So you're thinking about entering an in-branch competition/local show/The Royal/Challenge. What do you need to know?
Well, the first thing you need to do is read the Schedule.
For example the Schedule will give you information as to:-
One part of the Schedule that is often missed by competitors is "cleats"!
What is a "cleat"?
Also known as runners or legs are used to raise the base board Cleats are used for ease of handling and prevent damage when trying to lift an exhibit. When a Schedule states "CLEATS MUST BE USED" this refers to the base board or the board that comes into contact with the exhibition case or surface (except where the Schedule states otherwise). A cleat should be a minimum of 5mm or what is stated in the Schedule.
What can I use as a cleat?
You can buy self-adhesive cleats at cake decorating shops, use another smaller base board or buy a length of pine, say from Bunnings, cut into small lengths or any other suitable items that will allow the exhibit to be moved more easily
Cleats can be covered with paper, fabric or painted.
What else do you use as cleats?
Remember Judges are cake decorators too.
We would like to encourage you to enter a competition.
We do appreciate and understand the amount of time and effort, sleepless nights and self doubt that you go through when making a competition entry.
Never feel that you can't ask a question, you can always contact the Registrar or there will be a contact person to ask for the specific competition you are entering.
We support the judging of decorated cakes and sugar art by assisting with schedules, running
Administrators for this page are Lyn Bales (Golden West Branch) & Evan Jones (Sutherland Branch)