I Won First And Third!

Decorating By Loucinda Updated 22 Sep 2009 , 5:57pm by Loucinda

Loucinda Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:50pm
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OK - I made a post yesterday about my first competition.....I did 2 cakes one of which I adored (4 tier fondant with brown ribbons, bows and broaches) It was one I was very proud of and truely felt it was a prize winning cake......

OK - 2nd cake (3 tier buttercream with gumpaste daisies and gelatin bow) I was not really pleased with this one. I had a hard time with the corners, had a hard time deciding where to place the daisies, stacked it wrong to begin with (I meant for it to be all off centers) Just all in all had a pistol of a time with it - but figured since I worked so much on it I was still going to enter it. IT WON FIRST PLACE! I still cannot believe that it took the prize over the fondant one......I am thrilled I got 2 ribbons - but I am just shaking my head over how they judge them. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1468344&done=1
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Kiddiekakes Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:54pm
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Loucinda...That is Fantastic!!! Your cakes were gorgeous so I am not surprised!! Way to go girl!!!

TexasSugar Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:57pm
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Woo hoo! Doing a happy dance for ya!

poohsmomma Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 11:33pm
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Beautiful cakes!
Just goes to show that we are our own worst critics.

cylstrial Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 11:50pm
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They were both beautiful!! Congrats on winning!

Deb_ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:10am
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Congratulations!! judge.gifparty.gif They're both beautiful cakes, you deserved those ribbons!

letsgetcaking Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:11am
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Yippee! Congratulations! What beautiful cakes!

LaBellaFlor Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:23am
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Those daisies look so real! Conratulations!

Ruth0209 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:45am
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Those are both beautiful cakes! I'm with you, though. I think the one with the brown bows is the better of the two from a technical standpoint. But they're both prize winners! Congratulations!!

Loucinda Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:09am
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Ruth - I felt the same way... the reason I did both a buttercream and a fondant cake was just in case the judges were not fond of one medium over the other. I guess my strategy worked out. icon_wink.gif

Thank you all for the kind comments! (and the brown bow one is still my favorite!) icon_wink.gif

aquamom Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:13am
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Beautiful cakes--congratulations!!

mysonbronson Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:22am
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Congratulations, your cakes are beautiful.

icer101 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:23am
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congratulations. loucinda.. both cakes are beautiful.. you mentioned this the other nite on friday nite cake club. . so congratulations. i am still working on mine for the oct. 14 fair , here, in raleigh, north carolina.. lotta work.. i will post mine when i finish it. it will take me just about up to the date. ha!

Loucinda Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:26am
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icer101 - yep, these were the ones I was talking about! icon_biggrin.gif I will keep my fingers crossed for you - everyone sent me good cake wishes, and I will send them on to you!! thumbs_up.gif

Writecakes Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:42am
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Of course you won! Those cakes are beautiful! Congratulations icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 2:49am
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Congratufrickalations!!!! Yay!!!!
<insert clapping hands wildly smilie face>

I love the brown one--the brooches are beautiful.

This daisy one with the fresh picked looking greeny places on the flowers then the green gelatin bow--killer!

Loucinda Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 5:57pm
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Thanks K8 - your comments mean a lot to me!

I did find out the reason the brown bow placed lower was because the judge felt that the techniques on the other cakes were more difficult. (she obviously needs to come and watch me here!) icon_wink.gif I made those isomalt jewels about a half a dozen times and still didn't get them right!

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