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to Each year, the Grand National


Wedding Cake Competition in Tulsa, Okla., attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. “New York comes to Oklahoma for


this event, not the other way around,” says Kerry Vincent, founder and di- rector of the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition. Concurrent with the wedding cake


competition, the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show was co-founded by Vincent and provides an opportunity for all levels of cake decorators—from youth to professionals—to compete and receive valuable feedback. Yet many Oklahomans have not tak-


en advantage of the opportunity to behold the beautifully designed and intricately decorated cakes, created by world-renowned cake-makers. “Oklahoma is the last to know they


have this internationally recognized event in their midst,” Vincent says. The 2016 Grand National Wedding


Lori Cossou, a Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative member, is internationally recognized for her cake decorating skills. Photo courtesy of Lori Cossou


Cake Competition and Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show will take place Oct. 1-2 at the Tulsa Sate Fair. The theme for the wedding cake competi- tion is “Mad About Metallics.” Entry to the shows is included in fair admission.


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