Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Artist of the week: Decorated

bumper car baby by Teckelcar
bumper car baby, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
This week's artist is my very own bumper car baby, Rebecca

The last hurrah for summer around here is the county fair. Held the last week of summer vacation before school starts, nothing and I mean nothing is going to cancel it. This year we had an earthquake before it opened and a hurricane during the first weekend. The fair did close down for a day and a half, but in the end  the show must go on.

We ended up going last Friday and met up with Meryl and her niece. Meryl's niece, S, is a delightful young woman who is a few years older than Jake. The two of them hit it off with their mutual love of all things geeky and a similar sense of humor. As for Rebecca, she loved had another girl around. The two girls had fun on rides like the scrambler and bumper cars (Max had fun with S as well, but this isn't about him).

third place by Teckelcar
third place, a photo by Teckelcr
Anyhoo we met up with Meryl and her niece at the arts and crafts building. Rebecca had decided to put in and entry this year in decorated cakes. Last spring she had taken a short cake decorating class after school and she was hot to try her luck at the county fair. And it turned out her cake had garnered third place.

The only criticism has they use of plastic decorations. Rebecca would have in all likelihood placed higher if frosting had been used to make the fish and ducks. The kind lady manning the table when we picked up our entries and winnings told us that the cake was gorgeous and hoped that Rebecca would try again next year.

And I think it's pretty sake to say Rebecca will try her hand at decorating a cake next year. She did a great job this year and was able to do the whole thing herself. My only contribution was to mix up the frosting with  food coloring and find the styrofoam cake form.


Diane said...

Congratulations to Rebecca! I see you needing a special case for her ribbons if she continues this way. I especially like how the sides of the cake are the "under the sea" element of the duck pond. Very cool!

Sarah said...

It was a very cool cake. We can't wait for next year!

Janis Gore said...

That's a neat concept, the levels of life.