I hope your kitchen has been
filled with the sweet smell of baking cookies, cakes
and candies as you create these delicacies for family
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.
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
I have also included some information
about other cake related classes and events going on
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
we wish you a very safe, happy and sweet holiday
Great new Nordic Ware pans - castle, train, petit fours,
teacakes, stadium and more shapes.
More New Products
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!
The 5th Annual Capital Confectioner's Cake and
Sugar Art Show and Competition is just around the corner -
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
Weber, Roland and
Marsha Winbeckler, Jacquy Pfeiffer, Nicholas
Lodge and more!
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!
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.
teaching Tropical and Exotic Gumpaste
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
Jacquy Pfeiffer is teaching a professional
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
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!
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!
Elegant Tartlette Pans - Shortbread and Mendients
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!
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
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!
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
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!
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
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 email@example.com. 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
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
Denise Talbot is teaching a Wedding Cake Construction and
Glenda Galvez is teaching
the techniques to make her Exquisite Bows
Creators, a cake club in San Antonio is bringing Michelle
Bommarito in to teach a class on Antique Books.
sure to check out these class opportunities!
Here are our classes for the rest of 2008.
More Class Information and Registration
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
Wilton Course 1 with
January 14, 21 and 28 - 6 pm to 9
Wilton Course 1 with Cathy
January 15, 22
and 29 - 9 am to 12 pm
Wilton Course 2 with
February 9, 16 and 23 - 6 pm to 9
Wilton Course 2 with Cathy
February 9, 16,
23 - 9 am to 12 pm
Wilton Course 3 with
January 13, 20 and 27 - 6 pm to 9
Wilton Course 3 with Cathy
February 6, and 13 - 9 am to 12 pm
January 24 - Saturday - 9 am to 12
Buttercream Project with Sallia
24 - Saturday - 2 pm to 5 pm
Chocolate Truffles with
January 31 - Saturday - 10 am to 1
February 4 - Wednesday - 6 pm to 9 pm
Petit Fours with Michelle
February 5 - Thursday - 6 pm
to 9 pm
Cookie Decorating with
February 7 - Saturday - 9 am to 12
Valentine Candy with Jennifer
February 7 -
Saturday - 2 pm to 5 pm
February 12 - Thursday - 6 pm to
Sweet Valentine Gifts with
February 5 - Thursday - 9 am to 12
Click the link
below to see all
of our scheduled classes.
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