Okay fellow CC'ers I'm thinking about entering a (amateur) cake contest at an upcoming festival. I'm a newbie so I'm asking for any and all ideas. I've attached a link to the festival so you can get an idea of theme and such. A few things I can think of would be to do some sort of plaque with the logo on it. There's also a "belle" court so I was thinking of doing maybe 3 or 4 belle dresses out of gumpaste. Maybe a "Miss Azalea" sash and most importantly figure out how to make azaleas. What do you think? Thanks ahead of time for your input!
What about doing one of the historic homes in Wilmington?
What about making a "parade float" with flowers and a couple of "belles" sitting on the float with the logo on the sides or front and back HTH
I am not good enough to enter something like this but I did a cake a while back of a babydoll in a pound cake and sculpted a dress around it. you could do something like that and do the southern belle dresses.... I will attach a picture. I would use a doll form without the head so the dress gets all the attention.
Hey bug are you old enough to remember the "June Inn" at Carolina Beach? It's the big old house at the main intersection where the rides/arcade area is. The one with two big palmetto palms out front? I think it's a restaurant now. That was my aunts house. I grew up there in the summers. She ran sort of a bed and breakfast but back then they called it a rooming house. It has big wrap around porch with rockers. Boy the days I have spent sitting in the rockers watching the beach goers, running up and down the back stairs, sitting her victorian parlor in my bathing suite. Playing on those steps..hey I didn't see the info on the cake contest, is it on their website?
I like all of your ideas! Thanks to all of you!
I hadn't even thought about bringing the historic homes into it. Although I must admit that may be beyond my capabilities...but I like it so much perhaps I can think of some way to incorporate it.
JustToEatCake-I didn't grow up in this area so I don't know but I've been to Carolina Beach a lot. What great memories you must have...straight out of a novel huh
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the dresses idea is cool. What if instead of doing actual figures you made the dresses and had them laying on the cake.
Tellis, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe a few dresses and a sash as well. They have an "Azalea Queen" that rides on the float during the parade.
I need to get started practicing making the azalea flowers as I've not had much experience in flowers. Thought I'd do a dry run...a test cake you might say...is that normal? lol I'll be sure to post pictures when the cake is done
I'm working on learning different techniques and I will usually do a test cake to work out the how to's and practice. Also to see how things look in real life before I commit them to the final product.
I send the tests to work with the hubby or bring into the kitchen at my work. My employees and my hubby's co-workers never seem to mind being test subjects!
I love the dress cake idea... I did a pageant dress last week.... What about doing the dress with the sash and logo! I think it would be a show stopper!
Loving all these ideas! Thanks!