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GBCD Motivation!

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Have you been seeing posts on Facebook about the Great British Cake Decorator competition 2018? Perhaps you've read about it in the latest issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft magazine? 

You may be really excited by the illusion theme but worried you may not be 'good' enough to enter. Perhaps you're concerned you don't have the time, or you have too many other deadlines? Don't worry, we've been speaking to the winners and runners up of 2016 and 2017's competitions, to show you that entering a competition is always worth a try! With past entrants who had never touched an airbrush before and another who was 40 weeks pregnant on the competition's closing date, here's some motivation from competitions not long past!

 

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GBCD 2017

Theme: Fairytales

 

Winner: Nicola Gerrans

"I had recently been setting up my cake business and winning GBCD 2017 really gave me the confidence boost I needed to go for it!"

Nicola Gerrans     Nicola Gerrans cake

 

Runner Up: Angela Roberts

"My main challenge was trying not to give birth before completing the cake - my due date was the day the competition closed!"

Angela Roberts     Angela Roberts cake

 

Runner Up: Romilda Fraterman

"My motto is always to just dare to try!"

Romilda Fraterman     Romilda Fraterman cake

 

Runner Up: Zoe Smith

"I entered the competition last year and when I saw this year's theme, I decided I had to try again! I was so excited to make the final ten... I'm now a tutorial contributor for the magazine!"

Zoe Smith     Zoe Smith

 

Runner Up: Sarah Jones

"I am self-taught and often use the techniques I've learned from the magazine to make my cakes... I just thought it would be fun to give the competiton a try!"

Sarah Jones     

 

Runner Up: Claire Diggle

"I wanted to enter a competition to challenge myself... exploring the structure building technique was something new for me."

Claire Diggle     Claire Diggle cake

 

Runner Up: Joanne Chau

"The theme really inspired me to participate."

Runner Up: Joanne Chau     Runner Up: Joanne Chau

 

 

 

 

GBCD 2016 

Theme: Twelve Days of Christmas

 

Winner: Zoe Burmester

"I would say to anyone considering enterting the competition: just go for it!"

Zoe Burmester     Zoe Burmester cake

 

 

Runner Up: Veronica Seta

"Know the importance of having proper voice and style in cake design."

Victoria Seta     Veronica Seta cake

 

 

Runner Up: Zoe Smith

"Creating characters is my favourite thing to do, so I was drawn to the human elements of the song."

Zoe Smith     Zoe Smith cake

 

 

Runner Up: Julie Cain

"Everything I know has come from online classes, magazines, books, lots of practice and even more mistakes."

Julie Cain     Julie Cain cake

 

 

It's always worth giving something a go, even if you're not sure you'll be good enough - many of the above entrants thought the same and here we are!

Just follow this link to find out more and apply... if you don't spread your wings, you'll never know if you can fly 🕊️

 

 

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