Cake Competition Registration - Postponed

Cake Competition

Icing Inspirations

Due to COVID-19 the cake competition will be postponed.

Don't worry!  We will see you all as soon as we're able to safely book a new date.

Themes and categories will remain the same - which means you just have more time to work on your pieces.   We can't wait to see what you create! 

Registration Fee -  $50  - All entrants will receive a $25 Icing Inspirations gift card 

Second entry $15 (Second entry fee applies when entering Colour of the Year AND Storybook Cakes

 

The first 50 people to register will receive a goody bag once their cake is dropped off.  Goody bags and gift certificates will only be given out once your cake is dropped off.   

 

Only one goody bag and gift certificate per person.  

Icing Inspirations 8th Kinda Annual Cake Art Competition

June 14th -   12pm – 4pm

251 Jacob's Street New Hamburg 

Rules and Regulations  (Please be sure to fully read and print a copy for your reference) 

This year there will be three skill level divisions for the main cake decorating competition -  PROFESSIONAL , INTERMEDIATE and HOBBYIST.   There will also be an OPEN division.  This year we have two themes for you to choose from.   

In addition to the cake divisions we will have a cookie division and a sugar piece division.   (please see separate registration page to register)

Theme one applies to the Professional, Intermediate and Hobbyist cake division and is Colour Of The Year.   Use your imagine.  Look back over the year's at what the Pantone Colour Of the Year has been.  Select a year and get creative.   This is open to your own interpretation and you MUST display an inspiration picture representing your colour choice no bigger then 5" x 7" beside your cake for judging.   This picture may NOT have any words or distinguishing marks on it.

 

Theme two applies to the open division and is Storybook Cakes.   The open division is open to any skill level.   The sky is the limit on your interpretation of this theme.  You may choose to do a tiered or sculpted cake.  You may display an inspiration picture no bigger then 5" x 7" beside your cake for judging.   

Professional Division (Colour of the Year):

-          Minimum 3 tiered cake

-          Must be a minimum 12” tall

-          Cake board must fit onto a 20” square board.

Intermediate Division (Colour of the Year):

-          Minimum 3 tiered cake

-          Must be a minimum 12” tall

-          Cake board must fit onto a 20” square board.

Hobbyist Division (Colour of the Year): 

-          Minimum 2 tiered cake

-          Must be a minimum 8”  tall

-          Cake board must fit onto a 20” square board.

 

Open Division (Storybook Cakes)

-          May be tiered or sculpted

-          Must be a minimum of 12" tall

-          Cake board must fit onto a 20” square board.

 

General Category Rules – these rules apply to ALL of the above divisions.

  1. Entries may be done out of cake or Styrofoam.   If done with Styrofoam tiers it must be obvious that it could be recreated in real cake.
  2. Rice cereal treats are permitted but may be no more than 25% of entry
  3. Any sugar medium is accepted for use as decoration.
  4. Decorations may not consist of non-edible or commercially produced product including ribbons, fresh flowers or premade decorations.   All items on the cake must be edible with the exception of wires in gumpaste flowers, stamens, floral tape, internal structures and cake boards.   You may finish your cake board with ribbon but it may not be used to decorate your cake otherwise.  
  5. Please make sure you have read and understand the category description as well as which division you must enter.   If the judges deem you have not entered the correct division your entry may be moved to a different division at the judge’s discretion.    If your entry does not meet the requirements of the division you have been moved to you may be docked points or disqualified.   If you have questions about which division you should be entering into please do not hesitate to call 519-576-3364.
  6. Contestants may only enter one Colour of the Year Cake Category and may also enter the open division. 
  7. All entries must be the sole work of the contestant.   Pieces that have been completed as a team will not be permitted.  Entries must not have been completed in a class or as part of a class project or assignment.   Entries must not have been entered or judged in any other competition.  This also pertains to decorative elements from a past cake - do not use pieces from a past cake on your competition piece. 
  8. Entries will be accepted at the the Jacob St arena Saturday June 13th from 11am until 3pm.     Entries received after 3pm on June 13th will not be permitted.  Please factor in set up time.   You will be asked to leave the building at 3pm so that judging can begin. 
  9. Please note that contestant’s names will be displayed after the judging but until they have been judged the entries will be kept anonymous to the judges.  We ask that you not post your entries on the internet until after the judging has taken place.   Business cards and advertising are not permitted.
  10. The decision of the judges is final.  
  11. Entries may not be removed until after 4pm on June 14th.    Icing Inspirations and Too Nice to Slice are not responsible for any damages done to entries.   Do not touch signs will be posted. 
  12. Contestants may remove their entries between 4pm and 5pm on June 14th only.  Entries MUST be removed.  The hall may charge a fee for disposable of any large items left behind.  Contestant is responsible for fee if the hall deems it too large to dispose of in their normal manner. 
  13. Judging will take place on Saturday evening and awards ceremony will be held at 3pm on Sunday  June 14th .  Contestants do not have to be present to qualify for an award.
  14. The first 50 registrants will be eligible to receive a goody bag generously put together by out sponsors.   You MUST enter a cake to receive this goody bag.   Entries will be counted in the order that forms are received in the months leading up to the competition - goody bags will not be handed out until your cake is dropped off.   
  15. Photographs of the event will be taken by Icing Inspirations.   By participating in this competition you agree that photos of you and/or your cake may be used in promotional material.
  16.  All entries in the professional, intermediate, hobbyist and open division will receive a twenty five dollar gift certificate from Icing Inspirations.   You MUST enter a cake to receive your gift certificate.  Gift card will be issued electronically at the end of the weekend.   If you do not drop off a cake you do not receive a gift certificate.
  17. Entry fees are non-refundable.

 

 

Marking Criteria

Entries will be marked on the following criteria:

-          Originality

-          Difficulty

-          Interpretation of colour and theme

-          Quality and workmanship

A total of 10 points for each criterion may be earned for a total of 40 points from each judge.

Since entries will be kept anonymous from the judges please do not include any distinguishing marks on your entry.  Entries with distinguishing marks will be disqualified.  

 

How do I know which category I should enter in?

You must enter the professional division if you have done any of the following:

-          teach or instruct or have previously taught or instructed any cake decorating or sugar art class

-           earn the majority of your income from cake decorating or sugar craft

-          have ever judged a cake competition

You must enter the intermediate division if you have done any of the following:

-          if you have not done any of the items listed above for professional you may consider the intermediate division

-          if you receive or have received monetary compensation for your cakes    

You may enter the hobbyist division if you meet the following criteria:

-          you do not meet any of the criteria listed above you may enter the hobbyist division

 

Anyone of any skill level is invited to enter the open division. 

 

Entry Fee :

Registration Fee -  $50  - All entrants will receive a $25 Icing Inspirations gift card.

The first 50 people to register will receive a goody bag once their cake is dropped off.  Goody bags and gift certificates will only be given out once your cake is dropped off.  

 

By making a registration payment you agree to the above rules and regulations. 

 

 

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