The first Maryland Cake Show and Wedding Cake Competition was held in 2006 by the Maryland and Virginia Chapters of the International Cake Exploration Societé in Howard County, Maryland. We out-grew our facility before the show even began! In 2007, we moved to the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, MD. We were located in the smaller buildings of the center and, again, out-grew the space. In 2009, the Maryland Chapter of ICES decided to host their own show, known as the Great American Cake Show and Wedding Cake. From then until 2014, the show was held at Shipley arena at the Agriculture Center. In 2015, the cake show is being held at Westlake High School in Waldorf Maryland.
Through our show, we hope to encourage and promote the sugar arts and the International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES). ICES is a “not-for-profit” organization that promotes and provides opportunities for continuing education, development of future sugar artists, and enjoyment of the art form in a sharing environment. (For more information about ICES, go to ices.org.)
Our cake show is one of the top shows and competitions in the sugar arts east of the Mississippi River, and has gained national attention since its inception. The show is staffed entirely by volunteers with a common goal of sharing the beauty of sugar art and this educational opportunity with the ICES membership and the public.
Our show has two separate Wedding Cake Competitions and a Divisional Competition. In the Wedding Cake Competition, entrants must decorate a wedding cake to match our chosen theme, plus decorate the table. The Divisional Competition places entrants in different levels based on their skill from youth to master decorators. Prizes and cash will be awarded in each competition.
Demonstrations in the sugar arts, hands-on classes, free youth activities and live competitions are held throughout the two-day show. There will be numerous vendors selling cake related products. You will be amazed at the spectacular cakes and sugar art on display!
A portion of the proceeds from our Bake Sale will go to our chosen charity.