Just wondering how many of my CC friends will be entering the MidAtlantic Cake Show. I am sooo afraid to enter. I have only entered a small State Fair contest and I won first place, but I know that the cake show is "Big Time" and I just doubt that I am good enough.
There was a great thread where several of us "newbies" asked the same question.
The overwhelming response was GO FOR IT!
Many people assured me that it would be fun and a great experience. And that I would learn SO much from making the cake and from seeing everything at the cake show.
There are different categories so that everyone can enter the one that they feel best fits their level.
That made me feel better.
I was all set to enter myself...but then a bunch of stuff came up for work during that week leading up to it. And I am going to make a big cake with gumpaste flowers (once I learn how to make them) for my mom's birthday in June. So I might not enter now...I still can't decide.
BTW, I think your cakes are VERY pretty! And the fact that you won first place at the State Fair Competition should reassure you!
I will be entering - I love competition and can use a great cake to put in the window of my bakery!
Thats great! What division will you be entering. See I looked at your cakes and it scared me!!! You are tough competition.
We are entering in 2 divisions - I am entering the Fabric Fantasies wedding (don't think I'll place because that is the toughest - but want to give it a try - I have chosen some neat fabric) - my business partner Marcia (marccrand) will be entering semi-professional non-tiered novelty. Don't worry - you are doing great I remember seeing your cake at the State Fair (you beat my business partner!).
We just got our room today-- it's at the Boston Inn because the best western and the days inn are booked solid. You won't find it on any of the travel engines, but I found it thru mapquest!
I'm trying to decide what to do. I have a cake I want to enter in the wedding fabric section, but it needs some work between now and then, and time is not on my side at all.
We're mostly looking forward to the classes!!
Cakenicing4u - the time thing is my problem, too.
I am definitely a beginner. The cake that I was thinking of making would be like the 3rd "real" cake that I'd do (other than the shaped Wilton pans decorated with stars I started with a few years ago).
I wish I had the time!
Well, as a professional, I have an edge, but I am very hard on myself!! I see flaws that the judges will likely see. My issues are this... Where I work we have a lower income level... so we charge the range that our area can handle-- it's not $8 a slice for sure! So we take liberties, like ordering gumpaste arrangements to use and sometimes, we use non-edibles on our cakes because it saves us time, therefore, money. So, the cake I want to enter needs a new set of flowers, a new border, and a topper. If I had time, I would redo the whole thing for I see many things I would do differently a second time. given that I don't have time for any of it, I better stick with the flowers, border and topper... LOL
i won't be entering, but i'll be there!