If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I love to brag about the awards I have won. Seriously, these are quite a big thing in the cake world and, well, I couldn't let this one go by without telling you all about it. Got to blow my own trumpet! 😂
The Cake & Bake Show has just taken place at the London Excel Centre and I entered the main competition. The theme was illusion cakes and competitors were given fairly free rein to make whatever they wanted provided it would fit within a 15" square and was made from edible ingredients.
Now, for those of you who are not in the know, an illusion cake is a cake that looks anything but a cake and you basically have to shape your layers of sponge to look like something else. The cake can be literally anything you want but has to look as close to the real thing as possible, so should ideally be to the size and scale of the thing you are trying to interpret.
I have made a few illusion cakes in my time. They are always fun and I love seeing the end results, although some of them can take a bit of working out calculating how much sponge will be needed and whether it will need any structural support. For my competition entry I knew that I would have to transport it across London so decided to make something that would sit nicely on the cake board and not suffer too much disturbance on the bumpy roads. And so my burrito cake was born! To be honest, this is the 2nd burrito cake I have made but there is no harm in having a practice run 😂😂
And the bragging bit? Well I won 3rd prize!! I really didn't expect to get anything as the competition was stiff so when the phone call came I was quite shocked and I won a big hamper of lovely Lindt chocolates to munch my way through.
So if you are in the market for an illusion cake, or a celebration cake of any kind, then why not contact me for a free, no obligation quote. Just use the contact page on the website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or private message the Facebook page.
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