Let The Cake Throwdown Voting Begin!!

Decorating By playingwithsugar Updated 31 Mar 2008 , 3:01pm by Teekakes

playingwithsugar Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:08am
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Greetings, All!

Theresa icon_smile.gif here, the official moderator for the first Cake Central Cake Decorating Throwdown! Thank you for joining us here this evening.

The rules are simple -

Choose the cake which you think is decorated best from the photos below. Then go above this post and cast your vote for your favorite cake by choosing the radio button for the corresponding cake. Voting will commence immediately, and run for 7 days, until Saturday, March 29, at 6 AM DST, USA. The winner will be announced after 9 AM DST, USA.

The descriptions are as follows:

Contestant 1 --

First time GP roses, GP Cross and plaque, fondant and BC.. With some RI features

Contestant 2 --

12" base cake, 8's on top. I made the Cross, Roses, and Leaves of homemade fondant and gumpaste. Cakes are frosted in all buttercream. All 100% edible.

Comments and constructive criticism will be allowed in the body of the thread.

This poll will run for 1 week, with the winner to be announced on Saturday morning, April 29, after 9 AM.

And in case someone is wondering, I have decided to Not vote in this contest, since I already know whose entry is who's.

So to all of you who have been patiently waiting - I say


Enjoy -

Theresa icon_smile.gif

93 replies
grannys3angels Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:38am
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Beautiful Cakes Ladies, Congrats!!, and let me say that you both did outstanding on your cakes. From the designs to all the decorations they are all amazing ladies.

WOW, I didn't think it would be this hard to chose, both cakes are decorated wonderfully.

God Bless & Good Luck to the both of you,

p.s. Thanks to you both, for this throw down. It has been so much fun reading all the trash talk between the two of you icon_lol.gif (which I know was all in fun) to waiting to see these beautiful cakes.

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:40am
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Oh my... well done ladies! it's hard to choose because I love both cakes for totally different reasons. They both look so different and beautiful.

I will just have to vote later and ogle them for now.

fiddlesticks Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:55am
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Congrats Ladies ! Both cakes are just beautiful ! Even the 2nd place will be a winner ! Good Luck !

rezzygirl Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:58am
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They are both beautiful!! Soooo hard to choose!! Good luck to you both!

justme50 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 3:00am
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Both cakes are beautiful! Great job!

I love the colors and fondant decorations on the first one, but I'm really impressed with a cake iced in butter cream and done well! Such sharp corners and smooth icing...nice work!

foxymomma521 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 3:04am
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Those roses are gorgeous!!

foxymomma521 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 3:12am
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are there additional views? I think cake 2 has a glare and it's hard to appreciate the details icon_sad.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 3:26am
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I only put one photo of each contestant's entry in because one of the contestants only submitted one photo for entry. I entered the photos which were taken at approximately the same angle, so that the view of each cake is similar to one another.


wgoat5 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 3:51am
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Can I just say this ..... Lea aka TeeKakes has been such a pleasure to do this with...she brought my self esteem back up to where it should be...She is such a sweetie!!! And thank you to Theresa for doing such a wonderful job posting these for us!!!!

I just love you guys!!!!


playingwithsugar Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 3:53am
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You are both very welcome.

Hugs to both of you, and to all who participate in the voting. And for now

Good Night, and Happy Easter to all those who celebrate!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

musbeus Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 3:53am
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They are both beautiful!!

nefgaby Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 4:13am
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How cool, I am sooo happy, it was awesome to find this thread tonight!!! Both cakes are so pretty, I love the roses on both! You both did an amazing job!!!!!!!!

kansaswolf Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 4:22am
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I agree with foxymomma on the picture glare... I'm ASSUMING that it's just iced smooth with the little border you see on the sides, but I don't want to miss something! I LOVE the dark blue roses... I've always considered flowers the "easy way out"...(You know, the supermarket cakes with random flowers for NO REASON... "We didn't want to take the time to figure out what you REALLY want, so we picked a generic cake with some yellow roses! Happy Birthday Dave!") But the more I see on here, you guys really elevate edible flowers to an art! icon_biggrin.gif

(So, where do I sign up for the taste test? icon_wink.gif )

Eliza Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 11:05am
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Great job both of you! The cakes are beautiful!

wgoat5 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 11:12am
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icon_smile.gif Come on to Kentucky Kansas and you can have a good ole country Easter dinner icon_wink.gif

Have a wonderful Easter guys and thank you to those who have voted already !!!!

mommak Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 11:44am
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Congrats ladies, both beautifully done thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

C-Lady Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 12:09pm
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Both cakes are so beautiful; it's too hard to pick. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! to both of you, you both did outstanding jobs! icon_smile.gif

minkiemoo Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 12:18pm
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Hiya, can anyone tell me what it says on the cross on the second picture please?

kjt Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 12:28pm
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Originally Posted by minkiemoo

Hiya, can anyone tell me what it says on the cross on the second picture please?

I'm not certain, but I think it says "He Is Risen".

Both cakes are so lovely ... It's hard to choose thumbs_up.gif

Kitagrl Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 12:38pm
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Nice job contestants!

(Hey what happens to the cakes...are they dummies, or do they get donated?)

yummymummy Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 12:41pm
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Both cakes are beautiful! It was hard to decide...But I loved the delicate colors of the first cake. The concept of the #2 cake was great, w/ the roses cascading from the cross. But the colors were a little too dark for me. I loved the blue roses...just not for this cake. I hope you don't mind my opinion...I give it humbly knowing that I have a long way to go to do such beautiful work! icon_redface.gificon_smile.gif

wgoat5 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 12:50pm
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Hmmm Mine is actually a order icon_biggrin.gif

No dummy here...well except for the decorator!! icon_wink.gif

janebrophy Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 1:14pm
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Congrats to you both! They are really beautifully done! Happy Easter! & Thanks for the fun post!

fmcmulle Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 1:19pm
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Wow how fun was this? You both made beautiful cakes and I applaud you both. thumbs_up.gif It was hard choosing because they are so different. It was alot of fun for us who has followed the challenge. Congrats to you both and thank you!!!! I hope everyone has a Happy Easter.

lu9129 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 1:25pm
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Beautiful cakes!!!! Happy Easter everyone!!!!

I just wanted to say how great this has been handled as far as the voting is being done. I like that we don't know whose cake is whose.

sAnd I also wanted to say how well you both "trash talked". You both did yourselves proud!!!! loll

Great throw-down!


getfrosted Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 1:26pm
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Congrats to both of you! The roses are both cakes are beautiful! For Easter, I prefer softer colours but with one being an actual order my preference for colouring is irrelevant as someone ordered one of the designs. You have both done an excellent job and both have different methods used (fondant, buttercream) so it will be hard to decide.

Regardless of where the voting ends up - you both should be proud for pushing your limits and letting the CC community critic your work!

Happy Easter!

wgoat5 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:19pm
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Actually GetFrosted I got to pic the colors on mine icon_smile.gif

getfrosted Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:23pm
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Well wgoat5 .... now I am going to start trying to guess which is your cake! By the way, none of the roses look like cabbage roses - they are great!

suzzana Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:32pm
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Both cakes are beautiful!! It's hard to choose just one. Good luck to both of you. It's been fun to watch this throwdown unfold on CC. icon_biggrin.gif

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