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Goudengard: Part 2 the actual contest

So the contest I participated in was a small part of the actual contest.
Designing a cake was just for letting the young bakers see what they can achieve and what they could do in the future.
To inspire them and not let them be afraid to participate the bigger contest.

The contest that it was all about, was the Goudengard itself.
The contestants needed to make an edible showpiece (only edible things allowed), 2 sorts of bonbons, 3 sorts of teacookies (those you eat after you had your meal and end it with a coffee/tea) and 3 marzipan figures. Ow and they had to make a dessert cake as well!
Some could be made beforehand like the showpiece itself and the marzipan figures.
And it was amazing how many different themes there were and what was set up.

One of the pieces neatly organized

The 1st prize winner

Sometimes they speak for themselves

It was absolutely amazing to see all 8 contestants pieces. They worked 7 hours with just a few breaks to set it up and make what they had to make.
I think I want to do this next year since I’m getting a hang of going to contests, but I will be 23 next year which means I’m not allowed for the talents contest, but I will be allowed for the Goudengard. (means Golden Whisk in dutch btw.)

I’m already getting ideas for the showpiece and flavours. But my mind kind of got stuck with the songs of Queen and now the draft is a bit based on it. (a tree stump where white orchids grow and branches with all kinds of colourful flowers since they inspire people and had a great influence):P
Don’t know if that will be my final draft, but I still have a full year to go and think about it. I only hope I don’t make it last-minute work.

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Goudengard: Talents contest

Yesterday became a full, educational, fun and inspiring day.
I went to the contest with a lot of classmates, so that made it even more fun.

The result……I came 20th out of 32 people! (and proud of it)

It wasn’t an easy contest at all, the contestants all delivered a high quality dessert cake.

My cake for the contest

The mirror on the cake slipped a little, because of the defrosting.
I had a wonderfull idea the night before the contest, but that was too late too make it and put it into the design. (did make a note for next time)

The next time I will talk about another thing from the contest, because I have too much to talk about and too little time to post it since I have the rest of the week my internship in the bakery. (Wake up at 4:20 means I need to sleep in a few minutes :P)

Some of the other cakes were:

 

 

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