Cake Decorating

Competitions cakes?

So I have never been to or seen a cake competition before. has anyone one here done one? Want to know what to expect form one. from tutorials and videos i have seen it seems like the cakes are dummy cakes..? How far in advance have you started on ur cake? stuff like that I would really like to know. Also if u live in or near southwest fl. do u know of any going on?

Sammi'sweets

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Sammi I have done 4 competitions now. You can use cake or dummies for your pieces. I have used both it totally depends on what I am trying to do. My wizard of oz and Charlie Brown pieces both had delicate pieces to insert so I used cake for these entires since I felt it would give me less resistance. My last show I started the cake 4 months in advance. Most shows have the rule of the entry can’t be more than a year old.

I am totally addicted to competitions now. I say everyone needs to try them at least once. Hope this helps.

Jennifer, https://www.facebook.com/PrimaCakesandCookies

it dose thank you… do u have to do a lot of traveling? I cant seem to find anything in my area.

Sammi'sweets

The farthest I have traveled for a competition is 3 hours. I think that may be my limit. I live in NJ and have traveled to MD and VA for a competition.

Jennifer, https://www.facebook.com/PrimaCakesandCookies

ok cool thanks again! :)

Sammi'sweets

Samantha, I just went to my very first cake show in March, and entered a cake into competition! It was so much fun, and now I can’t wait to do it again! I had an amazing time taking classes, shopping at all of the venders, and of course seeing all of the absolutely gorgeous and amazing creations! Hope you get to go to one soon!

Toni, Pennsylvania, https://www.facebook.com/WhiteCraftyCakes

me too i just wish i could find one close to me. can one of you tell me how much they normally cost? At the moment im just starting out and not making any-money really.

Sammi'sweets

Samantha
Here is a website with cake shows all over the USA for 2013/2014:
2013-2014 Cake Shows and Cake Competitions – Cake Decorating …
www.cakedecoratingclasseshq.com/2013-2014-cake-shows/
Start marking your calendar for next year’s cake events. I have listed below 2013- 2014 cake shows.

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God. Clarky's Cakes 😎

Thank you June for posting this!!! I’m going to check them out right now!!!!

Toni, Pennsylvania, https://www.facebook.com/WhiteCraftyCakes

Your welcome….. :o) :o)

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God. Clarky's Cakes 😎

Samantha entry fees for me have ranged from $5 to $10. A lot of competitions will charge more for the first entry and then lower it by a few dollars if you enter multiple categories.

Jennifer, https://www.facebook.com/PrimaCakesandCookies