Saturday, 21 July 2012

Wellington Regional Sugarcraft Competition

As an amateur baker and aspiring cake decorator, I have always held a fascination for edible art of the sugary kind. I've had a go myself at some small scale decorating and have built up an arsenal of barely used decorating equipment that I always intend to put into action ... some day. This weekend, the Wellington Regional Sugarcraft Competition and Exhibition is on at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. If ever I needed inspiration to sort out my baking boxes, this exhibition has come at the right time!

There were some truly amazing edible creations across a whole range of categories. The attention to detail, particularly in the miniature cake categories, is incredible. It would be a shame to eat objects of such great beauty ...

Here are some of my favourites from the exhibition. If you are looking for some cake decorating inspiration and are in the area tomorrow, I'd certainly recommend checking it out.

My favourite floral display

The winning floral display

A very clever 'cheese' cake

Picnic basket - my pick of the competition

Pigs' feast, created by a 9 year old

Wise owls made by a creative 8 year old

Exquisite detail on a miniature dragon and castle

A beautiful teapot

Basket of flowers


1 comment:

Donna said...

how wonderful! The teapot is my favorite!