This is a dummy cake I made for the Connecticut Cake Competition this past weekend. I only found out about the event a couple of days before hand and was going to be in the area anyway. I decided to try and come up with something to enter even though I was already busy making a birthday cake, and this is what I came up with. I entered the Beginner/Special Occasion Cake Division/Category (I have only been at this as a hobby for about 7 months). I went back the next day to see the show and I had been bumped up to Advanced! I WON a 1st Place Blue Ribbon as well as the Trophy for Best of the Division for Advanced! The show theme was "A Touch of the South". The baby and magnolia flowers are gumpaste, all other decoration is fondant. I should add, these are all firsts for me, the ruffles, the swags, the magnolias, the gumpaste baby, and entering a competition!!