Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dr. Seuss Cake Extrodinare

Four top cake artists design cakes inspired by some of Dr. Seuss' s popular books,
including Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham,
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Cat In The Hat!
The winner takes home $10,ooo.
I caught a re-run of this episode this past Saturday actually- it was quite amazing -
4 top cake designers were assigned a Dr. Seuss book to work with and had about 6 hours to create a Dr.Seuss cake and battle to win 10,000 dollars.Other elements were used, rather than just cake- Fondant (thin layers of dough to coat cakes that gives the cake a smooth and perfect finish), Rice Krispies, Molding Chocolate, Food Dyes, dowels and various frostings were used to complete these four cakes.
In the end with a 97 point score--the Cat in the Hat Cake by designer
Mary Maher (3 time champion) took the ribbon =)
Her cake was superbly crafted and contained so many elements of the book itself--
little additions like a fish and teacup really pushed her over the top !
2nd Place was the Green Eggs and Ham cake which was also full of vibrant details =)
MissSweetTreats <3>