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

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Squires Kitchen 2015 Exhibition - celebration cake with decorative royal icing.

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.

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This was my cake:

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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.

Published 18, Mar 2015, written by Toby Category: News Back to the blog: All articles