Thought your effort on a cowboy boot cake for a four-year-old's birthday was impressive? Just take a look at these jaw-dropping creations that are so impressive, it’d be a shame to eat them! Penelope Quinn has the lowdown.
In an intense ten-hour judging process, The Cake Decorators Guild of NSW Inc. announced Jacquie Goldstaiz as overall Australian Champion from a total of 150 entrants in the inaugural Australian Cake Decorating championships for her intricate sugar craft work capturing a horn of plenty overflowing with fruit and vegetables.
Based on a strict judging criterion of visual impact, presentation, cover, creativity, degree of difficulty and originality of design, the judges had their work cut out for them with the retina-dazzling and gravity defying cake art served up at the Cake Bake and Sweets Show.
Helen Robinson, State President of Cake Decorators Guild, said: “The attention to detail of Jacquie’s entry was incredible. You could actually pick up the fruit and think it was real. The realism was absolutely amazing and she showcased loads of different textures in her piece.”
“I had to be so cautious getting this cake down to Sydney. I felt like I was transporting a rare Egyptian artifact,” said Goldstaiz, who has been working with sugar craft for five years.
She will be awarded $2,000 in prize money for the creation, which also comes with a prestigious badge of honour from industry veterans.