However, we did emerge from the mist with some wonderfully inspired designs and plenty of applause. Our show may not compare with the Washington Post event, but I’ll bet a hundred bucks that it was the best show in ten square miles, which is good enough for me.
Here are some photos from our contest. I took out the shots of people getting maimed at the candy table in case there are children reading this. We only bought two containers of frosting, and they were in extremely high demand. There would have been more bloodshed if the contestants hadn’t been too hopped up on sugar to focus for more than three seconds.
Ours have Olympics.
My favorite dioramas were made to mimic movie scenes. The first was a compilation from the recent Pirates of the Caribbean films.
It was like Davey Jones was right there in the room with us.
Also, Jack Sparrow and Will Turner made an appearance. Two words: broccoli trees.
It's not the best shot, but look at Indy run from the apple boulder!! This Indiana Jones themed model was done by a 7 year old and his dad, and was my official favorite. Here are Indy and Marion tied to the post as the Germans open up the ark of the
covenant gummy worms.
So next year, plan ahead and ask your friends and family to get their hands dirty. It’s best if you don’t actually offer them a choice in participating, though. Just show up with a stopwatch and start counting down with Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run playing in the background. Their hearts will start pulsing before you even utter the word, “Go”, and you’ll need an army to stop them at the buzzer. Unless you run out of frosting, that is. Then the army will be there for you.
Good luck, friends. Now, go out and gather some discounted supplies for next year.
Shop carefully. Shop well.