Do you ever have one of those weekends where you feel like you need another weekend just to recover?  Well, we had one of those weekends!  Saturday was a series of three birthday celebrations that kept us gone from 11am until 10pm.  It was one heck of a long day full of monkey bars, {lots of} cake and running.  The main event on Saturday was my cousin Lisa’s surprise party which I am so happy to say, we actually surprised her.  She is not easy to fool so her husband worked his ass off to keep it all on the down low.  I’ll have pictures later, but right now, I really want to tell you about our Sunday at the San Diego Cake Club’s Annual Cake Show.

I had not even heard about the event before Saturday when my mom saw a blurb about it on the morning news.  I’m SO glad she mentioned it because it was awesome!  It was held in La Jolla over the weekend and showcased all kinds of amazing cakes and sugar crafts, from amateur to professional.  They even have a kids section and Anthony is already planning out his entry for next years show!

click to enlarge!  It’s totally worth it.

I actually left my house without my good camera.  Bob tried giving it to me, but I told him I didn’t need it.  I was wrong.  There were so many extraordinary cakes and my little iPhone camera just did not do them justice.  Reminder:  Don’t ever leave your camera at home.  Ever.

The cake in the center above, the fairy, it was hand painted with royal icing.  Amazing!  And the dragon on the right was the professional “best in show” winner for the whole competition.  We got to meet the cake artist who created it and she was so sweet to Anthony, humoring him and answering all his gazillion questions.  I wish I had a picture of the detail, each scale looked hand placed.  Beautiful.

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The cake show also had tons of amazing raffle items and a cupcake decorating station for the kids.  We even met the Cake Boss (well…his cardboard twin).  And that picture of Anthony on the right?  That’s a very big Mad Hatter cake!  It was really crowded and I couldn’t step back far enough to get the whole darn thing in the picture, it was HUGE.

All the money raised from the Cake Show is donated to the San Diego Ronald McDonald house which is very cool.  That’s an organization near and dear to us with everything happening with Penny, my cousin Carina spends a lot of unwanted time there.  So we had a great day, saw some amazing artwork and donated to a wonderful charity.  I can’t wait till next year!

Have you ever been to a cake show?  My mom almost has me convinced to enter a Mario Bros cake next year, but I don’t think I have the amount of talent that these people have in their pinkies!  I really love cake decorating, but unfortunately, I’m not real creative on my own.