Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Introduces Holiday Cake-Decorating Contest

Featured Photo: The featured photo was taken at the 2013 Icing on the Cake competition organized by Quota of Shreveport and held at Bossier Parish Community College.

It’s probably not too much of an exaggeration to say that ninety-five percent of the population doesn’t know that competitive cake decorating is a thing. But that other five percent – the folks who do know about the world of cake-offs – they’re really, really into it. And lots of those folks live in and around Shreveport-Bossier. If you’re a professional or novice cake decorator age 21 or older, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs and Soo Good Bakery Creations invite you to compete in the inaugural Frosted: The Cake-Off on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at the Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Pavilion. 

“This all started as a gingerbread house contest, and that idea grew into Frosted: The Cake-Off,” said Shelli Briery, sponsorships, advertising and public relations manager at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. “We wanted to do something that was family-friendly and all about the holiday spirit.”   

A photo of a cake decorating competition.
A photo from the 2014 Icing on the Cake Competition held in Bossier City.

Frosted: The Cake-Off is open to cake decorators at all skill levels and the deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 4. A cake dummy may be used. The theme is “Frozen Wonderland.” Best in Show winners will receive a prize package valued at $1,000 and a ribbon. Honorable Mention winners will receive a prize package valued at $500 and a ribbon. For more information, download the entry packet or contact Shelli Briery at (318) 741-4382. All proceeds will benefit the Quota Club of Shreveport and the Icing on the Cake Competition, another popular local cake-off.

On the day of Frosted: The Cake-Off, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will also be offering families the opportunity to meet and have photos taken with “the Snow Sisters,” Anna and Elsa, 12-3 p.m. See the Harrah’s Louisiana Downs page for lots more info on upcoming holiday events.

For more information on upcoming events in Shreveport-Bossier, visit the S-B Fun Guide or subscribe to “Getaways,” the e-mail newsletter of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.

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