Small Cake Competition Ideas

Decorating By bbudd1023 Updated 1 Aug 2011 , 7:49pm by krumbledkakes

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bbudd1023 Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 11:41pm
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I currently make cakes at a grocery store and my husband's work is doing a cake competition for his work to raise money for the special Olympics. I have never mad a larger cake other then a three tiered round cake. I am not that experienced in fondant but can practice to use it. Do you have any ideas for a beginner cake maker.

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vtcake Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 11:18pm
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3D cakes are always a hit. You don't have to cover them in anything except buttercream if you want. If you have a 3D ducky pan, you can easily turn it into a horse by rounding off the tail end, extend muzzle with buttercream, add fondant ears, jr mint eyes, and add tail and mane and forelock using long pulls of buttercream.

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jennifercullen Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 4:45pm
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Just as a suggestion on the 3d cakes theme, the owl cake in my photos was really quite easy, it was 3 round cakes, I trimmed the edges and used these trimmings to make the rounded part on top of the head and carved it into a slightly owl like shape, then I buttercreamed it and wrapped my fondant around it. there was no need for neatness because I was sticking on lots of feathers so if you aren't very experienced with fondant that might be good. for the feathers all I did was roll out some fondant, and start cutting, once I got bored I stuck some on, then started cutting again.

Edit: I forgot to mention I used a small leaf cutter out of a set I had, you could probably pick one up cheap if you don't already have one, I'm actually glad I got to use mine as I bought a whole set for flower making, but I'm too scared to try it lol

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grama_j Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 5:00pm
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Hat box or gift box cakes LOOK like they are REALLY hard, but they aren't.... you can use butter cream OR fondant.... I have a couple in my photos if you care to look for ideas.....

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dmo4ab Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 5:45pm
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Brainstorming ...... when is the competition?
Is it around a particular holiday? Holidays always make a good theme.
Is in during a specific season? Does your area have brilliant fall colors or heavy snowfalls? You could work those into a theme.
Is it during a sporting event season or is there a popular team in your area? I'm in Alabama so from during September to November anything with football and University of Alabama or Auburn University is a big hit!

Also, if there are any landmarks or other specific things about your town that are well known and recognized people would be impressed if you put it into a cake.

HTH. Be sure to let us know how you do!
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krumbledkakes Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 7:49pm
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I watched this video a while ago and thought it was a really cute idea. It's a BC 'how to' butterfly cake. It's made with 1, I think 9" round cake:

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