antonia74 Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 5:27pm

1) Let's use a vote to pick the themes we want to do, but make them broad like: Spring/Weddings/Flowers/Hearts/Animals/Gingerbread Houses. Any means of decorating should be possible, whether you do fondant, royal icing, glaze, etc.

2) The cookies should have never been posted before. We should all have to make new ones just for this! That would mean we've all had the same amount of time to create them. thumbs_up.gif

miosha Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 5:40pm

sounds good to me!!!

bush1 Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 5:47pm

Just so I understand, is this going to truly be a contest where there is a winner? If so, other than the first month which cake princess should choose the theme for, how about the winner each month is allowed to pick the next theme? By the way, I think that all pics should be new so that all us newbies will have a fair chance against all you a-gamers!!!!!!!!!!

JennT Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 5:48pm

me too! icon_wink.gif

dawnrunner Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 5:52pm

I'd like to be part of this group too! I won't be able to contribute the first month or two as I've been feeling poorly this past month - will be having major surgery next week. I love baking cookies as much as my family loves eating them - though I seldom get to the decorating stage.

erinlynn22 Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 5:55pm

This is a great Idea. I'm in. I found a good website for cookie cutters. Its www.cookiecutter.com for those of you who don't have easy access to stores that sell good ones. I ordered some on Tuesday and they arrived on Friday. I can't wait to hear the months theme! I have 1/2 a batch of the No Fail Sugar Cookie dough in my fridge, i guess i'll save it for the theme!

grammacookie Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 6:53pm

I am a newbie here but this sounds like a lot of fun. I would love to try it!
It would get a lot of new ideas going.

craftst3 Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 7:04pm

Looking forward to getting my first theme so I can get started

yellobutterfly Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 7:25pm

I'm so excited, this is such a fun idea! Count me in! (Although maybe not the first month or 2 because I'm having a baby in 2 weeks!!). Can't wait to see everyone's great work!

charlieinMO Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 7:41pm

Count me in! I think this is a great idea!! And would make me try new things that I keep telling myself I need to do anyway!! Thanks for suggesting it!!

Also, I agree with Antonia74 as far as the voting for themes and posting new pictures!!

Can't wait!

Mac Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 7:50pm

I'm in!!!

KittisKakes Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by antonia74

1) Let's use a vote to pick the themes we want to do, but make them broad like: Spring/Weddings/Flowers/Hearts/Animals/Gingerbread Houses. Any means of decorating should be possible, whether you do fondant, royal icing, glaze, etc.

2) The cookies should have never been posted before. We should all have to make new ones just for this! That would mean we've all had the same amount of time to create them. thumbs_up.gif




I like this idea!!

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Just so I understand, is this going to truly be a contest where there is a winner? If so, other than the first month which cake princess should choose the theme for, how about the winner each month is allowed to pick the next theme? By the way, I think that all pics should be new so that all us newbies will have a fair chance against all you a-gamers!!!!!!!!!!




So, is this a contest? or are we just seeing what ideas everyone can come up with for that theme? How would we vote if this a contest?

I'm in, no matter how this gets set up! I'm just starting cookies and what fun this will be!!!!

LOVEME Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 8:28pm

Sounds good to me..I think once a month would be good.Count me in.

acookieobsession Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 8:46pm

I have a suggestion for theme part...

Perhaps we could always choose an upcoming holiday/event. That way we will be sure to get our creative thoughts flowing before the last minute. most people start thinking about buying a month or so in advance. Like April we could do mother's day. Then May weddings or father's day etc. i just thought that way we would also get something practical out of the practice.

I also thought the themes could concentrate on one medium sometimes. one month Fondant, the next month royal, then glace, etc. Also to improve the skill and get the creative ideas rolling in.

I also agree that the pic should be new....

Thanks again

julia

bush1 Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 10:19pm

I like the idea of focusing on one type of decorating such as fondant, royal, etc. That way although the cookies will be different, the decorating concepts will be the same if that makes any sense.

Cake_Princess Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 10:42pm

It's not going to be a contest. I was thinking more along the lines of having A broad theme and letting everyone go at it. Then we can sit back and marvel at how everyone interprets and depicts the theme in their work.

The thing about focusing on one particular medium is, some people may not be at that skill level as yet where they may feel comfortable. So by allowing people to work with which ever medium they want to it kind of levels the playing field a bit. This way people are not feeling intimidated or left out.

The reason I wanted to know how you guys felt about the pics is because I know some people get upset when people post cake pics they have previously displayed on the site in the contest. So I am trying to avoid any negativity or bad blood with our little project here. So I guess we will go with the new pic rule if that's what the group wants.


I was thinking of possibly having a Spring/April Showers Theme for April

mcalhoun Posted 2 Apr 2006 , 11:53pm

This sounds like such fun! I am in. I have only made two batches of cookies so far, but it was so much fun! A wonderful idea from a wonderful artist!

craftst3 Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 2:02am

So is the first theme gonna be Spring and April showers? I am trying to come up with ideas since I read your post. I look forward to hearing from you so I know which direction I am going in. Thanks for coming up with this I look forward to seeing what everyone does with whatever the themes may be.

Cake_Princess Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 2:47am

Well tt's on the table now. Hopefully by Tuesday everyone would have seen this and put in their 2 cents.

If the majority does not object to the idea then the Theme will be Spring/April Showers.

Then we can all get started baking and doing what ever else we need to do for this month.

Cake_Princess Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 2:51am
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Originally Posted by yellobutterfly

I'm so excited, this is such a fun idea! Count me in! (Although maybe not the first month or 2 because I'm having a baby in 2 weeks!!). Can't wait to see everyone's great work!





Oh congrats!!!! I don't know how I missed this earlier. Whenever you are ready jump on in. icon_biggrin.gif

Are you having a boy or girl?

dawnrunner Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 4:50am

Spring/April Showers sounds good to me.

bbelias Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 7:22am

Count me in too!!! I like the once a month idea . . .

bonniebakes Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 1:24pm

This sounds wonderul! I'm so excited about seeing everyone's creations and having another excuse to make cookies each month!

Sparklycake Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 1:31pm

I'm out for April but I'd love to have a go after that. Keep saying I'm going to have a go at making these cookies, but never get round to it, now that my Sugarcraft Classes are finishing up, I will have time and this will give me motivation!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 1:36pm

I'm in! I'm becoming a bit of a cookie addict lol!

MomLittr Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 1:44pm

Count me in too! So Spring/April Showers it is for this month......I am guessing we go to month end and then May 1st a new theme? This is such a great idea - and as far as I am concerned, the prize is looking at all the cookies (to help inspire newcomers like myself)! thumbs_up.gif

Deb

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