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post #91 of 201
Yeah, that is part of the reason I didnt pick the clocktower place, it seemed sort of far away. I thought it we ended up having to take the kids though, that is where we would go since they had the water park. BUT MIL is coming to stay with the kiddos! My DH and I havent been away overnight together in more than 2 years. ouch. I hope DH doesnt mind that this trip is more about cake than about our anniversary...! Oh well he said I should do it!
post #92 of 201
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Hey ladies! Yes my name is Amie and OMG I haven't ACTUALLY gotren dinner tickets yet! Hmmm...better do that! Watch I will be the contestant who doesn't get to go to the party! I guess I had better win then so I can sit with Duff for FREE! Ha LOL yeah right!

You chickens! I just started decorating cakes about 5 months ago and I am doing this! I ifgured if little kids could do , I could do it! If I look like an idiot, then I will be taking off my CC shirt and hiding! Just kidding!

Yeah, no CC shirts! What's up with all their stuff being out ALL THE TIME?!?! OH, WELL! Could have been free advertisement for them!

So, are you all going to go at 10am to the Disc Center?? If so, meet at my cake! icon_smile.gif Can't tell you what it will look like since I still have NO CLUE!!!!!!!!

But thanks to everyone still giving out ideas!
post #93 of 201
Well I dont know if the lady who was taking my reservations knew too much about this event. So when I asked to get my tickets and she said "let me see if they are still available" I got nervous. But they were still available, so dont worry, but I would get them soon, just in case. It sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun. I read somewhere that the highlights of the evening wil be an "all cake menu" (both sweet and savory) hmm! "caketails..." competition, entertainment etc.
post #94 of 201
wow!!! what an honor. I would do the Sears tower.
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post #95 of 201
how about a Jane dinosaur with a bobble-headed duff (made of cake) accidentally knocking it over?
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post #96 of 201
okay so there wasnt very much apparel in the cc shop, so I did a seach and found some cute shirts here:

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/cake

I think maybe I'll order one of the "got cake?" shirts!
post #97 of 201
How about the Chicago skyline from the lake view? You'd have to do all the "famous" buildings - the red CNA building, the Sears Tower, the Hancock (make sure it's orange at the top like it always is in October, the ferris wheel on Navy Pier, etc.

It looks as if the Cubbies might end up in the playoffs. You could do something with Hary Caray or Wrigley Field.

OR something with all the pro teams - Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, Fire, Bears.

You could do something that represents different neighborhoods in the city - Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Chinatown, Bucktown, Logan Square, etc.

You could do a directional thing - Chicago for the east, the Mississippi for the west, farming for most of the rest of the state.

You could do a "sweet home Chicago" blues-themed cake.

OR how about a cake with the Blues Brothers as the theme? I think that's my fave - if they interviewed you and asked why you entered, you could tell say, "We're on a mission from God."

Man, I could go on and on. I really miss living in Chi-town.
post #98 of 201
Ok, I dont feel so bad that I haven't gotten my ticket yet. LOL I gotta get moving on that too! You and I will be the ones standing outside looking in the windows cuz we forgot. LOL

allie - LOVE your ideas!!! But it's in Rockford, not Chicago. We're bout ohhh 2ish hours from there. icon_smile.gif
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post #99 of 201
I'm going to be competing in Rockford too!
I live about an hour away so I'm just driving.
I'm not going to give any hints about my cake, except that its not Rockford, Illinois, Chicago, or Rock and Roll related.
Unfortunately I also have a wedding cake for that night - which means that I won't be going to the dinner...(unless i win...) because if I don't, I'll be rescuing my dear hubby from making the cake delivery. (He's so nice!!! but delivering cakes makes him very nervous.)
I also know that a friend of mine who owns a bakery is competing too.
I would love to meet up with other CC'ers. But I don't think I'll have time to get a shirt..... maybe we should all wear pastry bags on our heads - lol
Good luck to those of you who are competing, and I hope to see a bunch of you that are going just for fun!!!! It would be so great to meet!!!!
I'll try to post pics after - I'm still getting the hang of the forums!
Good luck to you too Amiecakes! Just so you know, I'm really nervous too - just reading through this thread made my heart start racing!
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post #100 of 201
Just started reading this post - Good luck to all competing....!!!!

Doug - I am originally from northern Indiana, but we used to visit Chicago all the time....you made me homesick for my Cubbies and all things Windy City!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

Can't wait to see all the pictures from this competition!

Have a GREAT time - and I hope y'all enjoy meeting DUFF-man!

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post #101 of 201
How cool to be competing in this! Good luck to all of you in the competition! You all have to promise to post not only your pics but tell us about the whole experience, etc...the rest of us have to live it vicariously, ya know.

Cake on and make us proud!
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post #102 of 201
I would make a replica of the rockford museum complete with people walking around.

OR whatabout a replica of Charm City Cakes???? you could copy all of the people on sticks that are at the front of the show....
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post #103 of 201
I think you should wear this shift...

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/cake/-/pv_design_details/pg_11/id_21879201/opt_/fpt_/c_666/

also, good luck. I really like the idea of the delivery van as a car kit.
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post #104 of 201
I think that it is so cool that you guys are competing in this competion!

To be honest I don't think I would do the sky line of Chicago only because there will be lots of people in this competion and I think that quite afew of them would do that kind of cake. You want to do something so entirely different. I think that the leather coat idea was cool or the Rocking Rockford one is great too. You just want to do something so entirely different that the chances of the other conestants doing the same theme would be very slim. Also, I am sure that lots of people will be doing something that has to do with Charm City Cakes and Duff in it also which could become old for Duff to look at since there are 50 of you guys!!

Sorry, I hope that does not sound to harsh or anything. I just want to see you guys win and good luck!! Look forward to seeing pictures of the cake AFTER the competion!!
post #105 of 201
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Originally Posted by merissa

okay so there wasnt very much apparel in the cc shop, so I did a seach and found some cute shirts here:

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/cake

I think maybe I'll order one of the "got cake?" shirts!





Another fun cake gift shop is at: www.cafepress.com/cakesunleashed

Check it out!!
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