# Cooking & Baking

Related: About this forum# Here's my second decorated cake for the Illinois State Fair.

This is in the stained glass style. I'm entering it in the wedding/anniversary cake category. The other one is in birthday cakes.

Here's the link to the first one:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1157142026

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#### tanyev

(43,988 posts)#### 2naSalit

(90,828 posts)Nice work!

#### Siwsan

(27,005 posts)I used to decorate cakes - nothing so beautiful or elaborate - for my niece and nephew's birthdays. I had to learn basic cake decorating when I managed a Baskin Robins, while in college.

#### displacedvermoter

(2,353 posts)Gorgeous. Good luck in the competition.

#### Demovictory9

(33,173 posts)#### John1956PA

(3,194 posts)Glass mosaic lampshades are classics. You must own such a shade which inspired your beautiful decorated cake creation. Good luck in the competition!

#### 58Sunliner

(4,935 posts)#### Permanut

(6,325 posts)#### lamp_shade

(15,035 posts)the quilts. I don't think I've ever seen one as beautiful as yours. Best of luck.

#### Biophilic

(4,421 posts)#### dobleremolque

(829 posts)judge at our state fair, says to tell you

#### Alpeduez21

(1,839 posts)#### anciano

(1,436 posts)Great work, best wishes.

#### likesmountains 52

(4,161 posts)#### catbyte

(35,321 posts)Something tells me I odn't need to wish you good luck but I am anyway.

#### Native

(6,091 posts)#### sinkingfeeling

(52,608 posts)anything about the judging until I go pick the cakes up on Aug. 18.

#### Native

(6,091 posts)#### Native

(6,091 posts)#### sinkingfeeling

(52,608 posts)#### Native

(6,091 posts)#### barbtries

(29,420 posts)beautiful.

#### ultralite001

(1,031 posts)I love hummingbirds...

Hope folks at the Fair love them, too!!!

#### Scrivener7

(52,103 posts)#### spockeye

(242 posts)#### sueh

(1,854 posts)#### Pisces

(5,761 posts)#### gademocrat7

(10,986 posts)Hope you win 1st place.

#### MorbidButterflyTat

(2,462 posts)You have amazing talent. Best of luck to you!

#### XanaDUer2

(12,686 posts)#### yardwork

(63,346 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(25,011 posts)How long does that take you?

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#### sinkingfeeling

(52,608 posts)#### dai13sy

(442 posts)I love Hummingbirds and Dragonflies. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing

#### PikaBlue

(202 posts)#### Think. Again.

(15,551 posts)#### evolves

(5,552 posts)What talent!

#### Clouds Passing

(1,024 posts)#### kimbutgar

(22,477 posts)Great work!

#### AltairIV

(582 posts)An incredible piece of art. Wishing you the best on both cakes you submitted.

#### angrychair

(9,407 posts)Beautiful. Well done.

#### RainCaster

(11,293 posts)You'd get my vote, on looks alone.

#### patphil

(6,744 posts)I'm lucky if I get more frosting on the cake than I get on me.

#### iluvtennis

(20,475 posts)#### dawn5651

(634 posts)#### RestoreAmerica2020

(3,454 posts)Paz.

#### LovelyStuff

(16 posts)I hope you win. Good luck!!

#### PatrickforB

(14,945 posts)That's just absolutely beautiful! Well done.

#### liberalla

(9,727 posts)Good luck to you!

#### calimary

(83,442 posts)That's not a cake. That's a sculpture! It's ART! WAY too beautiful to merely eat. That belongs in a well-known public garden or in an art exhibit! Or at least shown off in a high-end bakery or confectioners display. You could even have cards made with this on the front. After all, Christmas is coming. It'd make a great gift - either picture-postcards or the folding kind with envelopes. If I owned a bakery, that's what I'd do with it.

DAYUM!!! Absolutely exquisite! Glad you took photos!

#### MustLoveBeagles

(12,313 posts)Good luck

#### underpants

(185,274 posts)#### blm

(113,731 posts)#### Deep State Witch

(11,004 posts)Good luck!

#### riverkittenDem

(61 posts)#### AllaN01Bear

(22,368 posts)i give it 10

#### CommonHumanity

(263 posts)So beautiful. I hope you win! Even if you don't, many people will be in awe! What a work of art!

#### ZonkerHarris

(25,028 posts)#### Greybnk48

(10,322 posts)Good luck!

#### Bluethroughu

(5,583 posts)#### GoldenMezzoDiva

(88 posts)break a leg!!! 🇫🇷🎶🎡

#### radical noodle

(8,115 posts)You're very talented.

#### MLAA

(18,169 posts)Fingers crossed.

#### Figarosmom

(687 posts)On both.

#### Emile

(27,657 posts)#### AllyCat

(16,775 posts)You win in my book!

#### FireUpChips10

(23,985 posts)#### Seinan Sensei

(590 posts)#### summer_in_TX

(3,045 posts)I can't even imagine the skill that takes to create both of those designs.

#### wendyb-NC

(3,655 posts)You are doing a fine job on those cakes. It definitely fits the wedding anniversary category, like a glove. I hope you win 1st place.

The 1st cake is also lovely, it is very cartoon. Best wishes, let us know how it goes.

#### Ilsa

(62,091 posts)Congratulations! I hope there is a blue ribbon for you.

#### HeartsCanHope

(480 posts)Good luck to you! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

#### applegrove

(121,591 posts)#### C Moon

(12,470 posts)#### 33taw

(2,646 posts)#### anniebelle

(904 posts)It is a stunning work of art.

#### Kali999

(13 posts)Both of your cakes are great. Hope it's as fun to do as it looks. Best wishes for a ribbon.

#### flor-de-jasmim

(2,151 posts)For me, it shows simplicity in that the lines of the cake itself are clean, yet the design is so complicated and the glaze so perfectly imitates stained glass. It definitely deserves to win. Congratulations!

#### BlueTexasMan

(173 posts)That is mind blowing! What fun! Good luck in your contest. I always love checking out the vast displays of canning and crafts at our state fair here in Texas. I go every year. Happy cooking!

#### samnsara

(18,084 posts)#### Pepsidog

(6,291 posts)#### lark

(23,765 posts)If they taste as good as they look (a very high bar) you will do very well, I predict. Good luck to talented you!

#### mamacita75

(101 posts)that looks like stained glass in so creative!! It is beautiful. 1st Place Ribbon!

#### CrispyQ

(37,589 posts)#### electric_blue68

(16,842 posts)Love the colors, and the tricky detailed work of the humner and dragonflies!

#### twodogsbarking

(11,644 posts)#### Fiddlelady11

(20 posts)Best of show!

#### stollen

(468 posts)So artistic! Never have I ever!

#### Marthe48

(18,379 posts)It's art!

Both cakes are beautiful!