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
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
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
Come on guys.. VOTE
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There will be several TD's this month so vote on EACH one
Hi there, Good luck for both of you and both cakes are brilliant!
They both look awesome!
Good luck to you both!
Wow !! You are both so creative !!! Great work !!!!Good luck ladies!
They both look great!
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...
Fantastic entries, the best of luck to you both!
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!
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!
Wow ...amazing work...love both of them ..so much work involved!!!!!!!!!....
Wow... gorgeous cakes!
Both cakes are well done!!
Good Luck to both ladies!!
Both cakes are awesome! Good luck Ladies!
Amazing cakes!!! You both are very talented!!!
Fantastic work! Both cakes are beautiful...such talent and creativity! Great job to both of you!
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.
You ladies have done an amazing job on your TD cakes!!! Such creative work...how to choose *thinking, thinking*
For your ease and convenience, here is a summary of all 5 TD voting threads.
Our 6th team, Kitagrl vs MisterC, had to drop out early on so there will be no voting on this team.
May TD Voting threads....
Marthojo1 you had time to make one of these gorgeous cakes AND make several tutorials?!?! 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....
This was a fun theme! The cakes are great! Congrats Girls, both cakes are awesome! My vote is in!
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!!
Both cakes are beautiful!!
WORKING IN MY GARDEN TODAY AND THAT SUN TAN LOTION LOOKS SO REAL MAY HAVE TO BARROW SOME...GREAT JOB LADIES,WOW.
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!
GREAT WORK TO BOTH OF YOU'S - WOW!!!!
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!!
oh my...i sure hope there are tutorials coming!
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!
Fantastic cakes! Both capture the theme beautifully! Good luck to you both!
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!!!