Category: Member Blog Posts

Gummy Update

For those who attended our gummy class or are otherwise interested in my experiments on the subject, I’ve posted two updates on my blog of recent nifty discoveries: Experiments With White Opaque Gummy Molding Flesh-Like Gummy in Buttercream

September 9, 2011 0

Quick Bites: Peachy Keen

Today on Quick Bites, peach recipes! First, check out how the home-made gummy goodness is spreading: Nature of Grace has a recipe for Homemade Chipotle Peach Gummi Bears (via CraftGossip). She says she found her bear mold in the clearance section at a craft store. I have the same mold (some of you at our…
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July 18, 2011 0

You Asked, We Answer! Gummy Cupcake Cups

During my demo at Day of Sharing, someone asked if, instead of turning gummy repeatedly in a silicon cup until it solidifies, could one cast a mold of a cupcake cup made of gummy by using one silicone cup pushed down into another with gummy in between. This was an excellent question! I tested it…
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July 17, 2011 0

Teaser for Day of Sharing

The amazing Chris Cantrell and I are collaborating on a big showpiece cake that will be served at Day of Sharing. Here’s a teaser pic I just posted to my own food/cake blog in a post about how you can evoke emotion with googly eyes on fondant figures: If you want to see the completed…
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July 4, 2011 4

Member Post: Fondant Figure Modelling 101

Forgive me for neglecting Quick Bites duties for the past few days, but I was busy making this: Fondant Figure Modelling 101. I also taught it at a Bake a Wish Austin free class for volunteers, spreading the cakey goodness around Austin as always!

June 19, 2011 0

Tonight’s Meeting

We had a great meeting tonight with lots of new members! Yay! We’re so thrilled new people came and hope they’ll come again! Irene Hackbarth did a fantastic demo of bride and groom themed discs that would work wonderfully on both cupcakes and cookies. Hopefully someone took some photos and will send them in or…
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June 14, 2011 0

Cookie Stuffed Cookies?

I was hunting for links for future Quick Bites posts when I stumbled upon something unsettling and blogged about it at Eat The Evidence. What do you all think about Cookie Stuffed Cookies?

June 12, 2011 0

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