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This contest is for amateur cake decorators only. 


Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • 8" round 2 layer cake.
  • Fully coated and decorated in spreadable or pipable icings such as Butter Cream, Fudge, or Whip (no rolled fondant, gum paste, molding chocolate, etc)
  • Smooth flat top with inscription
  • Smooth or combed sides 
  • Piped border around top and bottom
  • Additional decoration such as flowers, streamers and confetti, balloons, vines- be creative!


I will score the entries based on:

  • Overall apperance of the cake (5 points)
  • Level of technical difficulty (5 points)
  • Level of creativity (5 points)
  • Level of skill in execution (5 points)

First Place Winner will recieve:

  • One- Ateco 672 professional revolving cake stand with non-slip pad, 12" diameter aluminum turnnable, cast iron base, and precision rotation.  New in box.
  • One- Bragging rights.  Slightly used.

 

Second Place Winner will recieve:

  • One-"JJ's Butter Cream Smoothing Kit", containing all the tools I use to get the tops and sides of my cakes smooth.  (1 comb, one plastic scraper, one Ateco 1447, one Ateco ultra 1310)


To enter this contest post a response to this discussion-  Introduce yourself, describe the cake, and post a link to the pictures of your cake on cakeswebake.com.   POST TWO PICTURES, one top view tagged "JJ's Amateur Contest Top", and one side view tagged "JJ's Amateur Contest Side".  See the attached photos for an example. Please limit your entries to one per person!

 

All entries must be posted between Thursday, 9/8/11 and Friday, 9/23/11.Winners will be announced Friday, 9/30/11


PLEASE NOTE-  Just tagging your photos will not enter you into this contest!  You must enter  by posting a reply to this discussion! 


Your entry should look something like this like this:

 

My name is JJ, and here is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!"  

 

The cake is vanilla pound cake filled with chocolate fudge, and iced with pink American style butter cream.

 

http://www.cakeswebake.com/photo/amateur-all-occasion-cake-top/next...

http://www.cakeswebake.com/photo/amateur-all-occasion-cake-side/nex...

 

 

The Following Entries Have Been Accepted!

Gloria Castano

Debbie Boswell

Georgia_in_MS

Jennifer Hanus

April

Julisa

Tammy Whitaker

Evelyn Vega

Joann Smith

candy densmore

Rebecca Towle

Pam McGraw

Sandra Griffin

Catrina Bonomolo

Tracy Lynn Buttermore

naheed ullah

mariza guerero

Paula Collins

Debbie

michelle johnson

Jenn Merrifield

Rhonda Goodwin

Regina Santangelo

natasa kukic

candy densmore

Erica Thompson

Eva Buchholz

Carol Vokes

Dina Hany

Eillim Cintron

Adelle Crotteau

KELLY BUHRMESTER

Rima

Natasha Soto

Adelaida Diaz

Jeanne

Adrian Sims

Perfection By Paula

Genevieve

Lisa Duff

kathy tolbert

Lynda P Gunn

candy densmore

zeeniya zulfikar

Madhulika Dev

Ashok

Nini

Jessica Fink

Ashleigh Clayton

Anji Fisher

Julie S

Homemadefondantcakes

Stacy Strate

Olivia Elias

Eunice Lee

Christina Strellec-Simpson

Goreti

Janice Groves

Suzanne Baker-Shultz

Poonam Jadhav

Erica Booker

Vanessa H.

Jaime Lavallee

anand

 

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Your entry should look something like this like this:

 

My name is JJ, and here is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!"  

 

The cake is vanilla pound cake filled with chocolate fudge, and iced with pink American style butter cream.

 

http://www.cakeswebake.com/photo/amateur-all-occasion-cake-top/next...

http://www.cakeswebake.com/photo/amateur-all-occasion-cake-side/nex...

 

Hi, My name is Gloria Castano and this is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!"  

 

This is a 8" round gluten-free chocolate cake filled with and iced with my home made buttercream frosting and royal icing flowers.

 

Attachments:
Debbie's July 4th Cake
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My name is Georgia.  This is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest."

 

My cake is vanilla WASC. Everything is buttercream except for the "lights" on the side and the poinsettias.  Lights are candies I bought.  Poinsettas are royal icing.

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my name is Jennifer Hanus and here is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!"

 

the cake is gluten free chocolate with vanilla butter cream frosting. made for my husband's birthday after taking my first cake decorating course.

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I forgot to say that I made those poinsettas myself.

Georgia_in_MS said:

My name is Georgia.  This is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest."

 

My cake is vanilla WASC. Everything is buttercream except for the "lights" on the side and the poinsettias.  Lights are candies I bought.  Poinsettas are royal icing.

Hello my name is Julisa.  Here is my entry for JJ's Amature Cake Contest.

Cakes are French Vanilla and Dark Chocolate iced and decorated in buttercream.  Showed two cakes because they were made for a set of twins 50th birthday and inscription on side is incomplete with out both cakes.

 

 

 

 

Thanks any way
Your entry did not meet the criteria for this contest.  Please feel free to try again.

Sandra M S R. Marques Lopes said:
Thanks any way
What exactly makes an "amateur"? Like how many years/ months experience...?

Hi JJ,

 

I was just wondering If I could use ganache (soft filling consistency) to coat the cake? It will be smoothed out with a spatula just like butter cream, not poured, I just dont really work with butter cream at all, the few cakes Ive made have all been done with Ganache as that's what I'm good at making :-) Also, I have been making cakes from home for about 6months now, I have no training of any kind other than what I have read on the net, & I do want to start my own business one day soon, once I have a LOT more practice. Does this make me an Armature?

Also, I am in New Zealand, so can I still enter?

 

Thank you for your time :-)

Bobbi, that all sounds fine.  You may certainly enter.  Though shipping prizes to certain parts of the world may be problematic, I will certainly try.

Bobbi 's Page said:

Hi JJ,

 

I was just wondering If I could use ganache (soft filling consistency) to coat the cake? It will be smoothed out with a spatula just like butter cream, not poured, I just dont really work with butter cream at all, the few cakes Ive made have all been done with Ganache as that's what I'm good at making :-) Also, I have been making cakes from home for about 6months now, I have no training of any kind other than what I have read on the net, & I do want to start my own business one day soon, once I have a LOT more practice. Does this make me an Armature?

Also, I am in New Zealand, so can I still enter?

 

Thank you for your time :-)

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