magentaa23 Posted 27 May 2005 , 1:07pm
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just wondering if anyone from illinois area is going.... its so sad.. but every year at this time i get so excited about it.. lol and i dont understand why... i go 2 to 3 times in the 3 weeks is goin on and each time i spend over $200.. lol i stock up on everything i need for the year and just hope i do not run out...the best time to go is a week or so before it closes... the sell all the open cake pans for like a buck or 2... i got a few tierd sets for like $6 each! good deal icon_wink.gif.. i was just curious icon_smile.gif

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cakeconfections Posted 27 May 2005 , 1:21pm
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I will be there for sure. I will probably go the first weekend and then sometime during the last week. I look forward to going.

KrazyKross Posted 27 May 2005 , 1:57pm
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I'll be going too. I only live about 10 minutes away and go 2 or 3 times during the event. Like everyone else, I always overspend.

Seester Posted 27 May 2005 , 2:00pm
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I'm very jealous!! I'd love to be able to go. I didn't think it would be that much of a savings but it sure sounds like it is!!

Calejo Posted 27 May 2005 , 3:45pm
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Aw man! They don't have anything like that in my area. icon_sad.gif

magentaa23 Posted 27 May 2005 , 4:16pm
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i always overspend and buy things i dont even use.. lol last year i was good though... im only goin for more tiered pand and maybe a cookie sheet.. i say that now... and ill come out with 2 or 3 bags full of stuff.. lol

momsandraven Posted 27 May 2005 , 8:47pm
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I plan on going! I'm hopeful to set up babysitting with my inlaws to go once in the first couple of days, and then again near the end. This is my first time attending, since I've only been decorating cakes for a short time, and I'm very excited. I've been making a list for weeks! (My theory is that if I stick to my list I won't buy things I don't need- yeah, right. icon_razz.gif )

magentaa23 Posted 27 May 2005 , 9:00pm
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you say that now........ but they have such good deals you want one of everything icon_smile.gif

m0use Posted 30 May 2005 , 1:18pm
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I'm going, just figure out when and with what money icon_wink.gif

S_S_SweetTooth Posted 30 May 2005 , 1:33pm

I'm very jealous too!! I would love to go. Where in Illinois and when is it?? I have family in Illinois. Since my Husband died a few years ago and the kids are off in college, I need to cut conners as much as I can. I find I love this cake decorating and really want to get good at it. I stay up late reading what I can and I just love this club. It is the best I have seen, Thanks Guys for all your help (smile)

S_S_SweetTooth

CakesbyKimmie Posted 30 May 2005 , 3:21pm

I am sooooooo there! Probably going on June 5th.

I went for the first time last year and was in awe. Me and my fiance even have a system. Since it is so crowded he stays with the cart and then I got around and shop and then put stuff in. It gets so crowded that we cant really move down the aisles together.

My suggestions, go with a good credit card and dont look back!
Also, make sure you know the prices of things and if you can get them cheaper at a local store. I know that Wilton offers an awesome discount so its worthwhile.

I think its neat that they have other stuff there that Wilton makes too and not just the baking stuff.

See all you bakers there!

Mable_21 Posted 30 May 2005 , 3:33pm

I was wondering where actually in Illinois it is? Is it at their headquarters? I'm in southwest Michigan and I'm wondering if it's worth the gas money to go. Money is sorta tight since we just had our wedding two weeks ago!

KrazyKross Posted 30 May 2005 , 3:40pm

The sale is located at their headquarters in Woodridge, IL. It's right off of I-355 at the 75th street exit. They do have great bargains. Most everything is at least 40% off. They also have their other brand items for sale, kitchenware, photo frames, etc. The only problem I find, is I go planning to spend a certain amount and always spend more than I plan. Here's the link to the announcement
http://www.wilton.com/events/index.cfm

S_S_SweetTooth Posted 31 May 2005 , 1:26am

G-- Thanks a lot KrazyKross

That was just what I needy to know. Now I just may see you guys there, Thanks again!!!(smile)

magentaa23 Posted 31 May 2005 , 1:45am

yeah iv been saving money since the beginning of the year just to go shopping.. lol sad.. and im dragging my bf with and oo boy is he dreading it icon_smile.gif.. ill be stopping there a few days after my summer classes at the college i go to.. conveniently its a class about starting up your own bakery icon_smile.gif

Annalisa Posted 31 May 2005 , 7:00am

Not fair, I am so envious, wish I could attend I would go crazy buying. I can't buy Wilton on their on line shop as they don't ship to Australia, and the suppliers they have here don't stock all the range and if they do items are very expensive. I hope you all have a wonderful time

momsandraven Posted 31 May 2005 , 12:43pm

I am going! Actually, first I lined up a sitter for Friday during the day, only to discover that the sale doesn't start until 4:30pm Friday. Doh! (But do you think I am giving up that sitter??? HECK NO! Looks like I'm going to have some free time! heh heh!!) Then, hopefully Saturday I'll get hubby to stay home with the kidlets so I can make the 'Wilton trek'.

melodyscakes Posted 31 May 2005 , 3:15pm

i just have to say, i am jeolous!!!!! all you lucky guys that get to go to the tent sale....please tell us about all the great deals that you got!!!! tell us everything!!!!!!
melody

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