As the schedule for the second virtual competition has just been released we thought it might be helpful to have a chat that could help
people when they are putting together their thoughts and entries.
Before beginning the entry it is important to read the schedule carefully to make sure your entry will fit within the criteria set down.
In this competition the cake has a measurement specified. Measurements are generally the horizontal measurement so for this 25cm cake
it is the width of the cake.
The height is not restricted but as it is a single tier cake it would not include stacked or multi tiered cake.
The shape is not specified so your cake could be round, square, rectangular or oblong but the measurement of 25cm must be along the
front of the cake when you present it on its board.
So, a 25cm diameter round cake, 25cm square cake, a rectangle no longer than 25cm on the long side or an oblong which is 25cm along
the long part. The board size is not included so you can be flexible in proportion to the cake itself.
There is no specification for the biscuits apart from the number, being six, so you can use either purchased or homemade biscuits and you can decide what shape you want,
either plain or innovative. The only stipulation is that they must all fit on an A4 sized piece of card or board.
The topper is in the Sugar Art Section so this is an ornament, sculpture or other decorative item entirely made of/from sugar. It is intended to be artistic and decorative.
It can incorporate any of the ribbon, tulle etc. listed under the rules. As it is intended to be put onto a cake it should not have any non-food grade supports exposed to the
For this competition it does not need to cover the whole of the 25cm cake but must look appropriate/suitable for this size.
Photographing your exhibit
We know that you are cake decorators not photographers but keep some simple things in mind so that your photograph shows the entry as best you can.
Putting it against a plain background is a good idea and choose a colour that allows your entry to stand out and not distract from it.
Blue and grey seem to work well but something that goes with your colour scheme is fine.
You could consider standing back from the exhibit to get a wider shot that you then crop but don’t sweat on this if you are not comfortable –
we really do understand that technology is not for everyone and having your entry in the competition is the main thing!
Head Steward receives your entries and is also available to answer questions before you submit your entry.
For this competition the Head Steward is Joy Eagles – firstname.lastname@example.org