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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:42 PM

Okay, I lost my mind this year and decided to do 3 fair cakes.

Now I'm not too happy with any of them. First attempt at buttercream palette knife decorating..



Next, a take off from a Debby Brown design.



And the last was a complete failure. Attempted to do this cake, wrapped in a sugar sheet, but found it was too humid and sagged. So, I had to go with a plain fondant instead.



Will be taking them 60 miles to Illinois State Fair on Sunday. No chance of championship this year.

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Reply Okay, I lost my mind this year and decided to do 3 fair cakes. (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Aug 5 OP
Wingus Dingus Aug 5 #1
Scrivener7 Aug 5 #2
elleng Aug 5 #3
BlueGreenLady Aug 5 #4
patphil Aug 5 #5
PittBlue Aug 5 #6
SheltieLover Aug 5 #7
IcyPeas Aug 5 #8
lillypaddle Aug 5 #9
Bristlecone Aug 5 #10
lucca18 Aug 5 #11
richdj25 Aug 5 #12
Solly Mack Aug 5 #13
MiHale Aug 5 #14
sinkingfeeling Aug 5 #27
keithbvadu2 Aug 5 #15
spooky3 Aug 5 #20
SidneyR Aug 5 #16
Sky Jewels Aug 5 #17
JohnnyRingo Aug 5 #18
spooky3 Aug 5 #19
summer_in_TX Aug 5 #21
barbtries Aug 5 #22
Baitball Blogger Aug 5 #23
hippywife Aug 5 #24
Atticus Aug 5 #25
sinkingfeeling Aug 5 #26

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:44 PM

1. I'm no cake decorating expert, but I think they're beautiful.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:44 PM

2. Oh, come on, now! Every one of those is GEORGEOUS!!!!

You have such talent!

PS: The dragon is too amazing!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:44 PM

3. YES you DID, and we thank you, even tho

we won't be eating any of them!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:52 PM

4. Wow

Gorgeous cakes!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:53 PM

5. You're a cake champion in my view.

Beautiful cakes!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:01 PM

6. Wow!! That is amazing.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:14 PM

7. Gorgeous. Every one is a winner in my eyes!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:22 PM

8. Omg. These are great! I couldn't do that in a million years. And just how will you transport them?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:40 PM

9. Wow, those are fantastic!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:10 PM

10. All look great to me

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:50 PM

11. They all look perfect!🎂

You are very creative!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:54 PM

12. If they taste as good as they look...

I'll take them off your hands. Bet they go well with sherbet ice cream and some berries.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:58 PM

13. I like them. I love your talent for decorating cakes. I enjoy seeing the finished product.

But I get wanting a project of mine to be just so, instead of me thinking it came out so-so.

Still, your cakes are great!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:02 PM

14. In almost every competition...

Iíve seen presentation is one thing taste is another which usually tips the balance.
Is that how it works at your fair?

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Response to MiHale (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:00 PM

27. If I were entering real cakes, the answer would be 'yes'. But I just do decorating contests.

The exteriors are all real, edible stuff, but the inside is a foam dummy or a cake pan. It's like the cakes you see in bakery windows.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:05 PM

15. I'll bring a knife and fork to help you destroy such monstrosities.

I'll bring a knife and fork to help you destroy such monstrosities.

Your shame will be our secret.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:16 PM

20. Hee hee! Nt

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:11 PM

16. I logged in specifically to comment on this.

Like, what do you mean this isn't fantastic?! Wow! These cakes are beautiful.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:14 PM

17. Those are amazing! I'm exhausted

just thinking about all the work that took!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:15 PM

18. Such talent and patience.

I don't even understand the art of cooking and baking. Putting a list of ingredients in an oven and pulling out a meatloaf or a perfect cake is pure sorcery to me.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:15 PM

19. You are so talented and skillful!

I especially like the rose in the top photo!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:24 PM

21. Wow, the dragon guarding the castle is amazing!

They're beautiful and you are so talented!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:37 PM

22. i'd be proud of any of those.

early days of the pandemic, i bought a bunch of stuff for cake decorating. i'm such a failure at it that i've never used it.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:53 PM

23. Wowsy!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:06 PM

24. Much better than I could have ever done.

I just wouldn't want the transporting 60 miles in the summer heat part of this project.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:10 PM

25. If those are your "failures" I'm not sure my heart could survive the excitement of viewing

one of your successes!

I think I gained 3 pounds just looking at those, but thanks for the pix.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:57 PM

26. You can see all 10 of my champion cakes in my journal.

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