In January, I was asked to be apart of a new online competition series called The Cake Show hosted by Bake Magazine and The Baking Channel. I’m featured on the NYC Cake Competition webisodes with 3 other cake pros – I’m honored to be categorized with them!
The “competition” had three timed decorating segments – one hour for a two tiered cake, 45 minutes for a quarter sheet cake and 15 minutes for cupcakes. Pre-made decorations were allowed but I didn’t want to add too many finished accents because I felt like that was cheating a bit. I wanted to really show some skills, ya know? (I know, I know, who cares but apparently I did at the time. God forbid I do something easy for once!)
Here’s a still image of me icing the two tiered cake for the first segment. I look terrified for no reason : )
I’ll be honest, I was nervous filming this since I only saw one previous episode from the Kansas edition. I didn’t know what to expect! But the nice guys from The Baking Channel made me feel comfortable talking about myself (which I literally hate) as well as what to say and where to say it. They set up their lighting and camera equipment and filmed for 8 long hours under hot lights. Now I know why TV studios are so cold – that equipment gets hot quick!
Click on these links below to see the introductions and the Tiered cake segment.
The Cake Show NYC – Tiered Cake Segment(I think my cake was too simple but at least I finished without passing out…a true victory)
The next two segments will be released on the website over the month of April. Then the winner will be announced by Bake Magazine judges May 6.
So cool! Fingers crossed!