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post #16 of 81
Thanks for bringing this post back. I was going to make a new post asking for suggestions for newby cake competitors. I do have a question. I am planning on using buttercream and dummies 6&10. Should I go with the all crisco being it will not be eaten. I was looking into the perma-icing but that will be a bit spendy. I'm wanting to keep this in a set budget of about $25 or so for everything (cake). And possible do 2 cakes--different categories. Thank you.
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post #17 of 81
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Using the full shortening frosting will be the best way to go. Many years ago the perma-icing would have been accepted - not these days. As much as possible needs to be edible. It doesn't have to taste good, it just has to be able to be eaten without a person croaking! icon_lol.gif

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post #18 of 81
What competitions are coming up????
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post #19 of 81
there is one in Gainsville florida in February 17, I think there is another one coming somewhere in Texas
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post #20 of 81
Oh, I forgot, if I do a stacked cake, still dowel as if it were a real cake, yes? OR glue the 6 & 10 together? TY!
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post #21 of 81
Thanks for bringing the post back- this last one was very useful to me. icon_smile.gif There are a couple coming up in Texas- one in Austin at the end of Februaury and one in Mckinney towards the end of March. I can't wait!! icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 81
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Oh, I forgot, if I do a stacked cake, still dowel as if it were a real cake, yes? OR glue the 6 & 10 together? TY!



You dont need a dowel..a little bit of royal icing between layers will glue them well.
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post #23 of 81
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Originally Posted by all4cake

What competitions are coming up????



There is also a show in Phoenix, AZ on February 7 and another show in Baltimore, MD the 3rd week of March. I think the one in Baltimore is also going to be having a Food Network Challenge.

I hope to meet some of you in Arizona, I won't be able to go to the one in Maryland.

Michele
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post #24 of 81
I reckon I'll keep my fingers crossed to be able to head back to Tulsa...It would be nice to go to all of them...but those are too soon for me to get to go.
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post #25 of 81
After watching 6 hrs. of cake challenges yesterday, I saw a couple of the Oklahoma shows & it baffled me why they don't allow wires in the cakes. It's perfectly sanitary, and used widely these days. Any insight?

Also, it seems like stringwork is what they look for the most. Do you find that true? I would much rather spend my time sculpting a phenomenal topper than getting carpal tunnel syndrome with a piping bag! LOL If I ever entered a show in OK...do you think they would hold that against me? Or might one balance out the lack of another?

Thanks!
post #26 of 81
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What competitions are coming up????



Arizona! Woo hoo!
post #27 of 81
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Originally Posted by adven68

After watching 6 hrs. of cake challenges yesterday, I saw a couple of the Oklahoma shows & it baffled me why they don't allow wires in the cakes. It's perfectly sanitary, and used widely these days. Any insight?

Also, it seems like stringwork is what they look for the most. Do you find that true? I would much rather spend my time sculpting a phenomenal topper than getting carpal tunnel syndrome with a piping bag! LOL If I ever entered a show in OK...do you think they would hold that against me? Or might one balance out the lack of another?

Thanks!



The wire could have lead in it, depending on where you get it. I think this is the main reason for not wanting wires in the cake. Most people use the little picks to hold the flowers or a piece of matching fondant to attach them. It's allowed to stick the wires into the fondant blob.

It does appear that stringwork is all the rage right now. It is a difficult technique, but there were several cakes that have done very well without it. If you don't do string work, don't worry about it. Every year there are different judges and they all different tastes, so just do something you enjoy.

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Michele
Don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
Galations 6:9, NLT

Author of "The Sugar Fix" cookbook and "Bloomin' Garden" DVD.
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post #28 of 81
Yeah...stringwork? Awesome stuff....for someone else, I'm too fidgety for something like that!
post #29 of 81
Thanks for all the tips - SOOOOO helpful! I'm entering my first comp in April! I'm so excited/scared!

For all you canuks... CSSA 2009 comp is in Markham Ontario this year - more info is available @ cakescanada site.
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post #30 of 81
I'm planning on going to Mid-atlantic this year...although now it's split into two shows. So now I have to decide which one to go to?!?

I think I'm just going to enter a sculpted cake the divisional competition though...I don't think I'm ready for the wedding cake yet competition yeticon_smile.gif
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