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WOO-HOO!! We've finally done it, Jenkins! We've taken 'the cake'!!!
WOO-HOO!! We've finally done it, Jenkins! We've taken 'the cake'!!!

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Challenge: Celebration II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens
Location: Fridge
Date: Jan 5, 2012
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2012

I got the idea for this from the Tilt Shift challenge. Somehow, the idea of climbing to the summit of a piece of cake had lots of appeal :-) I picked up the cake the day before the deadline and got lucky with the mountaineers at a model train shop. I had lots of trouble with the actual shot... the "snow" on the cake is desiccated coconut (added by me), of course then the mountaineers wouldn't stand up... so they got glued to a coin with honey (I was desperate... and wanted the cake to still be edible). The climbing peg is a match and the rope is twin-ply cotton.

I was hoping for a sunny day but it was thunderstorm central and no good for outdoor shots. The first attempt was in the living room with blue card held behind the cake to simulate blue sky. It took forever to find the right position for all the figures and choose the best angle (I don't have a macro lens and was cursing the fact). I was pretty happy with this set-up, but when I put the cake in the fridge it looked so much better. I put some raspberries in the background and voila :-)

** Post Challenge **

Quite a few people asked what the cake was... it was some kind of nougat cake with marzipan and chocolate icing, and yes it was most delicious :-) The little people even had a piece too.

Place: 12 out of 40
Avg (all users): 6.1148
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 6.0909
Avg (non-participants): 6.1200
Views since voting: 782
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 122
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/13/2012 09:54:06 AM
I was one of your 8's and didn't get a chance to comment during the challenge, but this is very well done and I'm suprised it didn't place higher...by the way...maybe it's becuase I gave up sugar for the new year...but that cake looks soooo good!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2012 11:05:35 PM
Just plain silly. That's not a bad thing!
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01/12/2012 12:35:43 PM
I usually don't go for the little men....but today I am very hungry!!!!!!!!!!!what's under the chocolate.....is that a layer of marzipan I see????????...what could it be? My salivary glands need to know! lolol
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01/12/2012 12:53:39 AM
Thanks for the laugh. A nice fun image. Would have been worth ensuring the background didn't play a role though.
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01/10/2012 07:14:06 AM
The pink thing in the background is a bit distracting, I'd have moved it before taking the shot or desatruated it during editing but overall, I really like this, it made me chuckle. Nice and crisp, cool little characters; it totally says celebration to me, since the little man on top looking like he's cheering, as well as the presence of cake. Cake is great for celebrating. Mmm..... cake.
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01/08/2012 09:22:29 PM
Thats great!
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01/08/2012 08:35:11 PM
Oh, that is CUTE! Nice job!
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01/08/2012 08:13:31 PM
cute cute idea!!!!!
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01/08/2012 07:55:32 PM
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01/08/2012 06:27:30 PM
Here be the winner...great title and idea 8
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01/08/2012 06:29:11 AM
Hahahahaha. Yes!
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01/07/2012 11:26:59 PM
Interesting image. We've never seen cake last that long here...
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01/06/2012 07:22:43 PM
I simply adore this!!
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01/06/2012 04:03:52 AM
Very clever idea!!
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01/06/2012 03:39:42 AM
hahahah like it good idea and funny, cake looks nice as well what is it?
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