I had a very, very exciting day last week. I took a day off work and went to my first Cake International show at Excel, London. I remember reading about it on a few blogs last year and looking at pictures of gorgeous cake so now it's my turn to show you the cakes :)
It really is a baker's/cake decorator's/sugarcrafter's dream. Even if you are not, you will be amazed, awed and astounded by the magnificient cakes on display. There are workshops, demonstrations, competitions including a live competition, meet and greet cake authors and the most amazing array of everything you need to bake and decorate all in one place!
I consider myself a baker but not much of a cake decorator so I was really excited to learn new techniques and ooh and aah over all the cake decorating equipment available. It was really nice to have everything in 1 place - usually I see these things online but have no idea how to use most of them. I really had to restrain myself from buying everything but I did get a few goodies which I'm sure will make an appearance on this blog at some point :)
Enough of my ramblings, a picture speaks a thousand words so let me give you a preview of what was on offer at the Cake show. If any of these cakes are yours, feel free to leave a comment or email me and I'll add a link.
super cute! This is my favourite cake and is baked by Shelly from Cakes by Shelly Puts my cookie monster cupcakes to shame!
Sex and the City cake by Cheri Bakewells - gorgeous!
wedding cake section there was one with a stained glass window effect - very nice (sorry no picture)
Pink Flamingo chocolate cake by Traceys Cakes
Made by Heather from Fancy That Cake Company - she was upgraded to a silver medal for the handbag and shoe class - congratulations!
Heather also made this gorgeous owl cake which won a silver medal for the sculpted novelty cake class
Made by the Cakes4Fun team live at the show
Shuga Budz from Wolverhampton