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National Capitol Area Cake Show (Revisiting 2009)

Last March I attended my first cake show and I had so much fun that I am counting down the days until this year’s sugarfest on March 2oth and 21st. For two days the National Capitol Area Cake Show will draw amateur and professional sugar artists from across the mid-atlantic to compete in live television-style challenges, display cakes for scoring in special occasion and wedding categories take classes, and share skills and trends in cake art.

This year’s cake show will be March 20th and 21st at Woodson High School in Fairfax, VA.

The show rund Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 9-5. All of the activities, including free demos, challenges, and events are listed on the official website.
 

Last year I submitted my first display cake.
It was a beach theme (obviously, I hope!) with fish swimming among the seaweed, breaking waves, and a tranquil beach scene with cute little flip flops on top.
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I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but people really brought thier A-game. It was weird to think about being critiqued and judged for something meant to be enjoyed and eatten for the sake of a sugar high. But the actual experience was really enjoyable because it was great motivation to learn new skills, refine some basic skills, and have a really great excuse to create something.
However, the best part was seeing everyone’s best work and appreciating the awesome designs that people brought. You can see a lot of photos from previous shows at the NCACS website.
So here we throw out the old and bring in the new. What’s on tap for 2010 you ask? Well, you are going to have to come out to the show to find out!
ps- When you stop by the show be sure and take a “cake tour” to learn about the different methods and techniques in the cake room.

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