From the monthly archives: September 2011

As promised at our last club meeting and in my previous post, here’s a tutorial on how to make a really gross zombie-skin cake:

Zombie Skin: Let’s Bite ‘em Back!


I had a big cake win this weekend when I was given permission to make a cake for Weird Al Yankovic during his visit to Austin on his latest album tour. I just posted a tutorial on how I made it, plus some tips on creating for celebrities:

How To Make An Accordion Cake and How To Create For Celebrities

Working on another how-to post for this evening as well!


Upcoming Classes:
This month’s Capital Confectioners member sponsored class is this adorable “Sally Doll” figure model. Sheri Vineyard will teach you all you  need to know to create this model and design your own creations. This class is a real bargain at only $50! Come join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon with friends. Sept. 25, 1-4PM at Make it Sweet (formerly All in One Bake Shop). Click here to sign up now!
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Nothing symbolizes Halloween better than pumpkins. Come spend the afternoon learning to carving yours out of cake with Capital Confectioners’  own, Chris Cantrell. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Sign up now.

Wow your friends and family with this gravity defying cake. Taught by award winning sugar artist, Yvette Humbert! October 16 at Amazing Kakes of Austin. Click here to sign up!


Join TLC’s Cake Boss: Next Great Baker contestant, Brian Stevens, for this hands-on class in Waco, Tx.In this box turtle class you’ll learn to carve a cake, create textures, apply multiple painting techniques and how to airbrush. This class will be held at Wedding Cakes by Esther on Sept. 17th. Register now!
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We are hard at work on our 2012 That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show and Cake Competition! Instructor & Vendor applications are rolling in. We have so many great classes coming, you’ll have a hard time choosing! Next year’s theme is “Renaissance” and as you can see from the art at the top of the page the show will be called Cake-a-Lot. As usual we allow you to interpret our showcake theme in the broadest sense. Think castles, dragons, knights or beautiful renaissance architecture, it’s up to you! We look forward to seeing what you dream up.. Stay tuned for upcoming class listings.

Other Upcoming Events:

Sweet Sensations DOS October 16, 2011
Pearland Cake Society DOS January 8, 2012
Texas ICES Area IV DOS February 5, 2012
That Takes the Cake Show February 25-26, 2012
Frosting Creators DOS May 6, 2012



For those who attended our gummy class or are otherwise interested in my experiments on the subject, I’ve posted two updates on my blog of recent nifty discoveries:

Experiments With White Opaque Gummy

Molding Flesh-Like Gummy in Buttercream


Nothing beats the Austin heat quite like a serving of ice cream. But which of these are real ice cream and which aren’t?

Use the heat to pretend your ice cream has melted with these Melted Ice Cream Cupcakes by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

Make these Twix Ice Cream Pie Cups by Dollhouse Bake Shoppe.

Ladies’ Home Journal has a recipe for making Mini Ice Cream Pops. Via CraftGossip.

Sweet Sugarbelle has a tutorial on adorable Pastel Popsicle Cookies.

Stump everybody with these cake pops that look like ice cream but then have rainbows inside: Rainbow Ice Cream Cake Bites by Sugar Swings. Via CraftGossip.

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