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Former Kona resident recalls Hawaii roots for cake contest

  • COURTESY BRYSON PERKINS

    Bryson Perkins brushes details onto the display cake he’s taking to the Cake Designers World Championship in Italy. The imagery on the cake pays tribute to the Big Island, where he grew up.

  • COURTESY BRYSON PERKINS

    At left, a family of bears sits atop a cake made for the 2015 grand nationals; it earned a silver certificate. The theme of this year’s Grand National Wedding Cake Competition was perfume bottles, with Perkins’ “Eau de Romance,” center, winning the grand prize. At right, a black-and- white cake made for the 2016 New York Cake Show won the professional wedding cake category and was named Best in Show. It was inspired by the Plaza Hotel New York.

Kailua-Kona native Bryson Perkins, a cake decorator extraordinaire now working in New Hampshire, will draw from his roots with his entry in the Cake Designers World Championship next week as the sole U.S. representative. Read more

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