Entering 1St Contest, Help For Me Please!!!

Decorating By SugarBakerz Updated 10 Sep 2008 , 5:19pm by kakeladi

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SugarBakerz Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:56pm
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I am going to do it, enter my 1st contest. I will be entering into the Peanut Festival, I live in the land of peanuts... SE Alabama... my idea is based on peanuts.. I would like to do a silver bucket (metal looking) with peanuts flowing out and then laying on the sides of the board. The peanuts will actually be chocolate molds... I need help executing the bucket look. I can use cake or foam core... I am thinking foam core so I can work and re work but was wondering if anyone had any other ideas. I want it to be peanut related, so any ideas you have would be GREAT... thanks so much, I have 6 weeks!!!!

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deeb173 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 2:18pm
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Your idea sounds great. The only thing I thought of would be maybe making a few of them look maybe like the planters peanut guy and have him trying to get some of the peanuts in the bucket or leading them to escape.

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kakeladi Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 5:19pm
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You mention using foamcore to form the bucket....I think you mean styrofoam.
foamcore is a thin piece of styrofoam w/a piece of bristolboard on each side.
Styro is what most people use for cake 'dummies'.
You can buy ready made pieces or buy a sheet & cut it yourself (a very! messy job).

For a bucket look get rounds of foam 1" different in size...ie" 4,5,6,7,&8. Stack them w/the smallest on the bottom then ice as one unit. It usually comes in 1" or 2" thicknesses.

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