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post #1 of 43
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Hi Everyone!

We are looking for some new contest ideas!
Post here with ideas on new contests that we can have!

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post #2 of 43
I have a couple:
1) Have seasonal themed contests on cakes.
2) Have cookie decorating themes.
3) Have gumpaste flower themes.
4) Fondant/Gumpaste items/sculpture themes.
5) Bridal cake themes
6) Mini cake themes
7) 3-D cake themes
8 ) Cakes that can only be decorated in one color
9) Our worst cake disaster from that month
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post #3 of 43
kids decorated cakes and/or cookies and what m0use said!
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post #4 of 43
Getting that diamond pattern on a cake of any type! I love it! For that matter, any pattern on a cake would be good because I can't do that too well!
Ditto what m0use and thecakemaker say!
post #5 of 43
With Mother's Day coming up (maybe too soon) I was thinking a theme contest celebrating motherhood. Also one for spring flowers (any medium). We could also have a contest to design a Cake Central T-Shirt or Apron that could be given away as prizes during each contest. I would really like a Cake Central T-Shirt or an Apron.
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post #6 of 43
Lots of good ideas! I like the apron or t-shirt idea too! We could do a "CakeCentral.com" cake and use it on the apron or t-shirt. Sort of like Lisa said only designing a cake and using a picture of it on the item.
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post #7 of 43
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Originally Posted by thecakemaker

Lots of good ideas! I like the apron or t-shirt idea too! We could do a "CakeCentral.com" cake and use it on the apron or t-shirt. Sort of like Lisa said only designing a cake and using a picture of it on the item.



OOOoooo...great idea thumbs_up.gif
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post #8 of 43
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shhh.gif hey! Don't give away all my surprises!

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Ooops icon_smile.gif ! You know what we want before we even say it.
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post #10 of 43
Oh, the apron & tshirts sounds great!!! Great idea Lisa!! Why not sell them too!!!!! I would by a few tshirts & an apron!!! But I would rather win one LOL!!

You all have great ideas!! I was thinking the same things. I think a winner for best cake in every catogory would be neat too. HMMMM I can't wait for you to tell us Jackie!!!!!!! I'm soooooooo excited!!!! I hope that post will stay fresh because some days I can't check posts. I don't want to miss it!!

YA'LL HAVE A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON!!!!!!! I'm getting off here to go grocery shopping.. I hate that!! I'll see what's been going on later tonight~
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post #11 of 43
I love this idea! I'll continute the motion for all nominated ideas!!!!!


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post #12 of 43
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These are all great ideas! thumbs_up.gif

One thing I certainly need help with is deciding on the contests for the different skill levels.

For example, I was thinking about a "Spring/Summer" Contest for beginners. This would be a great area for people to post thier first basketweaves, buttercream roses, etc.

I can think of loads of ideas for the beginner skill level, its really the intermediate and advanced areas that the idea well is running dry.

Also, I would like to get some feed back on what you all consider Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

I want to make these contests as fair as possible so that every has an oppotunity to win prizes!

THanks!

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post #13 of 43
I was wondering how you would do that too (decide between beginner/intermediate/advanced). I've been decorating for a little over 2 years. Never had any classes or training. There are still a lot of things I can't do. I would consider myself Intermediate. But how will that be decided...years decorating experience? number of cakes done? classes taken? That's a hard one.

Here's some of the guidelines other contests/competitions used. I thought it might help.

http://www.ohioexpocenter.com/osf/downloadbooks/special_events/division35.pdf
BEGINNER has less than two years decorating experience, was
self-taught, or has not taken more than two courses of cake decorating
lessons.

INTERMEDIATE is beyond beginner's skills, has decorated more than
two years, and/or had some classes beyond basics

ADVANCED is for persons who have decorated more than two
years or taken at least three courses in cake decorating.


http://www.thehoustoncakeclub.com/dos/CCrules.pdf
ADULT BEGINNER - Decorating experience of 2 years or less. Self-taught or less then 30 hours of instruction in cake decorating or sugar art.

ADULT INTERMEDIATE - Reasonably skilled with 2 - 4 years actual cake decorating experience. More than 30 hours, but less than 60 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction.

ADULT ADVANCED - More advanced skills with 4 - 6 years actual cake decorating experience. More than 60 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction.

PROFESSIONAL - High level of skill. More than 6 years actual decorating experience. More than 90 hours of hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. May be decorating for profit or working as a decorator.

MASTERS - Expert in sugar art. Is known to have mastered specific mediums and techniques. May be an author, instructor, or work in the sugar art business. Has had more than 120 hours of instruction.



I was also thinking that each contest would include all skill levels but be categorized according to skill level. Beginners would only be judged in comparison to other beginners and so on...
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post #14 of 43
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Originally Posted by Jackie

These are all great ideas! thumbs_up.gif

One thing I certainly need help with is deciding on the contests for the different skill levels.

For example, I was thinking about a "Spring/Summer" Contest for beginners. This would be a great area for people to post thier first basketweaves, buttercream roses, etc.

I can think of loads of ideas for the beginner skill level, its really the intermediate and advanced areas that the idea well is running dry.

Also, I would like to get some feed back on what you all consider Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

I want to make these contests as fair as possible so that every has an oppotunity to win prizes!

THanks!




Why break it down this is the only way they will maybe ever get a chance to learn how to do something I would keep your beginners and imtermediate and advanced when your doing your judging but I would keep ti all the same theme.. Just becasue I am advanced dont mean I know all of the basic stuff and maybe the other way around too..
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post #15 of 43
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as long as it don't involve MMF...I cannot for the life of me get it right! HELP!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

icon_biggrin.gif Wow I would love a contest. It challenges me to do my best even more so. And it lets me get in more practice... Can't wait!!!
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