There is a huge surge of interest in Sugar Art, an edible art that is made from edible ingredients. Popular television shows and blogs featuring chefs and bakers display their work, from elaborate creations to smaller-scale masterpieces. These shows have helped raise awareness about the different cake options available and have increased the use of gum paste. In addition to gaining a loyal fan base, sugar art has helped increase the sales of gum paste, which is a favorite ingredient of chefs and bakers.

While sugar sculpture was first a popular form of dessert in the early 1600s, it has since been incorporated into other forms of confection art. From Japanese Wagashi to Mexican Day of the Dead figures, sugar artistry has inspired other cultural and culinary traditions. Thanks to televised cooking shows, sugar art is now widely available to the general public. Here are a few ways to make sugar sculptures:

The ultimate Sugar Show’s Regional Competition will take place in the Vendor Hall of the Cobb Galleria Center on September 25 & 26. Competitors must check-in by 2 PM on Friday and must set up by 8 PM on Friday. Exhibitors may make changes to their exhibits up until the set-up deadline, but this may affect the prize money they receive. The Ultimate Sugar Show is free to attend, but entry fees do apply.

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