On Sat. January 31st, we attended the Great Fruitcake Toss in Memorial Park in Manitou Springs, Colorado. The weather was foul hence the crowd was small. His Lordship baked his fruitcake to enter the "to good to toss fruitcake bakeoff". Here are some pictures from the event.
This is his Lordships entry - number 3. As you might be able to tell from this ratty picture, he frosted the fruitcake ( or rather I did - his Lordship does not deal with frosting). This is a common practice in the UK. I think, however it baffled the American judges. The entry number forshadowed our placement - we got third behind, at least, one professional chef. When they sold tickets to taste the fruitcake, however, ours was devoured.
The actual tossing was fun to watch. It was easy to tell who had played football.
This fellow below in the blue won with a long toss of about 205 ft. ( I think - don't quote me on that)
Colorado Ski chairs provided the winning throne however the victor refused to take a seat.
My favorite part was learning the Coaltrain Liquor Store was having a promotion with Colorado Ski Chairs and giving away this amazing Ska Brewing Company chair. As his Lordship and I are regular patrons of Coaltrain and very fond a Ska's Modus Hoperandi Beer, I feel we have a good shot at winning.
|His Lordship takes a load off in the chair he is gonna drink his way to owning.|