Cakes Galore Featured At Tulsa State Fair at Oklahoma State Sugar Arts ShowWed, 07 Oct 2015 16:12:25 CDT
From Minions riding a motorcycle to elegant gowns, cakes of all sizes were found in Tulsa over the weekend. Annually, the Tulsa State Fair hosts the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show on the first weekend of the fair. Over the past 23 years, the show has continued to grow and today it has become the largest cake decorating competition in America. Spokesperson Doug Vincent said this year's show featured exhibitors from the Philippines, Australia, Wales, England, Belgium, as well as from numerous states. Vincent said having competitions like this has helped improve the overall workmanship of the industry.
The Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show offers a place to compete for youth, as well as different levels for adults from beginning to the master's level, plus there's the wedding cake competition. This year's theme for the wedding cakes was "Fashion Week", where decorators were challenged to draw inspiration from the fashion industry in decorating their cake.
Exhibitors were competing for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes. Vincent said winning the wedding cake division was worth $68,000 of prizes and cash, plus the prestige winning the show. This can have a huge impact on a cake decorators business in attracting future clients and business.
The Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show is always held the first weekend of the Tulsa State Fair.
Radio Oklahoma Network's Leslie Smith interviewed Doug Vincent. Click or tap on the LISTENBAR below to learn more about this competition and about the cake decorating industry.
Here are 2015 Grand National Wedding Cake Winners - Results from the Tulsa World
Grand prize winner: Lori Cossou, of Welch, Oklahoma
First runner-up: Angela Negron, of Austin, Texas
Second runner-up: Edith Hall, of Hallsville, Missouri
Third runner-up: Rosemary Galpin, of Luling, Texas
Fourth honorable mention: Barbara Evans, of Edelstein, Illinois
Fifth honorable mention: Rebecca Sutterby, of Savonburg, Kansas
Click here for pictures from this year's Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show.
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