Is anyone entered the cake baking competition at the Texas Fair. I couldn't find anything on decorating, just baking. Does anyone know about the cake stuff at the Texas Fair??
Where is the fair?
I wish I could help you, but I'll bump you back up. Maybe someone else knows.
I am not from Texas, but I recently entered and won in the CA State Fair Cake show. In State Fairs, it is usually just baking considering that it is a statewide contest and they anticipate that people who live very far from where the fair is held will have a very hard and difficult time entering a very well decorated cake. That's why State Fairs only have baking, which is judged on taste, because it is easier for people to mail undecorated cakes, breads, cookies etc.. to the fair.
Now, on County Fairs they do Cake Decorating because only people from that county can enter. I encourage you to enter in the baking anyway .
The State Fair of Texas does not have a cake decorating contest. Why, I have no idea! I've complained 2 years in a row too! All of their contests are baking related, some new national contests, some just local bits.
It's very strange that they wouldn't considering the size and the magnitude of the fair. I have not been able to find any competitions to enter on a local level. Hope this answers your question! Maybe if everyone complained they would change it!
I went to the State Fair website but couldn't find anything about the baking contests. Where can I get this information?
Maybe it is under "COMPETITIONS". ?
Funny that one of the biggest state fairs does not have this kind of competition!!
I'm afraid the closest thing for Texans is the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. It hosts the national wedding cake decorating contest - if I'm not mistaken it's also shown on Food Network.
I'm going as a sponge to soak up as much as possible. I haven't checked but I hope it's not Texas/OU weekend. Ack!!
Here's a link for anyone interested:
Here's what I found:
You can go to this link http://www.bigtex.com/creativearts/competitionhandbook/, and about midway down the page is a link to the Creative Arts Competition Handbook. It will have the info you are looking for. This year they have "A Fair Tradition" Cake Baking contest. To read it online, you have to save it then open it in Adobe. Even their own website tells you they're having problems! The contest is mainly for taste, not looks (but they don't hurt I bet) and the entry is due at 9a on October 14, judging at 10:30a.
OK - here you go - not sure if the pdf link will work but if not go to the second link and scroll down to "contest during fair" to "A Fair Tradition" cake baking contest. You don't have to pre-register but it is baking only.
Link for PDF Info/Registration: http://www.bigtex.com/creativearts/contests/2006/cake_baking.pdf
Link for Creative Arts Contest Page:
The closest real cake decorating competition to the D/FW area is the Sugar Wonders Cake and Sugar Art Show, being held in March of 2007 in the lovely Heard-Craig Hall in historic McKinney. Sugar Wonders holds our shows during the spring of odd-numbered years. Here are the links to the club website and the entry forms for the show (it's not too early to send in your form!), or you can PM me if you have questions.
Wow Deanna - I'll have to put that on the list too!
Thanks for the info!
gidgetsmom, you aren't very far from me. I'm in The Colony.
Why aren't you entering the show in Tulsa? If you're driving all that way, enter something! The show is the first weekend of October so you have time to get an entry or two or three together.
The judging in Tulsa is different than the judging at Sugar Wonders. In Tulsa, only the wedding cake competition is judged on an absolute-scale basis. The rest of the categories are subjective. At Sugar Wonders, all categories are absolute-scale. You have a much better chance of getting a ribbon that way, and best of all, you know you earned every single point of your score.
If anyone is interested in coming to a meeting, the information is on the Sugar Wonders website, and this month, acting club president Tamara is teaching a gumpaste lily.
Thanks everyone for the information. I will definitely be considering entering something in the SugarWonders Show. I'll have to brainstorm some ideas.
thanks for the link to the contest information at the state fair!!!