The 2012 Connecticut Cake Competition and Live Cake Challenge will be held from Feb. 18-19 at The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Present your time tested and new products to industry peers and consumers in this year’s larger cake salon and vendor area.

 The theme of the show this year is “The Great Outdoors,” and events include a meet and greet with photo op with the finalists and winner of TLC’s “Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker,” The Live Cake Challenge on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with six competing teams and a panel of special guest judges, an evening of sharing with the CT chapter of ICES and many hands-on classes and viewing demonstrations.

 For more information go to or email event directors Beth Lee Spinner and Kathy Farner at,