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Meeting details and RSVP are here.

1) Welcome – Kyla
2) Election Results
3) New Member Intros
4) Treasurer Report – Irene
5) Upcoming Events: http://dos.capitalconfectioners.com/
6) Member Spotlight
7) Dessert Break: Shellie Campos, Kendall Cusick
8) Demo – Kimberly Chapman http://eat-the-evidence.com

 

Here’s the agenda for tomorrow evening’s monthly meeting (7 pm at Make it Sweet):

1. Welcome – Kyla
2. New Member Intros
3. Treasurer Report – Irene
4. New Business/Announcements
5. Upcoming Events – DoS on July 20, beach theme
6. Elections – those running can introduce themselves, then paid members can vote
7. Member Spotlight
8. Break – Dessert by Amy Blea and Chris Cantrell
9. Demo: Mike Guerrero

 

March 11, 2014

1. Welcome – Kyla
2. New Member Intros
3. Treasurer Report – Irene
4. Elections: see http://capitalconfectioners.com/volunteer/ for board positions and descriptions
5. Upcoming Events www.texasICES.org www.FrostingCreators.com
6. Cake Show Post Mortem
7. Break – Dessert by Sheri George, Genevieve Levicki, Joanne Trcka, and Chris Cantrell

 

Here’s the agenda for tonight (and we are going ahead with the meeting so drive carefully in the rain!):

Capital Confectioner’s Club
Meeting: February 11, 2014

1. Welcome – Kyla
2. New Member Intros
3. Treasurer Report – Irene
4. Elections: see http://capitalconfectioners.com/volunteer/ for board positions and descriptions
5. New Business/Announcements
6. Upcoming Events – Cake Show
7. Member Spotlight
8. Break – Dessert by Carol Seng and Anne Harper

 

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 that this is me speaking as myself and the club does not endorse specific products, although the club is happy to help bring vendors and cake decorators together.

 

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 trains low income adults in culinary skills. They need volunteer bakers to help out, so if you’re interested, click the link and find out more. Or maybe buy some pies. Mmmm, pies….

 

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

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kyla Myers
Email: president@capitalconfectioners.com

INTERNATIONAL CAKE STARS COME TO AUSTIN

AUSTIN, Texas – July 3, 2012

Capital Confectioners’ 2012 “Day of Sharing” will feature demonstrations by local, national, and international sugar arts experts including the UK’s famed flower maker Alan Dunn.

“Alan Dunn has been creating botanically perfect flowers for some 20 years,” said Kyla Myers, president of Capital Confectioners. “He literally wrote the book on the subject – almost a dozen of them!”

Dunn is a sought-after presenter, having taught extensively throughout the UK as well as in the US, Canada, Japan, Holland, Sweden, The Channel Islands, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand.

“It’s been over a decade since he’s taught in Texas, so we’re thrilled to be hosting him at our event this year,” Myers said.

Other demonstrations will be provided by Yvette Humbert, Dawn Parrott, Kathleen Lange, and Lorraine McKay. This year’s theme is “Holidays”, so presenters will be incorporating that into their demonstrations and club volunteers will do likewise with donated desserts for all.

Registration is now open at http://dos.capitalconfectioners.com/registration.php . The cost is $45 ($50 after August 1) and includes all demonstrations, a continental breakfast, and a catered lunch. Vendors and raffles offer extra goodies for budget-friendly prices. Additional classes with Dunn and several other demonstrators are also available before and after the event.

More Information:

2012 Capital Confectioners’ Day of Sharing
Sunday, August 19, 8 am – 5 pm
Connally High School, 13212 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78753

This annual fundraising and educational event is hosted by Capital Confectioners’ Cake Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing, promoting, encouraging, and expanding the appreciation and practice of the arts of cake decorating, confections, and related media. More information about the club is available at www.capitalconfectioners.org.

 

RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/cakedecorating-132/events/54137192/

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.

 

Several new faces this meeting!  Welcome, all!

Pearland had their Day of Sharing last weekend.  The demonstrators’ handouts are now available online on their website: http://www.pearlandcakesociety.com  On February 5th, the Texas ICES will have their Day of Sharing in Montgomery, TX.  Please visit their website for more information: http://texasices.org/feb5thdos.html

The club is a buzz with excitement for our upcoming 8th annual That Takes The Cake Sugar Art Show and Cake Competition.  We announced some volunteer opportunities and perks.  Please use our online volunteer registration form if you’re interested: http://thattakesthecake.org/index.php/contact-us/volunteer-contact-form/  We’d like volunteers to work a minimum of a 5 hour shift.  It’s a whole lot of fun, so don’t miss out!

Irene is hoping to get her hands on some of these darling cake pendants to sell at the show:

Our next monthly club meeting will be a little different.  We bumped the date up to February 7th (to free up Valentines Day).  It will also be at Make It Sweet‘s brand new location:

Crossroads Shopping Center
9070 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX

That will be our last club meeting before the big show!  We’ll be doing some projects for the show at this meeting and also at several smaller meetings during the month.  Lots to do and not much more time to do it in!  Check back on our blog, Facebook, and MeetUp pages for updates on when we’re meeting and where.

This meeting’s demonstration was given by our new member: Kathleen Boyce.  She shared with us some techniques for creating a purse cake.

Kathleen also brought in the dragon cake she learned to make in Sylvia Wilson’s class:

Big thanks to Kathleen for sharing with us and to Charlotte for the yummy desserts!