People Who Have Been In A Competition.

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PurpleIcing Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 9:13am
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I just got done watching the Food Network challenge. This episode was to make a cake for Miley Cyrus sweet 16 birthday. I understand not all of you have been in this caliber of competition but please respond if you have comments.

Couple questions about competitions:

1)Is there limits to the # of tiers on the cake? This particular episode their cakes were very tall , something like 5-7 layers.

2)Requirements for how many people it should feed?

3)Is there a length of time for research and design?

I understand that they want the biggest cake , but , I saw this competition and basically 2 of the competitors didn't finish the full cake.
This makes me ask.

4) If you were in a competition would you want completion of your cake over size , layers, etc?

Thank you for answering!

Purple

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peg818 Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 9:48am
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As far as i know there is a height requirement for the food network challenges. Thats why those cakes get so big.

The rest of it i really can't help. I think different contests have different rules.

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jobueno Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 1:54pm
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Hi there:
I have seen most of the food network competitions and for the ones with cake normally the standard is the same 3 feet tall minimum feeding 150 people. Unless it's something really different you'll have time to come up with your design before the competition starts. I've never been in a competition myself but it does seem kind of stressful.

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mjulian Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 2:07pm
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I know from a class i was talking with Marina and she was doing research for the challenge and she had been for at least a week!!

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-K8memphis Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 2:11pm
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I loved her sugar beads.

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__Jamie__ Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 2:22pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by peg818

As far as i know there is a height requirement for the food network challenges. Thats why those cakes get so big.

The rest of it i really can't help. I think different contests have different rules.




Ditto. Different contests, different rules. Showpieces, assembled before competition usually aren't even real cake.

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Bonnell Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 2:23pm
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Yes, I loved Marina's cake as well. Did you see the cake she did for Keegan Gerhardt's (the host for the Challenges) wedding? She did a cake, Nicholas Lodge did a cake, Bronwen Weber did cupcakes, there was a sugar showpiece and a chocolate showpiece as well! It was insane but gorgeous.

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PurpleIcing Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:59am
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Cool, Thanks folks.

Purple

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