Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2015
Here are some thoughts about the 2015 Squires Kitchen Exhibition.
This was my first time enetering a comptition and I decided only a week before to make a cake for the royal icing competition. http://www.squires-exhibition.com/
I know that this was foolish as it takes a long time to design a cake, decide on the proper arrangement of the panels, drawings underneath the panels, piping - what and where to pipe... and most important - colours.
Thing is, I had an idea for a cake based on the famous Bibendum Building in London. http://www.bibendum.co.uk/the-building.html I have always admired its uniqueness and I finally made up my mind to make the cake after driving past it on my way to Yahoo!, delivering a cake. This one: http://sublimecakes.co.uk/article/comments/a-cake-for-paramount-and-yahoo so it was a quick decision but I knew it would be fun. Read more about the cake here: Bibendum Cake Blog Page
I arrived at 9 O'clock on Friday morning, luckily it wasn't raining!
There were six classes at the Squires Kitchen Exhibition and I entered:
Class 1 - Celebration Cake with Decorative Royal Icing
Decorate a sugarpaste-covered cake with a decorative royal iced design for a special celebration.
Here is a gallery of images from the competition table.
This was my cake:
What I learnt from the exhibition is that the cakes are judged on their technique, the design is secondary. Personally I did not like the winning cakes, but the aim of the competition is not an interesting cake - but to do lots of time consuming, perfect piping. This is not my type of event at all, but I would enter again, just for the fun of having a deadline and a new design to work on.