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post #106 of 201
I would make a bust of duff and under it I would have a recording of his laugh
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post #107 of 201
There are still openings if anybody wants to enter this contest. I left voicemails three weeks ago asking about space... then got an OK using email. Yesterday the contest director finally phoned me with "I'm returning your call about... and yes, we do have more spots available!" icon_rolleyes.gif I had already decided to not do it, but good luck to all of you that are!

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post #108 of 201
Here's an idea icon_biggrin.gif

I would do a replica of the sears tower with a little (fondant) Abe Lincoln figurine climbming up the side of the building... (Like King Kong).

This incorporates, 2 different elements of your state in an unconventional way, therefore making it very unique and EXTREMELY creative...

Good Luck!

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post #109 of 201
Congrats and good luck.
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post #110 of 201
Okay, we have the BLACKHAWK statue in Oregon, From L. Taft. That and the river , the Rockford statue, in Sinnissippi park, and Tinkers cottage,
Rockford Riverfront,
then venture out to the whole state Galena,Chicago,anything within 100 miles would be good.
But I would have to push for the BLACKHAWK.
Ps, I live in Oregon. Have to go for the hometown thing.

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post #111 of 201
I agree about staying away from "Duff". I would almost bet that half of the cakes have him or something about CharmCity. You want to be different from the rest. I like the ideas about Jane and Cheap Trick.
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post #112 of 201
I was just reading up about Rockford on Wipedia. The Coronado Theater might be a idea. Also don't know how to incorporate it but the article said that yall's inspection stick is based on a 'new' Cheap Trick album called "Rockford"
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post #113 of 201
Wow! That is exciting. I am just reading up now. I wish he would come to Florida!

Good luck! I hope that you come out a winner! icon_biggrin.gif
post #114 of 201
Hi Cakesherway...this is so exiting!
IN one of the comments in you gallery you say that your husband is a firefighter...so how about something with flames? It always seems to be better when it's close to your heart. And i think Duff would tell you that you've gotta love it!
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post #115 of 201
Haven't a clue what you should do... but I like the Duff's laugh idea. LOL Rockford, IL, not to far from where my daughter lives. I'll definitely try to be there to cheer you on!

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post #116 of 201
ok I would totally enter this if it was anywhere nearby ... my brother has proposed an idea for his birthday cake this year that is totally extreme and I am sooo excited to try my hand at it ..... he wants a replica of the hindenburg disaster with exploding blimp and all. definately a challenge but I think woudl be fun to make and honestly I would rather make it for a big event than just my brother's b-day that would be at home with him and my mom lol, he has no friends.
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post #117 of 201
I'm so excited for those entering the competition. Sooo many great ideas! However, most competition judges have a criteria (checklist) to go by in the judging the contestants. How well you stick to the theme is certainly going to be a big part of how your score. Even though I luv the ideas using Duff or Charm City Cakes, the theme is not about him or CCC.

Working him into the cake design may come across as an obvious bribe attempt for a vote even though he would luv it, and everyone could hear him laugh some more. Whose ego wouldn't luv that? Competitors who didn't include Duff would complain about an obvious attempt to bribe the judge. You don't really want to create enemies. The other judges may not have a sense of humor about it either.

Give your cakes some more thought before deciding on your final design. Maybe this particular contest isn't that structured, but keep it in mind. I can't wait to see all your fun ideas.

Good luck to all of you!
post #118 of 201
Good luck!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #119 of 201
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Originally Posted by wolfley29

I don't know if you have already decided on what to do, but I had a thought when I read it was in Rockford, IL. Duff has done a lot for sports, mostly baseball. So what about doing something in regards to the Rockford Peaches? Recreate their original baseball field with the players on it, and Duff and his crew in the stands?

For those of you who don't know, the Rockford Peaches were part of the first All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943 to 1954. Since the war was going on and most of the males had to be deployed, a league was developed so that America would still be able to watch it's national sport.

HTH, as I think you could make this something spectacular.




i'm only on page 5, so i don't have a clue if anything has been decided, but WOW i love this one. i guess just because of the history of ALL Girls Pro Baseball----okay i'm going back to reading this topic.
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post #120 of 201
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Hi everyone! I started this topic as amiecakes and then midstream changed my user name to cakesherway just in case anyone is confused.

I THINK I have decided on a cake idea FINALLY! There won't be any moving parts or explosions, etc but will hopefully be cool. I just started doing this whole cake thing 6 months ago so I really don't expect to win or anything but still look forward to creating a new and challenging cake!

I am booked solid for the next two weeks so I am nervous about not having enough time to give this the detail it will need but you know how it goes, the paid orders take the front seat and all the rest, well...

I won't be attending the dinner either as we have a wedding reception that evening back home but if Duff asks me then... icon_smile.gif

Thanks again to everyone for all your great ideas and for you support!

Amie
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