Happy 175th Birthday Pinckney!

This weekend, my city celebrates its 175th Birthday! Yesterday, part of the festivities included a Birthday Cake Contest. I entered, and after 20+ hours and the help of great friends, this was the cake I created to symbolize Pinckney:

The bottom layer represented the many lakes, the second layer nature, and the top layer the gazebo in downtown Pinckney.

This is the back of the cake:

And some of the details:

The awesome flowers that my friend Susan made.

And the beautiful butterflies my sister helped make:

And here’s a close up of the gazebo – probably the hardest part of the cake for me:

 There were some great entries there, like this one made by a very sweet girl from Lansing:

I was blown away by her piping – such steady hands!

And some great entries from Junior bakers as well!

This cake won 1st place:

And this delicious bunt cake was made by a kid with a broken arm!

There were two categories for the win: Judge’s Picks and People’s Choice. Here are the judges:

I don’t know how they didn’t get a stomach ache with all that cake!

This cake won 1st place in the Judges’ Category:

And this one got 2nd place in the Judges’ Category:

I just loved this one complete with the chocolate roof!

My cake won People’s Choice!

And when I got home, my husband demanded a celebratory drink out of the trophy!

All in all, a great experience and a great day! Thanks again Pinckney – and Happy 175th Birthday!

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