Dec. 08 Throwdown "a" - Let The Voting Begin!!!

Decorating By Trixyinaz Updated 27 Dec 2008 , 9:39pm by SweetHobby

Trixyinaz Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 11:20pm
post #1 of 17

This is the 3rd throwdown for December. 2 more great cakes by 2 great designers!


Pine cone and poinsettia cake. Carved from 6 6" WASC cakes and 1 1/2 ball pan for the base. Covered in fondant with fondant poinsettias. Stood 14" tall when completed.






Contestant A2 -

Christmas Tree Cake: Three tier cake all layers made using the durable cake recipe from CC. Cake is carved for the tree shape and stacked using the SPS system (separators are covered in red fondant). Board is covered in fondant and a coffee can is used for the tree trunk. A red-fondant tree skirt covers the coffee can. The dog, mouse, packages, and ornaments at the base are made from gumpaste. Snowflakes were made using the tappit cutters. Each tier bottom is finished off with hand-cut embossed swags painted with luster dust. Red bows and swags surround the tiers (bow centers are made using Great Impressions jewel mold). The cake is topped off with a gumpaste star painted in luster dust and dipped in gold disco dust.




16 replies
kellertur Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 1:16am
post #2 of 17

These are both very beautiful. Well done. thumbs_up.gif

kansaswolf Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 5:40am
post #3 of 17

My GOSH that's some smooth fondant on the Christmas tree! It almost looks airbrushed! Only that one small, almost undetectable wrinkle... VERY nice looking cake...

I love all the detail on the pinecone! That must have taken a while to cover! I don't know that I'd have had the patience... icon_biggrin.gif

Good work everyone! I can't wait until June, when I can compete again!

Stefy Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 7:51pm
post #4 of 17

The Christmas Tree is absolutely fabulous - no question the obvious winner

Sweetstuff2 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 10:22pm
post #5 of 17

These are both great cakes - don't think there is an obvious winner until the throwdown is over!!

Love the height on the pinecone - can't imagine getting a cake that high!

Great star on the tree cake.

fiddlesticks Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 10:49pm
post #6 of 17

This is a really hard one! These are both awesome cakes.

Stefy Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 5:17pm
post #7 of 17
Originally Posted by Sweetstuff2

These are both great cakes - don't think there is an obvious winner until the throwdown is over!!

Love the height on the pinecone - can't imagine getting a cake that high!

Great star on the tree cake.

We are each entitled to our own opinions

jkeeler Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 5:32pm
post #8 of 17

Both are gorgeous----hard to decide which way to go.

ibmoser Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 8:01pm
post #9 of 17

Awesome! Both are great. Love the height of the pinceone - I really like tall cakes. The tree is wonderful - great detail and smooooooth finish....

Trixyinaz Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:58pm
post #10 of 17

bumpity bump! Come on eveyrone. These ladies worked really hard on their cakes. I am sure they would love to hear your comments and get your vote!!!


mkolmar Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:32pm
post #11 of 17

I voted! Great job ladies.

Dixiegal01 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 7:07pm
post #12 of 17

Great job on both cakes....I've cast my vote!

DoubleA Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 8:58pm
post #13 of 17

Loved the Christmas Tree, so beautifully smooth and precise! The Pinecone cake with the Poinsettias was very flashy and eye-catching! Both are excellent cakes! I'm so jealous!

Trixyinaz Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 4:39pm
post #14 of 17

170 votes????? What's going on at CC?? Come on ladies and gents, cast your votes!!!


Trixyinaz Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 2:49pm
post #15 of 17

Mosmom and Snowshoe1 both did incredible cakes for this throwdown. Let's give them a nice round of applause!

Congratulations to Snowshoe1 (again) for another amazing cake!

JaLa90016 Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 3:12pm
post #16 of 17

Congrats on two beautiful cakes. Can't wait to see the results!

Happy New Years

SweetHobby Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 9:39pm
post #17 of 17

I think both cakes are just lovely. I can't imagine the work that went into forming each um....what are they called on a pinecone....each part of it. And the tree is so smooth. Really great cakes. Good job to both of you!

Quote by @%username% on %date%