Bob Brougham, from The Cakery, Inc., appeared on the new TLC competition series
in an episode that aired February 22, 2010.  

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This cake, created by Bob Brougham,
owner of The Cakery, Inc.
recently won the grand champion prize
in a competition
at the Discovery Children's Museum
in Rockford, Illinois
judged by Duff Goldman,
star of the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes"

The 54 inch creation featured moving gears,
lighted stars and planets,
and a gumpaste rendition of Duff,
climbing the cake a la King Kong,
holding his assistant Mary Alice in his hand.  

This cake was featured
in the Aurora Beacon-News,
the Kane County Chronicle
and the Rockford Register.
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This cake, created by Bob Brougham,
owner of The Cakery, Inc.
recently won first prize in the Tiered Division
at the Chicago Area Retail Baker's Association
cake decorating competition at Café Brauer
at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago

The 6 foot tall five-tiered cake featured
hand-painted jungle foliage,
a rock cliff with an African savanna tree,
a hippopotamus in a pool, a three-tier waterfall,
palm tree pillars, and jungle animals such as
a gorilla, a zebra, an alligator, an impala,
an elephant, a giraffe, butterflies,
and the king of the jungle,
a lion, crowning the top tier.

This cake took over 70 hours of work
and contained 70 pounds of fondant icing.
Bob Brougham is no stranger
to the winner’s platform for cake decorating –
his annual entries at the Sandwich Fair earned him many blue ribbons
and Best in Show awards for many years in a row.
But these two competitions are the first chance he has had
to showcase his talents among other professional cake decorators
in the Chicagoland Area since winning a CARBA competition back in 1988.
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Bob Brougham, owner of The Cakery, Inc.
competed in
two episodes:
Sweet 16 Cake and The Pirate Cake

In this episode, Bob Brougham and his team faced off
against two others in a challenge
to create an edible masterpiece in hopes of winning $10,000
and to have their cakes featured at a marquee event.

For this episode, the cake was in competition to be featured
at the Sweet Sixteen on the Scarlett Belle.

With only nine hours, the competitors have to make cakes
that are at least five feet tall and are creative enough
to win the taste of the client and the ultimate prize.
To add to the pressure, the contestants
also face two mini-challenges –
a skills test and a taste test –
that could give one team the ultimate advantage:
being able to sit out another team for 30 minutes.

Chef, author and entertainer George Duran hosts the series, which airs
Mondays at 9 p.m. on TLC.
Joining Georgel are judges Margaret Braun,
an acclaimed sugar artist based in New York,
and Leigh Grode, owner of Los Angeles’ Cake Divas bakery.