Delighted to Judge Cakes and Cupcakes at the 2017 OC Fair, what delicious fun. Creative cake pops, fruit flavor cupcakes, and specialty (gluten-free) cakes!
All the entries are dropped off in the morning to Culinary Arts in the OC Promenade on the OC Fairgrounds…
Look at all the cakes and cupcakes ready for judging…lined up as far as the eye can see!
Cake and Cupcake Judging:
The final judging and tasting count: 18 cupcakes, 6 cake pops, 6 specialty cakes. Only one or two bites each, but that is some serious cake eating my friends…but hey I take my job seriously and completed the mission…
Cake and Cupcakes:
Only one or two bites each, but that is a whole lotta sugar in 3 hours. Wait, did I just eat sweet treats for 3 straight hours?
Or was it 4. Hmmm…Yes, it was four, hello sugar coma!
Judging with Chef Stéphane Tréand, a true honor.
~ New at the OC Fair: The Pâtisserie by Chef Stéphane Tréand
The Pâtisserie showcases the many talents of Chef Stéphane Tréand, World Champion Pastry Chef, Chocolatier, and MOF; come to the Pâtisserie, and learn about this prestigious title of Un de Meillleurs Ouvriers de France.
Enjoy delicious baked goods, chocolate bonbons, gelato macaron sandwiches, chocolate orange tarts and other pâtisserie delights.
Gorgeous macron tower display lovingly made by Chef Stéphane Tréand and his wife. Love the special farm animal macarons, all available to buy in OC Promenade.
Pamela Wnuck is the Culinary Supervisor, and makes sure the Culinary Arts events are spectacular!
Look what she cooked up for the OC Fair 2017…
Pamela holding a macaron from world famous pastry legend, Chef Stéphane Tréand founder of The Pastry School in Costa Mesa, California.
Do you love to bake, cook, and eat?
Look at these fun OC Fair things to do…
Culinary Arts is taking center stage at the 2017 OC Fair. The Main Stage is booked everyday throughout the fair and will be host to chefs, bakers, farmers, floral artists, food bloggers, mixologists, brewers, butchers and more.
Learn from the best during demos and tasting sessions stocked with kitchen secrets, war stories and more – straight from the experts. The 30-minute culinary demonstrations are always new and exciting, educational and FREE. For the inside scoop on everything culinary, stop by the information desk.
Fun culinary displays are all around the OC Promenade…Pamela and team, you did a beautiful job!
Who will win this year?
After the judging wonderful sweet treats all afternoon, suddenly I was craving a salad. And lots of water. Imagine that?
Thanks again Pamela and Janet plus their fantastic team in Culinary Arts, for a wonderful time guest judging for the OC Fair.
Next up, I will be judging the crazy and wonderful fair food in the Concessionaire’s Cup on July 26th, 1-4 pm. Here is a taste of: OC Fair 2017: Try these 17 insanely tasty fair foods
All The Best Dishes,
Suddenly feel like baking a cake? If so, try this Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Cake:
Or bake, Pineapple Coconut French Madeleines, perfect with tea, coffee, or as a light snack!