I think this is freaking awesome! And they say that Melbourne is the cultured city? This Miss Havisham in Sydney would have certainly awarded you first place. For creativity, talent, ingenuity and originality. Well done HSL - keep challenging the boundaries every year :)
Absolutely magnificent! Cake-show organisers may not like it, but Dickens fans everywhere should love it!
The very cake for my divorce party!
It is in bad taste.
I'm sure it tastes very good!
I love it. Very creative and fun!
I love this, and would enjoy some larger detail photos as well. Miss H is such a wild character, so it's great to see a little of her world in ours. Don't sweat the people whose taste only extends to Twinkies, sad hobos, and big-eyed kittens!
I love it! Way to show a sense of dark humor in a new venue. Its not often one gets to be a sensation!
I love this. Miss Havisham is one of my FAVorite literary characters. Would it be inappropriate to want this to be my wedding cake?
This is a fantastic cake. FANTASTIC. Hoorah for you Ladies! You are now in my Google reader for eternity.- Shannon from Apocalypse Cakes
Kudos! It's a Pip!
Dear ladies.What a wonderful idea. Heston Blumenthall would be very proud.By the way, you are famous. You are featured on boingboing.net - a high visibility famous blog.
That's a great effort. Melbourne has taken a backwards step with this one.
I love this cake. It is creative beyond believe and expertly executed!I would love to know what the maggots were made of, if you don't mind sharing.Good show HSL!!
AMAZING! i love this cake!
What a brilliant idea and how beautifully done - congratulations!!!
haha, I love the mold and the little ants XDgreat job, poo on them for disqualifying it. Who said that cakes have to be "cutesy"?
Trash the dress was soooo last year. Is trash the cake the next big thing in weddings ?
It's marvellous. And disqualifying one of the most (probably THE most) famous cakes in literature? What a pack of illiterates! Fie upon those silly judges.
Creative brilliance. The judges who disqualified this work of art and genius are philistines.
Delicious!! You won in my mind!! c xx
Brilliant! Would have gotten my vote, for originality.
I cannot believe she was disqualified... that is truly ridiculous!!
It's the maggots that get me. So many strokes of genius on this one. Well done!
I love this. I cannot understand the decision to disqualify it!
Sad that they would not allow the entry. There is obviously a lot of creativity and work in it. Ridiculous not to acknowledge that. Love the idea of poor ol' Havisham's cake getting a day in the limelight :)
I adore this! Very well done! Kudos for thinking outside the limitations of what would normally be considered acceptable or pretty.
Passing the pic to every cake-maker I know. (This would be the greatest in Lit Class for All Hallows Eve!!)
This is fantastic! The tail out the back wanted to upset my breakfast, but I was strong. Brilliant cake!
A). This is awesome!and B). It doesn't actually go NEAR as far as I had always pictured the cake in my head! The icing is still mostly white!Next year make a cake depicting the pie from Titus Andronicus. That'll show 'em bad taste.
Oh no! How silly that it was disqualified! I think it looks absolutely brilliant and delicious at the same time.
I am sure that sooner or later the disqualifying judge will call out, "Take the pastry bag and pipe under my name, 'I forgive her cake!'"Because it is freaking awesome.
Love this! Fabulous.
It's been two months, "stay tuned, details to follow."?