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Pastry Live 5 Photo Blog

Hiya friends! It has been a long while since I have done a photo blog, and I thought it would be a great idea to have one this week to share all of the amazing things we saw at Pastry Live this week. With all of the yummy cakes, chocolate, plated desserts, chocolates, seminars, and showpieces, I know you will enjoy this feast for the eyes. 

ISAC Booth and Chef Nicholas’ Seminar

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Scott was mobbed handing out Renshaw Ready to Roll Fondant samples!

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Nielsen-Massey Booth! We love them AND they sponsered Chef Nicholas’ seminar

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Plated Dessert and Chocolatier of the Year

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3rd Place- Michael Craig

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2nd Place- Vincent Attali

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1st Place- Nicolas Blouin

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3rd Place- Natalya Shaprio

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2nd Place- Molly Rothermel

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1st Place- Brittany Mateika

Plated Dessert and Chocolatier of the Year photos by Donna Permell/Prime Phocus

Art of Cake 

This year there were two themes for the Art of Cake competition. Tiered cakes had to draw their inspriation from three different crayon colors, and the sculpted cakes had to be inspried by toys! I loved both of these themes, the final cakes were all so beautiufl and whimsical!


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Irene Widjaya- 3rd Place

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Phetsada Mounnarath, my class assistant and former student at the French Pastry School, took 2nd Place.

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Chef Joe Cumm, who taught a class at ISAC this past Saturday, won 1st Place in the tiered Art of Cake!


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Marilyn Bawol- 3rd Place

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Katharina McCawley- 2nd Place

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Johanna Wyss- 1st Place

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Art of Cake judges… guess who is my favorite ;)

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If Chef Nicholas is involved OF COURSE Renshaw Ready to Roll Fondant is on the list of prizes!

Student Chocolate Showpiece Winners

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3rd Place- Megan Kuk

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2nd Place- Brooke Ball

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1st Place- Emily Holtz

Student Chocolate Showpiece photos by Donna Permell/Prime Phocus

2015 Showpiece Championship

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The Avengers by Team Robert Nieto and Olivier Saintemarie

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Lego City by Team Saber Rejbi and Plamen Marinov

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Optimus Prime by Team Matthew Ratliff and Raymond Blanchard

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Team Julie Eslinger and Mariana Ramirez took home the “Competitors Choice” award with this showpiece

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Team Lionel Touya and Christophe Rull were awarded “Best Artistry” for their fun piece featuring a marionette resting on atoy box

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Best Sugar Showpiece in the 2015 Showpiece Championship went to Team Cori Schlemmer and Rachel Young

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Team Kengo Akabame and Toshinori Akishiro took home an unprecedented number of awards; not only are they this year’s “Best Overall,” but also “Best Chocolate,” “Sponsors’ Choice,” and “People’s Choice”

Congratulations to all this years winners! I hope that you all enjoyed the beautiful plated desserts, chocolates, cakes, student chocolate showpeices, and the National Showpiece competition pieces. Pastry Live is a wonderful event and the ISAC team looks forward to it every year! Hope to see you in Atlanta for Pasty Live 6 next August!

Sweetly yours, 


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