Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nickel City Cake Challenge

Feed Your Soul--the company behind the successful Nickel City Chef series is proud to present Western New York with a competition that’s even sweeter!

Nickel City Cake Challenge; Sweet & Spooky is second in a series of cake decorating challenges featuring Western New York’s best cake decorators. This challenge is a live, head-to-head competition that will feature three of Western New York’s top cake artists. In just two hours, each of the cake decorators chosen to participate will be challenged to complete a cake that meets specific criteria and is in keeping with the theme “Sweet & Spooky”.

Those who qualify to compete are cake decorators currently employed by bakeries in any of Western New York's eight counties. Those who are selected will appear in the national magazine, American Cake Decorating.

The competition will take place on Sunday, October 24th and will be held at Artisan Kitchens & Baths, home of the Nickel City Chef series. In Artisan’s stunning loft showroom, each artist and their assistant will work from one of Artisan’s three $100,000 kitchens in front of a panel of professional judges and a live audience.

During the two hour competition, guests will have the opportunity to snack from our custom hot chocolate bar and confectionery station (including a make-your-own-candy apple station), view cake decorating demonstrations and vote for their favorite cake from the day’s amateur entries. Lake Effect Ice Cream, Niagara County Community College Culinary Institute, Niagara Popcorn and Sarah Walley Events are hand-selected vendors who will supply samples of their own unique treats to our guests.

Tickets for this event go on sale at Noon on October 1st. A limited number of tickets will be available at Artisan Kitchens & Baths (200 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY 14207), with the lion’s share of available seats selling online. Tickets are expected to sell out very quickly.

Video from last winter’s cake challenge can be viewed by following this link.