87.7 F
Leesburg
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Home Local News Lake County Leesburg Woman Places 2nd in America's Cake Fair

Leesburg Woman Places 2nd in America’s Cake Fair

- Advertisement -

LEESBURG, Fla. –  Local cake maker and small business owner Teresa Toomer of Leesburg has placed second in the Orlando Convention Center’s America’s Cake Fair.

Teresa runs a cottage cake business, Jolly Good Cakes, from her home. A single mom of two, Ms. Toomer says she’s never done a competition before, but was encouraged by friends, local businesses, and the general public to enter the American Cake Fair. Although she was unsure of whether or not she was truly ready for such an undertaking, Ms. Toomer chose to enter and looked forward “to the fun experience and to get my name out there.”

- Advertisement -

The competition, which was hosted by Satin Ice, featured industry celebrity headliners, more than 100 hands-on classes and demonstrations, cake competitions, challenges, and a sugar arts fashion show. Ms. Toomer saved up to enter the competition and set to work on a design she hoped would showcase her skills pitted against thousands of other industry professionals.

Thousands of spectators viewed Ms. Toomer’s cake design, as well as the competition’s judges. Saturday, October 14, the entries were judged, and Ms. Toomer says she stayed away that day, nervous for the results. Sunday, October 15, entrants were called shortly after 3 p.m. to the stage and asked to sit and wait.

- Advertisement -

Teresa Toomer won second place in the wedding cake competition, against hundreds of other entries. Ms. Toomer says her emotions ran high as she shook the hand of the owner of Satin Ice and accepted her ribbon and certificate. She says she still can’t believe she had won and would like to thank all her customers who helped her reach this point.

America’s Cake Fair was held at the Orange County Convention Center at West Hall on International Drive. The event spanned four days, from Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe for free daily news

Receive daily emails and keep up with local news 100% Free!

Destinee Amberhttp://lifewithkyle2.blogspot.com
Hey all! I am a writer and artist by profession, mom to 3 by luck, and aunt to several more for fun. I'm a Eustis resident, living in the Lake County area off and on since 2003. I'm an amateur historian, a decent cook, and my kids tell me my karaoke is on point. Aside from writing for various publications, I'm working on a historical fiction novel and have published several short stories and poems throughout the years. I also run a blog dedicated to our adventures with my special needs son. Check us out on Twitter and Facebook.

Most Popular

Officials Partner to Distribute Free Cloth Face Covers for Lake Residents

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of Health came together in an effort to provide Lake County residents with...

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Lake County

Weekly list of COVID-19 testing locations in Lake County, Florida. This list is updated every week on Mondays, be sure to check back for new information.

Pilot Dies After Small Airplane Crashes at Leeward Air Ranch

Pilot dies in crash while attempting to land a small airplane at the Leeward Air Ranch in Ocala.

Humane Society Offers Tips to Prepare Your Pet for Hurricane Season & COVID-19

The Sumter County Humane Society offers tips on preparing your pet during the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane season to ensure your pet is safe or cared for should an incident arise.

Recent Comments