The Wedding Show – Summer Edition – Cake Decorating Competition
A unique event and spotlight feature at The Wedding Show – Summer Edition 2017! A real couple from the Northeast Wisconsin region will be chosen to judge and ultimately pick their actual wedding cake during The Wedding Show – Summer Edition Cake Decorating Competition! Compete in a one-of-a-kind cake decorating competition where your creativity and skills will create the love story of a real life couple.
Couples getting married in 2018 or 2019 within the Northeast Wisconsin region will enter via social media for the chance to say “yes” to their cake at The Wedding Show – Summer Edition. The couple will be selected on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
The winning couple will provide their wedding theme, date of their wedding, and love story which will be given to decorators on June 16, 2017. Decorators will then have one month to design and create a cake, fitting the couple’s theme and love story for judging at The Wedding Show – Summer Edition on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Cake decorators will be responsible for bringing their cake between 7:00am to 9:00 am on Sunday, July 23 to be displayed throughout show hours. Cake decorators must also have a sample for the bride and groom to taste at 2:00pm during the taste portion of the judging by the bride & groom. Samples should not be given to any other attendees of the show unless the decorator is also participating in the show as a vendor in which case samples may be handed out to other attendees only within their designated vendor booth. At approximately 2:30pm the winners of both the Couple’s Choice & People’s Choice will be announced. At this time, business cards may be placed by the decorated cake, but no other advertising is allowed. A $50 fee to participate in the competition is due for those not participating as a vendor in the 2017 Summer Edition of The Wedding Show. If you are a vendor at the show, your competition fee will be waived. Contact Heather Ohde if you are interested in being a vendor at the show.
One decorator will be chosen by the couple as the Couple’s Choice Winner. The couple will select the winner based on creativity, adherence to their wedding theme, taste of the cake sample, and incorporation of their love story. The Couple’s Choice winner will be responsible for recreation of the cake for the couple’s wedding in 2018 or 2019. The decorator will be responsible for creating this cake at no charge in exchange for the following prize package valued at over $1,100:
- Announced Couple’s Choice Winner on Resch Center Facebook Page (over 55,000 followers)
- $300 Cash ($100 from Couple & $200 from PMI Entertainment Group)
- The following for the 2018 Wedding Show – Summer Edition
- Complimentary 10’x10’ booth
- In-Studio opportunity
- 2017 Couple’s Choice Winner Full Page Directory Ad
- 2017 Couple’s Choice Award
One decorator will be chosen by attendees as the People’s Choice Winner. Attendees will vote for their favorite cake on iPad kiosks set-up by the Wedding Cake Display. The People’s Choice Winner will receive:
- 50% Discount on a booth at the 2018 Wedding Show – Summer Edition
- 2017 People’s Choice Award
Rules & Regulations for The Cake Decorating Competition
Cakes must be set up Sunday, July 23rd between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. All contestants should have their entry set-up no later than 9:00am the day of the show. Numbers will be assigned for each cake entry.
Cakes are judged on appearance, creative display of the couple’s “Love Story” and adherence to their wedding theme. Styrofoam permitted for competition with knowledge that if selected Couple’s Choice Winner creation of a real cake replica will be required for 2018 or 2019 wedding.
Use of butter cream, rolled fondant, or other icing allowed for cake covering. Garnishes such as ribbons, draping, or flowers should be made with fondant, butter cream or other icing. Non-edible decorations should not be used. If any non-edible decorations are used you will be disqualified, and your cake will not be displayed. Decision of the couple and voting kiosks are final.
No business identifying marks, advertisements, or photos will be allowed until the completion of the judging on Sunday afternoon. After judging, business cards may be placed by the cakes, but no other advertising is allowed. Couple’s Choice will be chosen by a real couple chosen via social media with a wedding date in 2018 or 2019, all cakes in the competition qualify for this award.
People’s Choice will be chosen by The Wedding Show – Summer Edition attendees via iPad kiosk voting, all cakes in the competition qualify for this award.
Food License number required for registration.
Winners will be announced at approximately 2:30pm at the Cake Decorating Competition Display Tent in Shopko Hall.
Cake must fit in or not be larger than a 36” x 30” display area. Must not exceed 48” in height.
Props to accent your display are acceptable with knowledge that they must also be included in the display at the couple’s wedding should you be chosen as the Couple’s Choice winner.
Taking down will be decorator’s responsibility after the end of the show at approximately 3:00 p.m.