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[–]LadyBallad 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Oh how cool! Is there going to be a display of sorts there? We were going on the 8th of August. I'd love to see that in person. Beautiful, and congrats!

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yes! Grand Champion Hall across from the exposition center. 🙂🙂🙂

[–]natillitam 11 points12 points  (2 children)

How many hours did all of this take you to make? It is amazing btw!

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Thank you! There was some trial and error at first with the royal icing buttons (I had to make them THREE TIMES before I got it right). So in all, I put about 60 hours of work into this puppy. Had I gotten the buttons right the first time, it would have clocked in around 55.

Thank you for asking this! I don't think enough people understand JUST how much labor goes into making a big ass cake like this.

[–]courtnile 7 points8 points  (1 child)

HELLO, WISCONSIN!! Well-known that wisconsin-ites have great taste... good job, and congrats on you blue ribbon!

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much!

[–]GarnetAndOpal 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Congratulations! Your peonies are perfect. Not an easy thing to make. The decoration is elegant.

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Thank you so much! This means so much to hear. I aim for my cakes to be a combination of elegance and whimsy.

The theme for this category was jewel-toned wedding cake but my personal inspiration was Hedwig, Harry Potter's owl.

The fluffy peonies reminded me of her fluffy white feathers contrasted against the night sky; and the gold buttons evoke both the gold in her eyes and the stars above her as she flies.

When I look at my cake I hear this (https://youtu.be/wtHra9tFISY) and it makes my heart so happy.

[–]BouldaGirl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now that you say it, it's all I can see and hear too. Great abstract use of your inspiration. <3

[–]BouldaGirl 4 points5 points  (3 children)

This is so stunning. Totally deserves all the ribbons. :)

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Thank you! I've been telling myself to enter the fair every year for the past 15 years. And this year I made it happen. I'm so proud simply of the fact that I finally did it! The ribbon was a beautiful reward for taking the leap.

[–]CHUBBL3S 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You are an inspiration!

[–]mrcastiron 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Beautiful! What are the diameters of those cakes?

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Thank you!!!

Bottom to top:

14"x8"

10"x6"

6"x8"

(In other words, it is pretty fuggin yuge.)

[–]mrcastiron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow that’s amazing!

[–]uconnhuskyforever 2 points3 points  (1 child)

100% thought those were fresh cut flowers! Nice job!

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yaaaaaaaassssssss!!!!

[–]Auri15 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Omg this is so pretty! The flowers are insane dude!

What flavour is it?

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Styrofoam! It's a show cake. 😁

[–]ladywhoneverknewit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is stunning!

[–]raincloudoshanna 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My god this is gorgeous

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Beautiful work!

[–]linlinforthewinwin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

[–]CakesNpiOHmY 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Incredible work!! ❤️

[–]AkaiKumo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

D I V I N E

[–]Montezoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very pretty!!

[–]hellohealthyliving_ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Commenting for the Wisconsin! Nice work, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

[–]stephaniewarren1984[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! 'Sconnies FTW!