Cake Decorating Competition - Got Any Tips?

Decorating By mlharvell Updated 1 Oct 2009 , 1:11pm by mlharvell

mlharvell Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 2:40pm
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I'm thinking of entering a cake decorating contest this weekend. This would be my first competition. There's no theme, no assistants, I have four hours to decorate, limited power, and a 6ft long table. It's pretty primitive, but sounds fun. Does anyone have any tips/advice?

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mlharvell Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 3:18pm
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Anyone? Pretty please... icon_smile.gif

mlharvell Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 3:58pm
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A lot of people lurking today...

I know someone has done a competition before. I would LOVE any advice anyone could offer. Please help!

G_Cakes Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:42pm
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Read your post but I have never entered a contest.

Free bump cause I think this would be really helpful information to have icon_smile.gif

But if I were to offer one bit of advice...double check, triple check that you have EVERYTHING you need....

Best of luck to you and please post a pick icon_smile.gif

Rylan Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:45pm
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Where are you joining btw?

mlharvell Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:22pm
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It's in GA.

PinkLisa Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 7:14pm
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I've never entered a contest before but just a day or two ago there was a thread on this. I don't have it saved.

KimAZ Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 7:52pm
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I've never done a live contest myself but I've attended them as a spectator.

I'd say first, have a plan going into the whole event. If you get your own choice on what to make, draw it out ahead of time so you can see it.
Prep as much in advance as you can...bake cakes, make buttercream, filling, crumb coat. Color the fondant or buttercream. Have piping bags ready to go. Have all your supplies ready...including a wet rag or wipes to clean off your hands in case there is no sink.
If you're allowed to make things ahead of time such as flowers, figures, etc, make sure they're dry and ready to go. Wear an apron because you're bound to get messy. Work as clean as you can. I don't know if you're being judged on your work space but even if you're not, it's best to clean as you go.

Good luck!!

mlharvell Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 1:11pm
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Thanks for the advice, gals! I appreciate it. icon_smile.gif

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