Opportunity To Show Off!

Business By Bethroze Updated 1 Jul 2009 , 11:23pm by Bethroze

Bethroze Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 2:27am
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I have been asked to show some of my best work at a 4th of July party this Saturday. I can do cake, cup cakes, cookies, etc. and they will be paid for by the bakery I am going to be working with soon. This will be a way to get some of the upper-crust of the community to check out the bakery when it opens by winning them over with our craft.

Any thoughts on what would go over best at a picnic/fish fry in hot Georgia weather?

23 replies
krissycupcakes Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 2:34am
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my mother did a cake for a town picnic it was a square not to tall had a plaid "table cloth" on it and she made lil food sandwiches and drinks and lil people sitting at the table it was really a hit at the picnic

Bethroze Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 2:50am
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Love that idea!

Deb_ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 2:59am
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You could make Uncle Sam at the table!

How about some awesome cookies i.e. stars, flags etc.

Good luck I hope it all goes well for you!

krissycupcakes Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:52am
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remember one thing cakes are great but..... picture a table out at this party fulll of desserts you made ... a couple of really nice decorated cakes some cupcakes and cookies maybe mini pies done in mini cup cake pans people are not going for slices of cake they like porable for the most part grab whats easyest. but also think if you have to cut up a decorated cake theynot all going to get the effect i say do maybe 2 or 3 cakes differnt styles and $$ and then make smaller things for people to nibble

DebBTX Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 2:25pm
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Hey, this will be great for you.
I hope you have a lot of fun with it.

-Debbie B.

Bethroze Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 1:28pm
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Okay, so this is what I have come up with for the 4th. Thanks to several CC people whose pictures in the gallery inspired me.

10" Square, Chocolate Heaven, picnic basket with butter cream basket weave and a fondant red and white picnic blanket tumbling out the side.

9" Round, Red Velvet, watermelon with cream cheese filling and butter cream icing with fondant accents.

2 Dozen Pecan Cookies with red icing.

2 Dozen Lime Cookies with rolled in white powder sugar.

2 Dozen Vanilla Cookies with blue icing.

sadsmile Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 1:47pm
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I agree with the others about potable and quick to grab but it also has to have a finished look to each one. If you are stuck on cake and have a recipe that will still taste great in the heat(I really dislike warm/hot cake) you could... Make those little ice cream cone cakes. Make up some colored chocolate stars or something yummy to put on top of a nice swirl of icing. Maybe red and blue funfetti in white cake and plain red velvet so there are both chocolate and vanilla.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:10pm
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Bethrose - Don't rule out making a bunch of cupcakes. They are very trendy now and in many magazines. Also, you could make a batch of buttercream and flavor it several ways for a great selection. There are three things you need to do: Make good food, have great presentation, and get people to eat it. The cakes should be prominently displayed to show off your work, but have a lot of cupcakes for people to actually buy and eat! The portable foods like cookies and cupcakes will do that. REally pay attention to presentation. Talk to the bakery ahead of time to see what their booth/display will be. Talk to them about how the food will be displayed. Good luck!

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 4:48pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 4:49pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 4:49pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 4:50pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 4:51pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 4:52pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:04pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:06pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Nchanted1 Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:06pm
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I hope I am not too late with this suggestion---make a spectacular cake that can be displayed all day, and have a drawing at the end of the day to win the cake. Put out slips of paper asking for name, phone, and email.

This means that everyone who comes by will see an example of your work uncut, in all it's glory. Plus, you will get lots of Emails to send out grand opening notices, etc.

If there's a public address system, you can generally get them to announce every hour that so and so's bakery is having a drawing for a beautiful cake, so be sure to stop by and taste their treats. HTH

Bethroze Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 6:35pm
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This is a private party for a family that lives next door to the bakery owner's parents. I'm really not thinking about heavy marketing here, just winning taste. I meeting with the owner today to give her a portfolio of my cakes. I'll see what she says.

Bethroze Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 6:36pm
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This is a private party for a family that lives next door to the bakery owner's parents. I'm really not thinking about heavy marketing here, just winning taste. I meeting with the owner today to give her a portfolio of my cakes. I'll see what she says.

Bethroze Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 6:37pm
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This is a private party for a family that lives next door to the bakery owner's parents. I'm really not thinking about heavy marketing here, just winning taste. I meeting with the owner today to give her a portfolio of my cakes. I'll see what she says.

Bethroze Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 6:38pm
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This is a private party for a family that lives next door to the bakery owner's parents. I'm really not thinking about heavy marketing here, just winning taste. I meeting with the owner today to give her a portfolio of my cakes. I'll see what she says.

Bethroze Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 11:22pm
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Found out all the food will be indoors in the air conditioning. I was told to go for it! Thinking cupcakes for the watermelon.

Bethroze Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 11:23pm
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Found out all the food will be indoors in the air conditioning. I was told to go for it! Thinking cupcakes for the watermelon.

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