All in One Bake Shop
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December, 2008
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Happy Holidays!

I hope your kitchen has been filled with the sweet smell of baking cookies, cakes and candies as you create these delicacies for family and friends.

We have been busy elves here at the store making sure that we have everything for you to make those sweet treats! We have some new things here that may be of interest to you - some great new Nordic Ware pans, a great brownie pan where every slice gets at least 2 edges on it, some great disposable baking pans, sparkling sugars, a great new rainbow dust and so much more. Look at the new items below - or even better - come in to see all that is new.

That Takes the Cake, The Capital Confectioner's Cake Club Cake and Sugar Art Show and Competition is coming up soon. You will want to check out their website to see all that is planned for the weekend of February 28 and March 1, 2009. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. You will not want to miss seeing demos or taking classes from Nick Lodge, Jacquy Pfeiffer, Bronwen Weber, Debbie Brown, Elisa Strauss, Roland or Marsh Winbeckler or any of the other celebrity sugar artists that will be here! Check below for more information about the competition and the schedule of events.

We still have a few slots available in the holiday classes planned through the end of the year. We are teaching cookie decorating, candy making, sweet gifts, cupcakes, truffles and more. Check below for the full schedule and the schedule of classes into next year.

I have also included some information about other cake related classes and events going on in Texas.

Recipes, Recipes and more Recipes. There are links below for elegant shortbread cookies and a fancy tropical bark candy, a great brownie recipe, my favorite peppermint chocolate cookies and links to tried and true cookie and candy recipes including the very classic peppermint crunch candy. I hope you enjoy!

We will have some special hours for the Holidays - we will close at 2 pm on December 24th, be closed on the 25th, 26th and 27th, close at 2 pm on December 31st and be closed on January 1st. Then all is back to normal in January starting on January 2nd.

From all of the staff at All in One Bake Shop, we wish you a very safe, happy and sweet holiday season.

A Few New Things
snowflake set

Great new Nordic Ware pans - castle, train, petit fours, teacakes, stadium and more shapes.

We are now stocking Silver Cloud Estates vanilla. We have the vanilla and vanilla bean paste. They are delicious! We have lots of new things in the store - these are just some of my new favorites!

More New Products
That Takes the Cake
Debbie Brown Music Cake

The 5th Annual Capital Confectioner's Cake and Sugar Art Show and Competition is just around the corner - February 28th and March 1st, 2009. Have you started thinking about your entry yet? You can find details about this fun and informative weekend long event at the website below. Be sure to mark your calendar - this will be the best show yet. An amazing line-up of demonstrators is planned including - Debbie Brown, Elisa Strauss, Bronwen Weber, Roland and Marsha Winbeckler, Jacquy Pfeiffer, Nicholas Lodge and more!

The competition will include a divisional decorating competition, special tasting competitions and new for this year, a music theme showcake competition. Show events include onsite competitions (like mini Food Network Challenges), hands-on classes (new this year), a Saturday night demonstration gala, informal demonstrations, vendors and so much more! More details, registration forms and rules are available online, or contact us for more information. The cake to the left is from Debbie Brown's new book. 'Wedding March' cake design from 'Dream Wedding Cakes' Debbie Brown.
That Takes the Cake - Hands On Classes!
Elisa Strauss Sushi Cake

Extend the Show weekend and plan to attend a hands-on class by some of the best in the business! This is such a great opportunity to learn from these masters.

Nick Lodge is teaching Tropical and Exotic Gumpaste Flowers
Debbie Brown is teaching 2 separate 2-day classes with projects from her books
Elisa Strauss is teaching techniques to make a realistic looking sushi cake
Jacquy Pfeiffer is teaching a professional level Classic French Pastry class
Roland and Marsha Winbeckler are teaching a wide variety of short hands-on classes with topics ranging from buttercream flowers to wafer paper uses

Check out the schedule for the classes. If you register now, you will be able to split-up the registration payment and you can make monthly payments!

I included all of this information about these classes because I bet more than a few of you will put at least one of these classes on your gift wish list!

