This is Emma Bell, a cake maker at Newcastle’s Blackfriars Restaurant. She’s giving a weekend-long workshop to aspiring UK cake decorators on November 22 and 23. The workshop, which runs from 10am -4pm on both days, will look at a variety of ways to ice an eight inch cake just like the professionals do. Ms. Bell has been awarded the Sugar Crafter of the Year at the North East Culinary and Trade Association (NECTA) Sugarcraft Awards. For more information about the upcoming workshop, please read the article at The Journal.
If you’re already an experienced decorator, you might want to check out this article from Perishable News. Through November 26, Cake Decorating Corner in Baiting Hollow, NY, is accepting submissions for its international cake competition. Website members will narrow the contestants down to the top five finalists. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded by Jorg Amsler, renowned pastry chef, and Chef Dawn Parrott, CPC, who recently won the grand prize in the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show.
How cute is this wall hanging? The 6″ x 11″ pattern is still doable for a gathering at your house or to present as a hostess gift if you’re going elsewhere for dinner. Click on this link, to download the pattern.
Since there were only three commenters–and since I love all three of you to pieces–I didn’t allow the random number thingy to choose a winner. I chose to give each of you the Kindle book of your choosing.
Rosemary will win a copy of Dead Pan. (Rosemary, please send your email address to me at email@example.com, and I’ll get the book out to you today.)
Donna will win a copy of Murder Takes the Cake. (Donna, please send your email address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll get the book out to you today.)
Laura will win a copy of Murder Takes the Cake. (Laura, please send your email address to me at email@example.com, and I’ll get the book out to you today.)
Congratulations to all our winners! And thank you from the bottom of my pea-pickin heart (okay, I don’t think I’ve ever actually picked peas…beans, yes, but not peas) for your continued support and encouragement. Sending you cyber hugs…and books!
This is Killer Cakes 100th issue! Since it is, I’m offering one blog reader a copy of one of the books either in Kindle or Nook format. To be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is comment on this post. On Friday, October 24, I’ll have the random number generator choose a winner! Good luck! (And, yes, you may comment more than once!)
Hello! I have lots of f*r*e*e Halloween patterns to share with you today! Halloween Bats and Ghosts Full Moon Set Cross-Stitch About.com Halloween Patterns Free Patterns Online – Halloween Needle Work Halloween Stitchery Boo To You! Punkin Kat Kreinik Associated Talents Witch Canvas Hobby Loco Halloween Patterns Cyber Stitchers Halloween Patterns (eight pages of patterns!) Kawaiiblythe Halloween Patterns Happy Stitching!