From the monthly archives: November 2011


Cake Wrecks Book Tour
November 15, 2011
Austin, TX


Cake Wrecks, the famous blog of professional cakes gone bad, finished up its second book tour across the USA.  They were promoting their latest book, Wreck the Halls, just in time for the “Hole Days”.  Capital Confectioners was there to make sure we represent.




We had a gut-busting good time!  Jen and John Yates, authors of Cake Wrecks, had several slide shows of unimaginable cakes and fun stories to share with us.  Each book tour stop involved a cupcake wreck-plica contest and a local bakery that volunteered to feed the masses.  There were so many fantastic cupcakes!  Here are a few:




Blue Note Bakery from south Austin shared her “cake bars”, showing some true Austin colors.



The entire night, this handsome guy kept staring back at us:



This is Hugh Jackman’s head by Kimberly Chapman over at  Pop over there for a better back story!




This really was a fun night, lots of laughs and sugar!  We’re hoping Jen and John will be back in town in February for our annual “That Takes The Cake” Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition.  Here’s the entire photo gallery:



Early Contestant Registration for That Takes The Cake 2012 is now open online!

Registration before February 19, 2012 is now required (except for Child & Junior division entries) to help us plan space needs. One registration fee includes all general competition entries for each participant. Competition registration includes General Admission to the show for the weekend for the competitor. Competition registration for entrants under 18 includes General Admission for the competitor and one accompanying adult. There will be no refunds of entry or registration fees. Entry fees for Child and Junior are waived, but registration prior to the show is encouraged.

Divisional Competition

Early Registration (ends January 15, 2012): $20
General Registration (ends February 19, 2012): $25
Child (12 & under) Registration (ends February 19, 2012) or at the door (February 25, 2012): FREE

Showcake Competition

For each 48″w x 29″h round table (ends February 19, 2012): $25

Tasting Competition

Any number of entries * (ends February 19, 2012): $15

*Entry fee is waived when combined with a Divisional or Showcake Competition entry.