10th Goldilocks Cake Deco Finals Set with “Xtreme” Challenges Ahead!

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10th Goldilocks Cake Deco Finals Set with “Xtreme” Challenges Ahead!

As part of it’s 50th anniversary celebration, Goldilocks has slated it’s 10th Intercollegiate Cake Decorating Challenge (lCDC) to be bigger than ever!

Highlighting the artistry involved in cake decoration, this innovative competition has grown to become a nationwide activity that is highly anticipated by both participating schools and audiences alike.

Take a brief ‘flashback’ of last year’s Goldilocks Cake Deco Challenge 2015 here.

Goldilocks Cake Deco Challenge

Goldilocks Cake Deco Challenge 2016

Intercollegiate Cake Decorating Challenge Finals

ICDC is beyond the usual submit-display-and-judge cake decorating contests. It is extemporaneous in nature and requires not only familiarity with techniques, but a definite originality and creativity to set the winning team apart.

Recently, almost one hundred schools submitted entries in hopes of being chosen as one of the ten finalists. On contest day, ten teams will share one stage and one central supply bin. They will decorate their cakes within a given time frame, based on themes that are revealed to them at that very moment. This is all done in front of a live audience and a panel of judges composed of the leading authorities in the culinary arts industry.

Goldilocks Cake

Lovely Cake, isn’t it? 🙂

ICDC Prizes

Aside from the pride and esteem of being the grand champion, the winning school will receive a baking showcase worth a quarter of a million pesos, while the team itself will receive P20,000 in Goldilocks gift certificates.

Top 10 Finalists

After a comprehensive round of judging, the ten qualifiers are:

  • Calayan Educational Foundation
  • Colegio de San Lorenzo
  • DMCl College Foundation Dipolog
  • Far Eastern University
  • Lyceum of the Philippines Laguna
  • Lyceum Subic Bay, Pangasinan State University
  • Saint Anne College of Lucena
  • Trinity University of Asia
  • Western Institute of Technology lloilo
Goldilocks ICDC

Goldilocks ICDC Top 10 Finalista

ICDC Xtreme

Being a milestone year for Goldilocks and the ICDC, this year’s competition can be expected to be more demanding for the talented participants.

This is the 10th year of the ICDC, coinciding with the 50th anniversary or Goldilocks…because of this, I’ve decided to add some major twists. In fact, we’re calling this year’s competition ‘lCDC Xtreme’,“ explained Goldilocks Marketing Director Cherry Caluya.

While these new elements cannot be revealed as of present, one thing is for sure – they are challenging enough to warrant expert supervision.

Cake Deco

Jonel of NomNom Club Decorating his ‘cake’

10 Top Pastry Chefs

With all these for the 2016 competition, Goldilocks made sure to complement this big event with ten of the country’s top pastry chefs to guide a randomly chosen team in the lead up to competition day.

They following top pastry chefs have been tapped to provide high~level, hands-on mentorship to the participating students:

  • Chef Jackie Ang Po (Calayan Educational Foundation)
  • Jemea Antolln (Saint Anne College of Lucena)
  • Joan Dele Cruz (Pangasinan State University)
  • Bryan Dimayuga (Lyceum of the Philippines Laguna)
  • Tristan Encarnacion (Trinity University of Asia)
  • Jackie Laudico (Western Institute of Technology Iloilo)
  • Rizalino Manas (DMCI College Foundation Dipolog)
  • Amador Mendoza (Lyceum Subic Bay)
  • Pixie Sevilla (Far Eastern University)
  • Buddy Trinidad (Colegio de San Lorenzo)
Goldilocks Junior Cake Decorators

Search for Goldilocks Junior Cake Decorators

Having these renowned chefs on board early on will allow the students to learn from the best and most experienced professionals in the industry,” Caiuya pointed out. “lt‘s also worthwhile to note that every region is represented – North and South Luzon, the NCR, Visayas, and Mindanao,‘ she concluded.

Our Own Cake-Decorating Challenge

In the press conference earlier today together with some media, we were challenged by Goldilocks to try cake-decorating ourselves. And so we did!

Cake Decorating Materials

Cake Decorating Materials

Cake Decoration Demo

Cake Decoration Demonstration

Chiffon Cake

Starting with the Chiffon Cake

Goldilocks Bakeshop

Done with the Cream! Yum!

We were first shown a demonstration by the Goldilocks expert and we were made to work with these limited resources to decorate our cake.

For the first time, NomNom Club tried cake-decoration. In the end, this was the result of our efforts.

Three well-deserving cakes were recognised at the end. Although, NomNom Club did not win, it was a pleasant experience having tried it for the first time. And it was not easy! 🙂

GoldiLOVE

I think I still need to work on the “GoldiLOVE” lettering, don’t you think so? 🙂

The BIG Day

The 10th Goldilocks Intercollegiate Cake Decorating Challenge will be held on February 25, 2016 at SM North Edsa‘s The Block Activity Center.

Numerous activities and side attractions will be on hand beginning at 10am including a similar cake-decorating contest for children in the morning using

Goldilocks Cake Contest

Cake Decoration is NOT Easy! 🙂

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Know more about Goldilocks and the upcoming 10th Intercollegiate Cake Decorating Challenge (lCDC) at www.Goldilocks.com.ph, or follow them on social media including @GoldilocksPH for Twitter and Facebook!

 

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Jonel Uy is the EIC of NomNomClub.com and Managing Director of #DigitalCircles.asia, a social media marketing agency. On Mondays, I teach IT classes at Grace Christian College. Know more @ JonelUy.com Tina Quines, on the other hand, is a contributing writer.

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