Cake Competitions, Would I Be Considered A Beginner

Decorating By dreamacres Updated 14 Feb 2011 , 2:19am by dreamacres

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dreamacres Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 5:48pm
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about 20 years ago I did a few cakes for family and friends which they paid me for. (they were awful, but I didn't think so at the time) I have never had any classes and never sold a cake since. I am currently trying to sell a few cakes to help with home expenses since husband is laid off. In Indiana I can sell cakes from home kitchen at my roadside stand (my porch) so I have been trying to ask for orders via facebook and friends, and trying to do a website. Still have not sold a cake. Would I be able to enter a cake competition as a beginner??? What if I sell a few cakes between now and the competition????

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CWR41 Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 5:57pm
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The rules should be able to help guide you in which category to enter. Some will state if your full-time profession/sole source of income is in the cake decorating industry, you cannot be classified as "beginner".

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vkat Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 5:58pm
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After looking at your photo gallery, I don't know that I would concider you a begginer. You do very nice workicon_smile.gif

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LisaPeps Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 6:01pm
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As far as I am aware, competitions go by the level of training you have had and also if you have entered and won in any previous competitions. This info will be available from the organisers.

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BlakesCakes Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 10:09pm
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Nearly every competition has different criteria for each category of entrants.

In one, you may be a beginner and in another, perhaps intermediate. Read the requirements carefully and choose where you fit best. If the guidelines are confusing--and some really are-- call or e-mail the contact person and have them help you make the decision.

Have fun!

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dreamacres Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 1:28pm
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thanks vkat! I really am just running blind and having a ball doing it. Can't wait to go to a competition someday to see what the professionals do instead of just looking at pictures. Was thinking I could do a cake when I go but am really scared to try it. Maybe someday. Someone told me the county fair has a open class can't seem to find information. Has anyone entered a cake in county fair??

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vkat Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 10:25pm
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I entered in my county fair. I think I paid a $2.00 entry fee. They had different categories. I won 2nd place for my farm animal cupcake boquet! I am going to enter again this summer. It was alot of funicon_smile.gif

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dreamacres Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 2:19am
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thanks vkat it does sound fun

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