The 11th Goldilocks ICDC winner is St. Anne College of Lucena. This is another feather on the cap for the institution which was also declared the ICDC champion the previous year. Held at the Trinoma Activity Center, the competition ruled around the theme “Fusion.”
The teams from the Technological University of the Philippines, Asian College-Quezon City, Pangasinan State University, Lyceum University- Laguna, St. Anne College Lucena, Calayan Educational Foundation Inc., West Visayas State University, University of Cebu, Western Institute of Technology-Iloilo, Gabriel Taborin College of Davao, and the Holy Cross of Davao College worked around the theme where they had to integrate the arts of fashion, sculpture and painting into a Wedding Cake, Travel Cake and Festival Cake.
Each team had to work on their creations under each category for only 4 hours. With the limited time allotted, everyone worked as fast as they can. It’s one exciting afternoon for the audience, but definitely a challenging one for the student cake decorators.
Goldilocks has been staging the Intercollegiate Cake Decorating Challenge annually since 2006. This is to give college students a venue to showcase their creativity and talents. It’s also an opportunity for these students to have a hands-on experience in the world of cake decorating.
Nearly 100 entries were pre-judged in order to determine the top 11 finalists for the 11th Goldilocks ICDC. After a comprehensive deliberation, the institutions mentioned above were selected to send their five-man teams to the competition. This year’s judges were Fil Purugganan of Goldilocks, noted pastry chefs Penk Ching, Heny Sison, and Pixie Reyes, as well as co-sponsor Avoset Pour N’ Whip representative Patrick Ong.
When the final horn sounded, the judges took their time to evaluate each amazing entry. In the end, Western Institute of Technology took the top prize in the Wedding Category, and St. Anne College Lucena took the top prizes in both the Travel and Festival category before being named as back-to-back ICDC champions.
During the 11th Goldilocks ICDC event, the country’s number one bakeshop also showcased their own well-decorated cakes. The themed cakes were expertly decorated; proof that Goldilocks Bakeshop is an authority when it comes to cake decorating.