by Linda Cloutier

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sweet Times 2010, The Judges' Feedback

I thought, since this blog is all about competition, that I'd do a post about what the judges liked, and didn't like, about this cake.

The scoring was on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 = excellent, 5 = good or above average, 1 = fair/needs improvement. This cake was judged by two well-known cake decorators.

I got high scores (7 or above) on Originality, Overall Eye Appeal, Neatness, Color Combination and Appropriateness, and Creativity. I got medium scores (5 - 6) on Innovation, Skill, Number of Techniques Used, Execution of Techniques.

The positive written feedback I received was about my cakeboard cover and the shading on my magnolia. The constructive criticism was that my piping is inconsistent and my brush embroidery needs work. Hmm, I was going for a non-traditional, impressionistic look with that tier. Not sure if they didn't get that, or just didn't like it.

As for the inconsistent piping, I've been practicing as much as possible since then, trying to do some piping on every cake I do. I think I've improved, let's hope the judges agree this year!

As always, thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure what the technical jargon means but I really love the icing decoration on the side of the top tier.