Edible art: Willie Nelson tribute takes the cake




Posted on February 25, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 12:17 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- You've never seen Willie Nelson baked like this before.

A sweet tribute to the music icon is on display at a cake competition in Austin this weekend.

It's edible art that's gone viral. From Harry Potter to Candyland.

There are 350 cakes made by kids and professionals in this year's "That Takes the Cake" show and competition.

"We're just kind of blown away. This is my first time coming out to the cake competition and it's amazing," said Jim Gumm.

"We have people that come from all over the country that bring their cakes, already completed, to be able to be judged. We have a very distinguished panel of judges that are also from all over the country," said show director Jennifer Bartos.

Some of the cake designers worked for months to create these masterpieces. And their hard work went over well with the crowd.

There's one cake that everyone seemed to be fascinated by. A very life-like, and incredibly detailed Willie Nelson.

"It is amazing. It's just his head all right. I think if you look underneath the table, the rest of his body is underneath there," said Bartos.

The show is about more than showing off fancy cakes. Proceeds go toward scholarships for people who want to learn how to make these desserts.

Inspiration for some, a treat for others. A show that truly takes the cake.