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post #76 of 201
We could all wear our CC t-shirts...? thumbs_up.gif Ok, I don't have one yet, but I could get one... how freaked out do you think they would be if everyone ordered one right now?!?! Hahaha... ok, I'd cry if they ran out before I got mine...

And as far as the anniversary trip-I think it could be a perfectly romantic evening. There's going to be a dinner/dance thingy party.gif afterwards and who could be "unromantical" with cake everywhere?!?!
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post #77 of 201
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Originally Posted by merissa

Hi everyone! I am a contestant! I will have to come from West Michigan, but it just sounded like a great opportunity! I am actually not very concerned about "winning" (of course it would be super cool!) but I just don't want to look like a joke! Do you think it will be more amatures or professionals?

I promise I won't take any ideas from your thread! It would be great if CC got that "pin" so we could all "know" eachother!

My husband and I were going to take a little anniversary trip a weekend in october, and I said "Honey, how about we go and do this cake contest!" Okay so it isnt maybe the most romantic weekend, but he was really supportive and said I should do it.

Good luck! I can't wait to meet some of you in person!




I'm not sure if I am doing this reply correctly but I am trying to reply to Merrisa.

Congrats on the anniversary and being a contestant! I agree about not worrying about winning. I have very little experience in cakes (look at the photos) but also don't want to look rediculous!

I still have no idea what I am going to make. I have a friend who contacted the lady taking the app's for this contest and she said that there are people ranging from children to homemakers and hobbyists to Wilton Grads and pro bakers from Chicago doing this contest. So, the competetion seems varied and since there are kids doing it, I guess I will at least look better than theirs (Oh man I hope!).

I am going to buy a CC shirt if you are all going to be wearing yours! Let me know and I will order it today!
post #78 of 201
Guys, that's the point, the more rediculous the idea the more awesome it is. Remember this isn't the OKSAS. You could be safe n do a more traditional cake or go hog wild and be totally silly, that's what this is about, pushing the envelope of cake decorating. I personally would go hog wild n have a ball making a cake.
As for ideas, you guys remember that movie with gina davis n madonna, "a league of their own"
The name of the team was "Rockford Peaches" But anything rock n roll n extreme would be good. Heck you could do the giant blow up doll from AC/DC's concert. I think the giant dolls name was "Rosie" n have little cannons on each side. (Was from the "for those about to rock" concert).
I dunno, or you could do "strawberry fields forever" or how about a giant "yellow submarine" of course with a screen door. It doens't necessarily have to be illinois but can be anything rock n roll ya know. LOL
How bout the giant lips n tongue from rolling stones.
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post #79 of 201
Wow, all those ideas are soooo waaayyy cool! But if you didnt want to depict any particular famous band, maybe you do something that just represents rock and roll? We know Duff is in a rock band and just LOVES rock. Although this is something Ive wanted to do for a long time, I dont think Ill ever have a chance to do it for anyone, so maybe you could use the idea! How about doing a leather jacket cake? I did a small one for my aunt last year check my photos but it was a small cake and there is so much more I could have done with it if it was a larger cake. You can do pockets, gumpaste chains covered in luster dust, spikes, all sorts of cool stuff. If youre really ambitious, you could do a sort of airbrush painting on the back that says rock and roll forever or something (not sure how you can do this on black, but Im sure theres a way) those tattoos with the heart and sword through it, or is it thorns, but you see them on lots of leather jackets. Or if you know the name of Duffs band you can somehow incorporate that into the design. That will really get his attention and definitely make it memorable! Like on the back of the one I did, I did a Harley Davidson shield (shes into motorcycles, hence the leather jacket), but instead of writing Harley Davidson in the logo, I put Debbie and Doug Forever. (her and her hubby).
Anyway, hope that helps!

Melissa
post #80 of 201
After reading through all the responses, I think my favorite one, if you want to highlight Rockford, would be to the baseball field with the Rockford Peaches playing on it!

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post #81 of 201
So for those going...are you going to all the events? Are you staying over? I was trying to decide where the best place to stay would be. They had those packages at 3 hotels. Any advice?
post #82 of 201
I live 20 mins outside of Rockford, so lodging isn't an issue for me. But Cliffbreakers has a beautiful hotel right there. (my hubby and I got a whirlpool suite there last year and OMG LOL). What other hotels are you talking about? Im trying to think of ones that are the closest to both the Discovery Center, and Cliffbreakers. But the Discovery Center is downtownish, and you definately dont wanna stay there. Cliffbreakers hotel is basically the only one in that area. All the other ones are on the northeast side of rockford by the interstate. (cliffbreakers is on NW side).
If anyone needs any type of directions or info bout Rockford, feel free to send em a pm. As the date gets closer we need to get something figured out where we can all meet up. icon_smile.gif I had posted about Duff coming a while ago and I knwo there was interest on that thread.. I'll hafta fish that outta the archives and see who else had wanted to come!
How fun is this going to be?!?! Meeting fellow cc'rs AND seein duff?? woo hoo!
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post #83 of 201
The other ones were the clocktower/coco key water park or the radisson. And the cliffbreakers too. They all have special rates for that night. I was thinking of cliffbreakers just because the dinner was going to be there. So it is a nice place?
post #84 of 201
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Originally Posted by merissa

The other ones were the clocktower/coco key water park or the radisson. And the cliffbreakers too. They all have special rates for that night. I was thinking of cliffbreakers just because the dinner was going to be there. So it is a nice place?



Cliffbreakers is where I would stay (and I may still decide to do that) just because it's a nice place and you won't have to go all over the place that day for events and a room!

Choose Cliffbreakers, it's nice and convenient!

