Cakes For Fairs

Decorating By Alaskahsm Updated 4 Sep 2009 , 3:58am by Caike

Alaskahsm Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 9:25pm
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How many of you are submitting cakes to your state fairs. Here is mine.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1441309

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divaessence Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 9:36pm
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Alaskahsm - Your cake is freakin' AWESOME! icon_eek.gif Good luck!
Here's mine (amateur bridal cake division): http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1441113
I'll find out tomorrow if I placed.

Alaskahsm Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 9:44pm
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Diva, Are those sugar flowers? Those are awesome.

Carolynlovescake Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 10:35pm
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I'm boycotting the cake division this year for my county fair which put me out for state fair entering.

So it was a very quiet July/early August this year for my kitchen and a little odd as well with no cake entry preparations going on.

Both of you have great cakes.

Best of luck to you for a ribbon.

Alaskahsm Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 10:58pm
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Why are you boycotting?

divaessence Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 2:48pm
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Originally Posted by Alaskahsm

Diva, Are those sugar flowers? Those are awesome.



Yes. The flowers on my cake are made from gum paste and I colored them all by hand.

Thanks for the compliment! icon_biggrin.gif

divaessence Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 2:49pm
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Here's a bump!

divaessence Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 3:17pm
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I'd like to see those cakes, too, Alaskahsm!

HarleyDee Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 10:34pm
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I would love to, but we're going to be on vacation while our fair is here. No complaining from me though icon_biggrin.gif

cblupe Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 5:17am
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I entered two cakes in our county fair this past Sunday and I received blue ribbons on both. I was soooooooooooooo excited!!!
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cblupe Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 5:20am
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And here is the second cake entry....
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glendaleAZ Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 11:37pm
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I made this cake for my friend's birthday last week at work. She said that it was so good that I should enter one like it in the State Fair in October. This would be my first contest.
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idgalpal Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 4:03pm
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I was pretty happy with a second place ribbon on my Fair entry. http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1440538.html

Loucinda Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 4:36pm
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cblupe - I was watching that demo at ICES (Sunday evening) is that the technique you used for the grapes? Nice work!

divaessence Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 7:56pm
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I entered two cakes in our county fair this past Sunday and I received blue ribbons on both. I was soooooooooooooo excited!!!




Your cakes are gorgeous ... and those ribbons well-deserved! Congrats, cblupe!

divaessence Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by glendaleAZ

I made this cake for my friend's birthday last week at work. She said that it was so good that I should enter one like it in the State Fair in October. This would be my first contest.




glendaleAZ - that cake is great! Go for it! This was my first time entering a contest, too. I didn't win any ribbons but I learned a lot for the next time around!

KimmyCrocker Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 8:30pm
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I entered two cakes! One in Canyon County in one in the Western Idaho State Fair. icon_smile.gif I was awarded "Adult Champion" for my Kick Up You Heels Cake and 1st place in my category for the 3-D cowboy boots and bandana cake board.

idgalpal Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 8:46pm
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Originally Posted by KimmyCrocker

I entered two cakes! One in Canyon County in one in the Western Idaho State Fair. icon_smile.gif I was awarded "Adult Champion" for my Kick Up You Heels Cake and 1st place in my category for the 3-D cowboy boots and bandana cake board.



I saw your cake at the Western Idaho State Fair!!! Very nice!!

KimmyCrocker Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 9:12pm
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Thanks idgalpal! icon_smile.gif Your's is really pretty to--nice job! I think fairs are really fun to compete in...and it's a good feeling to take home a ribbon.

badkitty Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 9:48pm
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Beautiful work ladies!!! Congrats on your ribbons! thumbs_up.gif

jensenscakes Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 11:52pm
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This is the cake I did for the Utah county fair. I won first place and a high blue.
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diane Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:44am
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Question...is it worth doing a cake for a fair??? do they pay...and is it enough to cover all the costs of doing the cake?? i've often wanted to enter a cake in the state fair, but wasn't sure if it was really worth the hassle. icon_confused.gif

divaessence Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:40pm
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Question...is it worth doing a cake for a fair??? do they pay...and is it enough to cover all the costs of doing the cake?? i've often wanted to enter a cake in the state fair, but wasn't sure if it was really worth the hassle. icon_confused.gif



I know for our fair the entry fee was $8 ... and the most you could win in a regular category was $8. Other special prizes like cake stands were awarded in select categories, but the most expensive prize in the decorating divisions was a $25 gift certificate.

Loucinda Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 5:05pm
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It really isn't about the money at all, it is the prestige of winning a blue ribbon or best in show ribbon thing.

Loucinda Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 5:36pm
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It really isn't about the money at all, it is the prestige of winning a blue ribbon or best in show ribbon thing.

Alaskahsm Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 8:42pm
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Whoo Hoo. I got third on my partridge family cake.

idgalpal Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

It really isn't about the money at all, it is the prestige of winning a blue ribbon or best in show ribbon thing.




This is sooo true! I think I won $8 for my second place. So it isn't about the money. I had lots of people I work with tell me they saw my cake at the Fair and how pretty it was. I'm rewarding myself icon_biggrin.gif and going on the cake cruise thumbs_up.gif

this-mama-rocks Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 8:46pm
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I just won first for my Sunflowers cake - my first time entering any competition!

I agree - it's not at all about the prize money, which is a pittance. It's about the prestige, bragging rights, and potential marketing. I um, "accidentally"... stuck my business card in the bottom corner of the display case, in front of my cake and ribbon. Two brides called me within 3 hours!

TitiaM Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 5:30pm
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It really depends on your state fair. Last year I won $100 for best use of Fondant at ours. This year I think best wedding cake gets $300. I entered an Oregon Birthday cake this year.

divaessence Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 5:17pm
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Originally Posted by Alaskahsm

Whoo Hoo. I got third on my partridge family cake.



Congratulations!

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