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Today for Quick Bites I randomly selected four links that happened to have been plonked in a row in my list of cool things to share on this blog. Let’s see what we ended up with, shall we?

By the way, some of our members have sent me some photos of cakes so when I get a chance I’m going to put together some posts featuring their awesome work. If you’re a member, send me links, photos, or whatever you’ve got and I’ll post your stuff too! And if you’ve sent me something already and I haven’t acknowledged it, it’s only because I’m busy prepping for Day of Sharing, for which you’ve all already registered, right?

 

Today on Quick Bites, odd things as inspired by this morning’s trending topic of “Fried Kool-Aid” on Twitter.

 

Was too busy today to put a full post together, sorry. Worked on stuff for the Day of Sharing and Gummy class most of the day.

But I stumbled across more atypical Fathers’ Day stuff: Lola’s Cake posted some great dad’s hobby cupcakes on Flickr. Via Cupcakes Take The Cake.

I love that they’re miniatures, that they can be customized to suit any dad’s interests, and that they’re adorable!

 

I went on a serious hunt for Fathers’ Day stuff that wasn’t ties and sports, mostly since my husband still resents the ties he had to wear to school every day growing up in Australia and isn’t interested in sports unless it’s cricket (well I did find some adorable cricket and soccer cupcakes via The Cupcake Blog but that’s not what I was searching for). Turns out it’s really hard to find Fathers’ Day stuff beyond the standard stereotypical male interests. Here are the results of my search:

If any of our readers or members have other Fathers’ Day ideas, either standard or unusual, share them in the comments!

 

Today on Quick Bites, some tutorials on Father’s Day themed cakes. And don’t forget about our Father’s Day cake class: The Fish That Got Away. It’s this Sunday so sign up now if you want to attend, before the last slots fill up!

I wanted to find some non-sports/ties Father’s Day ideas since my own husband isn’t into those things, and I figured other Austin area dads are likewise more into nerd culture, but sadly searches for nerdy cake tutorials kept bringing me back to my own cakes (flattering but not so useful for my blogging here). I’ll try again for Monday’s post but for now the best I came up with was this Nerdalicious post that includes a video of how a robot cake was made. Not very fatherly, though.

Got a geek-dad cake tutorial to share? Let us know in the comments!

 

Today on Quick Bites: no theme, just fun!

 

Looks like I was so busy this weekend I missed Applesauce Cake Day on June 4 and National Gingerbread Day on June 5. Who comes up with all of these holidays anyway?

Today on Quick Bites, some fun small edibles:

And a last note: while the items on Minnie Kitchen’s blog aren’t actually edible (I assume), they’re mind-blowingly gorgeous recreations of food in dollhouse scale. Go spend a good long time looking at her stuff and be prepared to be amazed!

 

Do you like making nifty or unusual cupcakes? Do you also like taking lots of in-progress photos or videos? Want to win an iPad2? Then you’ll want to enter Instructables’ Cupcake Contest. Entries must be submitted by the end of June 19th.

If you post a tutorial, let us know. We might feature it here whether you win or not!

 

I find donating to Bake A Wish Austin allows me to experiment with cake decorating without my family having to eat all of the results. The recipients appreciate the effort, I have an excuse to bake and play, so it’s win-win.

I posted this evening about my recent two donations and what I learned as I played around with piping to make game show cookies and summer cupcakes. Enjoy and donate a baked good yourself sometime if you can! It’s very rewarding.

 

Today on Quick Bites: Memorial Day cakes that do not use strawberries and blueberries to make a US flag. That’s what half the internet will show you today, but at Capital Confectioners, we like to be topical and different at the same time!

  • US flag cakes are fairly common, especially on Memorial Day, but this one by Spring Lake Cake is very classy and elegant the way it translates the stripes into a bow atop a rich blue background with nicely-placed white stars. Even the surrounding cupcakes come across as respectful accents.
  • Kim C. (no relation to me but I dig her name!) posted three Memorial Day cake ball ideas: arranged as a flag, sprinkles, and drizzled. She’s also got some adorable Navy-themed cupcakes.
  • If you want to add some flag flair to you Memorial Day cake stand, or save it for the 4th of July later, check out these simple directions by Better Homes and Gardens. Also works for Bastille Day, Australia Day, or any other day celebrated by a nation with a red, white, and blue flag. Or use different coloured streamers to suit your needs. It’s all good! Via CraftGossip
  • Need to put together a quick cake for a pool party today? Got some candies on hand? Go for this easy and cute pool cake from Taste of Home. If you’re just hanging at home with the kids, get them involved and use it as an excuse to use up some of that leftover Easter candy to make your own version. Or if you’re like me and limit your kids’ candy, you might even have a stockpile going back to Halloween. Make a multi-holiday pool-party extravaganza cake and enjoy the day with creative cakey fun!