Saturday, May 28, 2011

My first competition.

Hi everyone!

Well it's been a little busy here at HC over the last few weeks and it's only going to get bigger with some amazing cakes that I'm yet to create! A few weeks ago I was told about a baking show that was happening here in Townsville by the National Baking Industry Australia. I was a little hesitant about entering, it's like anything, fear of the unknown. In the end I decided to enter a cake and being my first ever comp I wanted to sort of stick within my comfort zone a little, it wasn't like I was already stressing out, so I didn't want to add to it! I love my critters and feel I do them quite well, so I decided on an enchanted wood theme for my cake. The bottom tier is an 8" and the top is a double extended 6". Total height of the cake was 14 or so inches. If I was to do it again I'd make the top two tiers 5", only to get more definition between the tiers. The figurine is based on Dot's fairies, for those that know her work, you'll notice this (hopefully). She's fabulous. I then combined my Teddy Bear & Frogs Picnic cake to come up with this. See easy hehehehehe.

It was a great experience and I learnt a lot and met some wonderful people. And to top the whole experience off, I got first place!!! Yay, so excited. I've set the bar for myself now. I wonder what the next competition will bring......

Happy caking.
Leoni.
xo

4 comments:

Jelly Bean Books said...

Oh so beautiful! Huge congratulations ~ Christine xx

Jen said...

Congratulations! That's really beautiful!

Caroline's Cake Company said...

Congratulations! I love the cake...especially the frog sitting crossed legs - so cute!

Happy Cakes said...

Thank you all so much for your kinds words ;-)