2009 January **throwdown** - Vote Here

Decorating By Trixyinaz Updated 1 Feb 2009 , 5:27am by dmich

Trixyinaz Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 2:26am
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We have two wonderful ladies competing against one another for the January 2009 Monthly Throwdown.

Please pick your favorite and vote. I know it won't be easy, but please vote. And, I am sure they would love to hear your comments as well.

Contestant #1 (ROMANCE) - My Romance Entry is a 6-8-10 cakes covered in fondant with gumpaste décor and some piping with buttercream. I had so much fun doing this cake, thinking of all the little things that are romantic.


Contestant #2 (LOVE BIRDS) - The cake is made of 10", 8", and 6" tiers and covered in chocolate fondant. The flowers (200 of them - I counted! LOL) were made of gumpaste and then painted with luster dust, mixed with clear vanilla extract. The birds were molded with a fondant/gumpaste mix and painted with diluted gel coloring. I got the idea for the birds from a polymer clay book I found at the library. The hearts were piped in royal icing and then painted with luster dust. It was a lot of fun thinking of ideas for this cake (I swear it took over my dreams for weeks) and actually creating it. Good luck to my TD partner!


45 replies
stephaniescakenj Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 3:52am
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Great Job ladies!!!! This was a tough one but my vote has been cast!

Trixyinaz Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 6:47am
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giving a boost to the top!

all4cake Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 6:52am
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Ya'll did a fantastic job! I'm lovin' the love birds and I'm also lovin' the 'LOVE'. This one is very difficult!

cakesbyjen Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 6:56am
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beautiful cakes!!! i shall be voting right away...

a quick question... do you need to have CC buddies on here in order to participate in these TD's? because *ERM* my social skills have been lacking and i don't have any friends icon_cry.gif

but i'd love to somehow get involved in this TD thing all the kids are ranting and raving about!!! icon_smile.gif

Cakeonista Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 7:01am
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Wow what gorgeous cakes!!! They are both simply beautiful. This is going to be tough. You both should be very proud of your work. thumbs_up.gif

cakesdelight Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 7:11am
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WORK WELL DONE TO THE BOTH OF YOU! I liked them both....

mabryant0212 Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 7:15am
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I love these cakes... Cakes by jen... I would love to do a TD also... Maybe we could do it... I just dont know hop to set it up myself..........

Trixyinaz Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 12:58pm
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Hello ladies.

Jen and Mabryant - you don't have to know the person to compete against. Find people on here with the same skill set as you - look at pictures to see their styles and their work and then start asking people if they would like to participate in a TD (THROWDOWN) with you. The rules are in the CONTEST forum. Go over there and read through them.

Basically, you need to do the following:

1. find someone to do the TD with you (make sure they are at the same skill level as you...look at people's pictures, etc)
2. work with that person and determine your theme
3. find someone to post your TD for you (like I did for these two contestants). I'm always willing to help so just let me know and I can do it!
4. make your cakes
5. take pictures and submit your best 3 (usually a front view, back or top view, and a closeup of your details).
6. resize your photos to be 800 x 800 pixels or less. If you can't and you have me post them for you, I can resize.
7. submited your photos to your "HOST POSTER" by 3 pm Central Time on the 3rd Saturday of the Month (if there are 5 weeks in the month, then you would have until the 4th Saturday of that month).

Brontecakes Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 1:23pm
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Congrats to both ladies, the cakes are beautiful. thumbs_up.gif Difficult choice.

bashini Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 1:43pm
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Wow! both are absolutely beautiful. Well Done ladies! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

I'd love to do a TD as well! icon_smile.gif

eldag0615 Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 6:32pm
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Wow, icon_surprised.gif both are beautiful, I don't know which one to choose. Let me see icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_wink.gif Got it, my vote is ready.

catmac Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 7:26pm
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Both of these cakes are beautiful! Which one do I vote for? icon_confused.gif Okay, casting my vote...

kansaswolf Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 7:32pm
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Wow, I cast my vote, and they're DEAD EVEN... EXACTLY the same number of votes! Crazy... They ARE both quite good! icon_biggrin.gif

Don't forget to vote on the throwdown challenges!

muddpuppy Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 7:49pm
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OMG.. They're both great!! This is super tough!! Good luck to you both!!

xstitcher Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 9:04pm
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Great job on both cakes! Good Luck to you both.

cwond Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 2:32am
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Great cakes! They are both really pretty. What a hard decision!

saramachen Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 2:43am
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Wow! Really hard to choose a fav! they are both FANTASTIC!

DegaDee Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 2:54am
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Awesome cakes ladies!!! Hard to choose!

tannersmom Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 3:04am
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Both cakes are beautiful. You ladies did an outstanding job!

Staci1313 Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 3:07am
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I love both cakes. You guys did a great job. Wow, how many flowers are on the love birds cake, that must have taken forever!

sugarslave Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 3:35am
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Holy cow! Cool cakes! This is a difficult choice. Great job, ladies.

JaLa90016 Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 3:49am
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Awesome job ladies!!!

4kids Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 2:55pm
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These are really close in the polls and with good reason! They are both so sweet. (Both something I can only aspire to.) Great job!

whamhham Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 10:35pm
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Both cakes are great, the lovebird cake has such clean elegance, a very beautiful cake and the romance one is fun with many different designs. Wonderful job to both designers.

Trixyinaz Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:36am
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doing the bump!

aprilbree Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 4:43am
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oh my gosh, they're both so wonderful!! although, i was curious about the making of the birds and that part was cut out of the description...is there a way to finish reading it?

NuttyNanny Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:05am
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Pat yourself on the back you both did a wonderful job on your cakes...tough decision on this one. Gonna cast my vote now.

Smallfrye Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 6:31am
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Wonderful job on both cakes hard to choose which one............. thumbs_up.gif

Trixyinaz Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 2:48pm
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Nutty Nany - I also have the description within the post...so look up.

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