Cake Camp 2009 Pictures!

Decorating By Rylan Updated 24 Sep 2009 , 7:06pm by mazz

Rylan Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 10:49pm
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This was my first year at Cake Camp. It was really fun. I've met a few well know cake decorators and even hugged them. I took pictures with every single one. There were also a few vendors and most of the things are really cheap. Fondx was $20 per 10 pound buckets and the gumpaste flowers from CalJava are EXTREMELY CHEAP. There are a lot of affordable things everywhere--I actually have gone overboard with my budget.

Anyways, after a some flirting with the really really really CUTE young gentleman from CalJava (isn't he handsome?), he gave me a big box of gumpaste flowers (no charge, yes you heard me). If I was single, he'd be my husband.

Christine from Satin Ice also gave me a free bucket of Dark Chocolate fondant -- she is really sweet.

Also, Dominic was really nice to demonstrate a lot of different things. Thanks for the free stuff as well.

Every money spent was totally worth it. All the molds and cutters are awesome. I can't wait to try everything I got.

Next stop, ICES! (hope to see the cute guy from CalJava again)

Here are some of the pictures (I have more but I'm too lazy to resize them):

http://s640.photobucket.com/albums/uu126/rylanty/?action=view¤t=89f5db60.pbw

I'll also post them on my website once it is done.

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Writecakes Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 10:52pm
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Wow! Cool pics! And I'm not jealous at all. Nope, not one bit. Not me. Noway.

Uniqueask Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 11:03pm
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Originally Posted by Writecakes

Wow! Cool pics! And I'm not jealous at all. Nope, not one bit. Not me. Noway.




Well I am, yes very

Uniqueask Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 11:07pm
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[quote="Rylan"]

Anyways, after a some flirting with the really really really CUTE young gentleman from CalJava (isn't he handsome?), he gave me a big box of gumpaste flowers (no charge, yes you heard me). If I was single, he'd be my husband

Next stop, ICES! (hope to see the cute guy from CalJava again


Careful now,I don't want you to get into any trouble

adree313 Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 11:38pm
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Originally Posted by Writecakes

Wow! Cool pics! And I'm not jealous at all. Nope, not one bit. Not me. Noway.




icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif me icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif neither icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

awesome pictures and it sounds like you had a great time! gotta love all the cuties out there icon_wink.gif

brittalicious Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 11:44pm
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so very jealous i was in Vega like 5 days before camp for a wedding and i came home and found out about cake camp and was like nooo way! i would have wayyy rather gone to camp instead hahahah and i cant believe all the big great cake guys were there"O so lucky u r!

Rylan Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 11:51pm
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Thanks!

Oh yes, the famous people were so down to earth. I actually had a long chat with Marsha, she is so sweet. She also mentioned the Cake Central member who helped them on one of the challenges (TLC)

Btw, there was a lady who did a demo of the gelatin flowers. Omgosh, I can't believe it is that easy. SUPER easy.

Peridot Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 11:54pm
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Great pics Rylan - I was hoping that you would post one or two with you in the photo. Sounds you had a fantastic time!!!

Rylan Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 1:21am
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Great pics Rylan - I was hoping that you would post one or two with you in the photo. Sounds you had a fantastic time!!!




I was going to but I feel so shy to show my identity, hehe.

Loucinda Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:12am
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The lady doing the gelatin flowers was Michelle Stidahm.....she is one of the ones I learned them from! YEP- easy peasy!!

Glad you had fun.......can't wait to see what you come up with using your new stuff!

Rylan Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 3:35am
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The one who demonstrated the gelatin to use is Diane. I believe you are reffering to the other one who wasn't there.

Btw, I was sitting on the table and had a long chat with this one lady about modeling chocolate. When I saw a picture of Toba Garrett, it was actually her! I am so dumb! I should have taken a picture with her.

kickasscakes Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:00am
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OMG I wished I was able to go... Any word when the next one will be?

POUT POUT!
Glad you had fun! It sure looked like it was amazing!

Rosie2 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:01am
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Originally Posted by brittalicious

so very jealous i was in Vega like 5 days before camp for a wedding and i came home and found out about cake camp and was like nooo way! i would have wayyy rather gone to camp instead hahahah and i cant believe all the big great cake guys were there"O so lucky u r!


