Month: June 2011

Quick Bites: Fourth of July Mega-Edition Part 2

I found more Fourth of July goodies to share, and I’m sure more will come over the weekend as well. However, since all of the core volunteers at Capital Confectioners are working like crazy to present an amazing Day of Sharing, blog posts are going to be a little less frequent as we approach that…
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June 30, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Fourth of July, Mega-Edition

Today on Quick Bites we’re stuffed full of inspiration for your baking needs for Independence Day a week from today. No, really: there’s stuffing going on in at least one of these recipes! As with the Memorial Day post, I looked for desserts beyond the obvious staple of a flag made out of an arrangement…
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June 27, 2011 2

Early Bird Pricing for DoS Ends Soon!

The early bird registration cost of only $40 for the day-long, demo-filled, foodtastic event that is the Capital Confectioners’ Day of Sharing closes tomorrow, June 25. After that, it goes up to $55, and it is possible that we’ll reach room capacity and have to turn people away. So save fifteen bucks and secure your…
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June 24, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Randomness

Today for Quick Bites I randomly selected four links that happened to have been plonked in a row in my list of cool things to share on this blog. Let’s see what we ended up with, shall we? Ooo, this is a good one! If you haven’t noticed, Pastry & Baking Magazine lets you read…
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June 23, 2011 0

Gummy Preview

I didn’t post a Quick Bites today because I was hanging with the awesome Chris Cantrell in her cake-home paradise as we planned our mega showpiece cake for Day of Sharing. Then this evening I did this: So now who wants to come learn hands-on how to make one? Space is limited so sign up…
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June 22, 2011 0

Day of Sharing – It’s Almost Here!

Your friendly neighbourhood Capital Confectioners volunteers have been working hard for months to bring you the best Day of Sharing we can, but we’ve all been kicking into extra-high-gear in the last few days and going forward to the actual event. You still have a few days to register at the early-bird discount price of…
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June 21, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Odd Fare

Today on Quick Bites, odd things as inspired by this morning’s trending topic of “Fried Kool-Aid” on Twitter. First: a news story explaining what Fried Kool-Aid is (basically a doughnut hole with Kool-Aid in the mix). I can see that it’d just be a fruity-sweet doughnut. What do you all think? Have you tried it?…
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June 20, 2011 0

Member Post: Fondant Figure Modelling 101

Forgive me for neglecting Quick Bites duties for the past few days, but I was busy making this: Fondant Figure Modelling 101. I also taught it at a Bake a Wish Austin free class for volunteers, spreading the cakey goodness around Austin as always!

June 19, 2011 0

Texas Cottage Food Law Signed!

The governor has signed SB 81 which includes the Texas Cottage Food Law. That means starting in September (and with certain limitations), home bakers can begin to legally sell cakes, cookies, and other non-perishable foods. Yay! More information is available on the official bill page. Our own Kelley Masters, who has been spearheading this legislation…
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June 18, 2011 1

Super Quick Quick Bites

Was too busy today to put a full post together, sorry. Worked on stuff for the Day of Sharing and Gummy class most of the day. But I stumbled across more atypical Fathers’ Day stuff: Lola’s Cake posted some great dad’s hobby cupcakes on Flickr. Via Cupcakes Take The Cake. I love that they’re miniatures,…
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June 15, 2011 0