Category: Cakes

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

Meeting Tonight, and Pie Volunteer Bakers Needed

Come one and all to our monthly meeting tonight! 7 pm at Make it Sweet. New folks always welcome. We’re very newbie-friendly, and you don’t have to have any experience decorating cakes or anything. Come by and check us out. Details here. Secondly, I heard on KUT this morning about the Texas Pie Kitchen, which…
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September 11, 2012 0

New Classes by Members

Announcing two new classes coming this fall at the Amazing Kakes classroom taught by guest instructor Kimberly Chapman. First is another Flexible, Edible Stained Glass class which this time will feature two small holiday-themed stained glass panels designed specifically for this class. Sunday October 14th: 10-5pm $100 Next is a Mini Turkey Cake class which…
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September 4, 2012 0

Two More Austin Cake Show Displays Sunday Sweeted!

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…
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August 14, 2012 0

Quick Bites: Lovely Things I Just Found

I happened to be looking for something else on CraftGossip and accidentally lingered looking at some lovelies. So even though I rarely have time to post Quick Bites anymore (since they turned out not to be very quick on my end!), here are a few gems: How to make clever tulip-shaped cake pops by Strawberry…
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March 4, 2012 1

Epic Cake Structure

Oakleaf Cakes made a life-sized Storm Trooper cake for a sci-fi convention. Even better, they photographed many steps along the way so if you’ve ever wondered what kind of structures are inside one of these amazing cakes, go check out their blog entry and photo slideshow here. I considered sharing an image but a) I’m…
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January 22, 2012 0

Beautiful Presentation of Strawberries with Shortcake

I haven’t had time to post Quick Bites lately (and in part because I’m not sure many were reading them…more comments would inspire more posts!), but I stumbled across this gem on Google+ and had to share: Strawberry Mascarpone Cream Cake (or Ice Cream Cake) Leela of SheSimmers.com has a brilliant yet simple methodology of…
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December 19, 2011 0

As promised, zombie cake!

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!


September 27, 2011 0

Accordion Cake Tutorial

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…
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September 26, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Ice Cream, Or Not

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…
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September 9, 2011 0