lilyankee5688 Posted 29 Sep 2012 , 2:11am
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Ok so I entered in the state fair cake decorating contest. The cake I wanted to do reminds me of a wedding cake, not specialty cake. I am having a hard time coming up with a good specialty cake.... any ideas??? Should I do a kids theme bday cake...or a holiday theme.... I just dont know what the judges look for, as its my first time entering a cake...

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icer101 Posted 29 Sep 2012 , 2:38am
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Hi, i have won blue ribbons and best of show on wedding cakes, and on a cake resemebling a garden , with man on tractor and lady gathering potatoes, etc. They are in my pics. The wedding cakes were tropical both times. They could tell i spent hours working on these cakes. That is what you have to do. Think big, like no one else would do this type of cake, etc. that is how i think each time. A woman in her kitchen , making cakes, being tired etc. I had one of the crew on ace of cakes and won blue ribbon and best of show. Not bragging, Just giving you some clues. I look each year at end of fair and see how cakes are judged. good luck.

Elcee Posted 29 Sep 2012 , 3:00am
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Is there a theme? Even if the cake contest doesn't have a theme, it's fun to incorporate the fair theme into your cake. Are you able to look at past winners? That will tell you a bit about what the judges like and don't like.

lilyankee5688 Posted 30 Sep 2012 , 3:28am
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Icer your cakes are beautiful!! There is no theme, just " tiered specialty cake". I think I am going to do a Breast Cancer theme cake, since it is in October, and that's the month for the awareness. I am so nervous at this, always so nervous at something new.. ha ha I'll post pics! icon_smile.gif

lilyankee5688 Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 5:27pm
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Just to update yall since yall helped me out! I tied for 1st place on my cake! I did 3 rows of hot pink ruffles, with a black belt and white flowers on the base tier, then black quilted pattern on the top tier, then whit flowers on top. Was not what I planned on doing, but had to change designs at the last minute, 12 hours til I had to turn it in!!! I will load pics once I get a good one. I took one at 1 AM, but my hand was covered in crisco, and got on my camera lens, so its blurry (I wasnt thinking.. haha)

icer101 Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 5:20am
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can,t wait to see pics. And thank you for the nice compliment about my cakes. Our state fair is going on right now. I could not enter last year(broken arm and then hand surgery) This year , been in pain with my back and legs. But think i am getting past that now. Thinking up some ideas for next year. It is fun to enter.

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