Britta, I was also in Vegas for 5 days before camp!!!!!! icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif wow, what a coincidence!!! my daughter, her boyfriend and my grandson went on vacation and it was extremely hot, but we had a lot of fun. When we were leaving I found out that cake camp was going to happen in a few days....I felt so stupid icon_redface.gif I know my family wouldn't be interested in cake camp, but I could had spend, at least, a day there....oh well, I would had spend a little too much $$ anyway LOL icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Loucinda Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 11:52am
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Nope, the one in your pics is not Diane Simmons - that is Michaelle Stidham! (I have met them both several times) icon_wink.gif

JGMB Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 1:13pm
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Man, Rylan, after all the talk about the cutie from CalJava, how could you NOT show us a photo of him??!!! I'm very curious, and now I'm left hanging . . .

Rylan Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:13pm
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Nope, the one in your pics is not Diane Simmons - that is Michaelle Stidham! (I have met them both several times) icon_wink.gif





Ooops you are right Loucinda! I'm wrong and you are TOTALLY RIGHT. I got mixed up. Diane was the one who didn't show up. Hehehe I guess I have to recheck everything before I sound stupid. hehe.

Rylan Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:14pm
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Man, Rylan, after all the talk about the cutie from CalJava, how could you NOT show us a photo of him??!!! I'm very curious, and now I'm left hanging . . .




I forgot to take a picture of him. I should have though and now I couldn't find him. I don't think he'll be interested with me anyways hehe.

Loucinda Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:25pm
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icon_wink.gif Soooo - what are you going to make next?

StaceyCakes75 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:28pm
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topsy turvy pans! What great idea, Anyone use thoes? Would be a huge time saver.

KeeAshJack Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:30pm
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I was at Cake Camp!! It was so awesome! This was my second year and I can't wait to go back.

Rylan Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 8:31pm
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Hmm I'm not sure what to make next.

Yes, those topsy turvy pans are great.

KeeAshJack, did you see the guy selling buckets Fondx?

KeeAshJack Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 8:41pm
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No I didn't see him. Now I wish I had paid more attention lol.

Rosie2 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 8:58pm
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Ladies, is cake camp always in Vegas? if so, I better start planning my next trip after the cake cruise LOL icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Also, for the topsy turby experts...is it worth buying the topsy turby pans?? does the pans make it easier??
Ok, thanks to all!

ladyellam Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 9:04pm
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The VERY cute guy is named Allen. He took the ten buckets out to the car for me. I bought them for a total of $179. I LOVED the pixie/disco dusts and bought a ton of them! Thank goodnes I drove because I bought so much stuff.

All of the instructors were very friendly and I had such a good time.

Rylan Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 9:55pm
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Oh yes Alan! Omgosh he is so cute! To die for.

cookieswithdots Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 3:56am
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I was there too. It was my first year and my husband came along. I took 3 classes and loved them all. Norman Davis is just such a great person, he is the best.

I would love to know about the pans as well. I was wondering if the cake would bake too unevenly.

Melissa

KimAZ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 5:36am
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Fun fun! I see in your photos there is a picture of Susan Carberry's cake. She is coming to Arizona to teach a class on that cake in two weeks! I can't wait!

KimAZ

Mencked Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 9:03am
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I got to go to cake camp this year too and had so much fun! And to top it all off, my class projects made it all the way back on the plane still intact!!! I'll post pics soon...I loved Nicholas Lodge's class especially...that man is super organized and we learned so much in such a short time! I got to do so many things that I've read about but simply hadn't tried up until cake camp.
I was a tad bit star struck, but did take pics with a couple of my instructors. All of the instructors I had were so kind (Autumn Carpenter, Cecilia Moreno, Debbie Brown, Nicholas Lodge). Cecelia Moreno spoke English as her second language (she's from Argentina) but her DH was her interpreter, and many of the class members also spoke Spanish, and we all got our class projects put together!
The thing I was most impressed with was how we cake people are so willing to help each other.....great community of people to belong to!
....and I was so thrilled to finally get to meet Kathy, my cake buddy from Cake Central (ladyellam) whom I hadn't had the chance to meet in person until cake camp!

bakery_chick Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:05pm
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Cake camp was awesome! I had so much fun! I posted some pics on facebook...
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=113152&id=108416373575 if you can see them.

Mencked Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:28pm
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Here's a link to some pics I took at cake camp (also on facebook). http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=113152&id=108416373575#/album.php?aid=109154&id=134687073698

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