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Topic: Got to meet another Wilton forum member in person!
whoknew? 10/01/2012 7:09 PM
Hello gang o' mine. I attended the California Cake Club/ICES/California Cookie Club weekend meeting at Susan Carberry's shop, The Cake Cottage. The meeting went from noon Saturday to about 2 pm Sunday, Sep 29-30. It was so much fun! A lot of my Club members were there, and a lot of people from other areas in California. We had demos and raffles and lots of laughter and sharing.

One woman came up and asked if I was "whoknew?" from the Wilton forum. Whoa! I have street cred! Who knew? (heh heh heh.....couldn't resist the pun.....)

anett (her Wilton name), said she doesn't post much, but "knows" everyone here. She is a lovely lady from another area in California and we had a great time together at the demos and the banquet.
She won several of the raffle prizes and when I whined, she gave me one of her prizes!! Whoo Hoo! I got a Wilton flower fondant press, an adorable covered mug in a cupcake design, a photo album for my cake pics, and some hidden pillars and roman pillars.

I LOVE the Wilton forum. I hope to meet all of you in person some day. It was so much fun meeting Anett.
Aunt Tilly 10/01/2012 7:37 PM
I remember wanting sooooooooooo badly to attend one of Susan's classes but she's fairly far away from me. I'm up by Disneyland and she's about 90 miles south maybe a bit less but still not just around the corner. of these days I just may drag myself up in the dark hours of morning to make the drive down there. Are you in CA, whoknew??
cakedujour 10/01/2012 8:32 PM
One of these days, Christina! One of these days!
furball 10/01/2012 9:12 PM
Whoknew, I would love to meet you someday! I love seeing pics of the friend fest. It's nice to put a face with a name.
whoknew? 10/01/2012 11:38 PM
Yes, in SoCal, the home of the soon-to-be-implemented-in-2013 Cottage Food Law.
newbakermom 10/02/2012 12:11 AM
I hope that one of these days I will get to meet you all in person, too!
krzykakes 10/02/2012 7:55 AM
We all gonna meet up one day...Imma get me some vacation time and just travel
cakedujour 10/02/2012 11:03 AM
Think Caking Friend Fest 2013 everybody!!!!!! As soon as we know dates we will let you all know! Start saving NOW!!!
Collector EJ saves her $5 bills. I just started that too and it is adding up pretty fast. I've also thrown all my spare change into a jar to save for it. And I've set aside money earned from caking to pay for it too. In 8 months time you can set aside some money to have a great time!
creative_rb 10/02/2012 6:09 PM
If I can have input for Friend Fest, I vote to not have it the first weekend in June (and preferably not the second either) as I already know I'm not available. (My cousin's wedding and cake)
sweetgrandma 10/02/2012 6:31 PM
Yay you!! Your name is definitely known!!

I had such a good time visiting with berry good and houmoore at the Winnie TX day of Sharing. I'm looking forward to seeing them again in April 2013! and anyone else who wants to join us!
whoknew? 10/02/2012 7:14 PM
Southern California is blessed to have so many Cake Clubs, cake events, and fabulously talented teachers. So many people, like my new friend, Anett, live far away from specialty cake stores or classes. When I stumbled into this fascinating hobby, I began to realize how very, very lucky I was in my geography. (I've always known that San Diego is "heaven", but now I'm sure!)

I am busy paying down my credit cards and paying into my savings so I can go to Friend Fest 2013!!! There are a lot of big, giant hugs that need to be passed out to lots and lots of friends I've never met.

Hey, Sweetgrandma, I have friends and family in Houston. When is the Day of Sharing?
cakedujour 10/02/2012 7:48 PM
creative_rb, chances are that CFF will be held the opening weekend of the tent sale, whenever that is. When we get the tent sale dates we will let everyone know so you can make plans.
mmumsie 10/02/2012 8:24 PM
It's so good to meet each other and share in some cake fun! I can hardly wait to meet you next summer Christina!
ginnyl 10/02/2012 9:42 PM
I am proud to say I was able to spend a day with Whoknew...she stopped by here in Florida after her trip Puerto Rico..
I am so looking forward to seeing her at CFF 2013..Saving for it now..
whoknew? 10/02/2012 10:45 PM
You too, Ginny! <<< HUGS >>>
sweetgrandma 10/03/2012 6:27 AM
Whoknew!! you live in San Diego?? I'll be there in December....are there any cake shows scheduled for the first of December?
The Annual Day of Sharing is held in April but I don't know the date yet. I'll let you know as soon as I find's not far from fact houmoore drives over from there. It's about 25 or 30 minutes away..same as from where I live but in the opposite direction. I'd love to have you join us!!!
whoknew? 10/03/2012 10:23 AM
Sweet Grandma~~I'll send you a pm.
bunnywoman 10/03/2012 9:23 PM
Well I have to say that meeting cake buddies is just the "ultimate BEST!!!!"

People who share in my passion for cakes, cookies, decorating, and doesn't get any better than that!
newbakermom 10/04/2012 10:57 AM
I would LOVE to go to the Friend Fest!

Is it like a one day thing or throughout how much days is this planned? Does it usually fall on a weekend or during the week? I'm just asking because I have two children and I know it would make it difficult for me to go if it was during the week especially because one of them goes to school and she is still small to take care of herself. :(
cakedujour 10/04/2012 2:30 PM
This year CFF began in earnest on Thursday and ended on Saturday, but a few people came in on Wednesday. Where do you live? If it is nearby maybe you could come for a day or join us for dinner.