Month: August 2011

Quick Bites: She Sells Sea Sugar By the Seashore

Summer may be wrapping up for some but it’s still hot as blazes here in Austin, so enjoy these refreshing beach/summer-themed treats and projects! Got some clean sand molds but no sand? Make marshmallow sea creatures with help from Hungry Happenings, who also has this great tutorial and recipe on making Starfish S’Mores. Feeling crabby?…
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August 30, 2011 0

Threadcakes 2011: Winners!

Threadcakes.com are posting their winners for their annual contest!  Amazing stuff here: http://www.threadcakes.com/winners 2010 winners: http://www.threadcakes.com/home/winners2010 2009 winners: http://www.threadcakes.com/home/winners2009  


August 26, 2011 1

Quick Links: Back To School

Whether it’s this week, next, or just after Labour Day, kids in North America are heading back to school! Here are some fun goodies to inspire you for back to school treats of your own. First up, two book-themed cakes by Sprinkle Bakes: a gorgeous one called Words Take Flight and then a Birthday Trip…
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August 23, 2011 0

Attention Cookiers!

The team behind the Austin cake and sugar arts show (That Takes the Cake!), one of the nation’s largest confections shows, knows that cookie decorating is a hot topic these days and we’d like to include more cookie stuff in the 2012 and future shows (our show is the last weekend of February every year).…
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August 20, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Cupcake Goodness

Today on Quick Bites, lots of fun with cupcakes! Making Cupcakes First, maybe you want a cupcake or two but don’t want to go to the trouble of mixing a big batch and then finding other people to eat them with you. Because eating an entire batch of cucpakes would be wrong. Yes. Very wrong.…
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August 17, 2011 2

Classes: Crazy Pizza Cakes

“Crazy Pizza Cakes” with Brian Stevens Another successful Capital Confectioners class!  A big thank you to Brian Stevens for teaching the class about the color wheel, color theory, airbrushing basics, and how to use torches!  Everyone’s “pizza” turned out fabulous and I can personally attest that we no longer fear the airbrush. Brian demonstrated airbrushing…
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August 15, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Construction Goodies

It’s a safe bet if you read this blog with any regularity that you either bake or want to. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the time will come when you need to ship something, present something, or dress something up. You could spend a fortune on pre-made items, or you could read the…
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August 12, 2011 1

Quick Bites: Pretties!

Been too busy to post for a bit, but enjoy these lovely works of confectionery art while I start sorting through my massive pile of links to share! A breathtaking Sweet 16 Party Dress Cake by Pink Cake Box. This is definitely in the “OMG I can’t believe that’s edible!” category. Wow. BitRebels has a…
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August 11, 2011 0

Geekfest 2011: Cake Competition

The Central Texas College is holding their Geekfest 2011 at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater in Killeen, TX on August 19th – 20th.  If you’re into gaming, science fiction, zombies, cosplay, and other geeky things, you won’t want to miss out.  This year they’ll be sporting their very own cake competition! “The Cake is…
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August 9, 2011 2

Day of Sharing post by Roxanne Moore

Roxanne Moore, the fabulous artist who taught all about making stilettos at our Day of Sharing and for classes afterward, has just posted her summary of the DoS on her blog: http://www.cakesbyroxanne.com/2011/07/austin-day-of-sharing.html Thanks Roxanne! We’re all so glad you joined us and had fun. We loved having you here and hope you’ll join us again…
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August 1, 2011 0