The team behind the Austin cake and sugar arts show (That Takes the Cake!), one of the nation’s largest confections shows, knows that cookie decorating is a hot topic these days and we’d like to include more cookie stuff in the 2012 and future shows (our show is the last weekend of February every year).
However, in the past our cookie categories within the competition have attracted hardly any competitors. We folded cookies in with other general non-cake confections because there seemed to be a lack of interest.
We have cookiers in our club, we know great area cookie folks, and we recognize cookies as a burgeoning art form. But in order to include it in the show, we need to know that our effort and funds are being put to good use.
So if you want to see more cookie stuff at the 2012 or future shows, or possibly even a separate cookie event, speak up!
Leave your comments on this post telling us what you want. Competitions? Classes? Vendors? What would get you to come to the show as a cookier? If you’re in the Austin area and want to volunteer let us know that as well, specifying what you can do to help.
Then spread the word and send your cookie friends here to comment as well!
We’re happy to serve, but we need cookiers to tell us what they want and help make it a success!
Update August 28: Over a week and not one comment. A couple people have mentioned on Twitter that they don’t want to create a WordPress login to comment, but if folks aren’t willing to take a few seconds to do that, how can Capital Confectioners be sure any of them will participate in the show?
If for some technical reason you can’t comment, you can send your message to me at press at capitalconfectioners.com and I will post it for you.
Seriously, last call: if you want a cookie component in one of the nation’s largest sugar arts shows, speak now or forever hold your peace. Or piece of cake, as it may be!