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JenniferNotice the changes to the newsletter?  It was time for an update!  Just like when you come into the store and see that we have moved things around again (yes, we did that again just last week), well the same thing happens with the newsletter.  I will call it spring cleaning! 
We hope that the new design will make navigating the newsletter easier for you.  We have a links bar on the left side - in each newsletter those links will make it easier for you to get directly to our class schedule, the new recipes or to see Kristie's latest cakes.  We will still have feature articles and links to more information below - but this way it puts more information at your fingertips.  Let me know what you think!
We still have a few spots available for Sallia's Wedding Cake Construction and Gumpaste Flowers classes that start this weekend.  These classes are 3 Saturdays in a row and will finish-up just in time for wedding season!  In the Wedding Cake Class, Sallia shares her experiences and knowledge and students practice construction methods and wedding cake design scenarios and get a copy of her wedding cake handbook.   During the gumpaste class students will learn the techniques to make beautiful realistic looking flowers made from gumpaste.  A new class option is being added on Some Sunday afternoons - the Capital Confectioners Cake Club is going to be holding classes on Sundays at the store.  Each class will be a different theme with different techniques.  All supplies are included for each class.  The next one is a Graduation Theme - May 17th - just in time for all of those graduations coming up!  Click the class schedule link on the left for more details and to register. 
I hope you were able to attend That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show!  It was a great event with 300 entries on display, 50 tasting competition entries and 2500 people attending throughout the weekend.  I have included some information about the Show in the articles below - pictures of the winning cakes and even the winning tasting recipes!  Congratulations to all who participated!
Weddings, graduations and end of school parties all coming up soon... that means lots of cake, cookie and candy making and decorating in our futures.  We have gotten some new things in the store lately - a new Wilton Diamond Pan Set, a new helmet pan, a cute ballerina bear, loads of new flavors from Silver Cloud Estates, White Stokes Piping Gel, some of the most beautiful gumpaste flower bouquets that I have ever seen and much more.  Come in and see all that is new that will make your baking and decorating easier! 
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 That Takes the Cake 
Winners! 1st Place Showcake
Yes, that really is cake!  This stunning display created by Lisette Vergara of Austin, TX won 1st place in the Showcake Competition.  There were some amazing cakes on display at the Show - more than 300 cakes - 20 Showcakes  and 50 tasting entries!  Here are some highlights from the Show!  
We have already started planning for 2010!  It will be even bigger than this year.  Go ahead and mark your calendar - you won't want to miss it - February 27 and 28, 2010.  The theme for the Showcakes will be 2010 - A Cake Odyssey - everything science fiction and fantasy.  The cakes will be out of this world.  Start thinking about your entry now.  Details will be released on the That Takes the Cake website as they become available.  We hope to see you at the show next year!
That Takes the Cake is organized and sponsored by the Capital Confectioners Cake Club and All in One Bake Shop. 
TwitterJennifer is on Twitter
Do you Twitter?
Hey if you are a regular Twitter user - I want to hear from you!  I just joined Twitter last week and so far I am only following a few people.  I am following Martha Stewart and she sends some interesting and funny Tweets.  I will be sending messages about new things in the store, recipes that I am experimenting with and cake related events.  I will not bore you with my dinner menu - unless of course it is something spectacular!  A Tweet from someone that you are following can go either to an email address or to your phone.  Tweets are supposed to answer the question - "What are you doing?" - so some Tweets may be more interesting than others! 
You will find me on Twitter by searching Jennifer Bartos - my username is AllIn1BakeShop.  I had to use the 1 instead of spelling it out because it was too long spelled out!  Check it out if you are interested! 
The French Pastry SchoolJacquy Pfeiffer
I have had the honor over the past few years to get to know Jacquy Pfeiffer.  He is a master pastry chef and a founder and owner of the French Pasty School in Chicago, IL.  We have sponsored several classes that he has taught here in Austin at the Culinary Academy of Austin.  The most recent class was right after the Cake Show and he taught Classic French Pastries - mmmmmm - they were as delicious as they were beautiful! 
All of the people who were lucky enough to take his class wanted to know about the other classes that he teaches and wanted to know more information about his school.  I thought you might be interested too - so here are some links to their website.  They schedule some amazing visiting chefs - one that is coming up is a Spanish Celebrity "Fiesta".  - what an opportunity to participate in class with amazing master chefs!  Check out their entire continuing education schedule for more information about all of the other classes offered.  
The facility at the French Pastry School is truly first rate and the instructors are all true masters at their craft.  I can't imagine a better place to take a class!
Sunday Decorating Classes fantasy flowers
The Capital Confectioner's Club is going to be hosting several classes at the store on selected Sundays.  The first one will be on May 17th and will be a Graduation Theme.  I will be teaching along with Kim Sanchez, Michelle Hilliker and Kyla Myers.  We will be using a variety of techniques and mediums.  Books, tassels, edible diploma, edible images and more!  Sign up soon.  Seating is limited.  All supplies are included and you will leave with your creations!
Mark your calendar for the June class.  Lisette Vergara (yes, the winner of this year's Showcake Competition) will be teaching her unique fondant layering technique that yields a really cool design that can be used for so many applications.  The technique will be applied to whimsical springtime flowers like on the picture.  Lisette has also used this technique to create dramatic flames and beautiful edible jewelry.  This class will be held on 6/14 - sign-up soon - this class is sure to sell-out. 
Texas Cottage Food Bill
A group of dedicated cake artists are trying to get legislation passed in Texas that would allow someone to apply for a license to legally produce baked goods from their home kitchen.  You may not know it, but it is currently illegal to produce and sell baked goods from a home kitchen.  The Bill, HB 3282 was introduced by Representative Gattis and is currently under review by the Texas House of Representative's Public Health Committee.  As you would expect, there is much support from the people who are currently operating small home-based businesses "under the radar" and people who would want to be able to operate legally and there is opposition from several lobby groups including the Retail Baker's Association, The Texas Restaurant Association and others.  The bill stipulates that the Health and Human Services Commission would create rules, application procedures, etc. for home bakers to follow.  Food Handling training and testing would be required and there are restrictions as to the types of baked goods that can be produced and the scope of customers. The Committee should be voting on the Bill in the very near future. 
Go to www.TexasCottageFoodLaw.com for more information and let your legislator know your opinion!  
Upcoming Events!
April 19, 2009 - Southeast Texas Day of Sharing
Winnie, TX
Demonstrators include:
Rebecca Sutterby, Sharon Zambito, Edward Frys, and
Denise Talbot. 
$45 at the door

April 25-26, 2009 - Sugar Wonders Cake & Sugar Art Show McKinney TX
View the competition entries, demonstrations, vendors and more!

May 3, 2009 - Pearland Cake Society Day of Sharing
Alvin, TX.
Demonstrators include:
Sharon Zambito, Carolyn Mangold, Dena Bryngleson & Kim Wilson, and Jacque Benson.
June 28, 2009 - Frosting Creators Day of Sharing
6427 Evers Rd, San Antonio TX 78238
Leon Valley Community Center
Demonstrators include:
Michelle Bammarito, Cecelia Gardon, Yvette Humbert and
Jessie Lopez.
$35 Early Bird; $40 after June 15th.
August 16, 2009 ~ Capital Confectioners' Day of Sharing
Austin, TX
Lorraine McKay will be here teaching a series of classes and demonstrating at the Day of Sharing.  Details will be out soon. 
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