I really don't know why I decided to do the cupcake category. I am not a fan of decorating cupcakes. I also waited until the last minute do even think about what to do with them.
If I had done a little more planning, I would have used a dark brown for these and probably something different for the flowers. Oh well, I guess they're not terrible.
I did love the way the top of the cake turned out.
I'm just not in love with the base cake. I wasn't sure where to end the pattern and it didn't go on very smoothly. I'm really not sure how I feel about this cake as a whole. On the other hand I know I like this next cake.
I went back and forth about what I wanted to do for the Small World category, this was not even one I was thinking about doing. One night I was looking at some of my old cakes and saw the Chuck pics and had to do it for the fair.
The red and the black are the Duff fondant you can get in stores now and not my usual marshmallow fondant. It was really easy to work with and tasted amazing. The cost will probably keep me working with mmf though, unless I need a lot of red or black because mixing those colors can be kind of a pain.
I had a terrible time making the bow for this cake! It fell apart on me three times before I got this one on the cake. I'm not happy with this bow either, the colors are off and it's just kind of funny looking, but I wasn't going to attempt it again.
Like Santa's chair the ring box was another chance to work on the mini cakes I am now so in love with. Again, I used gumpaste flowers on an entry, this time anemoes. It took me a while to figure out where to place the flowers but I really liked my arrangement.
These were decorated by my 6 year old.