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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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That is a cool idea with the paper towel!!!

Madhulika Dev said:

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.

that's a neat idea :)

Hello JJ !!

Did my entry meet the criteria? I can't see my name in "Entries Accepted" list. If not i will send another entry. 


Hello JJ


My name is Ashok and this is my entry to "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest" .

This is an eggfree pineapple cake, covered with ganache and buttercream flowers and gems.

Hi, My name is Jess and this is my entry for JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!  The cake is WASC filled with chocolate mousse and covered in buttercream.  Has an edible image and gumpaste flowers and lady bug.

My name is Ashleigh, and here is my entry for "JJ's Amateur All Occasion Cake Contest!" This cake was made from two 8" round vanilla cakes, filled and covered in a butter based butter cream frosting. I love the smells and colors of the Fall season, so I chose a Fall themed  cake. The leaves, trees, and writing are all piped in butter cream. This cake was my final cake for the Wilton basic class.

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

The cake is a yellow cake filled with strawberry jam and frosted with butter cream.




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


The cake is yellow with lemon filling and iced with yellow butter cream frosting. Then, decorated with home made royal icing flowers.

Hey folks! I'm Julie, and I live in the Great Smoky Mountains.  I have been decorating for a whole 17 months now...LOL!  I am completely self-taught. I've learned everything by watching/recording cake & cupcake shows on TV, researching the Internet, and from great people who are willing to share their knowledge on sites like CWB.


My entry cake was created for a New Year's Eve (2010-2011), in which the theme was "A Time for Change."  The cake is homemade pina colada with homemade coconut flavored buttercream filling and icing.  The "coins" are foil wrapped chocolates that I purchased.


Side view -

Top view -


Good luck to everyone!



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


The cake is vanilla sponge cake filled with butter cream, iced with butter cream and decorated with butter cream & royal icing.


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

The cake is french vanilla cake layers filled with Bavarian cream and fresh strawberries, and iced with white butter cream.  The decorations are blue and green butter cream, and the roses were piped with blue and yellow butter cream in the pastry bag to achieve an airbrushed look.


Thank you! :)

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


The cake is Chocolate cake filled with chocolate Butter Cream, and iced with butter cream and decorated with Butter Bream .



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