CAKE CAMP 2011 RECAP

We just got back from Cake Camp 2011 in Las Vegas and I cannot wait to tell all of you how amazing Cake Camp was. We had a total blast! It was our first big show and we really didn’t know what to expect so we thought we’d give it a shot. I was thrilled to see the reaction of people when they saw our booth.

Click here { TMS Booth Cake Camp 2011 } to see video of our booth. We had a couple of displays showcasing a few of our signature designs and we also had many products for sale including: marshmallow supplies, s’more kits, hot cocoa kits, an assortment of pops, and our new Marshmallow Sampler Bag.

Everyone that stopped by our booth was amazed. Seeing their reaction to our marshmallows was super cool.

This was the lovely gift basket that we donated to be raffled off at the banquet. The basket included a bunch of our yummy goodies including many of our new products. I heard this was one of the most wanted prizes :)

These are a few of the things that we heard over and over throughout the four days we were there:

  • “OMG, are these marshmallows?”
  • “I didn’t even know you could do this with marshmallows!”
  • “I never knew there were soo many different types of marshmallows!”
  • “I need to learn how to make these! Where do you teach?”
  • “How adorable, I love them!”
  • “Yummy!”

We meet some really cool people from all across the US. Including some of our Facebook friends, Food Network and TLC personalities, as well as reknowned industry professionals.

Reva from Merci Beaucoup (We TV’s Amazing Wedding Cakes) was sweet enough stop for a photo at our booth. She’s full of energy and super down-to-earth.

Here I am with one of the sweetest cake decorators I’ve ever met, Lisa Grant from Let’s Make A Cake. She was so adorable and passionate about sugar art that I just had to snap a photo with her.

The talented Dianne Gruenberg loved our ‘mallows. She’s soo knowledgeable and a total inspiration. You might be seeing more of us together. We chatted a bit about teaching at her school :)

I also got to meet some of the sweet and hard working volunteers that put Cake Camp together every two years. It’s crazy the amount of work that goes into this event and they do it all because they love sugar art. Big THANK YOU goes out to everyone at California Cake Club and Linda Bills!

I have to give The Foam Studio and Fake Cake Cafe huge shout-out too… They were my neighboor booth in the vendor room. It was funny that The Foam Studio and The Marshmallow Studio were right next to eachother (I wonder if they did that on purpose LOL) Anyways, I must say they were seriously some of the sweetest, genuine and honest people I have meet in a long time. Their foam dummies, sillicone moulds and custom display stands were awesome. TFM carries push pop cake containers, cake pop and cupcake stands, cake dummies and much more. You have to check them out!

Click here {Cake Camp 2011 Cake Gallery} to see short video of the cakes that were out for display during Cake Camp. The students and instructors did an awesome job. Every piece was soo detailed and beautiful. I had to run through them though because my camera memory was running low, LOL.

The whole event was huge, even Fox 5 Las Vegas came out to see what Cake Camp was all about. Check out the video clips: (Part 1) (Part 2)

Overall, the trip to Las Vegas was totally worth it. We sold out of products, we were asked for wholesale information, we were invited to teach at various locations around the country, and we had the pleasure of being welcomed into this lovely industry. If you missed it this year, mark your calender for 2013. You just have to come experience this event.

We’re hoping to teach at the next Cake Camp…. stay tunned for updates!

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