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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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Genevieve said:

Hi JJ,

 

My name is Genevieve Sanchez and here is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occassion Cake Contest!"

 

The cake is white chocolate/red velvet(zebra) Cake, filled with strawberry jam, frosted with strawberry flavored cream cheese, script and scrolls are piped with piping gel

 

http://www.cakeswebake.com/photo/gsanchez-cake-entry-top?context=user

http://www.cakeswebake.com/photo/gsanchez-cake-entry-side?context=user

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

Buttercream starshell with a flower transfer on top cake.

Cake is two layer pound cake with buttercream icing.

 

I would so love to enter this contest, I am such an Amateur, and love the prices, but since I have learned to use other mediums, I don't do much piping.  I hate piping, I really need to get back to it.  I might have to relearn it.  I went through my pictures and the last cake I have with a boarder on top and bottom was my basketweaved flower cake from my wilton class 5 years ago (and someone else already entered hers).  I do have to say my smooth icing has improved over time.  Good Luck to everyone!!! Thanks JJ for doing this. 
What better excuse is there to work on your skills?  These are the basics!

Gretchen Belsome said:
I would so love to enter this contest, I am such an Amateur, and love the prices, but since I have learned to use other mediums, I don't do much piping.  I hate piping, I really need to get back to it.  I might have to relearn it.  I went through my pictures and the last cake I have with a boarder on top and bottom was my basketweaved flower cake from my wilton class 5 years ago (and someone else already entered hers).  I do have to say my smooth icing has improved over time.  Good Luck to everyone!!! Thanks JJ for doing this.

I know, it is to get the time.  I wish I could.  Most of the cakes I have been doing are for other people, so I want to do more of what I am comfortable doing and right now, it is fondant and cutouts, not piping.  I work and have a very active 12 year old so there has not been to much me time lately work on

them.  I hope to soon.  That is why I would love to take some more classes, it gives me the excuse, and the time for myself. 

JJ Becker said:

What better excuse is there to work on your skills?  These are the basics!

Gretchen Belsome said:
I would so love to enter this contest, I am such an Amateur, and love the prices, but since I have learned to use other mediums, I don't do much piping.  I hate piping, I really need to get back to it.  I might have to relearn it.  I went through my pictures and the last cake I have with a boarder on top and bottom was my basketweaved flower cake from my wilton class 5 years ago (and someone else already entered hers).  I do have to say my smooth icing has improved over time.  Good Luck to everyone!!! Thanks JJ for doing this.

My name is Kathy James and this is my entry into JJ's Amateur All Occasion Contest. I made this cake to donate to an auction for the Relay For Life Foundation, this is a two-layer white cake with vanilla buttercream icing, hand made sugar flowers and a rice paper card. Hope you enjoy!

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Here is my entry to the Amateur all occasion cake contest. It's french vanilla with buttercream, roses are royal icing. I'd like to give a shout out to any buttercream "pros" that may read this...you guys have talent! I have been decorating since Feb., no classes.  I thought my cakes were pretty decent....now I'm thinking I might take a basic buttercream class!
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My name is Kathy and here is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!"

The cake is a vanilla cake with lemon curd filling and iced with Lemon buttercream. The flowers are royal icing.  The cake wasn't for anyone so there is no inscription.

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My name is Lynda Gunn and I would like to submit my cake in the Amateur All Occasion Cake.  The cake is a strawberry cake with cream cheese lime frosting.  Thanks
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My name is Candy and here is yet another entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!"

The cake is chocolate cake and iced with pink Buttercream. Flowers are fondant.

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My name is Zeeniya and here is my entry for "jj amateur all occasion cake contest".

 

This is a 8" round chocolate cake sandwiched with chocolate butter cream

The top and the sides -  Chocolate Ganache

All decorations - butter cream icing

 

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My name is Madhulika and first i want to congratulate and thank JJ for hosting this contest. I am into baking from last 1 year , I do cakes for friends and family only. I participated twice in the monthly competition of cakes we bake and many other contest and i regret about that, because i am an amateur and when my cake is not even anywhere close to the winners i feel disheartened and sometimes discouraged.  

Contest like this should be hosted on monthly basis . Once again thankyou JJ.

This is a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting tinted with mostly brown and hint of red. I used a paper towel for the top look. There is certain amount of space left for inscription unfortunately i didn't took picture after writing the message. That's all i have.

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