From the monthly archives: August 2012

Day of Sharing 2012

Capital Confectioners would like to thank all our demonstrators, vendors, donors, volunteers, and audience members for making our 2012 Day of Sharing so wonderful!  Our 2012 theme was Holidays.  Here’s a re-cap for those who had to miss out (we missed you too!):

First up was Austin’s own Yvette Humbert, who shared her techniques for making “New Year’s Eve” party heels using tulle.  This kit and several more are available on her website here.

Next was Dawn Parrott from Houston and her filigree Christmas ornaments piped with Royal Icing.  Be sure to check out her new dvds!

Kathleen Lange showed us several Lambeth techniques to sweeten up any Valentine’s day.  Kathleen travels throughout the country with her special Lambeth Boot Camp classes.

 For a special mom-to-be, here is Ximena Sempertegui‘s chic baby carriage cake topper.  Her kits are available through her website here.

Last but not least was Alan Dunn‘s Fall Floral display.  We were thrilled to have Alan visit from across the pond.  Alan introduced us to working with cold porcelain.

For lunch we had some absolutely scrumptious tacos from the Peached Tortilla.  If a craving hits you, check out their website for their food truck locations!

Thank you to all the club members and volunteers who contributed to the holiday treat filled dessert table!

Congratulations to our own Ellen Cromwell for winning this year’s “Heart of the Club” award!  Ellen, thank you for all that you do for us!

Thanks again for all who attended!  Here is our photo slide show:

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I had a wonderful time demonstrating some “Trendy Fondant Accents” to the club during our August meeting! Thank you so much! Here are the tutorials on what I showed.

- Chris Wingler

Ruffle Flowers
http://cakeoricandothat.blogspot.com/p/ruffle-flowers.html

Pom Poms
http://cakeoricandothat.blogspot.com/p/pom-poms.html

Billows
http://cakeoricandothat.blogspot.com/p/billows.html

 

 

We’re thrilled to announce that two more cakes by our members and show participants have been featured on CakeWrecks’ Sunday Sweets edition, where they highlight some of the best cakes around!

Sunday Sweets: Beatle Mania

First was Tammi Luckey who won 1st Place Professioinal – Tiered Novelty or Special Occasion in 2012 for this beautiful tiered Beatles tribute:

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Tammi Luckey 1st Place Professioinal – Tiered Novelty or Special Occasion in 2012

The second is the Rattles one further down the page, which is by Kimberly Chapman and won 1st Place Adult Intermediate – Novelty/Special Occasion Tiered, plus Best of Division – Adult Intermediate in 2009:

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Kimberly Chapman – 1st Place Adult Intermediate – Novelty/Special Occasion Tiered, plus Best of Division – Adult Intermediate in 2009

It goes to show why everyone should come to our cake show: we have the best cakes around, all in one place for you to see in person!