Monday, April 18, 2011

Great American Cake Show

Last month I was busy making cards everyday for my card challenge and this month it's all been about cake!  I've entered the Great American Cake show competition at the end of April and so have been busy preparing my entries.

2010 was my first year to enter and I entered three cakes.  One was a pink prada purse cake, the second and babies first gift cake and the last a two tier mothers day cake.  I was really pleased to win 3rd place for my baby cake in my category and come home with a little rosette.

I've been thinking about what to enter this year for a while now and have had a sketch drawn out of my wedding cake entry.  The theme for the wedding cake category this year is holidays, so I have chosen to do a Christmas theme wedding cake.  I finally decided on the cake dummy sizes and shapes and set to work decorating them with fondant last week.

Seeing my design go from paper into fondant is quite amazing and so far I'm really pleased with how the top three tiers have come out.  All was going great until today when I ended up getting my finger caught in a dog leash and now it looks like it may be dislocated.  I just hope I'll be able to get my cake finished in time for the competition on the 30th April.

Here are some photos of the top three tiers so far. The top tier represents a winter snow scene with a snow bride and snow groom on top.  The second tier is a Christmas present, the third represents the Christmas tree and I'm really excited at how that has turned out.  Although I'm keeping the cake all white, it has so much texture that it has depth and interest.


  1. OMG, WOW!!!! You made that? That's super impressive!!!! I can't believe it. Serious props to you. I totally want to eat that cake up. Reminds me of the Food Network challenges. I'm always amazed at the stuff people create.

    Good luck!!!

  2. Thank you! You'd be a little dissapointed if you tried to eat this cake though as its made from 'dummy cake bases', but I can asure you that my real cakes are delicious!