Category: That Takes the Cake!

Celebrity Classes Posted for 2013 That Takes the Cake! Show

We’ve got some phenomenal classes lined up for the next show so grab your spots while you can! Plus there’s an Early Bird Discount of 10% until Saturday, October 26. That’s just over a week so book now and save! List and Registration Here are some photos of the cakes you’ll be making in your…
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October 19, 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

Show Flickr Pool

Looking for more photos from our recent show? We collect visitor photos in our Flickr pool each year. This year’s link is here: 2012 – Cake-a-lot Pools from previous years: 2011 – Superheroes and Super villains 2010 – Cake Odyssey General Capital Confectioners Pool


March 13, 2012 0

That Takes The Cake 2012

The 8th Annual “That Takes The Cake” Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition February 25th – 26th, 2012 Austin, Texas The 2012 Show Theme: Cake-a-lot: Knights of the Turn Table All things Renaissance! I think most people would agree that 2012 was our best show yet!  Capital Confectioners would like to thank all our guests,…
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March 9, 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

Photofrost Contest

We got a note from Photofrost to let us know about their cake decorating contest, so if any of you are interested, the details are here: http://photofrost.com/contest/ And of course don’t forget to register to enter a cake in our cake show! You can also enroll for classes online or buy general admission tickets now,…
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January 19, 2012 0

Come Volunteer for the Cake Show!

A week from today, Capital Confectioners will be hosting our monthly meeting. This time we’ll be focusing on organizing volunteers for our colossal cake show at the end of February. So if you’re in the Austin area and want to help at the show – which can earn you some spiffy perks if you put…
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January 3, 2012 0

That Takes The Cake 2012: Registration is now open!

Early Contestant Registration for That Takes The Cake 2012 is now open online! http://thattakesthecake.org/index.php/competition/registration/ Registration before February 19, 2012 is now required (except for Child & Junior division entries) to help us plan space needs. One registration fee includes all general competition entries for each participant. Competition registration includes General Admission to the show for…
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November 1, 2011 0

Attention Cookiers!

The team behind the Austin cake and sugar arts show (That Takes the Cake!), one of the nation’s largest confections shows, knows that cookie decorating is a hot topic these days and we’d like to include more cookie stuff in the 2012 and future shows (our show is the last weekend of February every year).…
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August 20, 2011 0

Decorating With Kids

If you’ve never decorated cakes with little kids, you should. Give them the tools and let them go nuts with creativity and they will both impress and amuse you. Give them instructional guidance when they request it, but for the most part, stand back and let them go with their own flow. Sometimes they’ll develop…
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May 27, 2011 0