JanH Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 5:27am
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Just read this in the 6-28 Chicago Sun-Times:

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Taste will be the battleground for the best of cakes when the FN Challenge gets under way. Competition will be stiff among area bakers Lori Parrett of Cakewalk Chicago, Orlando Serrano from Roeser's Bakery and Diane Ahrens from Piece-a-Cake-Bakery.com.

Marc Summers from the FN will host the two-day event.

The winner will join contenders from the Indianapolis and Detroit markets in a cake-baking competition to be aired on the FN in 2007.

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leily Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 9:46am
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do you know dates of the event? I would love to attend a FN challenge

Leily

quills Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 12:38pm
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It's this weekend! July 1 & 2. Here's the link: http://www.fnchallenge.com/. I wish I'd known about it, I would have planned a trip to visit my family in Chicago for this weekend. (I already "visited" my mother there for the Wilton Tent Sale!!)

mgdqueen Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 12:40pm
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Originally Posted by quills

I wish I'd known about it, I would have planned a trip to visit my family in Chicago for this weekend. (I already "visited" my mother there for the Wilton Tent Sale!!)




LOL-ME TOO!

koolaidstains Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 12:41pm
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Oh darn it, I would have gone too! I'm in Indy and my parents are in NW Indiana so we could have gone if I'd planned on it. We've got too much stuff going on this weekend to change plans. I've never been to the taste of Chicago which is pretty sad considering I grew up only an hour away.

quills Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 3:54pm
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Oh, that is too sad. The "Taste," as I grew up calling it, is one of life's great pleasures. Of course, it's also incredibly crowded, expensive, and usually hot and humid. (That's what I tell myself every year I don't go.) There's going to be a Fod Network challenge in Detroit in September, I think, maybe you could both make it to that one? Hey, maybe I can, too . . . I sense a road trip coming up . . .

imartsy Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 4:01pm
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How do you find out when and where these competitions are held? I only see them after they are over on FN.

leily Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 10:03pm
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Oh man! If I had known about it a week or two ago I could have planed, but we have some nephews we are watching this weekend.... Oh well maybe next time

Leily

JanH Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 10:07pm
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The papers says:

Marc summers from the FN will host the two-day event. The daily action will take place in the Food Network Village, which will be situated by Buckingham Fountain and will be open from 11 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Taste of Chicago takes place in Grant Park from Friday through July 9. Visit: www.cityofchicago.org


HTH

moydear77 Posted 30 Jun 2006 , 10:25pm

You can find out on Food networks website. If you look at the left you can scroll down to Food Network Challenge and it will link you to a live Events bar on the top of page.
I know that whe they were here in Minnesota they gave dates for the upcoming shows. They are to air the weekend that OSSAS is going to be. World record breakers week. They also will have other events to air this year -Candy Castles event, Rice Krispy City Scapes,Sugar Skyscapers.

SugarHighCakes Posted 2 Jul 2006 , 5:53pm

Ill definately be heading to detroit!! only about 45 min - 1 hour away from me!! I wish I would have known about chicago though!!! about a 5 hour drive for me....not TOO bad...just got back last weekend icon_smile.gif I would have definately done it again!

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