Ace of Cakes Totally Awesome Cake Challenge/Scarecrow

This was my entry into the Ace of Cakes Totally Awesome Cake Challenge in Rockford, IL. The event was judged solely by Duff himself, and I was lucky enough to receive 3rd place (honorable mention) for my scarecrow. I had the opportunity to meet several other cc members and see their amazing entries as well. I plan to put some additional photos and a video clip on my website later this week, so please come and take a peak! The scarecrow is a cake dummy that I carved and covered in fondant.

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Thanks a lot! The other winners had moving parts/motors. One you made noises and had small flames that lit up. How can you compete with that? LOL!

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:o 8O :o 8O :o 8O I know that I shouldn't be this surprised because everything you make is fabulous, but OMG!!! The details are soooo perfect. I mean, look at the ridges on the pants. Looks just like real corduroy (sp?)!!! Congratulations on placing!!!

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WOW! Amazing! Every last detail is just so stunning. Just love the textures on his clothes and nose and leaves and...did I already say 8O 8O ?!!

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This cake is AWESOME!!! If you got 3rd place with him...the others must have been out of this world fantastic because he is gorgeous!!

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Absolutely wonderful. You did a fantastic job. There must have been some amazing cakes if you got 3rd. for this masterpiece.

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This is so awesome!! I can't imagine two cakes that could be any better! You did an amazing job on every detail! Congratulations on winning 3rd place!!!

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Amazing work ! You say the scarecrow is a cake dummy, is the wooden barrel planter also or is that cake? I think every detail is amazing, love the stitching on the shoes too :)

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I can't stop looking at all of the details! You need to keep him on your dining room table thru the fall! Just amazing!

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It is all a styrofoam dummy. Just for competition purposes. I was able to take my time making it and I also had to transport the cake 5 hours, so I went the dummy route. It was my first time doing a dummy and it was a lot more challenging than I thought to get the fondant to stick on the dummy.

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Merissa, your cake is just fantastic! Congratulations!!! I'm a newbie and hope to improve my cake decorating skills.

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Merissa, I thought I had commented on this most wonderful cake!!! It is superbly executed and so perfect for fall..I think you are an amazing cake artist!! :)

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Congrats on your placement in the contest! It is a great cake. Love the colors, leaves, and wow...the detail on the jumper suit is excellent as well as the other items.

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Wow! This is just fabulous!! You did such an outstanding job on it. Congratulations on placing too! Would you mind pm'ing me the link as well? I have a really hard time believing there were cakes better than this.. heh As good as, yes... not better. :)

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Change that yes to a maybe.. I can't get over the detail work, and the stitching. Wow! I'm just in awe over the whole thing. The more I look at it, the more I see!

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this thing looks crazy real. i love it. how fun for you to have been a part of that competition (and to meet duff- is that you in the picture?) congratulations on placing 3rd. i love all the textures on the scarecrow from his hair to his clothes etc...and your bushel of leaves is great. the colors are nice and bright.

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I've never even heard of this - when is it airing? I love the cake - it's absolutley adorable! He looks like a stuffed animal and not a cake! I just want to pick him up and hug him! LOL! I also love the detailed colors of the leaves - it's just amazing.

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Thanks! It wasnt televised. It didnt have anything to do with the food network or the Ace of Cakes show. It was a contest put on by a museum in IL to raise money.


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