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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   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.



The Following Entries Have Been Accepted!

Gloria Castano

Debbie Boswell


Jennifer Hanus



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


michelle johnson

Jenn Merrifield

Rhonda Goodwin

Regina Santangelo

natasa kukic

candy densmore

Erica Thompson

Eva Buchholz

Carol Vokes

Dina Hany

Eillim Cintron

Adelle Crotteau



Natasha Soto

Adelaida Diaz


Adrian Sims

Perfection By Paula


Lisa Duff

kathy tolbert

Lynda P Gunn

candy densmore

zeeniya zulfikar

Madhulika Dev



Jessica Fink

Ashleigh Clayton

Anji Fisher

Julie S


Stacy Strate

Olivia Elias

Eunice Lee

Christina Strellec-Simpson


Janice Groves

Suzanne Baker-Shultz

Poonam Jadhav

Erica Booker

Vanessa H.

Jaime Lavallee



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Hi- My name is Paula and here is my entry for JJ's amateur all occasion cake contest. The cake is french vanilla with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberry puree filling, topped with tinted vanilla buttercream frosting.

Hi, my name is Debbie and here is my entry for JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest.  Carrot cake I made for my sister's birthday with yummy cream cheese frosting :-)



My name is Ana Petrova.


This was for my son's 7th birthday. He wanted spy party and the cake was part of it. White cake with egg-chocolate cream, banana slices. Butter cream with cocoa cover with coconut snow.

My name is Michelle Johnson and here is my entry to "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!" 

this is a choc cake with choc buttercream filled with choc mousse'. Sunflowers are made from buttercream.

I started doing this in March. I have never taken a class and have caught on  quick. I love doing this.

Thank you for your time.


Just want to make sure, no fondant cut outs? Or not covered with fondant? What about royal?


Not covered in fondant.  The general idea of this contest is to give beginners an opportunity to work on the basics.  I'd really like to see some very basic stuff my judging focus will be on things like piping and smoothing, so fondant deco won't earn you any points, but you are welcome to do whatever you'd like.

Wendie Boswell said:

Just want to make sure, no fondant cut outs? Or not covered with fondant? What about royal?


Really i dont undertend this rules, but ok.

Good luck to all

Sandra, what don't you understand?  Maybe I can help

Sandra M S R. Marques Lopes said:

Really i dont undertend this rules, but ok.

Good luck to all


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


This is a 8" round French  Vanillia cake filled with Chocolate icing and Covered in Milk Chocolate





Hi my name is Catrina.  I am submitting another cake for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!"


This is an 8" round white almond cake with raspberry filling. I used gum paste for the flowers.  The cake is iced in buttercream.


these are some of the cakes i've done in the last couple of weeks, thanks, dawn davis


Hi my name is Kelly and here is my entry for "JJ'S Amateur All Occassion Cake Contest!"

The Cake is a Homemade Chocolate and Strawberry cake with a Chocolate Buttercream center and iced with white buttercream. The Roses and border is also Buttercream






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