This category is for impressive design and creative sugar decorations for individual and collections of cupcakes.
WEDDING CAKE AWARD sponsored by fondarific
This category recognises who is the very best-of-the-best in this highly emotive and extremely personal genre, whether it be traditional tiered beauties or something different.
COOKIE AWARD SPONSORED BY Silikomart
From hand-painted masterpieces to 3D creations, cookies are a showcase for some amazing decorating and sugarcraft techniques on a biscuit base.
NOVELTY CAKE AWARD SPONSORED BY Renshaw
This can be any cake that has been carved or sculpted and is not your regular geometric shaped cake. We are looking for bakers who are not afraid to use their imagination and push the boundaries of convention.
BEST MAGAZINE COVER AWARD
This award will recognise the best Cake Masters Magazine cover since July 2015 to June 2016.
BEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE AWARD
This category is to identify and congratulate any teacher, school or online resource that delivers real value and skills in an accessible way.
BEST PRODUCT AWARD
This award recognises the product that you have loved using, maybe new this year, or something that you just can not live without.
ROYAL ICING AWARD SPONSORED BY Wilton
Royal iced decoration is a true art form and is a beautiful way to decorate cake. This category aims to recognise those who use royal icing to decorate their cakes in a traditional or modern way to create stunning master pieces.
MODELLING EXCELLENCE AWARD SPONSORED BY The Cake Decorating Company
This category recognises the superb decorations created to adorn celebration cakes; be it a perfect figure modelling or fascinating miniature creations.
*NEW* Best Cake Support Award sponsored by Cake Frame
A new award celebrating the people that stand on the sidelines, ready to support in anyway possible. For the moments when you’re up at four in the morning with a cake that just isn’t going to plan, running out of ingredients when you are already up against it, or when you finally hit that lightbulb idea... this special award recognises the person that is always there to bring you a cuppa, that always responds to your messages with positive or constructive feedback, who makes you remember that the work you’re doing is worth something. Who is the dowel in your wedding cake?The one that supports you all the way? Your partner in all things cake? Let's celebrate them!
SUGAR FLOWERS AWARD
This category is new for 2016 and recognises beautiful sugar flower creations. Traditionally on wedding cakes, sugar flowers are a perfect decoration for any celebration cake.
CAKE HERO AWARD SPONSORED BY Satin ICE
The cake world is full of fabulous, creative and fascinating people. Vote for your celebrity cake crush, the caker that you stalk the most on social media or just someone who is your hero!
COLLABORATION AWARD SPONSORED BY Magic Colours
Collaborations are a great way of bringing talented cake artists from all over the world together in the name of creating amazing cakes! Collaborations are usually based on a theme or to celebrate a specific event and can be nominated for their overall visual impact and individual pieces.
BEST BOOK AWARD
There are many books that have been published to help us learn how to decorate beautiful cakes. This award celebrates your favourite book, the book that has helped you decorate better cakes or has helped you master a new skill or technique.
*new* BEST SHOW PIECE AWARD SPONSORED BY Innovative Sugarworks
An award to recognise the outstanding talent, creativity and courage needed to create a show-stopping piece. Whether it was a special display piece for an exhibition or a PR stunt, these cake and sugar creations push the boundaries of edible art in a huge way.
BEST RETAILER AWARD sponsored by Rainbow Dust
With so many retailers serving our community, this award recognises the retailer who is best serving our needs in terms of affordability, stock, customer service or variety. This category is open to both online and store based retailers worldwide.
Cake international best in show 2016
The judges of the Cake International competitions will be crowning an overall, ultimate BEST IN SHOW CAKE from the past 12 months (Birmingham NOV 2015, Birmingham MAR 2016 and London 2016).