What a brilliant experience to enter the prestigious Cake International competition at the NEC Birmingham this week.
I decided I might as well see what it feels like to enter having gone to the show for more years than I remember.
This year having started my own business I looked at the schedule and was surprised and delighted to find a cookie section. This class was 12 cookies for Santa any design within a 15” square. I set about designing my piece and had 3 designs and ended up entering two of them.
The standard was really high, as you would expect. Tension whilst the judges meticulously checked the exhibits and it was eventually 26 hours later when the results were published.
I expected nothing and hoped for a highly commended as a reinforcement in my own mind that my cookies are of a high standard but to my surprise I was awarded Merit award for my Christmas Tree scene and a Bronze Winners award for a “red work” quilt design.
I am absolutely thrilled and am patiently awaiting next years schedule having spoken to the lovely judge who gave me some pointers for my next try. Some tiny tweaks according to her would have secured a Silver.
So this week I proudly show my Awards off 🥇
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