Goldilocks once again gave creative culinary arts students center stage to turn their cakes into masterful works of art in their Cake Battle, the inter-collegiate cake decorating challenge.
Unlike previous years, Goldilocks gave novice cake decorateurs a chance to participate in the famed InterCollegiate Cake Decorating Competition by giving them a separate category.
This year, a total of ten teams split into two categories – Novice and Advanced – all vying for the title of champion cake decorators. The winners of the competition also get P250,000.00 worth of baking showcase plus P20,000.00 worth of Goldilocks Gift Certificates for the Advance Category and P100,000.00 worth of baking showcase plus P10,000.00 worth of Goldilocks Gift Certificates for Novice category as prizes for the competition.
Given a DANCE theme for the NOVICE CATEGORY, TEAM TYLOSE of Lyceum of the Philippines University of Laguna emerged victorious with a score of 94.33. They won P10K worth of Goldilocks GCs and P100k worth of baking showcase.
In the ADVANCED CATEGORY, the WIT ICERS of Western Institute of Technology dominated the competition winning all three awards for MUSICAL CATEGORY, WEDDING MASTERPIECE, and OverAll Champion. They won a total of P40,000 worth of Goldilocks gift certificates, and a whopping P350,000 worth of baking showcase.
“Goldilocks really values the young talent we get to see every year we have our Cake Battle,” says Goldilocks Marketing Director, Cherry Caluya. “For this year’s Cake Battle, we wanted to focus on the creativity and talent of young Filipinos when they create beautiful masterpieces. We believe that cake decorating puts the art of baking to the next level, and the talent we have as Filipinos is endless.”
As the country’s number one bakeshop, Goldilocks has been hosting their inter-collegiate cake decorating competition for over a decade now. Together with Gourdo’s and Avoset, Goldilocks was able to set the stage for the Goldilocks Cake Battle 2019 as they provided the materials and ingredients for each team to use in the competition. Many teams from Culinary schools, universities and college all over the Philippines show off their skill in decorating cakes, ranging from elegant to out of this world. With so much talent participating this year, the competition was definitely fierce.
Over 100 Culinary and Hospitality Management schools sent teams to compete in this year’s Cake Battle, that began early this year. Only ten teams were chosen to compete in two categories, split between their cake battle experience. Teams from Bulacan State University – San Jose Del Monte, Gabriel Taborin College of Davao Foundation, Inc., Lyceum of the Philippines – Laguna, University of Cebu, and the Western Institute of Technology competed in finals for the Novice Category. Bulacan State University – Malolos, Holy Cross of Davao College, Lyceum of the Philippines – Laguna, St. Anne College of Lucena, and the Western Institute of Technology made up the teams who competed in the Advanced Category finals.
The finalists and audience of this year’s Cake Battle finals also had the chance to meet Goldilocks’ celebrity endorser, Liza Soberano and learn from the top cake decorators, Heny Sison, Jackie Ang Po, and Penk Ching who also served as the judges for the competition.