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One of the 1/2 sheet cakes the Library ordered for the community to eat if there were not enough desserts entered in the contest.

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There were five entries in the competition. The panel of judges were:

• Myrna Ballard – President of the Chamber of Commerce
• Amy Carter – Georgia State Representative
• Sue Cox – Owner of Covingtons
• Mayor Fretti – Mayor of Valdosta
• Kay Harris – Editor of the Valdosta Daily Times

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First place was The Cat in the Hat cookies made by 3 local children.

My cake took second place.

For my competition cake, I made a two-tier cake.  The base layer was an eight inch, three-layer white cake with Swiss butter cream filling. The second tier was a six inch, three-layer chocolate chiffon cake with Swiss butter cream filling.  I covered the cakes in a pale-blue fondant to match my Dr. Seuss’s theme of black, white, red and blue, just like the original book Horton Hears a Who! Earlier in the week, I made Horton and Vlad Vladikoff with white fondant and hand painted them in Seuss style, pen and ink.  Once the cake was assembled, I added the Jungle of Newell to the base layer, Horton’s pond, and foliage in white, red, pink, and royal blue.  To the second layer, I added the field of  clovers, the mountains Horton climbs in an effort to save his clover, and of course, Vlad with Horton’s clover.  The entire cake took about nine hours to make and was by far the best piece I had ever produced.

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Click here to see a picture of my daughter,Avery and myself after the competition in our local newspaper!

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I am going to be providing cake for the community to eat at our local library for a Dr. Seuss birthday party this Saturday.  If you live in Valdosta, please stop by for stories, games, bounce houses, and of course, cake!  The celebration is at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Library on March 7th from 1-3pm.

Now on to the good news, they are also hosting a dessert contest.  Not exactly a cake contest, however it is the first contest I will have entered.  I am quiet beside myself with excitement.  The only rule is to “create a dessert item that is Seuss-like”, how hard can that be?  My theme is Dr. Seuss’ book Horton Hears a Who! for all 3 cakes.  Yes that is right, 3.  Two sheet cakes for the community and 1 contest cake.  I am planning a two layer wonky cake.  This will be my first wonky attempt so we’ll see how it goes.  I though I should post my progress, as I have been working on this all week.  I hope to see you at the contest, and hope you enjoy my cake.  I will post the results Sunday!

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The List— WOW—

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Have you ever bought $30 worth of butter?  At one time?  Now I have.  I seriously need to find a supplier!

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This is 18 egg whites and 3 cups of sugar in my double boiler (home made of course)!

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The meringue almost spilled over the side of my 6 Quart bowl!

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Four quarts of Seuss blue.

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The mountains Vlad flew over.

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The one and only Black-bottomed eagle, Vlad Vlad-i-koff.

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Lastly but not least, the honorable Horton, whom we all can take a valuable lesson from……

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Hello reader, this Blog is a real time biography for Bonobo Cakes. BC will become an official bakery sooner than later. For now however, we are closed. With the addition of a 3rd child, life is to important to stop and spend 24 hours strait on a cake. Although we love cake, it will be a while before we get back into baking on a large scale. Enjoy the stories and photos, but please ask prior to using any of our original information on another site. Thank you and Enjoy the blog as it was!