Nibblins, the culinary arts and gourmet retail shop of the Northern Shenandoah Valley is hosting the Shenandoah Valley Cake Festival on August 12th, 13th, and 14th. World renowned wedding cake decorator, award winning sugar artist, and Food Network star, Kerry Vincent also known as “Queen of Cakes” will be the judge.
Theme for this year’s festival is “International-Countries of the World.”
On August 12th, Nibblins will be holding an introduction to cake decorating class at the store.
On Saturday, August 13th, Nibblins will be holding an open house featuring several vendors and holding three classes in the kitchen-classroom.
9 am: Introduction to Cake Pops taught by Becky McGraw of Beckaboo’s Cakes
11 am: Magic Chocolate 101 taught by Amber Rudder of Greenville, North Carolina
1 pm: Introduction to Sugar Cookie Decorating taught by Sarah Schottler, owner of Blakeley Street Bakery of Charles Town, West Virginia
3 pm: Baking with Silpat®
On Saturday night, August 12th, Nibblins along with Spring Arbor Living will be co-hosting the “Cupcake Gala.” This will be the cupcake judging portion of the cake festival. The event will be held at the Reception Room at Omps located at 1600 Amherst Street in Winchester. Ten bakers from the Mid-Atlantic region will compete for the top prize of Top Cupcake. Vincent will be the judge. This will be a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association. This event is being sponsored by: Advanced Graphics, and Fox Rehab.
On Sunday, August 14th, the Shenandoah Valley Cake Festival will commence with the grand finale cake show held at The George Washington Hotel located at 103 Piccadilly Street in downtown Winchester, Virginia at 10 am. Cake decorators will be reserving a spot to display their artworks in the wedding cake competition and the cake competition which Vincent will also be the judge.