Interested In Paritcipating In The Throwdown? Look Here!!!

Decorating By wgoat5 Updated 21 Apr 2008 , 1:53pm by wgoat5

wgoat5 Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 10:12am
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First read the rules...

2nd challenge someone icon_smile.gif

If he/she accepts the challenge ... find someone willing to be the poster of the cakes... this needs to be like this to make voting fair. We don't want someone voting for someones cake just because they like you..etc... you know.. we just want it fair... This person can not vote on the Throwdown he/she is posting for

Please post your challenges here.... May TD's start the 1st and last till the 4th Saturday because there are 5 Sat. in May icon_smile.gif

Post who your middle "man" is that will post your TD icon_smile.gif

Lea and I will be happy to help with this also (won't we Lea icon_wink.gif )

I will link you to the rules or post them here...

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wgoat5 Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 10:15am
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Rules icon_smile.gif

1. Any member may challenge another CC member to a TD. The TD will all begin and end on the specified dates so all pictures of completed cakes can be uploaded for judging at the same time. This will make it easy for all CC members to judge each TD photo, and, all winners can be announced at the same time.

2. Throw Downs will begin on the 1st day of every month. They will end in exactly 3 weeks from the start date, at which time your pictures will be sent to the person designated to upload them for you and your challenger. You will have until 3:00 pm CST on that date to get your pictures sent to the designated picture poster of your particular TD.

3. You may submit up to 3 photos for judging.

4. Fondant, Gumpaste, Sugarpaste and/or Buttercream, you pick your mediums to decorate your cake with. TD challengers may use any decorating medium combinations they wish as long as it is edible.

5. Loser is the poster of the new throwdowns. This means the loser of a TD will upload pictures for the subsequent judging.

6. No Sheet cakes allowed.

7. Throwdowners should be as equal in decorating skills as possible. If you are a TD winner please try to be fair and choose a member with "equal to or greater than" decorating skills you possess.

8. No plastic, metal or other non-edible purchased Toys on cake of any kind. Everything must be edible with exception of the cake board and supports.
Competitors may use wires,straws, and dowels for supports. These supports should be hidden in the cake and not visible by viewing the cake.

9. The 2 TD Challengers will choose the theme of cake to be designed.

10. "Any non-winning CC member may only participate in a Throw Down 1 time in a 12 month period." "Only the current winner of a Throw Down will continue on" Once this winner loses he/she must wait 12 months before participating in another TD".

11. "Everything on the cake, including the cake, has to be crafted and decorated entirely by the cc member participating in the TD". No help from anyone else. Exceptions; You may have help with the cutting of cake boards or structual support.

12. Only 2 members may compete in any particular Throw Down. However, many Throw Downs can be going on at one time. A TD isn't a TD if there are more than 2 competing a TD.

13. Any shape pan for bottom layer but can NOT be larger than 12".

14. Cakes are to be no more than 2 tiers or stacks.

crazy4sugar Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 11:44am
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Christi, this is such a fun contest -- thanks for posting!

My fellow CCers: I'm up for a challenge icon_biggrin.gif

Anyone? Anyone?

--Marianne (Massachusetts)

wgoat5 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 11:49am
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As my kids would say

"You GO girl icon_biggrin.gif "

Step up guys and gals... this is SOOO addicting... !!!


Ok .. also.. it has to be added that the cakes have to be real.. no dummies LOL .. or dummy cakes LOL

Sorry, just makes it more fair

FromScratch Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 1:59pm
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So I guess I'll make it official.. I'll accept your challenge if you'll have me. icon_biggrin.gif

wgoat5 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 2:02pm
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Wooo HOOO I luv ya guys!!!


Added this one to my list icon_smile.gif

bashini Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 2:11pm
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Wow, this so cool. crazy4sugar and jkalman, your cakes are really Fantastic and Aazing. Can't wait to see what your'll are going to do!

