Saturday, 14 May 2011

Just catching my breath after the weekend …

I had a wedding cake in the shape of a Battleship deliverable on Friday morning and a sculpted novelty birthday cake at the same time and on Saturday it was the Region 8 BSG Brighton exhibition.

So of course Last Minuet Nelly had not finished her competition pieces.

Luckily my branch entry (I am a member with Tunbridge Wells BSG) was complete. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – our theme was childrens' books that had been made into films.  He was a little sculpted cake on a 10 inch board.  We won silver for the whole table so were very pleased.

 My competition entries did not fair quite so well – I tried modelling in marzipan for the first time and although pleased with my results, he was only finished in the wee small hours so I had inserted a cocktail stick to make his head secure while travelling and in my rush to get down to Brighton and help with the set up, I forgot to swap the non-edible cocktail stick out for some dry spaghetti and the model was disqualified.

 My entry for a cake topper - Sweet Sixteen - got a highly commended and some nice feedback from the judges although I admit I had hoped for more.

 So the moral of the story is – don’t leave it all till the last minute.


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