Calling All Newbies Who Wants To Join The Contest?

Decorating By justgale Updated 19 Oct 2008 , 3:24pm by lildeby

justgale Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 1:26pm
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Everyone has been asking so I guess we'll go ahead and try this.
Hopefully I donât come across as to bossy but here are the rules:
This contest is for all newbies. I donât care how long you have actually been doing cakes if you consider yourself a newbie you are. Iâve been doing cakes for years but just started working with fondant so there for Iâm a newbie at it.
Since Iâm going to be posting the pictures I get to pick the theme for the month. So right now the theme would be for Oct. and weâll start out simple with just a fall theme, single tier cake. All entries would need to be to me [email protected] by the 15 of the month. I will then set up a poll and post the submissions. Iâm not sure how many it will let me post at a time, so I may have to do more then one. If that is the case Iâll take the winner from each and weâll then vote on them.
Iâll need everyone to send me your name, and no it will not be posted with your picture, about how long you have been doing cakes and how your cake relates to the theme, and weather or not itâs for the bc or fondant contest. Weâll keep the voting open for 10 days. (in case we have to do a second vote) Since I like to add little plastic picks and stuff to my cakes and this is a newbie contest I will allow them on the bc cakes only. (I know no fair but part of doing fondant is learning to do the cute little charters Iâm no good at doing) You also can not add your photo to your gallery until after the contest is over for the month. The winner will receive bragging rights. Let me know if I forgot anything, or if there are any questions. Good Luck to everyone.
Sherri

55 replies
Tray2 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 2:29pm
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Could we do something that allows everyone to be apart of this... 2 levels or something... I am not a newbie but I am not a prof either and really wanted to do something??

Tray2 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 2:30pm
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Could we do something that allows everyone to be apart of this... 2 levels or something... I am not a newbie but I am not a prof either and really wanted to do something??

justgale Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 3:37pm
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We are already doing seperate buttercream and fondant compentions. I've been working 6 days a week lately (can't keep help in a grocery store bakery) I've also been having computer problems. I'm not sure if I would have enough time to post all the pictures for another contest. I'm sorry icon_sad.gif If you could find someone else to collect and post all the pictures I would say go for it. Or maybe If I don't have to many problems with this one I might consider doing it. Let me get through this one first.
Sherri

justgale Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 3:42pm
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Ok just got my first questions in a pm. Here it was:
Ok...here's my newbie question for the newbie contest. The rules say the cake needs to be a single tier cake. I'm wondering if I can stack 3- 2" layers (all the same size) on top of each other? So instead of having a 4" high cake it would be 6" high, or will the extra 2" layer be considered another tier. Also can we use RKT to help with our design?

And my reply:
OHHHH the questions are starting already icon_surprised.gif Just kidding. Ummm since we're sort of making up the rules as we go along, Sure I don't see why you can't stack them if they are all the same size. Rice Krispys ummmm well I keep putting off doing my first rc mold by palying on here so......I guess if I'm allowing little plastic picks and suff on the bc RKT will be allowed too.

sayhellojana Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 6:28pm
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Sounds fun!
I just got a new square cake pan, I think I have a fun idea for a fall cake.....

Thanks Sherri icon_smile.gif

janebrophy Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 11:12pm
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Great! Thanks for organizing this! I think it will be lots of fun! If you need any help with admin type duties, just let me know! icon_smile.gif
Jane

Teena_Marie Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 2:00am
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awsome! cant wait!

megankennedy Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 2:13am
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thanks for doing this...I hope I am able to submit something!

colabear71 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 2:21am
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Sounds like fun... I would love to give it a try. I'm a really new newbie...so I'll have to see what I can come up with.

shellzey Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 2:30am
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what are the criteria that the cake will be judged on?

you could use the criteria that the critique subgroup uses....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-600410-.html

i think it sums it up well

just a thought =)

sweettoothmom Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 8:01pm
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Oh fun! I am excited I will start planning right away!

jimagination Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 8:15pm
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Excellent! Count me in!

jimagination Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 8:17pm
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Sorry, double post

jimagination Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 8:17pm
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Sorry triple post- why does it do that?

mommy_of_3_DDs Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 10:56pm
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when are you going to post the theme? When are entries due?

jessigurl182 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 11:31pm
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I am so excited!!! I have one question. As long as it is one tier can we use any shape pan? Like a bunt cake pan?

jessfmaldonado Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 11:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mommy_of_3_DDs

when are you going to post the theme? When are entries due?




justgale:"So right now the theme would be for Oct. and weâll start out simple with just a fall theme, single tier cake. All entries would need to be to me [email protected] by the 15 of the month."
In the first post.

Jessica icon_smile.gif

justgale Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 12:43am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jessigurl182

I am so excited!!! I have one question. As long as it is one tier can we use any shape pan? Like a bunt cake pan?




Use any shape you want. The more creative the better as far as I'm concerned. You guys are the ones who are going to be voting on the winner. I don't even get to.
Sherri

jimagination Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 11:49am
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Ok, so fall theme- does that leave Halloween out or in?

justgale Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 9:37pm
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I personaly love Halloween, but living in the middle of the Bible belt I know alot of people don't. So I'm going to have to say no Halloween on this one.
Sherri

calivettie Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 11:31pm
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woohoo! I can't wait...

And justgale thanks again for setting this all up for us!!

mommy_of_3_DDs Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 3:18am
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opps... I totally overlooked that info! Thank you!

justgale Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 12:09pm
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I've already received the first photo for the fondant contest. Everyone else still has 8 days to get their photos into me. I don't have anything for the bc catagory yet. Can't wait to see what ya all come up with.
Sherri

crazy4cupcakes Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 5:24am
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Thanks for organizing this! I hope that I can make something in time!

hummingbird59 Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:22pm
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This sounds like so much fun. I wanted to enter but have so many things going (not all cake related) that I want have time. I will definetly be watching though. Good luck to all.

Cakes_By_Bright Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 4:24am
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This sounds so awesome...but I won't be able to cause I just found the thread, it's the 11th and I gotta catch up on some schoolwork. But please do one for November!! I'll definitely be in.

chelseafitz Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 2:37pm
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I am excited for this, I didn't think I was going to be able to make a cake for this contest, but things fell into place and I am going to be able to after all. I can't wait to see everyones cakes!

kdejoyfulnoise Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 3:10pm
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I am excited. Needed an excuse to make a cake! Count me in

stnkrbll Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 3:42pm
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Darn i just found this thread. I'm in for November!

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