Big Top Cake Competition

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States
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The Southern Food & Beverage Museum and John E Koerner & Co., Inc., present the second Annual New Orleans Big Top Cake Competition and Bakery Carnival!

Last year's winning cake from Chef Melissa Daniel from Rouses

Last year's winning cake from Chef Melissa Daniel from Rouses

Taking place at the museum on June 24, 2017, the Big Top Cake Competition allows professionals, home bakers, and students to showcase their finest cake decorating techniques to our team of professional judges and the public. This year the theme is β€œIt’s Happy Hour Somewhere!” and the winners of both the student and professional entries will have their cakes on display at the museum for a year following the competition.

The competition will be judged by professional judges as well as the public! Your votes will count for the People's Choice award in the cake decorating contest. The winner of the professional cake contest will have their cake displayed in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum for the upcoming year, and the student category winner will receive admission to the three-day Pastry Live in Atlanta. Other prizes include kitchen equipment from KitchenAid, cookbooks from Wiley Publishing, supplies from King Arthur Flour, and a one-of-a-kind glass blown trophy by Rosetree Blown Glass Studio.

The Bakery Carnival, a showcase of local bakeries sampling out their favorite sweet and savory creations, will also be returning to SoFAB. Throughout the day, local chefs will demonstrate various techniques used in the pastry world in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air.

Following the competition, SoFAB, John E. Koerner & Co., Inc, and Delgado University will host a Bakery Entrepreneurship Panel discussion at 3:00 PM exploring ways to start a bakery, the legalities of selling products, and how to get help. Attendance to all events of the day is free with museum admission ($10.50 for adults, $5.25 for students, seniors, and military). Admission includes two tickets, one to vote for your favorite decorated cake and one to choose your favorite Bakery Carnival treat. Stuffing the ballot boxes is fully encouraged, so we'll have extra tickets for purchase! There will be a beverage station with drinks for purchase from Delgado.

Join the Competition!

Proceeds from event will sponsor SoFAB's Pastry Entrepreneurship Day. The Cake Competition and Bakery Carnival serve to highlight local businesses while helping to build the pastry community at the same time

Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support to make this event possible.

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