I'm So Happy Got My First Place Blue Ribbon..

Decorating By fondantgrl Updated 28 Aug 2008 , 9:46pm by ElinJ

fondantgrl Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:13am
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I got my First Place Blue Ribbon at the CA State Fair 2008 for my Blue Purse Cake.. and 2nd Place for the King Arthur Flour Baby Cakes Cupcakeks Competition... these were all judged mainly on taste. Both the blue cake and the cupcakes. Blue Cake is Chocolate Italian Cream Cake. Cupcake were Ricotta Marzipan cupcakes. thanks for looking icon_smile.gif
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CambriasCakes Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:16am
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You said they were judged mostly on taste...so that means they taste better than they look???? How is that possible?? THEY ARE PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!

fondantgrl Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:19am
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The judges liked the cakes better than the out side decoration. This was not a cake decorating contest but there are no rules as to how much decoration you put on your cakes. Thank you. I always aim for taste and looks. thanks

chutzpah Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:42am
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Way to go!

CakeDiva73 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:47am
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Good job, prettycake. That purse is lovely.

applemint_jackie Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:51am
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Congratulations..

Charmaine49 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:57am
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You did an amazing bit of work on both your entries.
Just love your blue bag, stunning!

Congratulations!! thumbs_up.gif

mclaren Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 6:20am
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omigosh, great looking cakes, & tasted great, too? way to go!! (** i envy you ** -- in a good way)

sarahnichole975 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 6:42am
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They're fantastic. The purse is wonderful with the braiding and the bamboo. And those cupcakes looks so wonderfully decadent! Congrats!

janine1972 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 7:35am
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Congratulations!!!
They look awesome, so i can just imagine how they tasted - mmmmm fantastic!!!
way to go

LisaR64 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 10:53am
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It's like the tri-fecta for cakers A cake that looks great, tastes great and wins a prize. Congratulations !!!

Deb55 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 11:16am
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They look stunning and sound delicious!!!! Congratulations!

Granpam Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 11:18am
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Congratulations. They both look wonderful.

debster Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 11:18am
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thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif You go and Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the gold foil on the cupcake wrappers, how did you do those? The purse is gorgeous!!!

GeminiRJ Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 12:01pm
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Originally Posted by LisaR64

It's like the tri-fecta for cakers A cake that looks great, tastes great and wins a prize. Congratulations !!!




My thoughts exactly!

lardbutt Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 12:31pm
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The handle on the purse is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fondantgrl Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 6:37pm
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Thank you very much.. I'm just happy that I got what was given to me. One judge was somewhat putting my blue cake "down', not really bashing, maybe it's because the cakes around it were not decorated and looked so plain. I was just a bit disappointed that such comment would come from a professional chef. I expected a better and unbiased comment from him. But that's alright, I got my Blue Ribbon, and I know I did not violate any rules and others loved it. I just told him "see you next year Buddy, same time same place!" icon_wink.gif

jbart Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 7:14pm
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the purse cake is great! I can only dream of being that good. Great job.

Meemawfish Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 1:57pm
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Wow these are just beautiful. I am going to do a purse cake for my sisters birthday and I hope mine turns out half as beautiful as yours. Congratulations. icon_biggrin.gif

momtobtb Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 8:04pm
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Congratulations! You did an excellent job!

ElinJ Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 8:41pm
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Wow...They look amazing.... I particularly love the cupcakes... I was just wondering, how do you make the topping on the cupcake?

fondantgrl Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by ElinJ

Wow...They look amazing.... I particularly love the cupcakes... I was just wondering, how do you make the topping on the cupcake?




Hi Elin,

thank you.

Those are very simple.. same thing when you make Peanut Brittle..

1 cup sugar and 1/4 c water... let that boil on low heat W/OUT stirring until amber color. It will crystalize if you touch it while boiling. Then using a spoon, make designs on Silpat or parchment then let it cool.. it is very hard like hard candy when cool.

ElinJ Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 9:46pm
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Thankyou, I've been looking for this topic for the last two days!! ill give it a go.

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