Cakes, Cakes, Cakes!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This past Saturday, my friend Jess and I had the opportunity to attend the National Capitol Area Cake Show.  We weren’t really sure what we were getting in to or what to expect, so we checked our expectations at the door and walked into a very crowded convention center.  There were bakers, vendors, classes and demonstrations, displays, and one of those TLC Cake Challenges going on {but we only had general admission tickets, so we didn’t see it}. 

And then there were cakes, cakes, and more cakes!

Cake Show Mural

The details were insane…

03 26 11_511703 26 11_511803 26 11_512303 26 11_5129{This was of my favorites—the ice bucket is the cake, the ice and the bottles are made of sugar.  Wouldn’t this make an awesome Groom’s cake??}

03 26 11_5131

And there were some that we weren’t sure were cake show worthy… I’m pretty sure I could’ve submitted these!

03 26 11_510803 26 11_5110{Any guesses on what exactly these are?}

03 26 11_513503 26 11_5147{I was all set to make fun of this one until I realized I was on the “Youth” aisle…my bad!}

And then…drum roll please… The cupcakes!

03 26 11_511103 26 11_511203 26 11_511403 26 11_511303 26 11_5115How cute is this calendar of cupcakes??  I would love to spend a Saturday taking an obscene amount of time to make cupcakes like these.  It’s time I put my “What’s New, Cupcake?” to good use!

And lastly {Are you hungry yet?}, I spied a few cakes that reminded me of friends…

03 26 11_5138Amy, this is for you!

03 26 11_5143Perhaps this bears resemblance to the Duvall farm, Cora?

03 26 11_514403 26 11_5145And the top of this one made me think of Ashley, who was in town running the National Half Marathon on Saturday.

Was that enough pictures for you??  {Thank God I use Windows Live Writer… Anytime I upload a bunch of pictures, I shudder in remembrance of the pain that is uploading pictures on Blogger.} 

I consider myself sufficiently inspired now!  I’ve never worked with fondant before and I know not everyone is in love with the taste, but Jess and I decided we have enough time to try our hands at it in time to make something fancy for her 30th birthday next year…  We’ll let you know how it goes!

Happy Tuesday!

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