Friday, April 6, 2012

Sugar Wizards

 Warning, this is a super photo heavy post.  Load at your own risk ;)

I went to this cake show/exhibition about a month ago by the San Diego Cake Club.  I wasn't expecting a whole lot from it, but it was seriously amazing.  I had to restrain myself from taking a gazillion pictures of each cake.  Although, I did find it difficult to get just these few because it's difficult to take pictures of tall cakes with a 50 mm lens without being jostled too much by people or people walking in front of you.

 This London themed cake was actually the first cool one that caught my eye.  It looks professional, but these were amateur cake makers!

Close up of the detail on the guards, aren't they adorable?

I loved all the pretty flowers on this one.  Plus those teeny tiny cardinals!

I always used to read Peanuts in the Sunday comics growing up.  I think this particular cake is so good because the characters all look very true to the original illustrations.  Imitating people in cake can be very hit and miss in my opinion.  I definitely saw some cakes where the sculpted people just did not look very good.

Look how cute Snoopy is on top of this cake :)

This might have been my favorite cake.  

 The icing for the water actually makes it look like water!

Release the Kraken!

 Look at all the detail work!  I think the entry form for the Basilica said that the cake decorator put on each brick one by one.  That's incredible...and tedious.

I can't get over how detailed everything was.  This looks like a little fairy house and the spires on the roof were waffle sugar cones!

This one was the most classic wedding-cake-esque.  I just love the pretty piping detail on the leaves.

This bird/dragon thing was one of the winners of the cake show (it was some kind of competition).  It was so tall, it must have been at least 6 feet!

I think this one might have also been a winner, it's themed Princess and the frog :)

A Yoda cake!  This one was also something like 3-4 feet tall.  Amazing!

I always said, if I failed at a science career, I would be a cake decorator :)


  1. Yay! I love the basilica cake. If I'm correct it's St Basil's basilica - Moscow, Russia ;)

    Umm. Let's be cake decorators together. Seriously.

  2. This is making me want to move to San Diego. You guys seem to always have the coolest things going on. There and San Francisco.

    That Princess and the Frog cake is AMAZING. Seriously how on earth did they make it stand up? Amazing. People are seriously so amazing.