Rebecca and I went to a cake decorating display at The Dowse Gallery in Lower Hutt at the weekend. Mostly it was the sugar decorations, and I have to say that I was incredibly impressed with the work on display - it was very hard to tell if it was sugar or silk in some cases - but the criteria for each section indicated what was/wasn't allowed.
Here is my favourite:
Now this one was in a different category, but impressed me because the size, work, and colour (I don't necessarily like it, but you have to admit, it's a work of art!):
New Zealand Chef site and halved it. Very yummy, quite dense and doesn't need to be iced (if it comes out of the pan OK).