Class Information
Elegant Tartlette Pans - Shortbread and Mendients
tartlette pan set

A buttery shortbread cookie, topped with chocolate and sprinkled with chocolate jimmies - what could be better? How about being able to use the same tartlette pans to make the most elegant tropical bark mendient candies! This recipe sheet includes both recipes!

snowflake cutter

It's that time of the year to make cookies. Here are some recipes that are my favorites. The cut-out sugar cookie is delicious and easy to make. Importantly, the sugar cookie will not change shape as it bakes. Nothing worse than taking all the time to make cookie dough, rolling it out, cutting it out only to find that your reindeer cut-out has morphed into an unrecognizable blob when it comes from the oven. That won't happen with this recipe. It is especially important to use the right recipe whem you are using a cutter like that detailed snowflake cutter to the left - it is a gorgeous cutter - 7.5" across constructed of tinplate steel. Detailed interior cut-outs for intricate designs and decorating. The Spritz and Rosette cookies are great too. These recipes bring back memories of the zillions of cookies that my Mom used to make for holiday cookie tray gifts for friends and family. I think these recipes will become some of your favorites too!

Cookie Recipes
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Holiday Mint Crunch

This is one of my favorite recipes. It is simple to make, they taste great - and they are so pretty. This year, Wilton has come out with a red, green and white Holiday Mint Crunch. It is perfect to use in this recipe. The hardest part of making these cookies is finding the Famous Wafers. I find them in most HEB stores and sometimes they are in the icecream area with the icecream cones. It is worth the search to find them!

Candy Recipes
peppermint candy

These recipes are easy candies to make - and they taste great! Candies make a wonderful gift. Who does'nt like candy - and even more important who does'nt like to get a homemade gift? Homemade gifts make gift giving special and can make gift giving more economical. The recipes for these candies are tried and true and are timeless classics. Enjoy!

Peppermint Crunch and More Candy Recipes
Kristie's Cakes
kristies frog cake

Each newsletter we will put in some of the pictures of cakes that Kristie has done lately. Who doesn't like to look at pictures of cakes? This might give you some ideas for your cakes to decorate, or ideas for ordering a cake. If you want to order a cake, you can email Kristie at We only take-on so many cakes per week, and we usually max- out, so place your order as early as possible - at least two weeks in advance of your event. Enjoy looking at the cakes - there are some great ones! Click here for more information about our cakes.

Kristie's Cakes December 2008
More to Add to Your Wish List...

There are some great classes that are coming up! You will want to check them out and might want to add it to your wish list!

The Cake Craft Shoppe, a great supply store in Houston that specializes in Gumpaste and Fondant tools is hosting several classes -

Carolyn Wanke Mangold is teaching a class on her signature cowboy boots

Denise Talbot is teaching a Wedding Cake Construction and Transportation Class

Glenda Galvez is teaching the techniques to make her Exquisite Bows

The Frosting Creators, a cake club in San Antonio is bringing Michelle Bommarito in to teach a class on Antique Books.

Be sure to check out these class opportunities!

Upcoming Classes
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Here are our classes for the rest of 2008.

Holiday Gifts with Jennifer
Tuesday 12/16 - 10 am to 1 pm
Tuesday 12/16 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Truffles with Jennifer
Monday 12/15 - 10 am to 1 pm
Monday 12/15 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Candy Making with Jennifer
Saturday 12/13 - 9 am to 12 pm
Cookie Decorating with Jennifer
Thursday 12/18 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Friday 12/19 - 10 am to 1 pm
Saturday 12/20 - 9 am to 12 pm
Cupcake Decorating with Jennifer
Wednesday 12/17 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Thursday 12/18 - 10 am to 1 pm

Here are the classes for January and into February.

Wilton Course 1 with Michelle
January 14, 21 and 28 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Wilton Course 1 with Cathy
January 15, 22 and 29 - 9 am to 12 pm
Wilton Course 2 with Sallia
February 9, 16 and 23 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Wilton Course 2 with Cathy
February 9, 16, 23 - 9 am to 12 pm
Wilton Course 3 with Michelle
January 13, 20 and 27 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Wilton Course 3 with Cathy
January 30, February 6, and 13 - 9 am to 12 pm
Fondant Project with Sallia
January 24 - Saturday - 9 am to 12 pm
Buttercream Project with Sallia
January 24 - Saturday - 2 pm to 5 pm
Chocolate Truffles with Jennifer
January 31 - Saturday - 10 am to 1 pm
February 4 - Wednesday - 6 pm to 9 pm
Basic Petit Fours with Michelle
February 5 - Thursday - 6 pm to 9 pm
Cookie Decorating with Jennifer
February 7 - Saturday - 9 am to 12 pm
Valentine Candy with Jennifer
February 7 - Saturday - 2 pm to 5 pm
February 12 - Thursday - 6 pm to 9 pm
Sweet Valentine Gifts with Jennifer
February 5 - Thursday - 9 am to 12 pm

Click the link below to see all of our scheduled classes.

More Class Information and Registration

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