Category: Kids

New Classes for Kids and Adults

For those who have been waiting to be able to take little kids to a cake decorating class, or for me to offer classes in my flexible, edible stained glass technique, your wishes are now granted! Dates, cost, other details, and registration If the classes fill up or at least do well, more will be…
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June 8, 2012 0

Basic Gummy Recipe and Tutorial

I’ve posted a slightly updated version of my gummy tutorial/recipe on my food blog (it used to just be on my website), including a photo-free version for easier printing. Basic Gummy Recipe and Tutorial

April 14, 2012 0

Quick Links: Back To School

Whether it’s this week, next, or just after Labour Day, kids in North America are heading back to school! Here are some fun goodies to inspire you for back to school treats of your own. First up, two book-themed cakes by Sprinkle Bakes: a gorgeous one called Words Take Flight and then a Birthday Trip…
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August 23, 2011 0

Geekfest 2011: Cake Competition

The Central Texas College is holding their Geekfest 2011 at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater in Killeen, TX on August 19th – 20th.  If you’re into gaming, science fiction, zombies, cosplay, and other geeky things, you won’t want to miss out.  This year they’ll be sporting their very own cake competition! “The Cake is…
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August 9, 2011 2

All About Today

Apparently it’s National Strawberry Shortcake Day! I didn’t have links gathered for that, but luckily Yum Sugar has a post full of strawberry shortcake recipes for you to try. If you’re in the Austin area, come to the Capital Confectioners’ Club meeting tonight! 7 pm at IHOP (South Mopac), 1101 S Mo Pac Expy Austin,…
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June 14, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Fathers’ Day Part 2

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…
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June 13, 2011 2

Member Blog Post: Bake a Wish Donations

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…
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June 3, 2011 0

Why Teaching Kids About Cake Is Awesome

I just posted a lengthy and picture-filled post on my own cake/food blog about some recent volunteer classes I did with kids and why it’s so rewarding to do so: I highly encourage anyone with cake skills to donate some time to a local school. It’s good for warm fuzzies all around! PS, Thanks…
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June 1, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Memorial Day

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…
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May 30, 2011 1

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