Sunday, 31 July 2016

Wellington Regional Sugarcraft Competition 2016

Just next to one of the most popular Pokémon Go hunting spots in the Hutt, the Dowse Museum was once again host to the annual Wellington Regional Sugarcraft Competition and Exhibition this weekend. The exhibition is a great source of cakespiration and a celebration of the many hours of hard work that go into cake decorating.

I really enjoyed this year's 1950s rock and roll theme. Think juke boxes, diners, music and lots of dancing. It allowed for bright colours, black and white themes and a kind of design simplicity that really appeals to me.

Here's a selection of my favourite cakes from this year's competition. They weren't necessarily category winners but caught my attention in one way or another.

At the diner
Angry bird
made by an 11 year old
My nephews would love this.
A celebration of Grandparents Day
These figurines are beautifully detailed.
A funky handbag
made by an 11 year old
A celebration of music
I love the effect achieved using just black and white fondant.
Realistic cakes usually freak me out
but this one wasn't so scary.
A celebration of rock and roll
This is my people's choice nomination.

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