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post #31 of 201
If the theme is 'Rockin Rockford', maybe it should be something about Rockford. Whatever it is I am looking forward to seeing what you do, all the best of luck.
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post #32 of 201
Amie,

Good luck! Remember, you have to go WAY over the top in terms of detail and scale. Lights and fireworks also seem to be a recurring theme.

I like the idea of Wrigley Field...but maybe King Kong on the Sears Tower (yes, I KNOW it is the wrong city and building), maybe holding Duff like the cake Duff did for the young kid, would be, as he says...

AWESOME.

OK, time to rethink my sentence structure...

E
post #33 of 201
Okay, I was just reading several articles about this event online (from Rockford newspapers) and it sounds like it maybe a Rockford theme is what they are going for. Several of them said how Duff was going to support Rockford.....hmmmm, what is Rockford known for?
post #34 of 201
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Wow! You are all so terrific! I live about an hour and a half away from Rockford so there will be driving involved with this cake. However, I am still so excited!

You all have such fantastic ideas! My hubby is a JOHN DEERE lover and I had considered doing a BIG JD tractor. Any thoughts??

I also thought about doing the Discovery Center museum that the contest is being held in or the Restaurant that the rest of the event will be held at. It sits on the river.

I also like the idea of the museums in Chicago or the bitg fire but I don't know enough about it to really think of much detail. I guess I didn't pay much attention in history!

Keep the ideas coming please! Thanks to ALL of you!
post #35 of 201
What if you did the blues brothers making a cake themselves with headphones on. You could have a jam box on th shelf in the bakery maybe some flour on their suitsYou could do another type of them on that cake.maybe the corn. I would play on the rockin' part and not play so much on what Duff has done, he is the best and it might be hard to somewhat replicate anything he has done. I think that your own creativity will get you further in the contest.
Eat cake, It's GREAT!- Tucker Vernon 5 yr old son
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post #36 of 201
WOW!................WOW!!
I am so happy and excited for you!

USE ALL MAN TOOLS or BUILDING MATERIAL AS MANY AS YOU CAN! icon_smile.gif That's all I can give you as an idea!

All the best! Can't wait to see your cake.

Nitu
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post #37 of 201
Since it is in Chicago, I would do the Buckingham fountain, look up the photos on the web, I think that would be pretty extreme yet relate to Chicago. Do not do the obvious, like the Sears Tower, or A Lincoln, or JH building. BUT that is just my opinion. I think the downtown skyline would be a lil too much, there are many buildings involved. The stadiums are played ALOT on his show, so he may want to look for something totally different. I wish you the best and good luck, Sincerely, Veronica

PS You can always go political, or do something related food wise, they have the Taste of Chicago, u can do Eli's Cheesecake, Connie's Pizza, Maxwell Street, etc soooooooo many endless possibilities, I was born and raised there.
post #38 of 201
Just to catch Duff's eye...no matter what you come up with, I think you need to make a little figure of Duff himself. Like one of him wearing a kilt, from his Ace of Cakes show.
That would be totally hilarious and he would love it.

Just an added idea.
post #39 of 201
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Yeah I like the kilt idea! Cute! Just so everyone knows, this is NOT in Chicago it's in Rockford Illinois but definetely the midwest. Keep coming with the great ideas! Hearing all of your amazing ideas makes me have butterflies in my stomach just thinking of doing this! Thanks to all of you!
post #40 of 201
How about an oven that explodes while baking a cake!..lol icon_biggrin.gif
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post #41 of 201
Do you remember the band Cheap Trick? They are originally from Rockford. Maybe you could do something with them and their song The Flame?
post #42 of 201
Well this bugged me enough that I went and read about Rockford on Wikipedia lol. Rockford is the home of Testor's Model Car Kits! Does Duff have a Charm City delivery vehicle you could break down into kit parts? Put it only half together and make a mess with glue, paint spills, brushes, and a million little parts. You could use the kit box (showing what it's SUPPOSED to look like ~ all nice and shiny) as your base. Be sure to incorporate one of those "easy-to-follow" assembly direction sheets too lol.
post #43 of 201
I'm so excited for you! Keep us posted! Pictures, every detail!!! I cant wait to see what you come up with!
Will this be taped for showing on the FN?
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post #44 of 201
what about sears tower, duffs delivery truck outside and him walking in with a replica of the sears tower... I personally like the model car theme earlier. But to play on your JD tractor idea, you could have it harvesting some corn..
Eat cake, It's GREAT!- Tucker Vernon 5 yr old son
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Eat cake, It's GREAT!- Tucker Vernon 5 yr old son
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post #45 of 201
A replica of the buildings/places Illinois is famous for...
Sears Tower
Harpo
That sculpture in MILLENNIUM Park
The sculpure would be a good Idea!!!
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