That Takes The Cake - Sugar Art Cake Show

Decorating By FeGe_Cakes Updated 3 Mar 2009 , 3:56pm by FeGe_Cakes

FeGe_Cakes Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:19am
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I tried searching for this topic in the forums with no luck, but was thinking of driving down on Saturday to check it out.

How large is this event, and is it worth the 3 hour drive one way to go see the show?


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cakesgalore6373 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:34am
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I was also searching for the past post.

My hubby and I are driving Sat. and staying the night. It will be my first cake show to attend. I am very excited to be going, and excited to share this with my hubby. I do not know what to expect, I hope I will not be disappointed.

At least it will get us away for the weekend!!!

Sorry I couldn't help you with your question.

Maybe someone can answer that for the two of us.

EnjoyTheCake Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:35am
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Yes, I believe it will be worth the drive.

The site is www dot thattakesthecake dot org

It has grown every year and this year will be no exception.

For Saturday the schedule of events includes:

Competition Entries open for Public Viewing
(included in Admission)
10:30am - 5pm

On-site Competitions
(viewing included in Admission)
1-Tip - 11am to 11:30am
Mystery Cake - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
3-D Sculpted Cake - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Wedding Cake - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Mini-Classes Mini Class Schedule
(separate registration)
hands-on and demonstration classes
will be held throughout the day on a
variety of topics.

And if you can, consider staying for the Gala.

Dinner Gala
(separate registration)
6:00pm to 9pm
Watch as Bronwen Weber, Nicholas Lodge, and
Jacquy Pfeiffer work together to create a stunning
music themed Showcake.
Dinner included

Not to mention there will be many vendors there willing to show how their toys and tools work.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:40am
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I actually forgot about it, until just last week. I don't think I could drag anyone with was thinking of driving down that morning..and driving back after 5:00 p.m. Would love to stay, maybe I should.

kylakae Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:49am
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Ohhhh heck, yeah!!!

We have well over 300 cakes entered. We have close to 20....yes....20!! Vendors including Cake Craft Shoppe from Houston.

We have some beautiful prizes, some incredible raffles and if you come you should definitely make the dinner gala! Bronwen Weber, Nick Lodge and Jacquy Pfeiffer will be creating a show cake right before our eyes while we pig out on BBQ from Austin's own Rudy's BBQ.

The Crockett Center is over 50,000 sq ft big and we have it filled with cakes, vendors, classes and more!

So, yes! It will be worth your drive, I promise you!


FeGe_Cakes Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:51am
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Oh...why did you have to go and tell me all of that. I guess am going to have to come and find a room. icon_biggrin.gif

kylakae Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:54am
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Come on down! We are all about having fun here at the Austin show!

tonicake Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:56am
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Hi girls,

I am anticipating it to be very good. If it's anything like the OK Sugar Art Show-Yeah!

I've signed up for two of the mini classes and my hubby and I are driving down from OKC, Oklahoma, Friday and back home on Monday.

I also, get to meet a new friend (from CC) and have dinner with her and her hubby too! I think I'm looking forward to seeing her more than any thing. Who knows, maybe I'll see you there too!

I'm sure it will be worth the time and the cost.


FeGe_Cakes Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:10am
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I wouldn't mind some company for the drive, but i don't know anyone that is obsessed with caking as I am. Anyone else I know would probably be bored to tears. But you ladies are twisting my arm. I really want to be there. I guess I can put on my Prince and make the drive.


kylakae Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:49am
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FeGe_Cakes Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:41pm
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I'm coming...I was telling my friend about it..and she want to go with me. So Austin here I come.

See you ladies there!

Chippi Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:27pm
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I am soooooooooo excited for this weekend! I'm not sure we are going to the dinner gala but I can't wait to see all the gorgeous and time consuming works of art! Did anyone ever think of a way so that CC'ers will be identified so we can meet each other? icon_smile.gif

Chippi < doin the Happy Dance!Image

FeGe_Cakes Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 6:50pm
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Is there a cost for admission?

kylakae Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 7:45pm
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For the dinner gala? Yes, it's $60 for a single ticket or $50 if you buy more than 1 ticket.

The dinner gala is going to be awesome! Nick, Bronwen and Jacquy will be making a music themed showcake for our entertainment. We'll be serving BBQ from Rudy's BBQ. Yum!


CaribbeanCakes Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 12:01am
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I will like to go too!! Do you know if there is a hotel nearby and if they offer transportation to the event?? Do we have to register or just show??
Thank you,

kylakae Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 12:14am
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chocochip18: If you're not entering the competition then you just need to show up at the door Saturday any time after 10:30am. The hotel we were booking through is now full, I believe. I'm not sure who else everyone is using but there are a lot of hotels in the area of I-35 and Parmer which is close to our event. Unfortunately we do not have transportation to and from the event.

CaribbeanCakes Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 1:27am
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Thank you Kylakae, I'll search for hotels in the area.. Good Luck in the competition!!! Hope to see you in the event!!

nelper03 Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 1:35am
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does anyone know if u can still register for the mini classes?

kylakae Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 2:03am
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nelper03: Yes, you can still register for mini-classes! If you want to do it online, though, you need to hurry up, otherwise you'll have to register at the show. I believe online registration ends at midnight tonight.

Chippi Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 2:33pm
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Darn the Hilton does not have any more rooms for Thats Takes a Cake, but they do have it available at regular price icon_sad.gif My bad I had to wait til payday.


kylakae Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 4:58pm
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Sorry to hear that, Chippi! There are several hotels in that location at I-35 & Parmer. I'd try one of those like maybe Springhill Suites ((512) 833-8100)

EnjoyTheCake Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 5:14pm
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I sent you a PM if you didn't get it, let me know.

kylakae Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 6:05pm
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On here, Deb? I didn't get it. icon_sad.gif

EnjoyTheCake Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 12:00am
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Kylakae, I sent the PM to Chippi. =) You shouldn't have gotten one.

Is it possible for me to leave business sized cards at the registration table that have holes punched in them and ribbons so people from CC can take one if they want to say "hey I'm from Cake Central"?

I have no idea when I'd get time to do it, but would the registration commitee be agreeable to having them there if folks were interested in taking one?

Chippi Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 3:54am
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Wow how generous of you Deb! Well I'm bringing my hubby and we never get away together so I truly appreciate the thought and offer that is just so very nice of you! We are getting ready to reserve a room in a few minutes we been at work all day.

Kylakae is there anyway I can pay for the dinner gala for 2 and pick the tickets up down there???? I didn't want to do it on the website and then not have tickets once I got there.

Chippi Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 4:19am
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I can't wait to meet you all!!! Are we still doing the heart thing with I (heart) CC? Let me know.

Chippi aka Kathy

kylakae Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 6:16am
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Deb, that would be fine if you get the time!

EnjoyTheCake Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 6:41am
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Assuming I remember to bring them with me. This is what I came up with. I just printed them on business cards, punched a hole and cut some ribbon.

Hopefully people will use them. I'm planning on leaving them at a registration table or maybe information booth. Not sure exactly how things will be set up.

hazelnut77 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 7:19am
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Those are cute Deb! I'll be definitely using one icon_smile.gif

Chippi Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 7:53am
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Cute Deb!!! My hubby said he wants one that says.......My Wife is addicted too lolol wiseguy!

See you all very soon!

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