I will be at the Discovery Center by 10am when it all starts. I am unfamiliar with the museum so if someone else wants to pick a place to meet there, that would be great. I plan to go to Cliffbreakers too!
post #85 of 201
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Originally Posted by Pyxxydust

Wow, all those ideas are soooo waaayyy cool! But if you didnt want to depict any particular famous band, maybe you do something that just represents rock and roll? We know Duff is in a rock band and just LOVES rock. Although this is something Ive wanted to do for a long time, I dont think Ill ever have a chance to do it for anyone, so maybe you could use the idea! How about doing a leather jacket cake? I did a small one for my aunt last year check my photos but it was a small cake and there is so much more I could have done with it if it was a larger cake. You can do pockets, gumpaste chains covered in , spikes, all sorts of cool stuff. If youre really ambitious, you could do a sort of airbrush painting on the back that says rock and roll forever or something (not sure how you can do this on black, but Im sure theres a way) those tattoos with the heart and sword through it, or is it thorns, but you see them on lots of leather jackets. Or if you know the name of Duffs band you can somehow incorporate that into the design. That will really get his attention and definitely make it memorable! Like on the back of the one I did, I did a Harley Davidson shield (shes into motorcycles, hence the leather jacket), but instead of writing Harley Davidson in the logo, I put Debbie and Doug Forever. (her and her hubby).
Anyway, hope that helps!

Melissa



OMG! I LOVE this idea! But, I want to do something totally crazy with this jacket idea! AHHH! OK, so I have two favorites, this leather jacket idea and the Rockford Peaches idea. HMMM...any others???????
post #86 of 201
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Originally Posted by lauramw71

I live 20 mins outside of Rockford, so lodging isn't an issue for me. But Cliffbreakers has a beautiful hotel right there. (my hubby and I got a whirlpool suite there last year and OMG LOL). What other hotels are you talking about? Im trying to think of ones that are the closest to both the Discovery Center, and Cliffbreakers. But the Discovery Center is downtownish, and you definately dont wanna stay there. Cliffbreakers hotel is basically the only one in that area. All the other ones are on the northeast side of rockford by the interstate. (cliffbreakers is on NW side).
If anyone needs any type of directions or info bout Rockford, feel free to send em a pm. As the date gets closer we need to get something figured out where we can all meet up. icon_smile.gif I had posted about Duff coming a while ago and I knwo there was interest on that thread.. I'll hafta fish that outta the archives and see who else had wanted to come!
How fun is this going to be?!?! Meeting fellow cc'rs AND seein duff?? woo hoo!



Lauramw7: Are you a contestant too or just going? There has to be more than just me and Marissa who is entered in this thing from CC!?
post #87 of 201
If you think the cake needs to be centered around Rockford, then I'd go with the Cheap Trick ideas. If not, though, I would do something that YOU consider to be Totally Awesome! I think Duff would appreciate that sense of individuality and genuineness to it -- instead of trying to think what just he would like to see.

I am with an earlier post in that I would not incorporate Duff in the cake. It might put him in an awkward position. If he totally loves your cake and you win, but he's on it, it might seem like he was playing a favorite. I actually think he might shy away from something like that. Who knows though? Duff is a quirky guy -- lovable, but quirky!

Best of luck! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #88 of 201
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Originally Posted by merissa

The other ones were the clocktower/coco key water park or the radisson. And the cliffbreakers too. They all have special rates for that night. I was thinking of cliffbreakers just because the dinner was going to be there. So it is a nice place?



Cliffbreakers is where I would stay (and I may still decide to do that) just because it's a nice place and you won't have to go all over the place that day for events and a room!

Choose Cliffbreakers, it's nice and convenient!

I will be at the Discovery Center by 10am when it all starts. I am unfamiliar with the museum so if someone else wants to pick a place to meet there, that would be great. I plan to go to Cliffbreakers too!



well obviously we'll want to meet around the cake! LOL! I think they will have signage with the contestants names by the cakes, my name is obviously Merissa. Is yours Amie? I looked at the cc tee shirts. The one I really like they only have 2XL.
post #89 of 201
okay I just made my reservations at cliffbreakers! She said there were only 2 rooms left (I took one) so if you want a room there I would call immediately! Dont forget to ask for hte ace of cakes rate ($79). I got a whirlpool room for that rate! Yea! I could be a romantic weekend after all icon_wink.gif

Also I got my tickets for the events (dinner). She said, Let me see if we have any of those left. I got worried for a second, but they were available. I don't know how many though, I should have asked. but get your tickets now, just in case!


Oh and BTW, does anyone have any idea what type of dress the dinner event will be? casual, dressy? I imagine there might be cake flying around so it probably isnt super dressy...? I asked the cliff breakers person and she didnt know.
post #90 of 201
No way.. Im not entering... LOL Too early to make a fool out of myself HAHA
Man, I haven't gotten my ticket yet.. im gunna be totally bummed if they're sold out :| Three boys leads for a tight budget so that's why I've put it off. LOL But seems time to get movin on it! thanks for the heads up on that!
I would definately pick cliffbreakers. Clocktower is nice, but is WAY on the other side of town from where you want to be. Which is prolly why it's almost full. Their jacuzzi rooms are AWESOME! My hubby and I had a getaway nite where a friend stayed with the kids and we got one of the rooms. LOVED it!!!!!
But, if anyone gets stuck at clocktower, it's not hard to find the discovery center and cliffbreakers from there. Let me know if directions are needed. Sometimes mapquest gives u the "scenic" route. LOL I work right behind the clocktower and can give quickie directions to cliffbreakers!

Oh, and as far as the dress code... someone at the discovery center should be able to answer that one.. They're the ones that are arranging the whole thing. It's a yearly fundraiser the center has.
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