Cake competition features ‘Sweet Dreams and Nightmares’
April 01, 2014

A big green monster creeping out from under a little girl's pink bed.

Amy Robinson won first prize and the people’s choice award in the professional design category with a cake featuring a monster under the bed. Robinson, a local professional, took the Cake Decorating course through Part-time Studies at the Owen Sound Campus and now runs her own small business called Sweet To Eat Custom Cakes.

The Culinary Department at the Owen Sound Campus held its first Sweet Dreams and Nightmares Cake Competition on March 22.

The event was organized by pastry chef instructor Rachel Taylor. Current culinary students from the Owen Sound and Barrie campuses, alumni, as well as hobbyists and professionals from the area were invited to show off their baking and sugar artistry skills.

Three of Ontario’s best cake design professionals came to judge the amazing work showcased. Approximately 300 people attended and viewed the 24 entries. Guests also had the opportunity to decorate cupcakes and indulge in cakes entered in the tasting competition.

Winners took home $3,000 worth of donated supplies and equipment to encourage continued growth of their skills. The day was a ‘sweet success’ and Rachel is looking forward to making this an annual event for students, the college, industry professionals and the community.