Month: July 2011

Quick Bites: Who Goes There?

Give a hoot about these…okay no. No more bad owl puns in this post, I promise. Just awesome confection tutorials! Inspire Create Bake didn’t post a lot of instructions for this cute owl cake but there are enough photos and tips for you to be able to go forth and make your own version (via…
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July 29, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Random Fun Again

Still recovering from gummy class and Day of Sharing so apologies for the lack of posts. Here are some cool things I’ve found recently: Bundles of Cookies shares her tips on making Pinwheel Cookies (via CraftGossip). Sweetopia has a nice guide to making logo cookies, but that’s not best part of that page. Check out…
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July 28, 2011 0

Gummy Class Supplies

Here are just some of the things I’ve prepped in advance for the gummy class I’m teaching on July 24: There are a couple of spots left. Remember, all proceeds benefit Capital Confectioners. I’m not being paid anything despite the hours of work going into it. This is the way all Capital Confectioners classes are…
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July 20, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Peachy Keen

Today on Quick Bites, peach recipes! First, check out how the home-made gummy goodness is spreading: Nature of Grace has a recipe for Homemade Chipotle Peach Gummi Bears (via CraftGossip). She says she found her bear mold in the clearance section at a craft store. I have the same mold (some of you at our…
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July 18, 2011 0

You Asked, We Answer! Gummy Cupcake Cups

During my demo at Day of Sharing, someone asked if, instead of turning gummy repeatedly in a silicon cup until it solidifies, could one cast a mold of a cupcake cup made of gummy by using one silicone cup pushed down into another with gummy in between. This was an excellent question! I tested it…
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July 17, 2011 0

Quick Bites: One Link, So Much Ice Cream

I do these Quick Bites pages by surfing around for nifty dessert-related links, then occasionally gathering similar ones together in themed posts, or just tossing out a bunch of random stuff when I’m busy. But mostly I maintain an ever-lengthening list of coolness so I can attempt to sort. This list currently has several of…
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July 17, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Harry Potter

In case you haven’t heard, there’s some kind of movie coming out today. Something about a hirsute boy wizard with a thing for ceramics and fermented dairy products. Wait, I’m confused… In other words, today’s Quick Bites are all about the butterbeer, snitches, chocolate frogs, and other Potter goodies! If there was an award for…
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July 15, 2011 1

Day of Sharing Recipes

Our lovely and talented baker members have graciously shared the following recipes for food they donated to our annual Day of Sharing last weekend: BANANA CAKE CAPITAL CONFECTIONERS DOS 2011 CHRISTINE CANTRELL (based on Earlene Moore’s recipe) 1 Duncan Heinz banana cake mix 10 oz sour cream 3 large eggs ½ cup vegetable oil (Canola…
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July 15, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Fun Things I Found Today

Capital Confectioners’ volunteers are still busy wrapping up Day of Sharing details and already on to planning for 2012’s That Takes the Cake! Show, and I’m plugging away at a booklet and other details for my Gummy class in a week and a half, so there’s no time for a themed post right now. So…
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July 13, 2011 0

Clever Cookie Cutters

Check out what I found on Kickstarter last night: tessellating cookie cutters! Cookie Connections – Clever Cookie Cutters Cut Clever Cookies Don’t those look awesome? And the pledge rewards are ridiculously low-priced! I want this guy to succeed (no I don’t know him or anything, I just think these are way cool), so I pledged…
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