The cold Northeast winter couldn't keep hundreds of cake decorators from carrying their tiered and sculpted creations to the top floor of the Connecticut Convention Center for the CT Cake Competition held Feb. 26-27.

Here are just a few of the winning designs!

Blue Ribbon Wedding Cakes

This blue-ribbon winner was created with pastillage, gumpaste flowers, ribbon work, string work, gumpaste and fondant.


This cake, titled "Faith," won a blue ribbon for fondant with lace applique, string work, embroidery, brush embroidery, piping, crimping, molding (cameos), swags and gumpaste flowers.