Cake Camp And Ices - How Can You Afford To Go?

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zumbacakes Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 6:29am
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How can you afford to travel to ICES and Cake Camp? Any CC members have tips to visit Cake Camp or ICES on a budget Thanks. Do you stay with relatives? Stay a few days shorter at ICES or Cake Camp?

I am on a budget and just would like to get tips from veteran attendees how to travel to cake camp and ICES on a budget. Thanks.

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TexasSugar Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 7:58pm
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I haven't been to the Cake Camp so I don't know much about it. But I've been to 4 ICES Conventions. To me the Hotel part is the biggest expense, well besides shopping. icon_smile.gif

Alot of people will share rooms to help cut down on the costs. Also if you have a car (not sure where you live) you can stay at a different hotel. At the Grapevine Convention two years ago I stayed at a Best Western that was about 15 mins away from the Convention hotel and I saved half the money and didn't have to share the room with anyone.

You can also put yourself on a shopping budget. You can have a great time at the convention and not have to buy everything you see. You still need money for food. Which at some of the hotels can get expensive if they don't have resturants around them. But you can also carry cheese and peanut buttercrackers. If the hotel you stay at has a microwave you can carry oatmeal or something like that for breakfast.

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vixterfsu Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 8:14pm
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Half of these women have been saving.
Some didn't go to the last two just so they could go to Orlando.(Make it a family vacation and write it off) The hotel and the cake goodies are the big expense. My friend spent 2000.00 on cake stuff alone in texas. Also, taking the classes.
what is cake camp?

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marjiw Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 8:23pm
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I am asking too. what is cake camp? icon_cool.gif

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vixterfsu Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 10:52pm
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korkyo Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:53pm
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Definatly just saving up. I can't do Orlando this year but I will catch the next one because it's within driving distance or at least a much cheaper air fair.

Packing food is a good way to go or finding a grocery nearby. Breakfast and lunch are store bought and dinner can be done out for not much if you plan right.

Shopping is the big one. Last year I went with a specific list of what I wanted and a buget set. I did not go over and got what I wanted.

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awolf24 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:56pm
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Cake Camp:

Hosted by the California Cake Club:

I can't wait to go!!!!!

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TexasSugar Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 5:12pm
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Some ideas for saving money to go:

1. If you do cakes for people and the money doesn't have to go to bills, put it in a jar.

2. Save your change. It is amazing how fast that money can add up.

3. Shop sales and with coupons and take the money you save and put in a jar.

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