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This is my story. It will consist of little pictures, snippets, or vignettes, from my past. It is a legacy to my children and grandchildren and those that may come after and hopefully will also be of some interest to the casual reader who doesn't know me from Adam.

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Here’s a Winner!

Posted by sundoulos2005 on February 18, 2008

Yesterday I participated in my first cake decorating competition. There were four divisions: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional. I entered my cake in the beginner division. Judging was done by professional and long-experienced cake decorators.

The theme of the competition was “Try to Remember.” I chose to make a cake in the shape of a skimmer hat from Dwight David Eisenhower’s 1952 bid for election, an event that I remember vividly because my mother wore his campaign buttons. The brim of the hat is rolled fondant. The red, white, and blue bands are buttercream basket weave. The front of the hat is decorated in a 48-star flag color flow piece. On either side are “I Like Ike” color flow campaign buttons. The cake itself was french vanilla with vanilla buttercream icing and filling.

To my delighted surprise, the cake was awarded second place in my division.

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