The OC Fair and Competition Results

The results are in and mama took home some color! I also Instagramed the fair because I’m lovin’ being so portable.

1st Place – Single Crust with a fruit filling.  I made the best Dutch Apple Pie, at least my family thinks so and apparently the judges did too.  I’ll post the recipe this summer so you can make it too.

I also made this funky little video.  My tasty treat will be twirling for a month’s stay in it’s little refrigerated world.  This really amuses me no end.

2nd Place – Directional blog post, How-to.  Do you remember the meringue hearts post from February?  I had a brief Sally Field’s moment of, “They liked me” but they liked my friend Trevor better.  He won first.  You can find him gloating over on his blog Sis Boom Blog. I have to say he did very well as he is an excellent writer and all around blogger.  Tell him I sent ya.

orange county fair awards

3rd Place – Edible Sugar Arts.  Cookies for a Autumn Wedding. 1st place were lovely gum paste flowers and second place were fair-themed cookies.  Worthy competitors.

Zilch – My grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies (ccc) which were grossly misunderstood as the crackle top was judged as ‘interesting but not traditional’.

I think cookies that were made 70 years ago didn’t look like the slice and bake of today’s cookies.  There’re still my family’s favorite and I’ve been told there is not any other ccc’s that even come close which proves my theory, whatever ccc you grew up with is your favorite.  No one can be truly impartial when it comes to childhood memories.

Some other Instagrams from the fair:

They like big things at the fair.

And one day old piglets.

One night we went to the B52’s concert.  The last concert we went to was John Williams’s at the Hollywood Bowl so we kind of forgot the protocol of an opening band.  We couldn’t figure out why the B52’s were so awful and why they didn’t play Rock Lobster and Love Shack.  To add to our un-coolness, we then couldn’t understand why no one was leaving when the lights came up.  I actually asked someone and found out the B52’s were coming on next.  We are so not rock n’ rollers, I guess, but don’t tell anyone.

Here’s a little clip of “Roam”.  One of my favs.

Now I’m under the weather, as they say, but I’ll be back to blogging soon!  Hope you’re all enjoying the summer.

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  1. congratulations on your successes…and as for the CCC’s I agree, the judges clearly misunderstood them!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Congratulations on your baking success! Simply delicious!

  3. Congratulations Marilyn!! You are incredibly talented and everything looks delicious:)

  4. Congrats on all the awards!!! But seriously – the ccc’s – I can taste them from here, they are so imbedded in my memory! Total fail on their part, I’m just sayin’.

  5. Congrats on all the awards!!! But seriously – the ccc’s – I can taste them from here, they are so imbedded in my memory! Total fail on their part, I’m just sayin’.

  6. Thank you Cheryl and Ann. It was fun. 🙂

    Thanks, Leslie! 🙂

    Nancy! xoxo. 😉

  7. Oh..I haven’t even begun to gloat. That should wait until after I go to the fair, don’t you agree?

    I really love this rundown of your successful fair experience! Your video of the pie has been transfixing me now for a few minutes! (When I see it I will genuflect as it must now be worshiped!) “Roam”. LOL! Too funny!

  8. Go you!

    And maybe you will publish your cookie recipe for your near and dear. I mean us:).

  9. This is so, so cool. Congratulations, ya-hoo!

    Sending you a smile,

    PS: It really, truly is me, Blogger is making me comment as the other blog for some reason.

  10. I have no idea why this post was re-sent today when it was posted in July 2013. Something odd happening with Feedburner. Apparently it was a problem for others this week. If you know the answer, please let me know. 🙂


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