From the monthly archives: April 2012

Capital Confectioners,

I have loved being a Capital Confectioner (almost) from the very beginning! I’ve been decorating, teaching Wilton, and a club member for 8 years now, and I owe so much to the club and the WONDERFUL and incredibly (unbelievably, really) talented and generous people I’ve met through the club.

Alas, it’s time for me to leave Austin where I’ve called home for 20 years. If you haven’t heard, we’re expecting our third boy(!) in August, and we’ll be moving to Andrews, TX (near Midland) this summer. That means…

I have to part with much of my cooking, baking, decorating, serving, displaying, etc. tools before we move. We will have a series of yard sales, eventually selling almost everything, but this wkd., I’ll be clearing out most of my extra cake stuff at good prices. Many Wilton and other brand products, cake dummies, some stands, NICE kitchen stuff (crystal), some appliances. The Yard Sale is Sat., 4/21 8:00am-Noon, but you are invited to a special Open House “Pre-Sale” this Fri., 4/20 11:30am-1:30pm & 6:00-8:00pm South Austin (off William Cannon near Manchaca).

It will be like a fun party where you can shop, too… I want my stuff to go to good homes! I’ll have tea, coffee & dessert ready. Kids are welcome. Hope to see many of you there so we can catch up… rsvp for the address & so I have enough sweets. Thank you, and I’ll miss you very much!

Theresa Pipes
text or call (512) 293-7476


I’ve posted a slightly updated version of my gummy tutorial/recipe on my food blog (it used to just be on my website), including a photo-free version for easier printing.

Basic Gummy Recipe and Tutorial


RSVP here:

Capital Confectioners Club Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 7:00 PM
Make it Sweet
9070 Research Blvd, Austin, TX

The meeting starts off with introductions and club business and ends with a dessert and a demonstration.

This month’s demonstration will be by Ellen and Chris Cantrell: techniques for wedding cupcakes.

Dessert will be brought by Suzanne Sabin.

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION! Henceforth we’ll be meeting at the new location of Make it Sweet (formerly All in One BakeShop) at the Crossroads Shopping Center, 9070 Research Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758-7004. This is just down the street from their previous location. They are located between Pluckers and Tabu (if you look on a Google Street Maps view, it’s where the furniture store used to be).

New folks always welcome! We’re okay with people checking us out a few times before signing up for membership, so come on by and see what we’re up to.