My luck at the NC State Fair.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by goodmorninglove, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. goodmorninglove

    goodmorninglove Out Of The Brooder

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    Two years ago I went to the fair and talked to a lady about baking and entering baked goods into the fair. I had never thought of entering anything before.

    Last year I signed up to enter cupcakes. I ended up coming up with chocolate-orange cupcakes with orange buttercream.
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    I thought they were pretty good (the cake part tasted exactly like chocolate covered orange peels) but I didn't really think I'd win anything. I mainly just did it for fun. Turns out the judges thought they were pretty good and I ended up getting third place.
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    Well....this year I decided to do it again. This year I made chocolate-coconut cupcakes with coconut-pecan frosting.
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    I knew they tasted alright but I didn't really think I was going to win anything. I guess I'm a little too hard on myself because....I got first place!
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    I guess I should go ahead and start figuring out flavors for next year. :p
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You can always send a sample to Sourland. [​IMG]


    Congratulations!
     
  3. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Way to go![​IMG]

    Congratulations!
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Yes, I also volunteer for taste testing. You'll have to bake a lot of goodies because I'm very particular. [​IMG]

    Oh, and Congratulations!
     
  5. goodmorninglove

    goodmorninglove Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, guys!

    I'd bake cupcakes and send them to everyone if I could. :p
     
  6. sezjasper

    sezjasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! They look wonderful, I'd love to have been on the judging panel!
     
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  8. itssofluffy

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    Guess what I saw yesterday!!!! [​IMG]
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    Congratulations!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. goodmorninglove

    goodmorninglove Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! :D

    I'm about to get ready and go to the fair myself.
     
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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