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Winners and Highlights from the Sweetart Bake Expo!

The Sweetart Bake Expo held at The Jamaica Pegasus two Sundays ago had patrons in awe at the creativity of Cakes decorated and probably sent everyone’s sweet tooth into overdrive with the samples given.

There were On-stage demos and Presentations on Cake Decorating, as well as classes that were conducted, including one that was by a local instructor.

Sometimes a Cake is decorated well and doesn’t taste as good as it looks, but the proof is in the pudding. Suga was most impressed with the Piña Colada cupcake by Alex’s creations (@alexcreationsja). I tasted the rum first, followed by the coconut flavour,  then was hit with the sweet accentuated by the icing. Fantastic!

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Other tasty highlights for Suga:
*Instagram tags in brackets

Cheesecake by Kelsey’s Kreations (@kelseyskreations_ja)

• Bread Pudding by Skimo’s Pastries (@skimos_pastries)

Banana Bread by La Jazz Sweet Tooth (@lajazzp_c)

Carrot Cake by Jhaneal Solomon (@savouritja)

Beer Jelly by Su Yen Green (@bakedbysue)

• Nestle’s offering of mouth-watering Bread pudding and other desserts made by using their products. Not to mention the Nestle Frappélatte that seems to be a hit everywhere it goes. It’s made with coffee and ice cream and is richly flavoured.

I know persons are straying from the traditional Fruit cakes for Weddings, but I only got two to taste that were not up to standard. Perhaps Blissful Bites by Delvena came close. Lemon cakes are now a popular choice for Weddings, but none of them hit the spot.

The presence of well-known Bakers was missed, but there are many on the rise with potential who were present and have been working on their craft for years. The Cake Decorating Competitions displayed high levels of skill and creativity, making things look so real.

Here are most of the Winners!
Pre-decorated Cake Competitions by Theme:

• Fast Food 
Winner

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The Bucket Meal by @alissweetfantasy won 1st place. It was also voted the People’s Choice winner for the show!

2nd Place

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The Subway Meal by @cakesbyqueata won 2nd place.

Decorated by Students!
• Fast Food theme Winner

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Winner of the Student Category was Annalise Powell of @baked876.

• Wedding 
Winner

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The winning Cake was Decorated by @thesweetspotja

• Topsy Turvy 
Winner

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First time entrant who just started Baking last year of @doms.delights was in tears after the announcement and moved even a few members of the audience to tears too.

Runner up

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@fabulous_cakesja came 2nd.

• Jungle Theme
Winner

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Winner of the Jungle Theme Pre-decorated Cake Competition by #sweetimpressionsja

CONGRATS to the WINNERS and See you at the 5th Anniversary Edition, #sweetartbakeexpo2019!

Save the date! It will be May 26,2019 with 5 days of activities.

Sweetart Bake Expo

Email: info@sweetartbakeexpoja.com

Instagram: @sweetartbakeexpoja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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#fbf to Suga’s Christmas Cake from Sweet Obsession!

No Christmas Fruit Cake comes close to my Mother’s or Aunty Mads’. With that said, I can be very critical about them. So I pondered for days what I was going to do to keep the tradition alive, especially since I was staying in Jamaica all season. I felt like I needed not 1 but 2 cakes!

I stumbled across a friend’s Instagram page, Sweet Obsession where it looked good and the price was right.

● 1 1/2lbs – $1500JMD

● 2lbs – $2400JMD

● 3lbs – $3500JMD

Of course I had to do a tasting first, explaining that I don’t like it too fruity but I like it with lots of rum.

The quality of the tasting was alright. It had my rum content but the texture needed to be a bit softer. So I passed that information along and made my order with the assurance that adjustments would be made.

I was happy that my order came extremely close to my high standard. Friends and Family enjoyed it as well. It was certainly a treat for all of 700+ calories per slice. That’s right folks, Suga recommends you lose 5 to 10 pounds before each Christmas to fully endulge guilt-free!

Looking forward to another season with Sweet Obsession!

Sweet Obsession

Ph: 876-859-4015; 876-383-9532

Instagram: sweetobsessionja

Facebook: sweet2obsession@gmail.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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