Good Luck Both of you!

wgoat5 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 2:14pm
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We will wait for Marianne (crazy4sugar) to respond and then I will post this as a seperate topic icon_smile.gif

crazy4sugar Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 4:59pm
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Yippeee...Jeanne..... I'm so honored to be in the ring with you. icon_smile.gif

We can discuss the theme via email so as not to take up valuable forum space. tapedshut.gif

BrandisBaked Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 7:07pm
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I would love to do one of these... icon_smile.gif

DoniB Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked

I would love to do one of these... icon_smile.gif




Me too... but I'm gonna wait till I get a LOOOOTTTTT better before I throw my hat in the ring! LOL

tannersmom Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 8:09pm
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I love this topic. I think it's awesome. I'm a beginner cake decorator and would love the challenge. If anyone's up to challening a rookie. I'm ready.

bashini Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 8:48pm
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Oh I knew you would confirm it Marianne. I love this topic and I love to do one of these too................. It is such a fun!

cocorum21 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 9:50pm
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Brandi I'll challege you if you want. I'm sending you a pm now

kneadacookie Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 10:16pm
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shellzey just started a cookie bouquet throwdown also(for cake amateurs like me!)

Kitagrl Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 10:32pm
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I think it would be fun! But I don't know too many decorators on here (although familiar with many, not really on a chatting basis!) so I'll just throw my name in the pot and if anyone wants to challenge me, you can! Thanks!

fiddlesticks Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 10:33pm
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kneadacookie... Can you post a link to the cookie bouquet throwdown, would love the keep watch on it to ! Thanks !

misterc Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 10:38pm
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I'd love to do a throw down if anyone wants to do one!

jenlg Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 10:45pm
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I'm up for a challenge! Don't have near the experience as some on here but I'd love to sure try! Count me in!!!

Kitagrl Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 10:54pm
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Is there somebody who can make up an organized list of all those who would like to be in a throwdown, and then those who want to start a challenge can just go to the list and choose someone, and then that someone could be removed from the list when the throwdown starts? I'm sure tons of people want to be in a throwdown, but then if everybody does it at once it will be overwhelming. Maybe two identical lists....one for competitors and one for independent posting?

(Here I am with great ideas...looking for someone ELSE to do it. LOL)

fiddlesticks Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 11:05pm
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kneadacookie ..Thanks ! you better get busy !LOL!!

BrandisBaked Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 3:17am
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Originally Posted by cocorum21

Brandi I'll challege you if you want. I'm sending you a pm now




OH YEAH!!!! thumbs_up.gif

crazy4sugar Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 3:33am
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Any way we get these throw down posts marked as a "sticky" so that they can be consolidated and check regularly? Seems to be a bit scattered right now.

kneadacookie Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 1:03pm
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great ideas...the list and the sticky!

i missed the winner of the last throwdown

cocorum21 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 1:14pm
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked

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Originally Posted by cocorum21

Brandi I'll challege you if you want. I'm sending you a pm now



OH YEAH!!!! thumbs_up.gif




Whoohoo! I'm excited!

Do we come up with our own theme? or you wanna make it interesting and take suggestions with a poll?

BrandisBaked Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 6:52pm
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Originally Posted by cocorum21

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandisBaked

Quote:
Originally Posted by cocorum21

Brandi I'll challege you if you want. I'm sending you a pm now



OH YEAH!!!! thumbs_up.gif



Whoohoo! I'm excited!

Do we come up with our own theme? or you wanna make it interesting and take suggestions with a poll?




I think a poll would be great... that way neither of us has the advantage. When I get my butt kicked, I'd like to know I had a fair shot at least! LOL! icon_wink.gif

confectioneista Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 7:38pm
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Hey, how do you find a middle man for your pics? I mean if you're like me, I'm still getting to know people...

wgoat5 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 10:02pm
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Hey guys if you will send me a pm if you are interested.. I will organize names and maybe hook you up with someone to throw down with!!!! icon_smile.gif OR pm TeeKakes icon_smile.gif (lea) ...

Ok so now I have to write down BrandisBaked and Cocorum21 icon_smile.gif


If you all are interested just pm me and I'll write your names down..

wgoat5 Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 10:34pm
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Can I say this guys?

You don't have to be a pro at decorating to do the challenge...

Pick someone who is at least up to your level or above

(Lord knows I am NOT professional and I found someone my 2nd time around)


And go at it...

Although.. we might have to have a limit on TD's going on each month so it won't be so hard to keep up.. icon_smile.gif

Just pm Teekakes or myself with your name and we will put it down that you are interested icon_smile.gif

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Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

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