That Takes The Cake Show In Austin

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geri4292adams Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 9:44pm
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Hi there, I was wondering if anyone here was going to attend the THAT TAKES THE CAKE show in Austin this year?

I've entered into a couple local cake contests with a local cake club, but have never entered into an actual CAKE SHOW/COMPETITION. I don't feel that I have enough skill or maybe I'm just a little apprehensive.

Does anyone here thats competed have any advice for a newbie to the cake show world?

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tchitwood Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 2:26am
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Hi there! I'm attending and entering the show, although it will be my first live competition and it's very scary but also so very exciting. I've only entered a few online competitions before, this past Halloween, so I have no idea what to expect at a big live show like this.

I'm just an artist that started making cakes as a hobby this past August (2010) and I'm entering the showcake category with miniscule experience with cakes so I probably don't have a chance but I decided "what the heck, you only live once" so I'm going for it for the whole experience and to see what it's like.

Also, live in the Dallas area and haven't been to Austin in a long time so taking my husband along for a little mini-vacation and to hit up Stubb's BBQ icon_smile.gif

I'd like to second the asking for any advice to a newbie!

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Karen421 Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 2:42am
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Good for you!!! I haven't done any type of competition, but I wish you Good Luck!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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cake_architect Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 3:02am
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i'm going to the competition in austin! i really want to enter a cake but i'm scared, i've never been to a big cake show either! well its good to know other cc-ers will be there! have any of ya'll been to the show before?

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metria Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 3:28am
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i'll be there!! their last show was my first cake show to ever attend/compete and i really did have so much fun. i learned a lot and also came home with a few new cake toys from the vendors.

this thread really helped me for my first time:

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tchitwood Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 3:59am
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I've never been to any cake show so this will be a lot of firsts for me but it sounds fun. That's a great link to that Competition Hints thread, thank you! I just found this page with hints for traveling with cake to competitions:

A lot of good info for a newb like me icon_smile.gif and I plan to spend lots of time over the next few days that I have off of work to read that Competition Hints thread. I have no idea if I will like being in a show/competition like this but I guess I will find out! And have fun doing it I hope icon_smile.gif and meet new people that are as interested and passionate about cakes as I have become over the course of the last several months!

And the vendors! I've warned my husband already icon_wink.gif

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metria Posted 3 Jan 2011 , 6:13pm
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btw, here's the link to the website of the show:

they've got a bunch of classes lined up, i wish i could go to all of them!!!

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Sweetestdreamcakes Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 9:14pm
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I'm going. It'll be my first real show. I havnt quite decided if I'm going to enter or just observe this round but I'm for sure at least going to go to it. icon_biggrin.gif

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damchick Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 6:16pm
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Do ya'll think I stand a chance in the amatuer contest for Taste the Cakes Convention here in Austin? Ive never participated before, and I've never been trained either, no classes. Just tried to create with tips I find online. Please take a look at my photos. Thanks.

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metria Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 6:24pm
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go for it! it's a great way to push yourself and skill up.

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ponderiffic Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 6:38pm
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At this point I intend to compete in this show. We love Austin so my husband and I are thinking about making mini-vacation out of it too. I am already working on my tasting competition cake. My coworkers will eat anything so I have no qualms about trying out new recipes.
I have a great design in my head I would like to try but it uses a brand that is trademarked so I am worried about that. I would use cake dummies because they feel safer to me. If I decide to compete in the decorating competitions then I have got to order my supplies pdq.

Do you have it all planned out already?

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