Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show
The Grand National Wedding Cake Competition
I AM A MODERN CLASSIC 2018!
River Spirit Expo Building, Lower Level
September 29 and 30, 2018 with competitor setup September 28 (no public viewing)
Public Admission Hours
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ARE FREE TO ALL
This year’s lineup:
DAILY SHOW DEMONSTRATIONS for 2018
CONDUCTED BY CELEBRITY EDIBLE ART STAR TALENTS
ALAN DUNN & JACQUI KELLY
FOR VISITORS CAKES WITH A WORLD-CLASS PRESENCE
Stroll through hundreds of spectacular award-winning cakes in the bustling, fun-filled atmosphere of the Tulsa State Fair. With stunning table settings and sublime designs, you are assured of a visual feast. See the quality and style of the nation’s premier cake designers as they stir up a glorious menu of bespoke wedding cakes. Beautifully presented, there is something for everyone, young or old. The OKLAHOMA STATE SUGAR ART SHOW sets the standard like no other.
The companion competition OSSAS has a full program of exceptional divisions displaying celebration and special occasion cakes that exhibit memorable techniques spurred by the contestant’s creative energy. This is a chance to celebrate cake, compete, share, be educated. Competitors don’t have to compete in the wedding cake competition if they don’t want to or do not qualify; the wedding cake competition is only open to contestants’ semiprofessional and above. As indicated in the rules, there are two distinct shows under the one umbrella – read both sets for complete information.
Cake aficionados travel thousands of miles to be a part of this iconic exhibition. It would be fair to say that competitors credit success at this event to be a key that opens doors to television possibilities, presenting, teaching and other exciting avenues that involve the sugar arts.
ROOMS & ACCOMMODATION
Stay in our room blocks; everyone is welcome. What better way to relax after a busy day at the show than by staying at our host hotel The Doubletree Warren Place? Choose reservations from a lovely portfolio of rooms that have been set aside exclusively for us. Excellent value and good quality accommodations available to competitors and visitors alike – touch the accommodation button to facilitate the process mentioning Oklahoma Sugar Artists to access the show price of $85 for Doubletree 1- 4 in a room.
My sponsors are such an important and integral part of this success and I thank them all most sincerely for their fabulous support and for being a valuable part of my dream. This event amplifies opportunities to support and promote a sponsor’s products and showcase their latest lines, while reinforcing those that are time-tested and keeping eyes on the lookout for the new and original. Creative and clever competitors innovate challenging showstoppers that in turn inspire the collective imagination of receptive manufacturers.
SERIOUS SECURITY ISSUES
CAKE SECURITY is a key issue when cakes are on display. It is apparent that artists are frozen in place rather than reacting when deliberate damage occurs. Competitors should be their own watch dogs and if anyone is seen touching, damaging or stealing property, first yell out loud and clear to bring public attention to the perpetrators. Immediately inform roaming security volunteers who will know what to do next to alert Fair personnel; there is a complete security department at the Fair but neither they nor the volunteers have eyes in the back of their heads. Be aware and be on guard!
POST SHOW CLASS INFORMATION
After the 2018 competition concludes, artists can attend a hands-on class with the inimitable ALAN DUNN. This is the cheapest class on the planet: $250 for two days and will be held at The Doubletree Hotel. Students are assigned class positions on a first come, first served basis so don’t delay as this class will be very popular – download the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show (OSSAS) ENTRY FORM for registration signup and send ASAP into Loydene Barrett.
BAKING DEADLINE is August 1. Layered filled anniversary cakes will be rewarded with prizes and products provided by Guittard Chocolate, Nielsen Massey Vanillas and Royal Pacific.
JULIA USHER’S decorated cookie competition will once again provide for prize money of $1750 distributed through 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Be sure the cookies created are stable. Get them made early; this is a wonderful return for an investment of just 12 cookies.
CELEBRATE OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY! Sponsored by Master Sugar artists Ceri Griffiths & Dawn Parrott 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize will be awarded from their pooled prize money.
SQUIRES KITCHEN will sponsor 1s,t 2nd & 3rd place special prizes for the best three only wedding cakes to be chosen from the professional and masters division.
Our achievements over this past twenty-five years are unprecedented and the show has taken on a persona of its own and a passion in my life, so come along and join the celebration!
LOYDENE BARRETT has made many selfless contributions for the success of this event, even denying her personal artistic direction in the best interests of others. It must be mentioned that her professionalism and devotion to the show often goes above and beyond on so many occasions and she unselfishly puts the aspirations of others before her own.
GRACE McMILLAN, ever gracious, produces and updates our stunning website each year, which reaches millions worldwide. We are very grateful for her expertise and professionalism.
As always, I am your personal guide for all aspects of the sugar art show. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you might have.