Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oklahoma Sugar Arts Show

Last week my wife and I took the two youngest grand kids to the Tulsa State Fair.  On Saturday morning we got to the fair around 11:00 and made our way to the Oklahoma Sugar Arts Show in the Expo building.  What's the big deal, you ask. Well, it is one of the premier cake decorating shows in the country.
Anyone familiar with the "Challenge" series on the Food Network will recognize the lady on the left.  Ms. Kerrie Vincent is a rock star in the word of sugar art and is the most feared judge on the show.  She lives in Tulsa and that is why this show is part of the fair.

The cakes are truly amazing.  There are several categories and age groups represented.  Everything on the cake is edible.  Yes, those roses and leaves are sugar.

While the cakes, as a whole are truly stunning, it is the details that will take your breath away.  If you're ever in Tulsa during the state fair, you must take the time to go by this exhibit.  It is amazing.

I simply cannot imagine the talent and patience that it takes to do this kind of work.  Keep in mind, many of these artists have traveled hundreds, or even thousands of miles to participate in this show.  As a result, most of the final assembly of the cakes take place on Friday night, prior to the judging on Saturday.

Artist seems to simple of a word to describe those who can do this.

 This was my favorite cake of the show.  In this category, the decoration had to be inspired by something.  The hat in the foreground is real.  The hat and it's details are replicated throughout the cake with incredible skill.  In fact, I thought the hat was part of the decoration when I first saw it. 

I'm no expert, but I could find no wrong in this cake.


  1. I can find no wrong with any of the cakes. This is amazing work indeed. I would have loved to seen them in person, but your shots did them justice.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Great Pictures - Willy believes in sugar and it is high on his diet.

    10-4 Willy

  3. Such a beautiful cake!

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  4. Amazing!
    Have a great day!
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