Throwdown Begins!!!! Sugar_Plum_Fairy Vs. Marthajo1

Decorating By wgoat5 Updated 3 Jun 2008 , 5:31pm by marthajo1

wgoat5 Posted 24 May 2008 , 12:52pm
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Good morning Cake Central!!! Beautiful day to kick off the Cake Central Throwdowns . If you don't know me my name is Christi ..These two contestants are also VERY nice people.. and I have had great fun chatting and working with them!!! It's a great honor to announce their TD ..

Sugar_Plum_Fairy VS. Marthajo1

Theme: OCEAN

Rules are simple.. judge which one you like the best ..

Make sure you mark the poll with your vote!!!

Critiques are welcome here and so are the very sweet comments that we know come out of all of you great CCers

Please note the voting will end next Saturday at 10 am cst icon_smile.gif

Here we go..

Description for contestant 1 :

The lighthouse is made from mostly molded RKT (bottom cylindrical shape and top "cap"). It's covered in both fondant (light color) and red gp and RI. The sea gulls are made from gp, as are the dolphins (Atlantic White-sided dolphins), whale's tale, and light in the lighthouse (the lens of the light is an edible sugar jewel which unfortunately dulled and became a bit opaque and since it's placed in a black cylinder, is unable to really be seen). Oh, and the 'glass' around the lighthouse are gelatin sheets. The red "cage" is made of gp (vertical bars) and RI (horizontal bars) while the white and red "cage" around the light is white gp with royal piped over.
The fish are (mold) molded from fondant and are painted as accurately as possible and the anemones are hand-molded fondant. All shells and coral are made from white candy melts and are hand dusted as accurately as possible. The seaweed is royal icing. Both cakes are covered in BC and fondant and the comma cake is then piped with a grass tip in BC.
The sand at the shore is light brown sugar and Girl Scout shortbread cookie, while the sand at the bottom of the ocean is dark brown sugar with a bit of turbinado sugar, too.

Contestant # 2 description : Carved 9x10 Chocolate cake with strawberry filling. Covered in BC with Fondant details (blue). Sunscreen bottle Cake Balls covered in Fondant. Sunscreen BC. Sunglasses and lei - gumpaste. Beach towel is fondant

81 replies
wgoat5 Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:11pm
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Come on guys.. VOTE icon_smile.gif

It just takes a click..

There will be several TD's this month so vote on EACH one icon_smile.gif

bashini Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:17pm
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Hi there, Good luck for both of you and both cakes are brilliant!

Well Done! thumbs_up.gif

ncbert Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:24pm
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They both look awesome! icon_biggrin.gif

Good luck to you both!


fiddlesticks Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:39pm
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Wow !! You are both so creative !!! Great work !!!!Good luck ladies!

jmpearl Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:40pm
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They both look great!


CakesByLJ Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:48pm
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Totally creative.. I love them both. The fish in #1 are so detailed and beautiful, and that lighthouse is incredible.. I love all the realistic colors too. #2 is so realistic looking, like you could just pick up that bag and head to the beach.. the contents are very detailed and cleanly executed. Both cakes are worthy entries... again.. very hard to choose... thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

AdeleP Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:58pm
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Fantastic entries, the best of luck to you both! icon_biggrin.gif

ladyonzlake Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:04pm
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I haven't voted yet cuz they're both sooo good!!! You girls did an awsome job on your cakes!! It'll take me a minute to soak it all in!

kcat3740 Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:07pm
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Both of them are great and number 1 is fantastic just for all the details - a really great job...but number two looks so fun - you could just grab it up and head off to the beach. Great job ladies!

tonedna Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:10pm
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Wow ...amazing both of them much work involved!!!!!!!!!....

BrandisBaked Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:10pm
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Wow... gorgeous cakes!

Charmaine49 Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:17pm
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Both cakes are well done!!

Good Luck to both ladies!!

cocorum21 Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:38pm
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Both cakes are awesome! Good luck Ladies!

swim Posted 24 May 2008 , 2:44pm
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Amazing cakes!!! You both are very talented!!!

lara3teach Posted 24 May 2008 , 3:10pm
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Fantastic work! Both cakes are beautiful...such talent and creativity! Great job to both of you!

Batter-UpBakery Posted 24 May 2008 , 4:01pm
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hummm decissions decissions decissions. I love the simplicity of the beach bag, but I also love all the detail of the light house. After all tof the other cakes I believe this will be the hardest one to decide.

lorijom Posted 24 May 2008 , 4:19pm
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You ladies have done an amazing job on your TD cakes!!! Such creative to choose *thinking, thinking*

Teekakes Posted 24 May 2008 , 4:31pm
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Amia Posted 24 May 2008 , 4:42pm
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Marthojo1 you had time to make one of these gorgeous cakes AND make several tutorials?!?! icon_surprised.gif I am amazed, by both of you! Wonderful job! Now I have to sit here for like an hour and decide which one to vote for.... icon_wink.gif

AmyGonzalez Posted 24 May 2008 , 5:06pm
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This was a fun theme! icon_biggrin.gif The cakes are great! Congrats Girls, thumbs_up.gif both cakes are awesome! My vote is in! icon_wink.gif


SusieHazCakes Posted 24 May 2008 , 5:10pm
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Both are so great! The lighthouse is awesome, but I mostly love that deep blue (beautiful color) see with the fish. The beach bag is just perfect, too. How to choose!!

psanders76 Posted 24 May 2008 , 5:46pm
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Both cakes are beautiful!!

bigmama1961 Posted 24 May 2008 , 5:56pm
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Suzycakes Posted 24 May 2008 , 6:17pm
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Great job girls! I love them both - it was a tough decision to make.

Isn't it funny of when you think 'ocean' you get 2 totally different perspectives!

Thanks for doing this -- you inspire us all!


janine1972 Posted 24 May 2008 , 6:28pm
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I am impressed with both cakes - so amazing, both are done to perfection - it was a hard decission to make, but my vote is in!!

Thanks for making such stunning cakes - you both did awesome jobs on them!!

diane Posted 24 May 2008 , 8:02pm
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oh my...i sure hope there are tutorials coming! icon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

valerie01 Posted 24 May 2008 , 8:26pm
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The cakes are such different takes on the theme that it was hard to decide. The details in #1 are incredible, and the beach bag makes me wish I was there!

xstitcher Posted 25 May 2008 , 2:57am
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Fantastic cakes! Both capture the theme beautifully! Good luck to you both! icon_biggrin.gif

Teekakes Posted 25 May 2008 , 4:34am
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Wow!! The Lighthouse cake is just beautiful! Very nice work!!

The Beach Bag cake looks real enough to pick up and head off to the beach forever!

Terrific work ladies!! This is some really tough voting!!!

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