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Oklahoma Sugar Art Show and Grand National Wedding Cake Competition 2016


One event I try to never miss is the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show at the Tulsa State Fair. it is only two days so if you snooze you lose. This year I couldn’t go Saturday so like a pagan heathen I went Sunday. Lots less pushing and shoving if you you Sunday I found out but there is still a lot of people.


The theme this year was “Mad for Metallics” so there was a metallic theme to the entries. My favorite cake was this Steam Punk themed cake. All sorts of gears and pipes and such.


Here is a detail. Marvelous is what I say.


I loved this gardening themed piece with the butterfly.


And this Winnie the Pooh themed item with the Pooh and the bee hive.


And this was absolutely gorgeous.


And these gears,


And these happy flowers. I wonder if they are a bit creepy though.


And there were a couple of Day of the Dead pieces also. That day is fast becoming my favorite holiday. Now I am sounding creepy.


And a mask, I love masks. There used to be lots of mask entries but they are so fragile.


And a classic beautiful piece.


I love the lattice work. How do they do that?


And a Victorian themed cake.

Our World – 2015 Tulsa State Fair


Sunday morning I headed out to the Tulsa State Fair. I got there late in the morning and not too many people were there. Which is fine with me.  _DSC0776

All the rides were getting ready for the day. I am not much of a ride guy.


They have an incredible variety of food there. I generally eat only one thing. A couple years ago it was grasshopper pizza. Today I had a pretty good Indian Taco.


I was mainly there for the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. It is supposed to be the top show in the US for such things. I will post more examples later in the week but this is an example. It is kind of an inverted layer cake with lots of lace decorations.


The detail is amazing. All the external components must be food grade. No real flowers, or non food decorations allowed.


They had a category shoes as well. I had never seen edible shoes before.


Next I moseyed over to the FFA displays. I always enjoy seeing what they put together.  _DSC0906

They had a great display of pumpkins.


And of course, being a State Fair you gotta have critters. Like cows.


and horses.


I did take one ride. The skyride that bisects the fair east and west. There is a coliseum on the fair grounds and Disney on Ice was putting on there show. There were little girls in the Frozen costumes all over the fair going to the show with their mothers. Pretty sweet if you ask me. I’m a guy, I can’t say it is precious, even if is precious.

So anyway, it was a pretty cheap outing. I took the shuttle bus from a satellite location so parking was free, $10 for admission, a nice Optimator draft beer at the beer garden and an Indian Taco cost another $16, the Skyride cost me $4. So, all in all, it was a cheap outing.

LInking with Our World Tuesday

Oklahoma Sugar Art Show and Grand National Wedding Cake Competition



I have a confession to make. I am addicted to the the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. Sugar art is basically cake decorating and at the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show it is cake decorating on steroids for here is the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition directed by the the Food Network’s Kerry Vincent.


The cakes are amazing. They are works of art that are supposed to be made entirely of FDA food grade contents including all decorations. What I don’t get is how come nobody seems to care how the cake is. It seems like at the end they ought to be serving the cake. Oh well, nobody besides me seems to even worry about it.


I found an Oklahoma themed cake. Praire’s are always good in Oklahoma.


I loved this entry with an Indian theme. I really liked the elephants.


I liked this one with eccentrically stacked cake segments and then a flower cascade on the other side.


I love this art deco cake but I am wondering just how the lights on it conform to the rules that everything on the cake must be edible. I mean do they make edible light bulbs now?

I don’t know who won or lost. I think the presenters are all winners. At the top level all the cakes are wonderful. I just like looking them.

And I have something else to confess. This is the second time I wrote this post. I wrote it up last night and scheduled it and it disappeared!! Imagine my surprise  when I signed on this afternoon to check on it and it was nowhere to be found. So, which one of you out there stole my post?

Linking to Our World Tuesday

2013 Oklahoma Sugar Art Show

2012 Oklahoma Sugar Art Show