jillmakescakes Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:50pm
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So, I've been contact by food network for season 8 challenges, sent them my paperwork, cake pics and audition tape. So far, so good.

I'd like to do a trial cake- 3ft tall in 8 hours, but I can't decide on a theme/idea. Would my fellow CC'ers mind planting a few seeds in my brain? (well, my virtual brain, anyhow!)

Thanks in advance!

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infinitsky Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:28am
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Congratulations, it must be really exciting to compete on FTV. Good luck to you on the competition.

As for the idea's I really have no clue right now if I can think of something I will come back and post it. icon_smile.gif

BlueMoon73 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:49am
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How exciting!! I would definitely do something you are not really comfortable doing!! Moving parts etc! They always seem to throw a curve in there. And of course clean lines!! lol do a huge wedding cake with something you have never done before.

jillmakescakes Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 1:59am
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I thought about a wedding cake, but they usually go with more of a birthday/event theme.... I just need a few themes/ideas to get me started. It doesn' even have to be an idea for the cake, just something to get me started..... I know one show was Dr Suess.....but obviously I wouldn't want to do that....anyone....bueller, bueller.......bueller...

Kitagrl Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 2:15am
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Oh how exciting! Wow!

I would just start throwing stuff together you've never done before. Make it spin, make it light up...sculpt something 3D...make gumpaste pieces...do something in chocolate....do something in pulled sugar....

Maybe you could do a circus theme or carnival theme...that would be easy to incorporate spinning, lighting up, sculpted, gumpaste, chocolate, and pulled sugar.....

Frecklysmom Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 2:25am
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I agree with Kitagrl! And be able to sculpt facial features if you need to. I see a lot of the competitors that really struggle with that! Do you know when the competition will be?

lauriekailee Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 11:32am
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I know it's a little early, but how about an Easter cake?? Lots of ideas there with a bunny, eggs, carrots, etc!!

neelycharmed Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:04pm
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I agree with the other posts, carving and sculpting will get you major points if done right..
How cool for you, maybe we'll see you on t.v. in the months to come!
Good luck! and keep us updated on what you decide icon_smile.gif
Jodi

Skirt Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:48pm
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How about a travel theme? Or fourth of July? Winter wonderland? Harry Potter? Dragon baby shower? Oops, that last one is the cake I have to do next weekend! icon_smile.gif

vtcake Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 3:03pm

I'd do a cake based on a previous FN theme.
congrats and good luck.
will be great to see a new face on there, rather than the same people over and over.

sacakesandbakes Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 3:57pm

Nascar: working lights, swinging checkered flag, smoke from burning rubber (tires) or from exhaust pipe.
superbowl
Alice in wonderland
superhero

yes, should definately practice your facial carving/painting.

GOOD LUCK, hope you get chosen to compete. That is an awsome acknowlegement of your work.

sacakesandbakes Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 3:58pm

Nascar: working lights, swinging checkered flag, smoke from burning rubber (tires) or from exhaust pipe.
superbowl
Alice in wonderland
superhero

yes, should definately practice your facial carving/painting.

GOOD LUCK, hope you get chosen to compete. That is an awsome acknowlegement of your work.

sacakesandbakes Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:00pm

dont forget to post pics, would love to see.

Skirt Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:14pm
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dont forget to post pics, would love to see.




I was just thinking the same thing! thumbs_up.gif

cylstrial Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 8:36pm

That's so awesome Jill! Good luck with it! I would say choose one of the new movies - maybe Tangled. They seem to do a lot of Disney movies. You'll have to let us know if you get to be on tv!

MissBlu Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:47am

What about John Deer, Conagra Foods, Las Vegas Tourism, Lil Tikes...
There's just a few that popped into my head. Best of luck!

Sorelle Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:59am

Movie hits are something to consider "Despicable Me", Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland an "Inception" cake could be pretty trippy talk about imagination!

hoped Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:11pm

What about YOUR favorite TV show, restaurant, place to shop, vacation destination......
Go with what you know and love, and have fun with it!

Tclanton Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:22pm

How about from 2010 - childrens movies - Toy Story 3 or Marmaduke?

pinkpiggie78 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:39pm

Twilight saga?

G_Cakes Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 10:02pm

Hmmm if your looking for a theme... I am thinking the movie despicable me....

Would be lots of bright colors, great characters and to many ideas to name here!

HTJ and good luck with the cake icon_smile.gif

cakerookie8915 Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 5:36am

One of the gallery pictures inspired this idea....How about a garden gnome theme with little houses lit from inside, lots of flowers, bugs, trees/bark faces, animals...it's endless. Good luck.

fourgirlzmom Posted 20 Jan 2011 , 3:12pm

First of all..Congratulations! So awesome to even be considered....Here's my thoughts...structure...try a piece that you have to go out of your comfort zone with structure...are you comfortable with all the building aspects..as well as moving parts... How about a helicopter... with moving blades at the top and lights?.... saw one on the internet (very cool idea...just needed fine tuning) Best of luck to you...

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