I recently attended and entered the Connecticut Cake Competition in Hartford, CT. It was an impressive weekend of cake decorating activities. There was a cake competition, many classes & demos, and a live "Food Network" style 3 hr. cake challenge.
I received my first red ribbon. Oh well, I guess you can't win them all.
My cake is the Bon Voyage Cake complete with retro trailer and vw bug. I'm very happy with it. I've also attached the two cakes that tied for first and beat me out.