Big win for Flour Confections founder
By Bakers Journal
By Bakers Journal
October 14, 2011, Toronto – Flour Confections founder Lisa Bugeja's cake creation was named second runner-up in the Grand Wedding Cake Competition at this year's Oklahoma State Sugar Show.
With its striking Bridget Riley-inspired Op-Art design and vibrant pops of colour, it was no wonder judges fell in love with Bugeja's stunning five-tiered fondant wedding cake. Her creation beat out 80 others in North America's largest cake competition.
“Every year for the past five years, I’ve been making the 20-hour drive to Tulsa to attend the show,” said Bugeja. “This was the fourth year I entered in the Grand Wedding (cake competition) and I couldn’t be more thrilled that my cake came in third against the best of the best. This is an amazing accomplishment.”
While the Grand Wedding Cake competition was the star of the show, Bugeja’s name was called out several times for her talents in other divisions. She placed first (for the fifth year in a row) in Masters Confections for her cookies, second in Masters Special Techniques and third in Red Carpet Shoes.
It was a well-deserved triumph for Bugeja, who first opened the doors to her multifaceted cake supply business, Flour Confections, on April 1, 2009.
Based in Pickering, Ont., Flour Confections has a reputation for divine creations that cater to celebrities and brides alike. The store is also the destination confection-enthusiasts flock to when they wish to create an indulgent dessert at home. From savoury fillings and topping decorations to celebrity-taught classes, Bugeja is more than happy to sugar-coat her services to meet all the needs of her clientele.
Bugeja’s talents are not only being recognized at celebrated state fairs, but are being showcased on international television.
Watch her on Slice Network’s Cake Walk as she takes part in the Oct. 26 episode of Cake Walk Wedding Cake Edition – Fright Night. She’ll be assisting Matt Somers of It’s a Matter of Cake compete for $5,000 and the title of best cake designer.
Bugeja will also be featured on the US Food Network’s Nov. 6 episode of LEGO Cake Challenge. She’ll be assisting Ashlee Perkins of Savannah Custom Cakes compete for $10,000.