|Butterfly, worm, ants|
Here's the finished product on display in the fairgrounds' creative arts kitchen:
The judges are introduced and do their thing. Once they're done and before they announce the winners, the head judge makes a little speech which basically says, in a nice way, "Fondant? That don't impress me much." Okay...I haven't got a prayer here...my cake is all decked out in fondant, and it's design is the same as half the others there. Oh, well, it was fun making it and going to the fair.
But wait...they start to announce the winners...in 3rd place...is...me! Yay!
|1st place-cute, huh?|
I'm still sad that the beautiful butterfly cake didn't place. It was easily the best cake there...
Lesson learned? Give the judges what they want!
Now, to get this behemoth home! My husband, who's the best cake husband ever, carried what must have been at least 50 pounds of cake, fondant, and plywood base through the fairgrounds, across the street and to the opposite end of the parking lot, all the while being stopped by people asking "Ooh, is that a cake? Did it win?" etc. I bought him lunch.
Next up...Sweet Times in the Rockies, 2010!