Hi all - I'm judging this contest again this year. It's our 2nd annual Big E Cake Decorating Competition - New England's Great State Fair in West Springfield, Mass., on September 22nd. Decorators from beginner to advanced are welcome. We're hoping to have an even bigger year this year!! See website for details:
this is my first ever cake competition so i still need to make sure i understand the competition rules and am not disqualified. the big e rules say:
1. Tiered cakes should have a minimum of three inches in height between tiers.
--> this means each tier must be 3 inches in height minimum, right?
2. All sculpted cake entries must be made in real cake. Dummy cakes may only be used for any non-sculpted cake.
--> does this mean tiered cakes can be dummy cakes?
3. Only cake boards and any necessary supports are allowed for inedible items
--> does this mean wires, which will be part of the design, or to support pieces of fondant, will not be allowed?
4. non-professional or professional entry
--> should i enter as a professional or non-professional? i don't have a cake business yet, but have sold some cakes to friends.
thanks for the rules clarification! appreciate it.