2018 Sponsored Awards

Contestants will be able to submit their entry for the Sponsored Awards at Check‐in.

35th San Diego Cake Show Sponsored Awards

In addition to the San Diego Cake Show Awards, this year the San Diego Club proudly announces a variety of new Sponsored Awards!  Click on the tabs below to see the prize details and judging criteria for each award.  Contests will be able to submit their entry for these awards only during check in on March 16th & 17th.  Contests that want to be eligible to win any of these awards should read the judging criteria for these awards.

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Grand Prize

One- 4 Day Kathleen Lange/Lambeth Boot Camp Class in areas where Kathleen will be traveling (or) teaching. Value – $895.00 No cash compensation is allowed.  The contestant is responsible for travel, lodging, meals and other expenses that are incurred.  Please mention gift certificate when making class reservation.

2nd Place Prize

2 Confectionary Chalet Instructional DVD’s, Value $80.00

3rd Prize

1 Confectionary Chalet Instructional DVD, Value $40.00

This special award is designed to encourage and recognize entries with some form of English or foreign style techniques included in or highlighted on the entry.

English Styles include:  Lambeth – very ornate designs with fine overpiping and ornate gumpaste work – precision and accuracy are key elements with at least 5 layers of overpiping present somewhere on the entry.  Nirvana – typical techniques include totally encasing a geometric shaped cake with run sugar splays, collars, side panels and risers.

Nirvana style is most commonly with a run sugar 3D scene atop a collar and sides that are decorated with simple piping.

South African and Australian Methods – these techniques include ornate and elaborate filigree work frequently with large wings, lace pieces and architectural work done with very fine piping tips and/or delicately molded gum paste flowers, sprays and bouquets.

Other foreign techniques could also include Korean Buttercream Flowers or Philippine Style

The entries for this award can be from any division and any style or the show cake competition.  Competitors wanting their entry to be judged for this award must indicate that on their Entry Form at check-in.  Entrants for this award should provide a separate detailed description of media and techniques used and the application of the Foreign or English Style to display along with the entry.

Judging will be done separate from the Divisional and Show Cake Competition and will be on a point system basis.  Up to 10 points will be awarded in these categories:

  • Overall general appearance
  • Creativity and originality
  • Application of technique/methods, neatness and precision
  • Difficulty of techniques and design
  • Innovation of techniques used
  • Extra points for description & in progress pictorial

Judge’s discretion for a maximum score of 60 points.  The winner will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.

Contestants will be able to submit their entry for the Sponsored Awards at Check‐in.

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Grand Prize

20 Pound Tub of Satin Ice Fondant

This special award is designed to encourage and recognize entries using Fondant in an Innovative way.

Judged by Satin Ice Representative Ro Zinniger The winner will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.

Contestants will be able to submit their entry for the Sponsored Awards at Check‐in.

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Grand Prize

$500 Cash Prize, $400 worth of gift certificates, a One (1) year subscription to Sugar Geek Show,

plus swag from the three sponsors!

Show us your sculpting skills and techniques.
Judging Criteria for Entry will be based on:

  • Originality and Creativity 20 pts possible
  • Appropriate Design (use of size, shape, proportion) 10 pts possible
  • Difficulty of techniques used 10 pts possible
  • Number of techniques used 10 pts possible
  • Overall Eye Appeal (judges discretion) 10 pts

Total Possible Points: 60 pts

Judged by Liz Marek.   The winner will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.

Contestants will be able to submit their entry for the Sponsored Awards at Check‐in.

Win a the chance to represent Team USA at the Cake Designers World Championship 2019 in Milan, Italy.

October 19 & 20, 2019