Monday, 21 February 2011

Are you the Cake Decorator of the Year?

I have two free tickets for the Ideal Home Show to give away in conjunction with their Ideal Cake Decorator of the Year competition. Tickets can be used on any weekday for the event but please make sure you can get to London for the event before entering – this giveaway is for the tickets only, you’ll have to make your own travel arrangements! The Ideal Home Show runs from the 11 – 27th March at Earl’s Court. I have always meant to go but never get round to it – maybe this year I shall make it!

The Ideal Home Cake Decorator of the Year is the Ideal Home Show’s way of celebrating the recent rise in the love of home baking and cake decorating. They are launching a nationwide search for the best of the UK’s aspiring cake decorators, with an appetite for the amazing art of sugarcraft. The competition aims to celebrate the most talked about event of the year – the Royal Wedding, and entrants will be tasked with creating a royal themed wedding cake, decorated for the royal couple’s happy day, to mark this special occasion.

Entrants to the competition are asked to bring down their Royal themed cake art, to the show on Wednesday 16th March to be displayed in the Ideal Food section of the show, to be in with the chance to win a wide range of prizes which include Champagne afternoon tea for two at the luxurious regency-style hotel, The Kensington, London. Other fantastic prizes include 12 month’s free subscription to Cake Craft and Decoration Magazine along with the winning cake featured in the magazine.

“We want cake decorating enthusiasts from across the UK to create the most fabulous and spectacular cake that is worthy of a Royal wedding and embodies all that is great and British.”

All the details can be found on the official website.

Alas although my cake decorating has improved dramatically over the years, I still don’t’ think I’m quite what they’re looking for – however I may pop along on the day and see the entries!

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the exhibition please leave a comment below with your contact details (blog, twitter or email) and the flavour of cake you’d celebrate the Royal Wedding with. Competition closes 28th February. If you mention this on Twitter, with my name @annecupcake and a link to this blog you have a second chance to enter! Giveaway is open only to those in the UK.

Good luck and please send me pics of your cakes if you take part!


Anonymous said...

Ooh I'd love to go.

I reckon I'd make a Royal Jelly cake - Honey cake with a cube of honey jelly in the middle and lemon frosting (to stop it being too sweet) and some golden lustre on top.

Having said that....whether I could make it work is another question!


Manny said...

Why don't we take the 16th off and go and see the entries, maybe we'll get to taste them once they've been judged too :)

Annette said...

Hi Anne ..would love to go to the ideal home was only talking about it to husband the other night about it ..
might get to deck a few loud mouths on the train up to london LOL ..xxxx godbless annettebailey3 fellow twitter follower

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Maggie Bob said...

Does Queen of Puddings count as a cake? Failing that, I'm thinking chocolate works for *any* occasion!

I'm hoping now I've got a decent kitchen that I'll be able to practice and improve my cake decorating - my last attempt at piping left a lot to be desired!


Eme said...

I have been encouraging all members of our cake decorating club to participate. It would be great to give out a couple of tickets as well. We are the cake decorating enterprise club with an online network We also meeting in london/essex every month.

Really excited about this!
Cake decorating tutor
Founder of The Cake Decorating Enterprise Club

Sarah @Scrumptious Sally said...

Don't know about the wedding itself, but I'll certainly be celebrating the extra Bank Holiday with some springtime cake; probably either a milk chocolate and lavender Victoria sandwich, or a lemon and coconut drizzle cake.

April Carter said...

Cool I didn't know they did this! I'll be celebrating with rose cupcakes @rhubarbandrose x

Piglet's Cakes said...

Sounds great I'd love to go along and see the entries. I would love to enter but don't think I'm quite ready for a competition like this yet. Have to carry on practising my decorating skills.

I heart cupcakes said...

Competition now closed: the winner is @gillbla.

Thanks everyone for your comments. Btw I love the idea of a Royal Jelly cupcake so much deserved!


Gill said...

Just wanted to say thankyou very much - Looking forward to going (hopefully taking my sister)