Author: kimberlychapman

Day of Sharing Wrap Up

We had a fabulous Day of Sharing on Sunday and are very grateful to everyone who came! Here’s a summary of some of the things discussed and links the instructors wanted you to know about. First was Kerri Morris who showed us how to make a lovely Art Deco cake. She mentioned Bake Magazine, which…
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August 7, 2013 0

Composi-Mold Review

I reviewed Composi-Mold on my blog after the folks who make it contacted the club through our page, and I am so impressed by it that I’ll be doing a demo of it along with Jennifer for the August club meeting. Until then you can get a preview of what it’s all about here. Note…
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July 9, 2013 0

HB 970 Needs a Vote! Call the Lt. Gov!

HB 970 – the updated cottage food law for Texas – was unanimously voted out of Senate committee this morning. The full text of it is here. Next it moves to a Senate vote, but only if Lt. Governor Dewhurst picks it to be voted upon. The Texas Baker’s Bill folks provided this information on…
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May 14, 2013 0

Club Members Visit Frosting Creators in San Antonio

A few of our club members went to the 2013 Frosting Creators of San Antonio Day of Sharing on May 5. We had a lovely time with our sister cake club! One of our members, Kimberly Chapman, brought home a blue ribbon for her gummy version of the US flag. We love introducing people from…
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May 13, 2013 0

Oklahoma Cottage Food Bill Update

We support other states trying to get cottage food laws enacted so more home bakers across the country have the freedom to sell their wares. We got an update from our friends in Oklahoma the other day with this news about their petition: Dear Cottage Food Law Supporters, I wanted to personally thank you all…
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May 5, 2013 0

Austin Bakes for West

Just got an email via Bake a Wish that there will be a bake sale to benefit West, TX hosted by Austin Bakes. Details and a sign-up form to bake or volunteer can be found here.


April 26, 2013 0

HB970 And Why It’s Important

If you live in Texas and sell cakes out of your home – even occasionally or if you might want to in the future – you need to be aware of House Bill 970 and how it can affect home bakers. Our club’s own Kelley Masters has been on the forefront of home baker law…
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April 9, 2013 0

Groupon Deal and Deadlines

Our cake show has a fabulous Groupon deal that just started, but has limited quantities. So grab it while you can and tell a friend! Also remember that the deadline to enter a cake, pre-register for a class, or get discounted online general admission tickets is February 15. So sign up now to avoid missing…
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February 14, 2013 0

On-Site Competitions at the Cake Show

That Takes the Cake! has two special on-site competitions this year – a Cake Club Cake-Off Challenge (Saturday 2:30 – 4:30) and a Speed Wedding Cake Competition (Sunday 12:30 – 2:00). Email Jennifer Bartos if you are interested in participating and she will send you more information.


January 24, 2013 0

Craftsy Partners

Capital Confectioners is happy to announce Craftsy as a new sponsor for the “That Takes the Cake” Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition this year! We’ve got an exciting partnership lined up that will involve hands-on demonstrations. More details coming soon, but for now we’d like to help spread word about their current Groupon for…
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January 22, 2013 0