake Off. What a fantastic day!
The vast majority of my photos were of the competition cakes. There were some really amazing creations, where the closer you looked, the more you saw. Others were all about simple perfection or bold statements. I could have spent all day just looking at this area, there was so much to see.
I thought I would divide my photos into themes. As Halloween has just passed and it is now officially the run up to Christmas (!!!) I thought I would show you some seasonal cakes for my first Cake International 2010 blog post. Enjoy!