Day 128: Animal Cakes

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The decorated cakes were all pretty impressive. The Scotty cake above was obviously in the dog theme category. I was tickled that the dog fur wasn’t fondant but individual strips of icing that was layered with different colors to offer depth and shading to the dog cake. The icing looked tasty too :)
Who wants the dog butt part of the cake?

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The cooked turkey cake grabbed my attention along with most other visitors. It looked tasty too and my favorite aspect of the whole cake has to be the pop up timer. Perfect.
The only thing missing is the mountain of stuffing coming out of the cake bird. I guess it isn’t a true Thanksgiving bird.

Ever wonder what kind of cake they baked to be the model for these creations? I imagine it is a super dry and bland white cake.
I am not a cake decorating artist like the creators of these awesome entries….I tend to lean towards flavor first and looks second.

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Day 127: Wild Dress

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Okay, now this is not nearly weird enough or disgusting enough to appeal to Lady GaGa but I think it is very impessive.

My husband and I litterally had a double take on this dress. Because upon further inspection it was not a striped dress with fabric frills. The skirt and collar are made of photo negatives!

Positively love this negative dress!
I wished there was a sign giving more information about the dress because I feel that many fair goers wouldn’t realize they were negatives hanging from the dress.

It almost reminds me of a Cruella Deville costume.

Day 126: Fancy Cakes

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Cakes! This is the first I stallment of cake posts. There were multiple rooms full of display cases for cakes.

It is so tempting to break through the glass and eat he best looking ones.
I saw there were several key lime cakes so I may have to try my hand at that sometime.

The above cake was fairly simple but I just loved the way the daisies were trailing down the layers.

Not all the cakes looked this good. Here was one cake that did not get any award because it didn’t follow the theme of a certain category it was entered into.
In the judge’s defense it was a Barbie cake in a dog themed category.

Another category that didn’t hold up to being displayed for over a week and a half were the moist cakes.
Exhibit A: This pineapple upside down cake was beginning to grow
mold.

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It must have been pretty darn good to win red!

Day 125: Laugh

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This is a sample of some for sale art work at the fair.

The intriguing bit was they sold each picture letter individually. This was one such display idea.

I could take some pictures using this idea and create a picture frame of my last name or one that says Kentucky.

This type of art work really got my craft gears going.

Do any amateur photographers feel up to a challenge?

What would you use to spell your name or an inspirational word?

Day 124: Balloon Art

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This was the balloon sculpture we saw in one of the main halls. Not sure if the picture does it justice.

I believe this old skool style plane is paying homage to the Wright brothers’ important flight.

The detail that I hope is not missed is the little balloon man hanging onto the plane for dear life. Very cute.

I forgot to jot down the name of the balloon artists but it was pretty impressive. They were using metal frames to tie their balloons around.

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Here is another shot of the two artists hard at work creating another smaller red plane and a multicolored sphere–not sure what the goal of that was.

Day 123: Brass N’ Camo

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Alright, I give. I don’t remember the real band name. But they were basically brass and an impressive set of drums.
We didn’t have time to hear their who’s set but I enjoyed hearing their brassy instrumentals.
As you can see they were a military band and very talented. They played in the Cloverville wing at the fair and followed up a troop of kids that did interpretive hand motions and tap dancing while singing. The kids were odd.

After we enjoyed a bit of the music we moved on and out of the 4-H exhibits.

Day 122: Small art

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Some of the non-functional art was really petty as well.
The above really struck me just because of what this kid used to make to make the owl.
Thd owl is rolled up pieces of cardboard! How cool is that? Definitely a winner in my book.

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The book page flowers were also very cool. I’m not sure what they did to dye the pages but the construction of these delicate flowers was awesome. The dye was light enough that the words on the petals were easy to are. Reminded me a bit of the duct tape roses I have made.

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The final piece I really liked in this area of the 4-H displays was this little acorn top ball. Not sure what they used as a based for the ball but one could easily buy a styrofoam ball at the craft store.
I was sad this one only got a white award. I plan on making one and finding a way to affix a string to make a Christmas tree ornament.