Friday, March 6, 2009

The Beast is Finished...

Welp, our cake show is over and done, cakes have been judged, ooh'ed and aah'ed over, and taken back home.

(Eeek - only 364 more days to plan and execute next year's cake!)

So anyway, here she is... my big, fat, (OK, more like tall and skinny) pink cake.


I think I was trying to make up for the distinct lack of "pinkness" in my life, what with only having sons and a mostly males in our extended family.


The night before the show the thought occured to me "does anyone actually have a pink wedding cake in real life?" Oh well, too late to turn back now.



No cake of mine is complete without a few 11th hour fingerprints marring the cake-board and/or cake (read with sarcasm.)


Thanks for all of the well wishes as I struggled for creativity. Boy, I was rusty, not only in my skills, but when it came time to get the old creative juices flowing. But, I'm happy with the end result and as always, I'm glad it's over.

I've loaded the pictures I took of all of the other entries into my Webshots album ---> here. Be sure to stop by and enjoy a little "cake porn" as we cake decorators sometimes call it. I was amazed at the sheer variety of cakes.

16 comments:

Elyse said...

What a fabulous cake! It's simply gorgeous. Great job!! You deserve a great night's sleep after the number of hours went into that magnificent cake!

Megan said...

Oh.My.Gosh. That is simply the most unbelievably beautiful cake.

I'm speechless. Really.

Why don't you have your own shop? Want a partner? :)

pinkstripes said...

OMG. I'm so impressed. That is a drop-dead gorgeous cake. I love the pink and the shape, everything.

HappyTummy said...

wow--that is impressive! beautiful job! are those sugar flowers on top? beautiful!!

vibi said...

WOW! Medieval meets Cinderella!

Amazing! Trule amazing... beast.

Snooky doodle said...

that cake looks so nice! I m not sure they make wedding cakes in pink but it surely is nice. Well done :)

thereddeer said...

Great job - the cake looks fantastic!

Jessy said...

Oh my gosh! I'd have that as my wedding cake!!!

Bunny said...

It's beautiful! You must have the patience of a saint to do this, I on the other hand would stack Ding Dongs on top of each other , hold them togther with toothpicks and call it a day. I am jealous of your ability!!

Grace said...

yep, i think it's safe to say that you achieved perfection, or as close to it as humanly possible. bravo!

Pamela said...

It's stunning! And I know many girls who would be ga-ga for a pink wedding cake! Congrats on a beautiful cake.

Olivia said...

Wow...that is absolutely incredible.

Andrea said...

That has got to be the most beautiful cake I've ever seen. Amazing. I love pink, and stargazer lilies are my favorite flower, sometimes my husband actually remembers that and I get a beautiful bouquet of them.

Now I'm going to have to figure out an occasion to serve this at and find out if you will deliver...

:)

Jacque said...

Thanks so much everyone :)

Megan - I sold cakes for a while, out of the house, and it was sooo much work, and stressful too. I know everyone starting out dreams of having their own shop, but it's a LOT of work.

Happy - yes, those are sugar flowers, gumpaste actually.

Tami said...

This cake is gorgeous! Your work is simply beautiful.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooo beautiful. I LOVE the pink. If I win the lottery, I want one of these for my birthday!