Last year, i entered my first EVER cake contest. I did a little lambeth-y number that placed in the beginner's division. This year, I have decided to try my luck again and will have to moved up to the next level, which will be intermediate. For the past month, I have been browsing the internet and my cake library for ideas and inspiration. I took a little of this and a little of that from 4 different pictures and added a little of my own to make it more personal. So far, I think it is going well. I will post the final product with the contest results when it is all over.
My cake from last year entitled "A Grandmother's Love". I dedicated it to my Mamaw who had passed away 7 months prior to the contest.
I started off with a 10" styrofoam dummy. I used a 12" last year and decided size wasn't necessary to produce a beautiful cake.
I've been working on this for 7 days so far, doing a little each day. Whenever I get frustrated or tired, I put everything down and walk away. That seems to be going better than the mad 4 day rush, which included the day we left, last year.