Decorators’ Showcase and Contests at LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show
LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show is Proud to Invite All Decorators and Sugar Artists to Showcase Their Work!
*Your Entry Fee Will Help Us Raise Money for The Smile Train and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show by Annatainment is now accepting applications for the 5th Annual World Dessert Table Championships.
The World Dessert Table Championships celebrate the art of creating the perfect dessert buffet for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and other celebratory events. The theme for 2019, picked by our Head Judge, will be announced.
NOTE: Anyone with a ticket to the event may watch this championship. You only have to pay to enter your cake into the championship.
FAT DADDIO’S will be Sponsoring and giving away product prizes! LA Cookie Convention & Sweets Show will also be giving Trophies to all the Winner’s!
KID’S DESSERT COMPETITION – DISNEY’S “THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS CHALLENGE! ALL KID’S THAT COMPETE WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL!
RULES: Kid’s can compete for best Kid’s Cake or Dessert. There must be photos of them making the cake. Each Child that enters the competition will receive a medal for the Championship.
The four realms are as follows:
- Land of Sweets
- Land of Amusements
- Land of Flowers
- Land of Snowflakes
Ages 3-6 years old only accepted. Fee is the same. All fees go to our 2 Charities.
APPLICATION PERIOD: Entry into the Decorator’s Showcase will require a completed Entry Form submitted no later than Jan 25, 2019. By submitting your Entry Form you are certifying that if accepted you will compete and exhibit.
JUDGES: The Decorator’s Showcase will be judged by a panel of celebrity guests, hosted and judged by Ron Ben-Israel on Sat Feb 2nd. The Kid’s Disney Nutcracker Challenge will be judged by Adriano Zumbo on Sunday Feb 3rd.
THE ENTRY PURCHASE WILL BE YOUR OFFICIAL PROOF OF ENTRY.
- One entry per person, per category. You may enter more than one category, but only one entry per category.
- Category: Tiered level cakes
- Experience level: Beginners/Professionals
- Theme: Five Years of Love – Valentine’s Day Edition
MUST BE RECEIVED no later than 6PM FRIDAY JANUARY 25TH, 2019. Absolutely no late entries will be accepted.
The entry fee for each category is $75 (all proceeds are donated to two of our chosen charities). This does not include the entry fee to the event.
WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center
WHEN: February 2nd, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
*At check in (at exhibitor registration desk), competitors will receive an entry number to be used to identify their cake during the judging of the competition.
NO LATE SETUPS WILL BE ACCEPTED
- Entries will be evaluated by staff and/or judges to ensure each entry is in the correct division. We will have the right to move the entries.
- No table decor will be allowed.
- There will be no electrical outlets available to any of the competitors.
- A card, securely attached to the underside of the cake board, must include the following information: competitor’s name, division and contact information.
- No personal or business identification, advertisements, special backdrops, photos, etc., will be allowed to be displayed with the entry.
- The LACC staff will be on hand to confirm all rules are adhered to. Competitors with submissions not adhering to the competition guidelines, deemed inappropriate, or in poor taste in the opinion of the staff, will be advised as soon as possible.
- All competition pieces MUST REMAIN ON DISPLAY until the end of LA Cookie Con on Sunday February 3rd, 2019 at 5pm.
- Competition pieces may only be removed from the display area on Sunday February 3rd, 2019 between the hours of 5PM and 7PM.
- Any items, including cakes, displays, etc. remaining after 7PM on Sunday February 3rd, 2019 will be disposed of by the staff.
All entries will be photographed and photos may be used, at the discretion of LA Cookie Con for any and all marketing and promotional purposes for all future LA Cookie Con activities.
The Awards Presentation will take place on Saturday February 2nd, 2019 at 3PM at the Main Stage area.
Prizes must be claimed at the show. If you are not able to pick up your prize at the show you may make arrangements to have a friend or family member get the prize. Under no circumstances will prizes be mailed or shipped.
LITTLE KID’S CAKE COMPETITION:
Kid’s can compete for best Kid’s cake. There must be photos of them making the cake. Each Child that enters the competition will receive a medal for the Championship.
Ages 3-6 years old only accepted. Fee is the same. All fees go to our 2 Charities.
Judging will begin at 2:00PM on Saturday Feb 2nd, 2019 for Adults and Sunday Feb 3rd for our Kid’s Competition and continue until concluded. All entries will be judged by a team of qualified industry professionals.
*Judges scores/decisions are final based on the decision of the judges.
THEIR WILL NOT BE A DEFAULT WINNER IF NOT ENOUGH ENTRIES ARE SUBMITTED. Placement are presented only based on points and judges final decision.
All categories will be judged on the same criteria. Entries will be judged on the following:
- Interpretation of Theme (10)
- Originality and Creativity (10)
- Covering Skill (Overall finish of covering medium (10) Use of Color (10)
- Proportion and Balance (10)
- Overall design and appearance (10)
- Less than 2 years of decorating; self-taught and or no more than 2 cake courses
- More than 3 years of decorating 30 hours or more of instructional courses (including online courses).
“Five Years of Love” – Valentine’s Day Edition
There are many facets to this theme. Make sure you research the culture, clothing, etc. You want to wow the judges with your interpretation of the theme with your new and inventive methods, mediums, etc. Your show piece tiered can be made out of Styrofoam or any other cake substitute. Show piece should represent this year’s theme Love theme and need to meet a min height of 24” and meet or exceed a minimum of 100 servings. Each show piece should fit on a 24′′ round table. Ensure your entries can fit comfortably in this space.
*Any sugar medium or technique may be used.
Does my entry include my ticket to LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show?
Yes, your entry fee includes your Professional Weekend Pass to the show. If you have already purchased a Professional Weekend Pass, you may use this pass for your assistant, or request for it to be transferred to a General Admission Weekend Pass for your friends or family.
How much of my entry fee benefits the Smile Train and Shriners Hospital for Children?
All entry fees, minus the costs of setting up the tables (paid to the decorator) and printing the little signs for each entry will go directly to the charities.
Do I need to stay with my entry?
No! Please feel free to enjoy the show, or go back to your baking.
I’d like to enter your 4th Annual Dessert Table Competition and other competitions. How can I do that?
The theme of the 5th Annual Dessert Table Championships is “5 years of Love”.
What is the theme for the showcase/competitions?
Wedding must be wedding-themed cakes or other sugar art. For all other categories —Check out the 2019 Showcase page.
What are the rules for Entries?
Your work must fit in a 2×2 area and there can be non-edible items. You may not use pre-made sugar flowers, lace, etc. All work should be done by the competitor. No team entries in any of the Wedding categories. Team entries are permitted in the World Dessert Table Championships (Special themed catagories).
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