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The Art of Sweetness: All Wrapped Up With Ease

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
A green and black printed cake topped with a baby’s shoe, created by Occasions by Gilly Ann, caught the eyes of baby lovers and others at the expo.
Rivals Sage Delights gave their decorating opponents a run for their money with their Jamaican-inspired tiered cake.
The masterminds behind the SweetArt Bake Expo, the With Ease Magazine team (from left) Shonick McFarlane, Tyrone and Andrea Green pause for a photo op.
The expo was a family affair for Tina Hamilton, who was accompanied by her husband Richard Ashman and daughter Isabelle Ashman.
Occasions by Gilly Ann dolled things up with this head-over-heels cake.
All the hard work paid off when Cake Couture Ja presented a beautifully shelled Indonesian-inspired cake.
Friends T'anna Rose (left) and Danaille Stone are all smiles as they indulge in all the sweetness the event had to offer.
A creatively designed crib for a welcoming home or a baby shower designed by a popular baker for the evening, Jodi Cakes.
A basket of flowers from Peta’s Sweet Tooth Pastries & More would sweeten just about any occasion.
Dean-Paul Dawson shares the spotlight with his adorable daughter, Capree.
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Whether it was a sweet day or a cheat day, SweetArt Bake Expo created palatable excitement 'With Ease', as sweet treat lovers gathered at The Jamaica Pegasus on Sunday.

The family event organised by With Ease Magazine saw many indulging in a wide array of something sweet.

Cakes on display ran the gamut of every occasion. From mouth-watering cupcakes, birthday cakes, cakes for baby showers and christening to elaborate, show-stopping wedding cakes.

These baking experts went all out and brought their cake game, with the real reward sounding off in 'mmm', 'ahhs' or complete silence as they bit into each sampling.

The highlight of the event came from several competitions the organisers had in store for patrons. Cake Couture Jamaica and Sage Delights got out their rolling pins and battled to become the ultimate live cake challenge victor. In the end, Cake Couture triumphed with a beautiful Indonesian-inspired wedding cake, and Camille Flimn from Cake Couture Ja won a scholarship to attend the International Culinary Centre in New York.

Other contests included best tasting cake, which went to Joy of Food. Jodi Cakes came in second, while Patisserie Extraordinaire came in third.

For the predecorated cake competition in the Professional category, Jodi-Anne McBean of Jodi Cakes placed third, Shaun Grant of Sage Delights placed second, and going above and beyond to cop the top spot was Crystal Wong of Patisserie Extraordinaire.

In the Student category, the predecorated cake winner was Kelsey Auden, while the People's Choice Award winner was Jodi-Anne McBean of Jodi Cakes.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com