|Just your basic dragon,
resting on a sandy beach to
get a drink of water.
|Irish Breakfast Cake
|Gun Holster Cake
|"Monarch at Rest"
|Native American Medicine
Medicine Shield Cake
|2007 was my first year competing in any
cake show, let alone the Oklahoma
State Sugar Art Show, the biggest cake
show in the country. There were a lot of
fantastic cakes there, and I was excited
to sweep the Centennial category for the
|The Centennial category was for cakes that celebrated the last one hundred
years of Oklahoma's statehood. This cake was inspired by Harold T.
Holden's bronze sculpture, Monarch at Rest, which sits outside the
Oklahoma History Museum in Oklahoma City. (pictured above with the
|The "leather" on the
holster and belt is
from the bullets to the belt
buckle is edible.
|This cake is a tribute to Native Americans. The symbol on the skull
represents the circle of life. The outside of the cake is decorated with
the scenery of Oklahoma, from the plains to the plateaus to the
mountain ranges, and includes a gum paste rattlesnake underneath, to
represent the rattlesnake roundups of Oklahoma.
|This was my first cake competition and I
decided to enter this Irish Breakfast cake.
Everything was fondant, from the tabletop
to the tea bag and the silverware. The
toast was just slices of cake, burnt for a
little added authenticity.
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