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post #121 of 201
GREAT, have fun Amie & all the others entering icon_biggrin.gif
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post #122 of 201
I am just curious if anyone who has entered has gotten anything by mail? I was worried whether or not the forms I faxed to the museum got there. So I emailed her confirming that she got my stuff. She said she did and they would be sending something out by mail. I know they also charged my credit card for the entry fee, so I am not worried that I am not registered. but just wondering!
post #123 of 201
Just want you all to know that I came across this yesterday.

http://www.rrstar.com/homepage/x751575798/

Says that they are moving the demonstration to a Women's Club or something so they can get more people in.

Is everyone excited???!!?!??! Have you gotten your cakes done?? I think I am just about finished with mine, so that is a huge relief.

I never did get around to getting any type of "cake" shirt. So tell me again who is attending/a contestant? I hope to get to meet a couple of you and get a good look at your cakes! See ya there!
post #124 of 201
I just got my "official" letter yesterday.
I'm still not done with my cake - it will probably be down to the wire... (as usual).
See you Friday night/Saturday - good luck everyone!!!!!
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post #125 of 201
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Hi everyone! I got my info packet today in the mail! Still haven't started the cake! I am swamped this week with orders and fear I won't even get to do a cake! I am still going regardless.

The event is still at the museum but the demonstration that Duff will do is moved to the woman's club. The contest is at the museum and the dinner is at Cliff breakers.

Are we going to meet up somewhere or how are we going to know how we are? LOL!
post #126 of 201
Hi all!
I just thought I would mention I will be there too. I am just a lurker for the most part, but all this talk about the competion made me chime in. I am coming from Madison, WI, a little more than an hour away.

I am busy working on my cake over the next few days. I won't share my theme icon_biggrin.gif But I am happy with it. Since it's the "Totally Awesome" cake challenge, I am sticking with that ... not anything to do with Rockford.

I am excited and nervous!

Hopefully I will run into some of you there.

Good luck!!!
post #127 of 201
Okay, I have to finally chime in to say that my hat is in the ring also! icon_biggrin.gif What would you guys think of meeting for breakfast on Saturday morning before the museum opens? So, does that make 5 or 6 of us from CC in the contest? COOL! And yes, I am incredibly nervous too!!! Especially after seeing so many of you talented folks entered.

One thing I thought I'd mention since I saw the question earlier in this thread, is that the judging will actually be done Friday night, with no one around but Duff and the museum crew.

And laura- show a little pride girl! Rockford has some awesome stuff!

Good Luck to EVERYONE entered!! I hope to see you there! You won't be able to miss me, I have wild colors in my hair and I'll have a shirt on shamelessly plugging my little bakery.
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post #128 of 201
okay...now I am worried that I dont have my packet of info! But I guess I am in Michigan, so maybe the mail requires an extra day...I hope! I know they charged my cc though for $50 and the director said I was signed up, so I shouldnt be worried....right??

I would be up for meeting for breakfast or lunch or whatever. If no one would mind my DH being there that is. If you all remember this is my anniversary trip too! LOL! I am not familiar with the area though. I will be staying at cliffbreakers Friday and Saturday.

Is anyone else going to the dinner? I hope to be the one seated right next to Duff. LOL! No really, I hope my cake is good enough that I wont embarrass myself. If you are going what are you wearing? She told me it was "dressy casual" whatever that means.

One last thing. What is everyone's real name? I don't think you will be using your user name there LOL!
post #129 of 201
I'll be at the dinner w/DH and my 3 part-time employees. My name is Beth Costa, and like I said I'll be the one with bright pink, orange & blue highlights in my otherwise short brown hair. icon_wink.gif Maybe purple too, I haven't decided yet!! icon_biggrin.gif

And Merissa, I just got my info yesterday and I live in Belvidere, right next to Rockford, so I'd look for yours today probably. It will be so fun to meet you and your hubby!
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post #130 of 201
I don't think I can really set up a time to meet up. We aren't staying in Rockford. I am driving down on my own Friday night to set up and then going home, then heading down on Thursday with my family. I have 2 little kids so I figure they can enjoy the museum while I go to the event with Duff.

I am not planning on going to the dinner either. With a 7 yo and a 4 yo old, that would be too much.

I did get my packet on Monday, so I am sure everyone should have it soon.

I do have one concern - getting the cakes in. My bottom tier is going to be pretty big. Do you think they will have something for us to wheel things in? I am just scared to death to carry that thing in on my own. Do you think we will be able to park close? I mean, 50 people unloading in 2 hours seems like it might be crazy!
post #131 of 201
Although I'm new on the business of cake decorating, I'm full of ideas. Well, you could use one of the landmarks, like the Sears tower, and incorporate some of the Illinoians celebrities (I think that's what you call them, hehe), like Oprah, Lincoln, whoever else, I'm not so good with names. Put them hanging on the outside, or maybe having a big party on the top of the building, or any other place...

Well, that's kind of crazy, just like Duff... I love him, he is great. Say hello for me, please!

Good luck and most of all have lots of fun!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
post #132 of 201
bgallay- the museum does have a circle drive right up to the front door, so as long as everyone brings in their stuff and then moves their car, getting close should be no problem. I've never really seen any carts when I've been there (and I have a family membership), so you may want to look in to bringing something of your own for transport. (Maybe buy a cart at Home depot or Sam's Club and return it next week?)

Your kids will have a blast at the museum! If the weather is nice, be sure to let them know about the awesome outdoor play area too. icon_smile.gif
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bgallay- the museum does have a circle drive right up to the front door, so as long as everyone brings in their stuff and then moves their car, getting close should be no problem. I've never really seen any carts when I've been there (and I have a family membership), so you may want to look in to bringing something of your own for transport. (Maybe buy a cart at Home depot or Sam's Club and return it next week?)

Your kids will have a blast at the museum! If the weather is nice, be sure to let them know about the awesome outdoor play area too. icon_smile.gif



Sounds good! I will let my husband know. He will be with the kids (I didn't make that clear - I don't want anyone to think I am setting my kids free while I got to the presentation with Duff!). I am going down SAT morning too.. I don't know why I typed Thursday. It's all this cake making.

I am going to try and get there right around 5. I have a lot of set up to do. Hopefully I can get it all done!
post #134 of 201
If its called " Rockin in Rockford" then why don't you make a cake of the Hard Rock Cafe that spins around and plays rock music?
post #135 of 201
Okay I received my letter yesterday, big relief. Then I decided I better check to make sure that I had my reservations for the hotel, dinner, and my other ticket to the demonstration. I bought them all through Cliffbreakers and the lady taking the reservations didnt really seem to know what she was doing. I am usually not such a worrywart, I guess I am just excited.

I am really excited to see all of these cakes! I am just worried that my cake will look lame! I am pretty happy with it, but I don't know if I picked an "awesome" enough subject. Oh well! It's going to be a lot of fun!
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