What an honor to attend New York’s first ever cake convention! These are just a sampling of the incredible artistic talents that were gathered for this event. Cake competitions varied in theme from Martie Antoinette to Winter Wedding and Christmas Holiday cakes. There were live competitions between guest celebrity chefs, demonstrations, classes from renowned pastry chefs and authors, and so much more. I hope to go again someday.
This was my first visit to New York. The city is everything it’s chalked up to be. This is a shot we took from the top of the 30 Rock building in Rockefeller Center.
Among the many honors bestowed upon me at the convention, I got to meet and work with some of the celebrity chefs. This is a shot of me with Michelle Bommarito – A participant in Food Network’s Wedding Cake Challenge, her incredible work has also been published in several magazines and landed her a guest spot on Martha Stewart’s television show. I was able to attend a dinner and met a host of other stars in the cake industry. Chris Russom of Christopher Garren’s Cakes and Laura Dutinno of Cake Alchemy, both featured on the We Channel’s Amazing Wedding Cakes, Charmane Jones “The Cake Diva”, Dianna Lopez, Ashley Vicos and Ruth Rickey, all participants in TLC’s The Ultimate Cake-Off , and Alexandra Pellegrino of Cake Opera were just a few of the chefs that attended the event. Many new friends were made, and I am definitely inspired to take my cake decorating to the next level!
Thank you again to The Daring Kitchen for hosting the competition that sent me to attend this truly amazing event!!
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