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Decorating By QueenJessica Updated 12 Aug 2009 , 7:16pm by __Jamie__

QueenJessica Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:53pm
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icon_cry.gif I can't believe what has happened. I entered the cake decorating contest in my county fair. I spent hours making fondant and royal icing flowers and working extra hard to make sure my cake looked just right. Today I go to the fair and notice that they put the wrong tag on my cake, instead of "decorated cake" they put "chocolate cake". The judges ate my cake!!!!!!!!! I find the judges and confront them, they say, "We thought that it was in the wrong catagory, but we have to judge on what's on the tag, it really was a blue ribbon cake, we hope you enter next year." !?!?!?! Can you believe this? If they thought it was in the wrong catagory they couln't have checked the registration form? Would they have checked if they would have cut into the cake and it was spice, yellow, or even styrofoam? The real kicker is, I won 2nd place for chocolate cake!!!!!! I kinda feel bad for the ones in that class since I made my cake from a box!! I literally cried all the way home; all that work down the drain!

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:58pm
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Oh Baby Sugar! So so sorry. I also have battle scars from poorly handled competition type things. Smarts.

Just a real shame but congrats on second place--that part's a real hoot though.

vtcake Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:59pm
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I'm so sorry! I know how much work and pride goes into these things.

A great reminder to myself to check the tag when I leave my cake at our fair.

diane Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:30am
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isn't that something! icon_eek.gif it's kinda of funny if you can picture these judges eating a well decorated cake... icon_surprised.gif they must have felt funny eating it1 icon_cry.gif !
i'm sorry about what happened...the good thing is...you took second place for your cake in a different category! thumbs_up.gif

JGMB Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:34am
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I'm so sorry this happened to you and that you cried all the way home.

lillermom Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 1:19am
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I cant believe that happened although from what I have heard fairs can be poorly run. Congrats on the win even if it wasn't from the category you entered. That is just so very frustrating!

JenniferMI Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 1:59am
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OMG, how horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To err is human icon_sad.gif

Jen icon_sad.gif

cylstrial Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:00am
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Oh my gosh! They didn't judge you on your decorating abilities? But you won 2nd place with a cake mix? When you weren't supposed to be judged on the way the cake tastes.

That is just unbelievable!

sugarandslice Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 3:27am
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It's such a shame that one person's error caused you so much unhappiness after all your hard work.
Did you take a picture of the cake before the mishap? Maybe you could post it up here and we can all tell you that it's first prize material!! thumbs_up.gif

imartsy Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 3:37am
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How ridiculous! They couldn't check ANYTHING? Next year - make it out of styrofoam - that'll be quite a shock if they try to cut into it - and if it wins first prize, you can keep it to show people who didn't see it at the fair icon_smile.gif

armywife1 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 3:43am
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Do you have a picture of it?

CakeForte Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 4:13am
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Sorry that happened, If I were you, I'd consider writing them a letter because that's really a dumb excuse. It would have taken them one minute to double check the entry, especially if it was nice and decorated, and the others were not. Yes, it's human error, but ignorant as well. They should have known better.

Jen80 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 4:16am
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How disappointing and upsetting. Sorry this happened to you.

I took one of my cross-stitches to our local fair. They had given me the wrong label to put on it. When I went to hand it to the needlework co-ordinator she said "Sorry that can't go here, it belongs in the cake decorating section."

It was fully framed and in no way resembled a cake.

I should have licked it to show her how daft she was. icon_lol.gif

xstitcher Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 5:46am
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I'm so sorry this happened to you. I hope you have pics of what I'm sure was a beautiful cake.

xstitcher Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 5:48am
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Originally Posted by Jen80

I should have licked it to show her how daft she was. icon_lol.gif


What's funny is she probably wouldn't have clued in anyway icon_lol.gif

Jen80 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 6:46am
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Originally Posted by xstitcher

What's funny is she probably wouldn't have clued in anyway icon_lol.gif

Probably! LOL!!

I still can't get over what happened to you QueenJessica. It's absolute stupidity.

I wouldn't have just cried all the way home.

I would have cried for the rest of the week.

miny Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 8:02am
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What kind of judges were those, that can't even tell from a decorated cake and one for tasting? OMG so if they put a knitted scarf with a chocolate cake tag on it they would eat it? Don't you feel bad Queen those morons wouldn't know better anyways, cheer up darling!

marknelliesmum Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 10:59am
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What kind of judges were those, that can't even tell from a decorated cake and one for tasting?

Couldn't agree more - idiots tapedshut.gif

KieslerKakes Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 11:11am
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OMG! That's scarry. I'm entering a cake in the KY State Fair this weekend under the Birthday catagory. I'm going home tonight and double check my tag.

TracyLH Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 11:55am
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I am so very sorry that this happened to you! icon_sad.gif

mommicakes Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:10pm
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I am so sorry Jessica.
They sound like a bunch of real "dooey heads"!!!! as my kids would say. I too would have cried, and I think I would have been so ticked off that I would have said something or even given them another handful of something....It was a county fair right????? icon_evil.gif

Here is to better days. icon_smile.gif

Tiffany29 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:58pm
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I am sorry this happened to you icon_sad.gif . Congrats on winning 2nd even if though it was the wrong category! Hope you're feeling better today!

Amymnn Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 1:09pm
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Oh no! So sorry this happened! I'd love to see a photo of your cake. I'm sure it was a prize-winning creation.

tame Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 6:03pm
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I am sorry this happen to you also!

__Jamie__ Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 7:16pm
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OMG icon_mad.giftapedshut.gif

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