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.

Comments

grannys3angels Says... 7 years ago

WOW!! This is a very beautiful stunning cake! I love the design, you did a outstanding job! Congrats! God Bless, Sharon

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

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!

wgoat5 Says... 7 years ago

Merissa you inspire me!!! This is soooo awesome!!! :)

laurakelly2 Says... 7 years ago

This is amazing! I love your corduroy effect! And Duff :lol:

vonnie99 Says... 7 years ago

WOW!!! I've been dying to see your finished cake - it is fantastic!!!

tcturtleshell Says... 7 years ago

It's awesome!! You are one lucky girl!!

armywife1 Says... 7 years ago

: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!!!

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

8O :o :o congratulations!! great job! love it!

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

oh and who won where can i see the picture! :oops:

PaulaT Says... 7 years ago

My goodness - this is just incredibly awesome - great work!!! :wink:

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

maisza: I will pm you with the link to a thread that has more photos of other cc'ers cake entries as well as the winning cake!

ceshell Says... 7 years ago

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 ?!!

KASCARLETT Says... 7 years ago

Wow! That's awesome!! Congratulations!

dabear Says... 7 years ago

THis has got to be one of the best cakes I have ever seen! Excellent work!

osorio Says... 7 years ago

Congratulations, the most beautiful cake I´ve seen !!!!

nannycakes Says... 7 years ago

totally awesome work. Congrats on winning 3rd place

Bwana Says... 7 years ago

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!!

idoweddingcookies Says... 7 years ago

absolutely stunning!! can you post the link so we can all see the pics.. Thank you!!

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

I don't think posting the link works here, but I will pm you the thread.

brattinamjc Says... 7 years ago

i really love u're work. bravo!

superstar Says... 7 years ago

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

keystar1akdv Says... 7 years ago

Love the detail in the color, so realistic. Almost too perfect to cut.

Eight Says... 7 years ago

WOW WOW WOW! Looks amazing!!! I think Duff is so great. I would have loved to meet him too. :)

lanibird Says... 7 years ago

Oh wow! This is just amazing! I'm just in awe!

GRAMMASUE Says... 7 years ago

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!!!

nmartin7 Says... 7 years ago

Totally awesome, excellent work.

Toniprev Says... 7 years ago

8O 8O 8O AMAZING!! such precision!!! He is gorgeous!!!

JRAE33 Says... 7 years ago

Congratulations! I can't even imagine what could have won!!! You did amazing. I'm in awe...

misterc Says... 7 years ago

Amazing!

jules2222 Says... 7 years ago

All I can say is.. You should have won! This is amazing! :o

sisita Says... 7 years ago

It's so cute, I Love your cake

golfgirl1227 Says... 7 years ago

definitely TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! and super cute!

step0nmi Says... 7 years ago

You are the best! I NEED to know how you did those leaves!

Ginnycakes3 Says... 7 years ago

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 :)

elvis Says... 7 years ago

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!

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

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.

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

Other details I have on the cake that you can't see well in the picture are some ropes tied at the wrists and ankles!

maam1993 Says... 7 years ago

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

SweetResults Says... 7 years ago

Why isn't this showing up on the Favorite Thanksgiving photos on the home page??? :D

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

because I put it under the 3D gallery!

JaneK Says... 7 years ago

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!! :)

Manna4 Says... 7 years ago

How beautiful, great job!!!!!!!!! ;-D

KellJ Says... 7 years ago

8O 8O WOW! This is just amazing!! Execellent Job! ;-D Could you PM me the link as well? Thanks!

nicki9774 Says... 7 years ago

I was in the contest also and you had an awesome cake

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

Oh yeah? Which was yours?

sweetbaker Says... 7 years ago

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.

coreenag Says... 7 years ago

Amazing work! Congratulations on placing! Could you please pm me the link as well. Thanks!

susiekoos Says... 7 years ago

It was such an amazing cake !! And a pleasure to meet you:)

susiekoos Says... 7 years ago

It was such an amazing cake !! And a pleasure to meet you:)

susiekoos Says... 7 years ago

It was such an amazing cake !! And a pleasure to meet you:)

susiekoos Says... 7 years ago

can you pm me the link also? Thank you ! :D

ljdills Says... 7 years ago

This is totally adorable !!! This is one of my favorites on this site. GREAT JOB !!!

ljdills Says... 7 years ago

This is totally adorable !!! This is one of my favorites on this site. GREAT JOB !!!

ljdills Says... 7 years ago

This is totally adorable !!! This is one of my favorites on this site. GREAT JOB !!!

daisy114 Says... 7 years ago

I honestly think this is the most amazing cake I've ever seen!

KatieTaylor77 Says... 7 years ago

Oh, wooooooooowwwwwwww. Such a great cake!

Hollyanna70 Says... 7 years ago

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. :)

Hollyanna70 Says... 7 years ago

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!

MCook Says... 7 years ago

:o 8O I had to call 911 to have my eyes popped back IN !!

melysa Says... 7 years ago

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.

imartsy Says... 7 years ago

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.

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

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.

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

Thanks!

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

I have put some additional photos of the event and a video up on my website in case anyone was interested!

LisaMaeCakes Says... 7 years ago

This is one incredible cake....looks like a 1st placer to me :D

stellastarchild Says... 6 years ago

Jawdropping!!!! :o :o :o

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Says... 6 years ago

Wow, now THAT'S impressive! Wow! The amount of detail you added is what really brings this cake to the next level!


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