I am still in shock!!! I can't believe it!!! I won 1st place in the Advanced Division and Best in Show!!! Woohoo!!!
I had such a great time this year at the Arizona Cake and Sugar Art show. The Westside Cake Club did a wonderful job. Thank you to all of you who worked so hard to make it such a wonderful event.
I was so nervous about entering! I call it the Tutu cake. They were made with 6 x 6" and 6 x 10" rounds. I carved the waist in a little on the top then rolled out thin ropes of fondant for the corset. The fondant ropes were spaced evenly down the sides of the cake, except for the front of the bodice. I left the area where the laces would go without a fondant rope. I covered that with fondant to give it the look of a corset. Then I took a flat tool and made stitching marks down each rope.
The rest of the bodice was done by piping RI and using silver dragees. The laces are made from fondant also. I had so much fun making my first set of gumpaste roses. There is an AWESOME tutorial on youtube.com by a lady named Edna. I do however need to work on my leaves and stamens a little.
Now for the skirt... That took forever! Each layer is a 2" strip of fondant rolled pretty thin then attached to the cake starting at the bottom. Then I took cotton balls and just placed them under the skirt to give it a ruffle. Because this was a show cake and made with dummies I used new cotton balls, however, if I ever make is as an actual cake I will use marshmallows. (I wouldn't want anyone to eat some fuzz on accident! =0) After each layer was dry I did the next layer. I think it took about 13 layers in all.
I am still just so excited about my win. There were so many awesome cakes there this year! I almost chickened out at the last minute but now I am glad that I put my insecurities aside and went for it.
Thanks for looking! Happy Baking!
Congratulations! It looks so beautiful! I really wanted to be there, but I couldn't make it to the show since I had to be out of town It truly is an award worthy cake!
what a beautiful cake
I saw your cake! It was one of my favorites! Congratulations!! I loved the ruffles, I loved everything about it! It was eye-catching and the work was very clean. Bravo!
This sure was a great cake--I know I took a lot of pictures of it. Thanks also for the directions--I was wondering how yoyu supported those layers until they dried CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done!!
your cake is so beautiful.... your poem is also beautiful... love the whole idea of your cake... you deserved to win....
WOW!!! Great job! Congrats.
How did you do the ruffles, fondant or gumpaste?
Yeah! That cake was amazing, I loved it, took lots of pictures! Very proud of you! Now, I will play the part of a CakeWrecks pro...ahem:
You go Gril!
Sunday Sweets here you come!
That whole show was great! I'm glad I placed too, I was worried about my lack of table draping skills!
Gorgeous Cake!!!! Job well done and well deserved!!! Congrats!
Thank you all!
Jamie85364- I seriously just woke my baby up laughing so hard at your CakeWrecks ditty! You did wonderful at the show too! I loved your cake and thought it was so unique!
What a beautiful cake!! Excellent work! Congratulations, you deserve it! And to think you did it with a baby in the house! I have a 7 month old and he makes caking a challenge!! You did wonderful!!!
Congratulations on your win. Beautiful cake!
Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!
Great job on the cake...it's definitely award-worthy. And thanks for sharing your technique on getting the ruffles.
Congratulations! The tutu is absolutely gorgeous.
I had so much fun making my first set of gumpaste roses. There is an AWESOME tutorial on youtube.com by a lady named Edna.
Breanna, I betcha didn't know that Edna is a member of CC...her CC name is tonedna!
Simply Stunning!!! Congratulations!!
WOOHOO!!! Super Duper Congratulations Breanna! Your cake was outstanding! Totally gorgeous design! Loved the piping and the perfect ruffled tutu. The bodice was beautiful! You should be SO proud of yourself! What an awesome honor! Supreme job!
What a beautiful cake!!! You did yourself proud and made me so envious!!! Congratulations....you deserve it and then some!!!
Congratulations on your well deserved win. Very pretty cake indeed.
Congratulations. Stunning cake, you deserve to win.
Wow. Wow. Wow. Stunning!
Absolutely gorgeous it's beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!!! and may you continue much sucess and award winning!!!!! And the Winner is........... Breanna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whoooo whooo !!!!
Your cake is absolutely beautiful.....the ruffles are stunning
Congratulations! Your cake is exquisite! I love everything about it but especially the skirt ruffles.
You did get a picture standing in front of your cake with the CakeWrecks shirt on, riiiight?
I can't see how Jen wouldn't post you for Sunday Sweets with a pic like that!!!
Jamie-Yes I did get a picture of me with my Cake Wrecks shirt on guess what?!??! I sent it to Jen and she wrote me back this morning and asked if she could post it sometime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am pretty sure my exact respose was: "YES! That would be the most Awesomly Awesome thing EVER!" =0) To even be considered for the Sunday Sweets is such an honor!!!
How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a gorgeous cake - Congrats!!!!!!!!!