9am to 5pm, Saturday January 30, 2010
$275 per student
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Lauren Kitchens, owner and executive chef of Fancy Cakes by Lauren, opened her bakery in 2000 and quickly became one of the premiere cake designers in the Dallas wedding and event industry. Lauren competes regularly on the Food Newtork Challenge cake competitions. Her blog follows her Challenge experiences and can keep you up to date on new episodes. You can see her cake portfolio on-line at www.fancycakesbylauren.com
This Challenge had a mystery theme, mystery client, mystery assistant, with a mean little twist in the judging.
Everything was revealed to us just one hour before the competition began. It was the most difficult Challenge I've done so far.
What a day!!
From the left, this is Roland Winbeckler (one of the pioneers in American cake decorating and an incredible cake artist. Remarkably, this will be Roland's first Challenge), Mike McCarey (a master cake sculpter, a Challenge multi-winner, and my hero), Marianne Carroll (incredibly creative cake designer and a Challenge veteran). I'm up against some tough competition, but I can't wait!
Me on the Sesame Street stoop.
I'm making the Elmo cake for the Challenge. Each of us interviewed our muppet. This is me during my interview with Elmo. After the interview was over Elmo called my 4 year-old daughter, Stella, in Dallas. She LOVED it!
Here's Marianne interviewing Cookie Monster. What a cute couple!