My entry was named "Memoirs of a cake" which represented how the cake decorating styles evolved through time. The lower half of the cake represented the "Past" with the lower most tier having ruffles, trellis, swags as the decorations whereas the second lower tier with ornate shapes in cornelli lace and bordered with the Lambeth style. The upper half of the cake represented the "Present" with the non-traditional funky styles of decorations topping off with a gumpaste floral spray.
The celebrity judges for the contest were Colette Peters, Mark Seaman, Debbie Friedman, Laura Ragano. This entry did not win any place except the Award of participation. But, it was a wonderful experience to see others designs.
These were the comments from the judges for my entry.
Judge 1 : Good use of stages of theme
Judge 2: Very nice use of colors & patterns
Judge3: Very creative use of theme
Judge4: The roses are lovely. The detail of the lattice is done very well. The overall style of the cake is very nice and flowed very well.
Judge 5: Nice expression of old & new techniques. Floral spray is beautiful.
Colette Peters demonstrating brush embroidery technique.