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post #166 of 201
Barbara, please don't feel bad about that lady. I know exactly who you're talking about and she was a snot to me a few times too. Fortunately, I don't think she interacts with the public as a representative for the museum on a regular basis, because she definitely has issues.

I've got a few pics to post, but I'll do it tomorrow- it's bedtime for this cake lady! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #167 of 201
What a cool experience for all of you! Did anyone get to pinch Duff's cheeks? icon_wink.gif
Can't wait to see more photos, and see who won!!
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post #168 of 201
How fun! All the cakes look awesome! Duff is so cool, I cant wait to see more pics.

I wore my Charm City Cakes shirt today (ordered off the internet--ps they run big), anyway wore it shopping today, some girl in Macy's ran up, grabbed me and said did you have a cake from there? What was it like? How cool is he? What shape did you have? Like 200 questions in a second. When I told her no cake, just internet ordering, she freaked out. Said she was leaving to go home and order one. That man has made an impact in the world!
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post #169 of 201
Your cakes all look awesome so far!!!!!!
Im sooooooo Jealous.. Im never gona get anywhere near Duff icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
post #170 of 201
What a fun post. I sadly only have a DVD and a monitor, no cable... I am wondering if anyone knows if Duff has any DVDs out so I can experience this guy? I'm dyin'!

Thanks for sharing pics, they were so fun. <<<Cheryl
post #171 of 201
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Originally Posted by lchristi27

How fun! All the cakes look awesome! Duff is so cool, I cant wait to see more pics.

I wore my Charm City Cakes shirt today (ordered off the internet--ps they run big), anyway wore it shopping today, some girl in Macy's ran up, grabbed me and said did you have a cake from there? What was it like? How cool is he? What shape did you have? Like 200 questions in a second. When I told her no cake, just internet ordering, she freaked out. Said she was leaving to go home and order one. That man has made an impact in the world!



I'm waiting for the shirt with him on it holding the power tool over his head, with the phrase, "Make it bigger, make it badder, make it awesome!" on it!! It's our mantra in my house when we are baking! Even the three year old is into it!
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post #172 of 201
It was a really great experience...I know I said this before, but it must have been REALLY hard to pick the winners. Some people went over the top creative - some were really really tall and/ structurally challenging and some were loaded up with all sorts of gizmos that Duff usually goes for, some like, Merrisa's, were maybe not the biggest, or over the top, but technically amazing.
Hopefully I'll post a link to a photo-sharing site soon, and post all my pics there. Beth will probably beat me to it...
I thought they really kept us rather insulated from Duff - I had no idea they set up the autograph line just for the contestants!!!! Man!!!
However, I did nab a seat right in the front row for the presentation, and I tried to get a pic with Duff and some of the cakes on screen - so if you competed, I might have a pic of you and Duff and your cake 30 feet high...During the show - he took off his chef coat and showed us his "man-whisk" tattoo!!!! My impression was that what you see is what you get with Duff, he's funny, a little geeky, very personable, sort of a perpetual 8-year old in the body of a grown man, and hasn't let his sucess go to his head, at least not too much.
The audience asked what was the farthest he had ever traveled to do a cake. He then told this story about how he went to Istanbul to do a cake, and told the client that he'd need a week, and a nice big kitchen. So the client rented a nice place for him with a great big kitchen, and he confessed that it only took him about 6 hours to do the cake, and then he got to hang out in Istanbul... but I think he was sly like that before he got really big.
At the end of the presentation, Duff did say that he's working on a book, and it sounded like he may have talked with Food Network about doing DVD's, but I don't think he's made any yet.
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post #173 of 201
wow...I'll confess I missed some pages of the middle of this thread, but I cought the photos on the last 3 or so pages...they are all wonderful!! You guys must be so proud of yourselves.

love2stich...your pillows are beautiful...perfect!! And, by your username, I'm thinking it's because you love to sew? How great is that?

Congrats to all of you...you must have been so nervous!!! So, we don't know the winner?
post #174 of 201
Pictures are awesome and what a great experience for you all, what a dream!!!!!!

Could you tell me how to get the make it bigger, make it badder shirt??? I have looked everywhere online. I even emailed Charm City. I would love to have one!!! I love Duff!!!!!
post #175 of 201
Hi everyone! I just got home from my 5 hour trip back to Michigan from Rockford. Someone mentioned it before but I was lucky enough to receive the 3rd place (honorable mention) in the contest. Next to my wedding day and the birth of my children it was like the best day ever! I was really honored just to have him look at my cake. It was so nice of him to talk really positively about everyone's cake during the performance as well. I agree the whole thing was a little disorganized and I really wish they could have catered to the decorators a little more. Maybe by setting aside 30 minutes just for us to get pics and autographs etc. Though I think this whole thing just turned out to be much much bigger than they could have hoped for. I guess I was fortunate not to come into contact with the snotty museum person. All of the staff and volunteers I spoke with were extremely nice to me. It was amazing to meet the cc people in person and the other contestants as well. Everyone was so nice and it was great that I got to have breakfast with Beth and Amie. There were many amazing cakes there (I have pictures of them all!) I plan to post some pics! I just can't get to it right this second. More later!
post #176 of 201
I'm so jealous! I'm a big Ace of Cakes fan. Duff is the best. Congratulations to those of you that were able to attend. The pictures that I've seen are amazing! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #177 of 201
Wow, you guys are so lucky! Why can't he have a contest on the east coast??

Can't wait to see more pics!
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post #178 of 201
This is the cake that I entered.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1151435

Here are some additional picture I got from the contest. I would like to post more on my website later when I gather up all the photos. I can't wait to see more of your photos.

PS Amie, I think I damaged my memory card when I dropped my camera icon_cry.gif ! I will keep trying so that I can get you a photo of your cake.
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post #179 of 201
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Well, I still don't have a pic of my cake (before it fell apart) but Duff had one and I will post the pic I took of him looking at and talking about my cake.

Again, this has to be my worst cake creation so far but he did have alot of really nice things to say about it, other than the usual "nice use of color/piping" that he said alot that day.

Does anyone have a pic of the "Baker's Nightmare" cake before it fell or of my cake before it fell? If you have one of my cake, please PM me! I would love a pic of my own cake. Thanks!
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post #180 of 201
I would love to hear how much fun the dinner gala was. I wasnt able to go and there wasnt even one article in the newspaper the next day. thumbsdown.gif Was the food good? What did Duff do? I wish I could have gone!!
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