I try and get to the Tulsa State Fair every year. I don’t go for the rides or the food, or the all the cheesy vendors flaunting their wares. I go for the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition that goes on at the fair only on the first weekend.
It is the 25th year of the competion and it is directed by Kerry Vincent. A tough and demanding judge. Nice to the amateurs and really snarky with the whiny professionals.
The theme this year is “I am a modern classic.”
This year, like every year, the cakes in the professional division are very well done and very elegant. I am not going to provide very much more commentary. The cakes speak for themselves.
Traffic jam caused by an interview in the middle of the show.
This is one of my favorites.
I thiought this was spectacular.
The spray of flowers and bird on top.
The water dripping from the fountain below.
This is also a favorite. Inspired by John and Jackie Kennedy.
I loved this one also. A Wedding on the Prairie theme.
And that is a wrap. It is open one more day, tomorrow, Sunday September 30. It opens at ten. It gets very crowded and the later you go on Sunday the bigger chance that some of the competitors have taken their cakes home.