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Hi All,

I am entering into my first cake contest on the 12th of this month (they just announced it). Even though it is a local competition, I am really excited and nervous. They are having an Army Birthday Cake contest. The goal is to celebrate the Army and say thank you to past and present soldiers. Any ideas on a cake design? The cake must be at least 8"x8"x4". I want to make it grand! About 60" by 20" (yes, a long cake). I was thinking a timeline with a LOT of detail, that builds up in height toward the end (like the grand finale). I want to make some helicopters, but I am not sure how to make the blades. I was thinking chocolate, but I don't want it to break. And of course I'm putting Hummers on there. icon_biggrin.gif

Ok, I'm rambling. I am so nervous and excited! icon_eek.gif Any help and/or advice would be great.
post #2 of 5
Sounds fun! Love your idea. I would recommend reading the rules very carefully for any size limitations. Many contests require that the cakes fit within specified dimensions due to space restraints.
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Originally Posted by MrsMcTasha

Hi All,

I am entering into my first cake contest on the 12th of this month (they just announced it). Even though it is a local competition, I am really excited and nervous. They are having an Army Birthday Cake contest. The goal is to celebrate the Army and say thank you to past and present soldiers. Any ideas on a cake design? The cake must be at least 8"x8"x4". I want to make it grand! About 60" by 20" (yes, a long cake). I was thinking a timeline with a LOT of detail, that builds up in height toward the end (like the grand finale). I want to make some helicopters, but I am not sure how to make the blades. I was thinking chocolate, but I don't want it to break. And of course I'm putting Hummers on there. icon_biggrin.gif

Ok, I'm rambling. I am so nervous and excited! icon_eek.gif Any help and/or advice would be great.



How about covering the cake in Fondant made to look like army fatigues. make use of the army insignia. Why not make the helicopter blades out of gum paste and let them dry that way they will be hard. Make an army helmet and if you are really artistic you can make some army men holding guns or standing at attention in front of the cake. But if you are real creative you can make with the army raising the flag at Iwo Jima. That would cool. Those are my suggestions. I hope that helps! Good Luck!!
post #4 of 5
You cold do the evolution of the soldier wearing uniforms through the years.
post #5 of 5
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Thank you everybody! The suggestions are great and I will incorporate them. I have been working on a design all day and these will just add to it. Thank you, again!
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