Bristol Community College Call for Entries for Annual Cake Decorating Event
It’s always a treat to know that soon after the New Year launches, pastry chefs, culinary students, and at-home cooks ready their kitchens to compete in the Bristol Community College’s Cake Show and Competition.
This year’s event is the college’s 12th and is scheduled
for unveilings on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol’s campus, 777 Elsbree Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.
With this early announcement, the expectation is for more entries and wider participation than in previous contests. The organization is hoping for unique, creative, whimsical, and awe-inspiring cakes; the type that fills your eyes and hearts with an appreciation for amazing talent and will have you salivating like a Pavlov pup.
The theme for this year’s decadent cake competition is based very specifically on the theme, Wonders of the Natural World. Entries, (cakes), can be inspired by zoology, botany, ornithology, entomology, paleontology, archaeology, geology, oceanography, astronomy, and ichthyology.
Submissions for judging should celebrate the beauty and diversity of the natural world as well as honor the early natural history museums and cabinets of curiosities.
New this year, the show and competition added a novelty cupcake category; entries for this new class will be judged on originality of design, a combination of techniques and media used. These works of art will be on display for viewing purposes only and not for tasting.
But not to fret, there will be a section for a cupcake taste-off. These select entries will be judged on flavor, texture, density, and appearance. Cupcakes entered for the eating portion of the show must be made from scratch which includes both frosting and fillings.
This early call is also putting out a notice for romantic and expressive creations for the Wedding Cake division of the show. Entries for this competition do not need to adhere to this year’s theme; judging will be based on different criteria specific to the field.
The BCC cake and cupcake competition provide an opportunity for decorating and sugar art enthusiasts of all ages and skills to showcase their skills and talent. It also offers the chance to get feedback from judges, win awards and prizes, along with networking with local and regional cake aficionados.
Entries will be classified by division (the experience/skill level of the entrant), and category (the cake style/type).
The Bristol Community College Cake Show and Competition is open to everyone—professional cake decorators, home bakers, culinary students, and youth.
Naturally, a show of this specialty wouldn’t be complete without the offering of sugar art and cake decorating classes, vendor demos, and an artisan’s marketplace.
For ongoing news and details surrounding the event, and entry forms required to compete and fees, visit, bristolcc.edu/cakecompetition.com. For questions about attending the 12th annual Bristol Community College Cake Show & Competition, email the organizers at, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 774-357-2915.
This event is organized & hosted by the BCC Culinary Arts Program and is a fundraiser for culinary arts scholarships.
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