The contest goes as such:
You have no idea what kind of cake you will be creating. You are told the theme and requirements only a half hour before you have to start decorating it. You get a half hour to do any design work, then you have either 6 or 8 hours to complete the cake. I get conflicting info on how much time you actually get. Then a group of judges determine the winner.
So you've probably figured I've been offered this opportunity. It entails everything that I can't stand.....decorating in front of an audience, judges and cameras. Being under a time limit. Given no time to research the design and think out the architecture of it. These are all things that would lead me to tell any client that asked this of me to take a walk. I mean geez, I consider a week to be short notice in some instances. It's all crazy.
As I see it, the likelihood of me winning such an event is pretty close to zero. I don't do well under pressure. If I did participate I would have no expectations about winning.....it would be about the personal challenge of doing things I absolutely fear and dread to the core of my being. Does that sound fun to me? Not really. I'm 99% sure I'm going to turn this offer down.
So here's a question for you all......what would YOU do?