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Competition Cake Tips and Advice
The biggest mistake and easiest to remedy is not reading the rules thoroughly. Although we have a good set of rules established there can be minor rules changes yearly. You can never go wrong by reading the rules thoroughly. Check my Oregon State Fair Blog in February or March leading up to the fair. If I have made any changes I will post them there.
Ruth Rickey and her Blog Sugar Zen
I could never tell it like Ruth does. Her blog, Sugar Zen, has a fantastic wealth of information about competing. If you search "cake show" on her page every post that talks about the subject will pop up. She demystifies and takes the scare factor out of competing, especially for the newbie, by educating the reader on the various aspects of competition. My favorite has to be the post The Scoresheet. It will help you understand the scoresheet and ultimately what design elements you need to consider when designing and completing your piece.
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