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post #1 of 21
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Can we have our own vote on this site who we think the winner of the cake challenge should be? The cakes were all incredible! icon_eek.gif


Joan
post #2 of 21
I agree with the picks they made. I was an awesome show.
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post #3 of 21
They were all so different it would be really hard to be a judge at one of these competitions. They were all amazing in their own way.

My favorites were the one by Marina (the winner), Elisa's sock monkey and Ryan's robots.


Cindy
post #4 of 21
They were so cool! I wouldn't have been able to decide on a winner either, because they were all unique and very well done. I really liked the sugar work though. And the spinning top! That was really cool too.
post #5 of 21
I agreed with their picks, too. I loved Maureena's cake. What did you guys think of the carousel cake? I didn't think it was even in the league of the others.
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post #6 of 21
I loved Marina's cake! I really liked the blown sugar one as well!

I agree with the comment made about the carousel. I couldn't believe how unstable it was!!!

Great show though! Can't wait for the next one!
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post #7 of 21
Did you see that ball of yarn with the sock monkey cake? I thought it was real!!!

I thought 1-Marina, 2-Sock Monkey, 3-Spinning Top

The robot cake was perfectly done too, but just not a unique enough design compared to the others.
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post #8 of 21
Hmmm I am sure my opinion might not be the popular one but I SO did not agree with the judges! I thought the robot design should have been almost last in the judging! The only one I liked less was the carousel. The monkey was great but didnt show the workmanship that the spinning top did....I mean it defied gravity and he hand sculpted all those adorable animals. I felt that it or the drum with the spun sugar clown should have been first. Then the firstplace winner in third.
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post #9 of 21
I liked all cakes except for the carrousell. It was too unstable and simple for this league.

The monkey cake was awsome but we need to take into consideration that maybe it did not meet the height standards of the competition. I think I heard that being mentioned sometime during the show.

I think I would have chosen the cake with the sugar craft in it (clown) as the winner.
post #10 of 21
I was so glad they chose Marina as the winner! I was sure they would pick the spun sugar or spinning top over hers, but I thought hers was beautiful and fit the theme the best. I recorded it so I could watch it again, I was just wishing they would give some more specifics on how they did what they did, so I might learn something more from it.
post #11 of 21
I totally agree with Nathalie. As a kid, I'd be looking at all the blown sugar thinking, "Where's the cake? Can I even eat this stuff?" Very pretty cake, but not really a child's cake. That's something more for the parents than the child. I loved Maureena's cake!
post #12 of 21
I loved all the cakes, except the carousel. Seems like she didn't put any thought to it. All the others, were much more prepared and imaginative. The sock monkey was great and I might have to try it someday but I thought the others were more involved. She even got done early. It would be so hard being a judge. They were all so unique and exceptional. I would love to make a cake in 6 hours and make $10,000. Sweeeeet.

The teddy bear on Marina's cake was soooo cute. Can you believe she has never competed before?
post #13 of 21
icon_biggrin.gif Actually this was a repeat...this already shown last year..anyway
I totally agree with their pick...I like her style...I've always think animal cake designs are ugly, but that's just me... no offense to anybody, just my opinion.. I like the very bright colors she used ..I'ts just a very pleasant thing to look at..
post #14 of 21
I was just in awe at all the cakes. I really loved the winner's cake, but I was astonished by the drum and sugar cake, as I don't know anything about the sugar stuff. I don't think the monkey cake was in the running, because although good, compared to the others -???? I think for a contest like that, you have to "Bring It On". The carousel was okay - but her presentation of it was off. NOt enough confidence. Needless to say, they were all better than I could of done.
I haven't reached that maturity to make a cake just for decoration, I still want to eat the cake, but for $10,000 dollars - I better learn to decorate!!
post #15 of 21
The cakes sound incredible!! I didn't get the chance to watch it because they didn't air it here icon_sad.gificon_cry.gif ( In Toronto)



Maybe they'll rebroadcast it!!
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