We went to the fair on Saturday, and I was excited to see
a blue ribbon next to my cake.
It's not my best work, and I definitely had some problems
when I was putting it together....
(for some reason I bought an off-brand shortening - big mistake!
And I know better than that...)
But it all worked out beautifully.
As you can see, I went with the taller, more realistic bluebirds.
My husband said that they were better.
When I went to pick up my things yesterday evening from the fairgrounds,
I received an envelope with my prizes in it.
I brought home a blue ribbon, a sample of Red Star yeast,
a coupon for more yeast, and my score card for the cake.
I scored Excellent in each area (Appearance, Creativity,
Craftsmanship, & Appropriateness).
At the bottom were the following comments - "Swirls on top
coordinate well with bottom layer; contrast of color is good;
piping is uniform; roses look like fabric - very nice & pleasant to look at."
I was quite pleased with everything.