A Cake Life Review Of The Year

What a year it has been!

Unicorns, flamingos, drip cakes, mirror glaze, metallics, isomalt, the world’s largest edible elephant sculpture, Cake Life takes a look back at a small selection of memorable cake events and trends during 2017.

January – March 2017

Paul Bradford toured Australia and New Zealand for two months.  Cake Life followed Paul as he travelled from Sydney, along the Gold Coast, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne,  all with https://www.bakeboss.com.au/

Paul on tour in Adelaide with Bake Boss

17 – 19 March 2017 Cake International Birmingham spring show saw Karen Keaney of https://www.rosesandbowscakery.com/win Best in Show Overall with her decorative exhibit piece “Egbert and Monty”  Karen is now a Cake International Judge.

Karen Keaney’s “Egbert and Monty the mouse”

Georgia Ampelakiotou of  https://www.facebook.com/TourtesGeorgias won CI ‘International Best in Show’ with her beautiful piece in the International Class

Georgia is currently touring the world with her classes.

April – June 2017

Cake International 22 – 23 April Show at Alexandra Palace saw Nivia Maria Rodrigues de Melo win Best in Show Overall with her faultless wedding cake

Nivia Maria Rodrigues de Melo’s wedding cake

International Best in Show was deservedly awarded to Ana Remigio of Cupcakes & Dreams https://www.facebook.com/byAnaRemigio/

Ana Remigio and her winning piece at CI Alexandra Palace 

Who could ever forget the incredible “Wedding Gowns Through The Ages” feature at Cake International April Show orchestrated by Mish Pattinson of https://www.facebook.com/vscakes we review the feature in a later article on Cake Life, with plenty of hints and tips from the artists!

Emma Jayne simply dazzled with her wedding cake dress, a replica of a design by Mak Tumang.

Emma Jayne Cake Design “Wedding Dress” part of the Wedding Gowns Through The Ages feature at CI Alexandra Palace

Faye Cahill ofhttps://fayecahill.com.au/

Karen Keaney of https://www.rosesandbowscakery.com/

and Jan Berry ofhttps://www.facebook.com/JanBerrySugarcraft

All part of the wonderful “Wedding Gowns Through The Ages” feature at Cake International April show, Alexandra Palace.

Emma Jayne of Emma Jayne cake design.

once again amazed us all with her bulldogs, on display at this show

Michael Lewis Anderson

unicorn Easter eggs were fabulous

Dot Klerck of https://www.facebook.com/eatcakeparty

created a 1.2 tonne elephant constructed mainly of cake, the elephant took Dot over 250 hours to sculpt.  Dot is passionate about wildlife, so combining her passion for art, sculpture and cake to create this incredible piece of edible art was a dream come true for this talented artist.  The objective of this project was to The objective of this project was to create awareness and educate the youth about the elephant plight in Africa  www.theelephantprojectsa.co.za

The elephant sculpture was carefully transported from Wellington, New Zealand, to be shown at the Good Food and Wine Show at the CTICC in South Africa.

Dot Klerck consequently won “Best Show Piece” at the Cake Masters Awards 4 November 2017 Birmingham.

July – September 2017

Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School welcomed the likes of Helen Vass of Creme de la Creme fame, with her mirror glaze video tutorial.

Helen Vass and Paul with the mirror glaze video tutorial

Sachiko Windbiel of https://www.facebook.com/mimicafeunionNEWYORK

delighted PBSS members with her cute Miss Liberty cake video tutorial

Sachiko Windbiel

❤️This week's tutorial with Sachiko Windbiel is now available from https://www.designer-cakes.com/online-cake-decorating-courses/miss-liberty-cake-tutorial Isn't she just the happiest person?? Mimicafe Union @New York ❤️

Publiée par CakeFlix sur Jeudi 21 septembre 2017

October – December 2017 

Paul Bradford attended The Americas Cake Fair 13 – 15 October as one of their special guests and entertained on the main stage.

Paul at The Americas Cake Fair, Orlando, 13 – 15 October

Angie Scott of https://www.facebook.com/pg/angiescottcakesipswich 

went viral with her Prosecco Cake!

Pouring Prosecco Cake

Tag a mate who would love this prosecco cake!

Publiée par UNILAD Grub sur Dimanche 16 juillet 2017

multi tiered cakes were popular this year too!

Lynda Gilbey of https://www.facebook.com/thecakeartstudio beautiful wedding cake for her daughter and Michael Lewis Anderson cake for the 65th Sapphire Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth

Cake International 3 – 5 November saw a magnificent display of over 80 PBSS student cakes

Emma Jayne once again with her War Horse and of course the iconic Karen Portaleo http://www.karenportaleo.com/ and Daniel Diéguez https://www.facebook.com/DanielDieguez.CakeArtist with his Chocolate Magic display with Karen, and the Magical Dragon Machine

Magical Dragon Machine

 War Horse by Emma Jayne

Chocolate Magic Display by Daniel Diéguez with Karen Portaleo 

Best in Show went to Grégoire Goel of https://www.facebook.com/glucose.passion with his spectacular isomalt creation.  International Best in Show went to Zhou Yi “SugarKing”

Grégoire Goel and tafadzwa chigudu with Grégoire’s winning Best in Show isomalt piece

Zhou Yi’s incredible piece and Zhou Yi and Grégoire Goel

So Happy New Year to everyone, may 2018 be filled with joy and wonder and, most of all, cake 😉

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