Too Early To Begin Discussing Ossas 08?

Decorating By justfrosting Updated 28 Jul 2008 , 3:42am by moydear77

justfrosting Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:26pm
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I noticed information about this year's competition has begun to be posted.

September is right around the corner...

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cocorum21 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:38pm
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I can't wait! I have my cake dummies sitting on my counter right now! whoohoo!

justfrosting Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:20pm
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I am starting to plan as well. I have never entered before but it can't hurt to enter the amature comp, right?

TexasTam Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:21pm
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I know this is probably a stupid question, but what is Ossas?

lutie Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:38pm
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Oklahoma Sugar Arts Show

loriemoms Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:40pm
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One of these days I will enter...I am just not good enough yet!

I am working on my state fair cake though!

TexasTam Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 2:41pm
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Thanks Lutie. I am a newbie at all this. One day I am going to enter contests.

tracycakes Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:59pm
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I'm entering this year and scared to death. I went for the first time last year and was blown away by talent. My hubby has begun to ask me a couple of times a week what I am going to enter. I have no illusions on anything but just getting the critique itself and pushing myself to do something I've never done before is enough.

I'm still debating on what to do. I really need to decide something.

bwonderful Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:09pm
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I had great ideas but I just decided last week that I just can't make it with gas prices right now. kinda sad but there's always next year

Cakenator Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:24pm
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I started my cake last night!!!! so excited!!!

tonedna Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:38pm
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Who is doing weddings..What are the options on the
themes for cakes you can do?

Cakenator Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:51pm
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The umbrella theme for this year is the language of flowers...

tonedna Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:58pm
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But that is for weddings, I went last year and saw people bringing all kind of cakes..Is there like other themes that they have that you can do. I live in Florida..I am scared to travel wit a big huge wedding cake for the show
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karateka Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:04pm
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I'm really kind of bummed. I had 2 cakes started, and now it looks like I won't be able to go. My MIL was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, and with her concurrent heart condition, we aren't expecting her to be around much longer. So since we have Oklahoma time off work anyway, we are thinking we should probably go to Louisiana to spend time with her.

I wasn't expecting to even place (my cakes aren't going that well) but I had such a good time and met such good people there last year (Moydear77 and Melvira, among others) that I was really looking forward to this year. And the class afterward was soooo cool.

All of you should totally enter. Even if you are scared. You'll have so much fun and learn so much just from the process. Even if you don't do weddings, which would totally scare the bejeebers out of me! And definitely do the class afterward if you can, Marina Sousa and Dawn Nemec are teaching!

I'll try to live vicariously through those of you who do go, ok?

CakesByLJ Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:09pm
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Edna... check this out..
Their website has all the information..

bambuf Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:17pm
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I live about 40 miles north of Tulsa, and am far too intimidated by OSSAS to even consider entering anything. I'd love to go this year, though. I was really pregnant last year and didn't feel like walking the fair grounds, so I hope to get to go this year!

It is funny that this came up, because I was at the Tulsa mall yesterday and could have sworn I saw Kerry Vincent in the Apple store... Funny how we stare when we think we see someone "famous"! LOL

karateka Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:21pm
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Oh, but you should go. Enter something small, just for the experience. Sometimes the judges will tell you exactly what you did wrong, which is very helpful for improving. There are all levels there, from novice on up to Master. It will give you all kinds of experience with traveling with cakes, setting up, all that.

And if you see Kerry Vincent, you should say "Hi" and introduce yourself. She really is the nicest person.

tonedna Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by CakesByLJ

Edna... check this out..
Their website has all the information..

*waves to Laura*...Miss ya girl!...thanks for the info!
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tonedna Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:24pm
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Karateka Im so sorry for whats happening to you.. Hope everything gets better..

justfrosting Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:31pm
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Crud...some of you have already started!!!

I have to say--my talent is seriously lacking for something like this but I am entering just because I think it might be fun.

I work about a block away from where the competition is held so it is an easy drive and HECK--$12.00?!?! You bet I am putting my stuff out there!

cocorum21 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 6:42pm
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Edna, I drove from Fl last year(actually dh drove cause I always fall asleep in a car after 15 minutes icon_redface.gif ) I think I packed the whole kitchen just in case something happened icon_rolleyes.gif

last year was my first year going/entering into a contest and I am so happy I did! one of the judges did leave notes on what he/she liked and what he/she though I could work on. Don't be intimidated! It's was such a learning experience for me, and I got to see some fabulous cakes by some amazing talent up close and personal, which is a treat in itself!

tonedna Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 9:50pm
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I went last year...I just didnt participated!..

momvarden Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:42am
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bwonderful, Its too bad that you could not share the trip with others who want to go on the trip in your area.

summernoelle Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:50am
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I'm thinking about entering the general competition. I won't go NEAR the idea of entering the wedding cake one!

jbart Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 2:01am
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I won't be entering but I will be there to cheer all of you on. Good luck!


all4cake Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 2:07am
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DH and I went last year and the year before. It falls around our anniversary so we decided why not go was more like I wanted to go and he wanted to make me happy...nooooooooo...I didn't whine, pout and pitch a fit either(he said we were going before it had to get to that point).

I would love to go this year as well...just not sure if it's in the budget.

CakesByLJ Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:21am
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Originally Posted by tonedna

*waves to Laura*...Miss ya girl!...thanks for the info!
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Miss ya too Edna... I have had too much on my plate to be here much lately.. but I definately think you should enter.. It sounds like a lot of CCers will be there to support you... thumbs_up.gif

TexasTam Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:28am
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I have decided to go for it. What the will be an experience that is for sure. I have only been decorating for 6 months, but I am going to try anyway. I can't learn if I don't get some feedback from the judges right?

I have an idea in my head, but I need to get it out of there and on cake. We can use cake dummies right?

tasteebakes Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:32am
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I am going and entering! We have planned the whole weekend around it!

I have not got started yet, just still kicking ideas around. I guess I better get out of the ideas stage!

all4cake Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:50am
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yes, texastam, dummies are allowed as long as it's a common shape(carved entries must be of cake). Definitely visit the OSSAS website to view and print off rules/regulations and entry forms.

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