Spring! That means lots of new things in the store!
Wilton always comes out with new items at this time
of year before the release of their Yearbook in June.
We have a preview of lots of the new things and we
even have some of them available in the store already!
We have finalized our class schedule
through the summer - there are some fun new
classes - Baking, Classic Petit Fours, Mom and Child
Cookie Decorating and more. We also have some
Kids Decorating Classes - see the schedule for
Look at the pictures from the
2008 That Takes the Cake - Capital Confectioners
Cake and Sugar Art Show! There were amazing
entries, informative demonstrations, fun onsite
competitions and more. See below for a link to the
pictures and more info
about the Club's upcoming events!
I have a
recipe below for a Lemon, Rosemary Cornmeal Cake -
a great cake for the springtime!
Randy and I
are going to the Mid
Atlantic Cake Show later this
week. This is a great show in Maryland - lots of great
demos and events with their Show. We are also
planning on attending the
ICES Convention in July
in Orlando, FL. This is a dream event for any cake
decorator. It will be magical with all of the
demonstrations, cakes to view, vendors and people to
meet who share the same passion for cake
Have a great Spring. Wedding
Season and Graduations will be upon us before we
know it! Scroll down to see a fun idea for graduation
These Are a Few of My Favorite (New) Things
Some are new and some are just so good that
eventhough we have had them for awhile, I want to
make sure you know about them!
See Jennifer's new favorites...
liners - by popular demand!
Texture mats -
brick, cobblestone, waves and more!
Dragees that you can make any
That Takes the Cake!
Cake & Sugar Art Show & Competition
This adorable dragon was the Best of Show 2008.
Congratulations to Sylvia Hand from Plano! It was a
beautifully done piece of sugar art! Thanks to all of the
Capital Confectioner's Cake
Club members for putting on such a great Show! The
cakes that were entered into the
competition were amazing. The
onsite competitions and informal demonstrations on
Saturday were so much fun to watch. There was a
great variety of vendors with some wonderful
products. And the demos on Sunday were so
informative - many thanks to Bronwen
Carpenter, Steven Stellingwerf,
Nicholas Lodge and
Moore for sharing their techniques with us!
Check out the Capital Confectioners website for a
follow-up of the Show and pictures of the entries - you
will be inspired!
Capital Confectioners Cake Show Winners Gallery Pictures!
Capital Confectioners Day of Sharing
The Capital Confectioners Cake Club will be
having a Day of Sharing on August 10th with some
really great demonstrations. Mark your calendar now!
There will be a great line-up of demonstrations
including one by The Two
Sweet Sisters - they are fun
to watch and wow - they do some beautiful cakes!
The sisters will also be teaching a 2-day class
Day of Sharing
Keep checking back to the Capital
Confectioner's website for additional details
about the Day of Sharing - or better
yet - become a Club member and be in on the
planning for the Day of Sharing and the 2009 Cake
More Day of Sharing Information and Registration
We have some great new classes coming up!
Class Schedule and Information
Kristie is going to be teaching some Baking
Classes. She will cover different mixing methods and
different recipes in this mostly lecture class. She will
have cakes prepared so that students will be able to
see and taste them.
I will be teaching a
Classic Petit Four Class. We will make and bake
frangipane layers, use a chocolate ganache and
raspberry fillings to put the layers together, top with
marzipan, cut and then coat with poured fondant
glaze. Students will leave with the petit fours that they
make in class.
Saturday May 10th - the day
before Mother's Day I will be teaching a Cookie
Decorating with Mom class in the morning and a Kids
Cookie Decorating Class in the afternoon. These will
be Mother's Day themed cookies - and everyone will
leave with the cookies that they decorate in class.
Each month during the summer, we will have
a few kid's classes.
Be sure to check the
calendar for these fun classes and sign-up soon.
Lemon, Rosemary Cornmeal Cake
I love this cake! Kristie made a version of this for me
for my birthday (yes, I still eat cake for my birthday)
and it was so good. It has a nice citrus flavor and the
savory flavor of the rosemary and the sweetness of the
cornmeal work so well together.
Lemon, Rosemary Cornmeal Cake
going to be making these mini cupcakes for the Farm
to Plate event on May 7th. Farm to Plate is the only
fundraising event in Central Texas exclusively
showcasing the fresh, local food and wine directly
delivered from member farms of Austin Farmers'
Market. There will be tastings by eight Texas wineries
and more than a dozen of Central Texas' most
outstanding chefs. Proceeds of the Farm to Plate
event will benefit the Austin Farmers' Market and
Sustainable Food Center. You can click here for more information and
to purchase tickets.
We are making
several other flavors of mini cupcakes that we will be
serving - Peach and Honey Cakes, Goat Cheese
Cheesecakes with fresh berries and Chocolate
Decadence mini cakes studded with cacao nibs. We
worked to make the recipes using fresh, wholesome
local ingredients. This has been such a fun project to
be involved in. I will be sharing these other recipes
with you in future newsletters.
I hope to see
you at Farm to Plate - don't forget to support your local
farmer's market and buy locally!
I think this is such a fun graduation cake! Kristie, our
Pastry Chef, colored the cake batter - burnt orange
(Americolor Orange and a little Warm Brown). She
used white buttercream as the filling - and voila - UT
colors! She put an edible image of the UT Seal on the
top and decorated with longhorns cut out of burnt
orange colored fondant.
So if you are making
a cake for an A&M grad - you could use maroon and
white - or Baylor - green and white or scarlet and black
for Texas Tech! The possibilities are endless! It is
fun for even the inside of the cake to match the
Here are our Upcoming Classes for April and May.
Check the link
below for other classes scheduled into
More Class Information and Registration
Thursday 4/24 - 6 pm to 9
Cookie Bouquet with
Monday 4/28 - 6 pm to 9
Wilton Course 3 with
Tuesdays 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13 - 9 am to 12
Wilton Course 1 with
Tuesdays 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13 - 6 pm to 9
Wilton Course 1 with
Thursdays 5/1, 5/8 & 5/15 - 9 am to 12
Basic Petit Fours with
Saturday 5/3 - 9 am to 12
Classic Petit Fours with
Monday 5/5 - 10 am to 1
pm or 6 pm to 9 pm
Course 3 with
Wednesdays 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21 - 6 pm
Cookies with Mom with
5/10 - 10 am to 12 pm
Kids Cookie Decorating
Saturday 5/10 - 1:30 pm am to 4
Fondant Project with
Monday 5/19 - 10 am to 1
Wednesday 5/21 - 10 am to 1
Course 2 with
Thursdays 5/29, 6/5 & 6/12 - 10 am to 1
Click the link below to see all
of our scheduled classes.
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