Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Denver Fair

The most exciting win in our family this year (and any other year) was Candace's cake that got first place in the Hershey's Cocoa contest.

What that means is that she, along with the winners of the other major baking contests, is eligible to enter in the PA Farm Show.

While the others pick up their exhibits, I find something just down my alley.

This shelf was basically full earlier, and it was full of Einwechter, Phero, and Martin canning. There was a grand total of one jar that didn't have a familiar name on it.

The Smell of Victory

The Sight of Victory

The Feel of Victory? :-)

Finally... the Taste of Victory.

The lady at the fair warned us not to eat a cake that had been sitting around a whole week. Enough said. ;-)


Scott Eash said...

"Victory is sweet, but it can get stale if it's not enjoyed soon enough."

-Ancient Eashian proverb

Sylvia said...

Yay Candace!!!! That's my niece!! :) The cake looks lovely and I plan to try it soon!!

Rohirrim Maiden said...

That is an incredibly artistic cake that Candace made! Did she win based on its taste or its looks?

Hannah Lashbrook

Josiah E. said...

LOL, Scott, would ancient mean older then five minutes? :)

Carmen M. said...

The "ancient" part must have been either a vain attempt to give the "quote" authenticity or it was used merely since it rhymes (sort of) with Eashian. Try saying "ancient Eashian" several times in a row - it's a mouthful. :) But, yes, Scott, I think you definitely need to clarify your definition of "ancient."

What does that mean, Sylvia? Does it mean that you're planning to have us make it for you... Or does it mean that you found the magazine with the turkey on the front? ;-)

They do judge by both, Hannah, but taste, texture, crumb, etc. do count for more points than appearance.

Scott Eash said...

Forgive me. I must have written that with another audience in mind. For instance, folks who use words like "forever" to describe something that takes longer than five minutes to accomplish. I'm thankful that the Eashian proverb has been read by such discerning folks. :-)

In retrospect, I should have just called it an "Eashian proverb."

Carmen M. said...

Well, I'm glad you didn't. The "ancient" part was half the fun.