The four judges took about an hour to make it from one end of the room to the other. Slowly they moved, slicing little layered cubes of spongy bread and icing from cakes that resembled miniature farms, exotic landscapes and football fields.
“There’s some inconsistency in this cake,” one judge said. “One part of it is breaking up. One part is really moist.”
“It may be a mixing issue,” another said, jotting notes on a form.
“It’s too moist,” the first reiterated.