Sponsored Awards

37th Annual San Diego Cake Show

Royal Icing Special Award

Sponsored by Kathleen Lange & More Than Cake

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

English Styles include: Lambeth – very ornate designs with fine over-piping and ornate gumpaste work – precision and accuracy are key elements with at least 5 layers of over-piping 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.

Royal Icing Cookies – Flood work, filigree and intricate royal icing piping work and royal icing flowers.

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. The Royal Icing Special Award winners, will receive:

Grand Prize – 1 Lange/Lambeth Instructional DVD and 1 Package of the NEW Royal Icing Pre-Mix “A Royal Mix,” & Perfect Palate flavors. Prize Value – $100.00 – No cash compensation is allowed.

2nd Prize – 1 Lange/Lambeth Instructional DVD, 1 Package of the NEW Royal Icing Pre-Mix “A Royal Mix & Perfect Palate Flavors. Prize Value $75.00 – No cash compensation is allowed

3rd Prize – 1 Lange/Lambeth Instructional DVD, 1 NEW Package Royal Icing Pre-Mix “A Royal Mix” & Perfect Palate Flavor. Prize Value- $50.00 – No cash compensation is allowed.

Simi Isomalt Award

Sponsored by Simi Cakes

For the most captivating use of isomalt! Incorporate isomalt into your cake or sugar piece.  It can be subtle or it can be dramatic, but make sure it captures our attention. Please leave detailed notes on how you created and incorporated the isomalt into your piece with your storyboard description. If your entry does not require a storyboard be sure to include at least this information

Judged by Sydney Galpern

  • Grand Prize Award $250 Simi Product Basket and Certificate – Prize Value- $250.00 – No cash compensation is allowed.


Innovative Sculpting Award

Sponsored by Hot Hands Modeling Chocolate

Show us your most innovative sculpting entry!

Judged by Nathalie Sorensen

Grand Prize $200 of Hot Hands Modeling Chocolate Product – No cash compensation is allowed.