Winner of Food Netowrk's Wedding Cake Championship

June 20, 2019

In June of 2019 Shelby competed on the Food Network show, Wedding Cake Championship. Where teams of two competed to win the title of Wedding Cake Champion and $25,000.00. Shelby competed with her mom, Robin Cates, as her partner and won the grand prize. Shelby and Robin competed on all 4 episodes of the second season of the show. 

1st Place in Team Sculpted & 2nd in Overall Show Theme That Takes The Cake 2019

February 24, 2019

Wild, Wild West was the theme this year for That Takes The Cake 2019. Shelby teamed up with Robin Cates to create an awesome saloon cake with an interior room filled with small unique sugar creations like a reclaimed barrel table, small paintings, tiny stained glass light fixtures and more! Thank you to Madame Lou Lou for being our amazing fondant sponsor for this sculpted cake!

1st Place Big Top Cake Competition at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum

June 30, 2018

Cake Artist, Shelby Bower, won 1st place at the Big Top Cake Competiton in New Orleans in celebration of the tricentenial.  Shelby created a large sculpted cake with an old cargo ship to represent the port of New Orleans, Mardi Gras masks, piano keys and more! The cake will be on display at the New Orleans Southern Food and Beverage Museum for the year of 2018.

Best in Masters Sculpted - Frosting Creators of San Antonio 2018

May 19, 2018

Pretty in Pinks was the theme this year art the Frosting Creators of San Antonio cake show. Shelby decided to create a sculpted bust of a fairy which she named "Pink Sprite." Her sculpture was the personification of pink in nature, with pink mushrooms, hair and bark created using many different techniques. 

1st in Cake Pops - Frosting Creators of San Antonio 2018

May 19, 2018

Robin Cates won best in cake pops for her division at the Frosting Creaters of San Antonio cake show for 2018. The theme was Pretty in Pinks and Robin sculpted flawless pink flamingo cake pops.

FIPGC 2nd Place SoFlo Cake and Candy Exp0 2018

April 14, 2018

Sugar and Cake Artist, Shelby Bower won 2nd place in the FIPGC qualifying round at Southern Florida Cake and Candy Expo 2018. Shelby created a giant sculpted lagoon, with gelatin jelly fish, chocolate mangrove trees, hand sculpted fish and more!

Finnalist in Food Network's Halloween Wars

October 30, 2018

Shelby's Team, Zesty Zombies won 2nd place in the most watched season of Halloween Wars yet! Shelby was the sugar artist on her team. She was incharge of creating isomalt, chocolate and airbrush art as well as creating the tasting elements for each episode. In the finale, Shelby created the best dessert of the whole season. 

2nd Place OSSAS Julia Usher Cookie Competion 2018

September 30, 2018

Sugar Artist, Shelby Bower won 2nd place in Julia Ushers Cookie Competition at the silver anniversary and the very last Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. She created a "cookie scape" consisting of 12 cookies. Everything on the display is edible including the glitter gown. The curtains on the cookie were made using a 3D royal icing technique.

Gingerbread House - 2nd Place OSSAS 2018

September 30, 2019

The brilliant other half of Shelby Elizabeth Cakes, Robin Cates, won 2nd place at the silver anniversary Oklahoma Sugar Art Show with her stunning gingerbread house. The entire house is constructed using gingerbread with no supports. The windows are poured sugar and wafer paper people dance in the windows. Robin is fond of using a mosaic technique of different colored gingerbread tiles to create her beautiful roofs and boards.

"Earth Science" -That Takes The Cake 2018

February 25, 2018

-Best of Division

-1st in Individual Sculpted

-Cake Innovator Award

-People's Choice Award

-2nd in Gravity Defying

Made by Sugar and Cake Artist Shelby Bower 

Sci-Fi Dessert Table -La Cookie Con 2017

February 22, 2017

- World Dessert Table Grand Champion

Made as a Team by Shelby Bower and Robin Cates under Shelby Elizabeth Cakes

Bathing Beauty - Oklahoma Sugar Art Show 2017

September 30, 2017

-2nd Place in Julia Ushers Cookie Competition at Oklahoma Sugar Art Show

Click on the photo to view an interview of Shelby by Julia Usher.

Made by Sugar and Cake Artist Shelby Bower

Gingerbread Tree House- Oklahoma Sugar Art Show 2017

September 30, 2017

-2nd Place in Gingerbread Competion at Oklahoma Sugar Art Show

Made by Robin Cates

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