bake - May 2018 - 34
The Art of
Cake decorators increase their exposure and bolster their
In winning the competition, Evans, owner of The Wedding Cake
skills by competing in cake decorating competitions.
Connection in Peoria, Illinois, and Dowling concentrated on
Competitions often bring out the best in team members with
their individual strengths. Evans designed a gorgeous rose gold
wedding cake that featured textured layers, intricate stenciling
and delicate string work.
Barbara Evans and Mary Jo Dowling exempliﬁed this truism in
winning the 17th Annual Pillsbury Bakers' Plus Grand Champion
Dowling sculpted a lifelike husky dog out of cake and icing with
Creative Decorating Competition, held April 8-9 during the
a mechanical wagging tail. Evans explained that contestants
Atlantic Bakery Expo at the Atlantic City Convention Center in
followed the scripted theme - a couple getting married at a
Atlantic City, New Jersey.
botanical garden, and the groom being a hockey player with a
dog named Puck.
"I do the ﬁddly bits and cake carving. Barb is very neat, pris"Eight hours goes incredibly fast," Evans said. "We are honored
Frosting & Crumbs cake studio in Pittsburgh.
to be in the place we're in."
KOHANOVA1991 - STOCK.ADOBE.COM
tine, and her string work is incredible," said Dowling, who runs
34 < MAY 2018 | bakemag.com