Tommy Kleckner (Indiana Landmarks, Western Regional Office Director); Diane Ballard (Monroe County History Center, Director); Dominique Webberhung (BLU Boy Chocolate Cafe and Cakery, pastry chef and COO)
The 2012 Architectural Cake Contest champion was Edwardo Rhodes.
Edwardo’s cake was a magnificent representation of Indiana University’s Bryan House.
There was a little tension when Mistress of Ceremonies Cheryl Munson cut into the roof and found an empty attic with a floor that resisted her knife’s edge. Had this baker used plywood? Would he be disqualified for using a material edible only by rats and bacteria? To our great relief, we discovered that the key to this house’s hyper-erect standing was gum paste, a substance previously unknown to most of us.
Congratulations, Dr. Rhodes, on a fabulous creation!
The Fourth Annual Old-House Expo & Architectural Cake Contest will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 2015 in the atrium of Bloomington’s City Hall at 401 N. Morton St.
Entries are invited in two categories: Professional Baker and Non-Professional Baker. There is no charge to participate. For more information, see “rules.”
This year’s judges will be
Suzanne Stanis, Director of Heritage Education & Information at the Indiana Landmarks Foundation
Jeff Mease, Founder and CEO of One World Enterprises
Bob Zaltsberg, Editor of The Herald-Times
Bakers, please deliver your cake to the atrium between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. on May 2. The cakes will be displayed for public admiration, with judging at 11 a.m. After the judges have chosen winners in the categories of Best Taste & Texture, Overall Appearance, and Faithfulness of Representation, the cakes will be cut, with cake for all to follow.
Entry forms must be received by noon on Friday, April 24.