Ossas Division Question...

Decorating By TexasSugar Updated 6 Aug 2008 , 3:11am by Cakepro

TexasSugar Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 2:56am
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I was wondering if someone that has been or has more first hand knowledge on the OSSAS could answer a question for me. I'm not sure which division I fall in to.

As a WMI, does that make me a 'past or present teacher" and put me in the Semi Professional Catergory? Nothing else in that one fits me, but the top of the page says that even if you meet one requirement that is the lowest division you can go.

When I think 'teacher' I think of people like Nic, Collete, and suck. You know the big names.

Does anyone know if they consider WMI's 'teachers' and there for we would be in the Semi Professional Catergory?

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bambuf Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 3:08am
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I couldn't say for sure...but I read it to mean WMI instructors, too...which would put me in the professionals category...I am more inline with Beginning Adult, though on skills! LOL icon_smile.gif

tasteebakes Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 3:27am
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Somewhere on their site is very specific rules, like how many paid cakes you make a year or something..if I remember right from last year. You should be able to find it.....I'm too tired to look.

TexasSugar Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 3:28am
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I feel more Adult Advanced than Semi Pro. But then I haven't had any classes other than Wilton, never worked in a bakery and I doubt I do 36 cakes a year.

If I'm in the Semi Pro group I'd have to rethink going and entering. icon_sad.gif

Cakepro Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 1:36pm
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TexasSugar,

I have read the rules, and yes, WMI's are lumped into that category to start with. Scary, eh?

This will be my first year going to OSSAS. I might just scope it all out this year and enter next year. Unfortunately for me, I fall into the "Professional" category. EEEEeeekkkkk

bambuf Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 1:40pm
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Texas Sugar and Cakepro...both of you deserve professional status! Your cakes are gorgeous! I think you should both go for it...I live only 45 minutes away from Tulsa, so I will be there with bells on to cheer on your cakes, should you enter! icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

TexasSugar,

I have read the rules, and yes, WMI's are lumped into that category to start with. Scary, eh?

This will be my first year going to OSSAS. I might just scope it all out this year and enter next year. Unfortunately for me, I fall into the "Professional" category. EEEEeeekkkkk




Very much so! I've seen pictures here and there from the shows, but I have no idea the talent of those that fit into the grouping. I mean I am going into it with the thoughts that I'm not going to win. I thought I would atleast try, you gotta start somewhere huh? But wow, I don't want my cake to look crappy next to others that know more than I do. Sigh.

What to do, what to do?!?!

tracycakes Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:31am
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GO FOR IT!!! icon_biggrin.gif

I went last year just to look and wouldn't dream of entering. This year, I'm entering and I've GOT to decide what to do and get started. icon_cry.gif I'll be in the Adult Advanced and wish I was in beginner. I don't expect to win anything but it will be great just to get the critique. I'm going to enter 2 or 3 cakes and try different techniques on each one, just for the practice.

TexasSugar Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 3:59am
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Well it is official. I emailed Kerry, I guess hoping for a loop hole and the reply back was: Yes, indeed it does -- since you are being paid to teach.

So if I go I guess I will have to be entering the Semi Pro group. If only I really thought I could compete with that group.

Does anyone know of a past site that has some pictures from the OSSAS to get an idea of the talent level in that area?

pinklesley1 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 4:12am
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what is the website for that can someone post a link?

TexasSugar Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 4:38am
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You can find information about the OSSAS at:

www.oklahomasugarsartists.com or http://tulsastatefair.com/sugarart.pdf

moydear77 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 3:19pm
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I competed in Semi pro the last three years. I placed every year. I also start all my entries in May and June. For wedding cake that is a late start icon_smile.gif I encourage everyone to enter! I actually decided to move up to Professional this year. I can only be as good as who I compete against and I am up against some really great talent! Competing in a higher level makes me work all that much harder! After the first year, I go with the knowledge of learning. I learn frmo each and every year! It is great fun!

TexasSugar Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 9:35pm
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Hey CakePro, maybe with MoyDear moving up we have a chance. HeHe. Just kidding!

I guess I would feel better if I really knew what I was getting into. I'm going to decide this week if I am going to do it for sure or not. Have to see if I can afford the trip to start with.

Cakepro Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 9:44pm
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LOL, TexasSugar. You can do it!!! I will be your personal cheerleader.

I'm checkin' things out this year and entering next year. I might enter something small but ultimately I do want to enter a bridal cake.

Where abouts in E TX are you located?

TexasSugar Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 1:28am
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I'm in Tyler.

I've decided if I do go this year I'm just gonna go ahead and enter. I don't except to win or place, but atleast I can say I entered.

Maybe next year I'll make it to the one in Austin. Figure I have to start somewhere. I'm just blank on ideas and it feels weird to look at cakes for ideas because if I do enter something I want it to be some what orginal.

moydear77 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 7:08am
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Hey CakePro, maybe with MoyDear moving up we have a chance. HeHe. Just kidding!

I guess I would feel better if I really knew what I was getting into. I'm going to decide this week if I am going to do it for sure or not. Have to see if I can afford the trip to start with.




You are funny! All you can do is try your best! Here is a link with some photos from each division.



http://www.oksugarartshow.com/galleries.htm

TexasSugar Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 5:18pm
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Moydear, thank you for the link!

One more question, I know these pictures are from past shows, are they just the winners and some other selected cakes, or are there really that few cakes entered into each group?

bwonderful Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 5:17am
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I really really really want to go this year. I'm itching to enter. But with gas prices, we just can't make the nine hour drive. icon_sad.gif I have so many great ideas! agh!!

I love how strict the categories are. I went to capital confectioners in Austin this year and there were people in the beginner category that there is no way they are a beginner. I even heard one lady giving one of the main people there a huge fit about it.

Texas Sugar, I'm from tyler but living in houston now. I love Tyler. I met my husband there. If there was a large enough corporation there for him to work at, we would love to move back. But he has to work in big cities with his line of work.

bwonderful Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 5:17am
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I really really really want to go this year. I'm itching to enter. But with gas prices, we just can't make the nine hour drive. icon_sad.gif I have so many great ideas! agh!!

I love how strict the categories are. I went to capital confectioners in Austin this year and there were people in the beginner category that there is no way they are a beginner. I even heard one lady giving one of the main people there a huge fit about it.

Texas Sugar, I'm from tyler but living in houston now. I love Tyler. I met my husband there. If there was a large enough corporation there for him to work at, we would love to move back. But he has to work in big cities with his line of work.

bwonderful Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 7:06am
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apparently I want to go so badly that I posted that message twice

TexasSugar Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 10:01pm
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Bwonderful, I totally understand what you mean. I've thought about it before but the time is always off, maybe this year. icon_smile.gif Same thing with the Austin one, I'd love to go, but with it not to far after the holidays I'm always strapped for cash when it happens.

Cakepro Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 3:11am
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Are any of my fellow Texans going to the Austin DOS next weekend? I am so freaking excited to see Jacque Benson do her incredible teacups!!!

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