Saturday Spotlight: CookieCon 2014 Sugar Show Winners

Given the plethora of incredible talent on display at the CookieCon 2014 Sugar Show, it seems only appropriate that I cast this week's spotlight on the very deserving winners announced mere hours ago at the closing ceremony.

 

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But before I do, a bit of background about the Sugar Show. This year, there were five categories judged by popular vote: Anything Goes, Home Sweet Home, Once Upon A Time, Spring, and Mystery Shape. You can read more about the entry requirements for each category here on the CookieCon site. Entries in all of the categories were decorated in advance, with the exception of the Mystery Shape. In that case, the cookies were iced during the "open decorating" session on Saturday morning, only after the mystery shape (a speech balloon) had been revealed - leaving people with just a few hours to bring it on! And did they ever, as you'll see in just a bit . . .

 

There were also several (seven, to be exact) amazing Instructors' Choice awards, though I regret that I was unable to capture those winners in photo form. My hope is that all of those amazing cookiers will proudly step forward and share their winning entries here on Cookie Connection in the not too distant future!

 

'Til then, I leave you with the first, second, and third place winners in each of the aforementioned five categories. What you're about to see is truly mind-boggling. Please take a moment to congratulate these ladies on these triumphs.

 

Anything Goes

 

First Place: Monica Holbert

AnythingMonica

 

Second Place: Barbara Florin

AnythingBarb

 

Third Place: Lynne Schuyler

AnythingLynn

 

Home Sweet Home

 

First Place: Kerri Roy

HomeKerri

 

Second Place: Karen McCormack

HomeKaren

 

Third Place: Tatiana Khromushna

HomeTatiana

 

Once Upon A Time

 

First Place: Jeanette Durham and Laurie Thompson 

OnceJeanette

 

Second Place: Melanie Burns 

OnceMelanie

 

Third Place: Arlene Pacheco  

OnceArlene

  

Spring

 

First Place: Debora Ferri 

SpringDebora

 

Second Place: Laurie Anglen 

SpringLaurie

 

Third Place, Karen McCormack

SpringKaren


Mystery Shape

 

First Place: Monica Holbert 

MonicaMystery

 

Second Place: Sarah Schottler

Mystery-Sarah

 

Third Place: Jeanette Durham

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Congrats again to all of the winners! It's quite possible that they've set an insurmountable bar for CookieCon 2015 . . . or is it 2016? As with everyone, I'm waiting with bated breath to know which it will be.

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All of them are awesome! How did you pick a favorite? Thank you so much Julia, for posting all of this for us to see! It felt like I was there, having cookie fun with all of my cookie idols. 

Originally Posted by Chrisy:

All of them are awesome! How did you pick a favorite? Thank you so much Julia, for posting all of this for us to see! It felt like I was there, having cookie fun with all of my cookie idols. 

I didn't have to pick - fortunately. The winners in these categories were determined by popular vote. People wrote their picks on slips of paper and dropped them into a big ballot box; then Mike/Karen and their team hand-tallied thousands of slips.

Originally Posted by Sissygirl/Michelle west Sion:

They are all amazing. months ago I asked if you could just put on a ball cap and strap the "julia cam" to it. and that you did. Loved all the videos and pictures. Thank you

Thanks. There are still a couple of more videos (Anne Yorks and Amber Spiegel) to come. I'm having some trouble uploading them without errors due to the slow internet connection here.

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