Hello everybody! (I started to say hey ya'll, but thought that might give away my Texas roots!) Saturday is the North Texas Cake Show in The Colony, TX. I'm at Camp Meeting this week in Mt. Enterprise, TX and I will get back on Friday.
I asked Carley King, the lady in charge of the cake show, some questrions to give ya'll an idea of what to expect.
Tell me a little about yourself.
I have been decorating cakes for almost 10 years – sort of. For the first five years I made my nephew’s birthday cake and after a few years I got hooked. Now I mostly make cakes for all my friends kids birthday’s and celebrations. It is such a great feeling when you bring the cake to a party and the birthday kid runs up to you so excited to see their cake. They remember their cakes for years and I remember their sweet faces.
Three years ago I met some great people at an ICES day of sharing and learned about Sugar Wonders and have been a member since. Last year I founded the Dallas Cake Club, I am currently the Show Director for the North Texas Cake and Sugar Art Show and I am running for Texas ICES State Representative. You could say that cake is definitely part of my life.
Tell me about your cake club?
Sugar Wonders Cake Club is a monthly club where cake decorators from all backgrounds get together and share ideas and learn new techniques. Our monthly meetings are held the third Thursday each month from 7pm – 9pm at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, TX.
What is the name of the cake show, and how many years have ya'll been hosting it?
Sugar Wonders Cake Club has held a cake show every other year for the past 10 years. This is the first year under the name North Texas Cake and Sugar Art Show. Each year the show grows and attracts more people which is very exciting.
What is the location, dates and times of the show?
The North Texas Cake and Sugar Art Show is April 30 – May 1 from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Cascades Event Center in the Colony – off Spring Creek and 121.
What events are planned?
We have demos planned both days of the show and the listing of them can be found on http://www.facebook.com/l/d2208WYDKWgNuyFPAc1bNM098CA/sugarwonders.com . Michelle Bommarito is going to be there all weekend judging and will be doing a two hour demo on Sunday that you don’t want to miss. We also have amazing vendors from across the country, get ready to go shopping!
What is the cost of the show, and does it include the demo?
Admission is $5 for a one day pass or $8 for a two day pass and includes viewing of all the competition cakes, shopping at our amazing vendors and all of the demonstrations. It is a great deal!
If you are entering a cake into the competition admission is included in your registration. Children 16 and under are free.
How many people do ya'll expect to participate?
Our original goal was 125 participants and we have well exceeded that – we now have over 150 people entered. We are so excited and the enthusiasm people have for the show.
Do you have any hints or tips you would like to share about entering a cake into the show?
Enjoy yourself – seriously! Competitions can be stressful and I think people forget that this is a great time to try a new technique, meet some new people and just enjoy the cake world.
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
The show is for all cake enthusiasts and for bakers of all ages. If you love watching cake decorating shows on TV, if you are interested in getting involved in cake decorating or if you are a seasoned pro, the show will have something for everyone.
Wow, Carley, thank you for all the information! I'm going to be tired this week, but am very excited!! I am almost finished with cake, but I still have a bit to do after I get back in town on Friday. It's gonna be a late night! I hope to see everyone there!