Yesterday, Sunday Laura and I went to the Festival of Cakes at the Park Place in Traverse City. Cousin Laura (to avoid confusion) was one of the organizers. They did a terrific job. So Laura and I went to support her efforts and as I have an interest in cake decorating I thought it might be interesting and it was. I took some pictures for inspiration. I will share a few of those here.
We did not stay to see the winners but in my book they were all winners and I don't envy the judges. My personal favourite I will show in detail as the several layers of the cake were extraordinary.
Each layer (cushion) was unique in its own way and every detail was just about perfect. The top cushion had a little candelabra sort of thing with beads hanging from it.
The next layer had flowers and the lavender frosting was decorated in gold.
The next layer was tight rosebuds in burgundy. Sort of difficult to capture in its detail.
The bottom cushion, ( because thats what it was, a pile of cushions)was yellow with flowers and intricate details.
The whole was on a stand and that on top of a beautiful burgundy cloth. The whole presentation was spectacular.
More details below
Here are a few others, the categories were several ranging from professional to children and so I will just show a selection and you can guess whats what.
Here are a few details from some of the cakes shown above.
They had got 4 of our local "celebrities" to decorate their cakes there on the spot. Given a period of time to do it, they were then judged and the cakes auctioned off after. It was fun watching them try so hard to decorate with no past experience. They were real troopers.
This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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