best in show

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by michellegarbutt, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    I finally achieved my first "best in show" award at the weekend.

    My revolving carousel cake won the cake class at Gateshead show, then went on to win best exhibit in show.

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  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations :clap::clap::clap:
  3. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    Well Done that looks Awesome! How many hours did it take?
  4. wkt

    wkt Member

    Wow! That looks stunning. Congratulations!
  5. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    I dare not work it out. All the little gold pieces round the top were individually cut and hand painted. The horses are home made cookies which I also iced individually.

    Not including drying time I'd guess about 40 hours

    It was designed for my little sister so it was a labour of love though. i just wanted her to have a great cake
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2009
  6. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

    "She who must be obeyed" says to tell you it is really cute.
  7. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    what a superb cake!
  8. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    You could do one of a Bandstand next year! complete with band ( make it a Faireys cake )


    I'll get my coat....
  9. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    It's a beautiful cake, well done. Your sister is very lucky to have you!:clap:
  10. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    You do that, that was terrible:D:D
  11. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    Well done, Michelle!! Good on you! how about a bandstand?
  12. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    who's paying, the carousel was done for love. Any more cakes on this magnitude are chargeable (and believe me with the amount of hours labour in these they're not cheap)
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  13. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    I can just imagine, Michelle!! Well done, again!! TMP Chief Cake Maker!
  14. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    Is this your business Michelle or something you do for fun? Do you do other crafty things as well like quilting ect?
  15. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    It started as a hobby. When I got married I wanted a sponge wedding cake (not generally available at that time), as I don't like fruit cake. No one would do it for me so I went to classes,learned the basics and it went from there.

    I've done several cakes including the TMP 1st birthday cake and at John's request I usually bring a cake when TMP band does Whit Fridays. Hence the title TMP Chief Cake Maker

    I currently run the cakes as a partime business. Theres a link to my website in my signature. Eventually I do hope to make this a full time occupation.

    I do other crafts as well including, knitting, sewing, cross stich, card making, decoupage and patchwork.