Month: May 2011

Quick Bites: National Macaroon Day

A special edition of Quick Bites today since it’s National Macaroon Day (or Macaron, depending on your preference)! Before you start baking, be sure to check out BraveTart’s funny and informative post on Macaron Myths. NestleKitchens tweeted this recipe for Macaroon Brownie Bars. Funkytime shows you how to build a Macaron Tower. Via CraftGossip. If…
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May 31, 2011 1

Urgent: Call Governor Perry for Baker’s Bill!

Rumour has it that the Baker’s Bill might die on the Governor’s desk today because he’s “hesitating” on it. If you care about the freedom to bake from home kitchens in Texas, please call the Governor’s office right now and ask him to sign SB 81. Then ask all your friends to do likewise! 1-800-252-9600…
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May 31, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Memorial Day

Today on Quick Bites: Memorial Day cakes that do not use strawberries and blueberries to make a US flag. That’s what half the internet will show you today, but at Capital Confectioners, we like to be topical and different at the same time! US flag cakes are fairly common, especially on Memorial Day, but this…
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May 30, 2011 1

Event: Cupcake Smackdown 3.0

If you like cupcakes and if you like playing with your food, you’ll want to check out Cupcake Smackdown 3.0 where Austin area bakeries will have their wares on hand and you’ll be able to purchase cupcakes to shoot out of a cannon at willing volunteers. Proceeds benefit Texas Craft Brewer’s Guild and Keep Austin…
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May 29, 2011 0

Decorating With Kids

If you’ve never decorated cakes with little kids, you should. Give them the tools and let them go nuts with creativity and they will both impress and amuse you. Give them instructional guidance when they request it, but for the most part, stand back and let them go with their own flow. Sometimes they’ll develop…
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May 27, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Summer Blooms

Today on Quick Bites: summer is definitely in bloom here in Austin, so we’re featuring floral-themed links. Obviously there are a zillion gorgeous floral cakes out there, so instead of looking at typical pretty gumpaste flowers, here are some non-standard ways of getting blooms out of your cake supplies: Looking for a creative way to…
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May 27, 2011 0

Urgent: Texas Baker’s Bill News

There is HUGE news regarding the Texas Bakers Bill on the advocacy Facebook site. It’s not dead and it needs your help now to make it legal for home bakers to sell their stuff! Check it out right now and contact your reps!

May 27, 2011 0

Product Peek: Wilton’s Fondant & Gumpaste Molds

Chris Wingler, here!  Have you seen these???  Wilton has some new cake decorating products out that are pretty nifty.  I was very interested in their new “Fondant & Gum Paste Molds” ($9.99 each): Baroque, Global, Fabric, and Nature.  Michaels is currently having a “buy 2 get the 3rd for free” sale on all their bakeware…
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May 26, 2011 4

Quick Bites: Menu of Recipe Goodness

Today on Quick Bites: yummy-looking recipes I want to try soon. Here they are arranged in a convenient daily meal plan: For breakfast I’ll have these Mini Cinnamon Streusel Pancake Muffins by Bakingdom. Of course, after a breakfast like that, I’d have to go out for a morning jog, just like I do every day…
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May 25, 2011 0

Quick Bites: End of School Edition

Today on quick bites, some fantastic ideas for parties coming up over the next couple of weeks as the school year wraps up: Hungry Happenings shows you how to make a great teacher goodbye gift with these chocolate chalkboards and edible chalk that really work! Wow! Via CraftGossip. Bring these teacher appreciation apple cupcakes with…
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May 23, 2011 0