Monday, July 18, 2011

This One Time ... At Cake Camp ....

Well I'm back from Las Vegas and Cake Camp 2011 - what a blast! It's been 3 years since the last Cake Camp so I jumped at the chance to go back!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words - so let's go with that!

Get this plane going - Vegas is waiting!
Woot! Woot! We are here!
View from our room at the Green Valley Ranch Resort
As the sun sets ...
Time to take in the sites ...
Vegas has something for everyone!

It was a great weekend of spending time with friends .....
Me & Ruth Rickey
Me & Lauren Kitchens
Me & Ashleigh Phillips Foster

Oh ya and I took some classes too!

Beyond The Bridge with Ruth Rickey

Cocoa Painting with Marsha Winbeckler
Airbrushing with Roland Winbeckler

Sitting Dog Stand with Mike McCarey

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Debbie Brown is Crossing the Pond!

photo courtesy of Debbie Brown Cakes

We are thrilled to announce that Debbie Brown will be joining Flour Confections next year for 3 wonderful classes!

2 of the classes feature cakes from Debbie's newest book "Baby Cakes". Debbie has authored over 20 books and is the UK's #1 sugarcraft author! Her novelty cakes and figures are adored by people around the world.

Debbie will be teaching the following master classes:

Friday March 2nd 2012 9am-5:30pm $375 CAD

Saturday March 3rd 2012 9am-5:30pm $375 CAD

Sunday March 4th 2012 9am-5:30pm $375 CAD

As with all our classes, all supplies are included and a fabulous lunch and our signature cookies will be served!

Spaces are already filling after our initial announcement last week - you don't want to miss out on this chance to learn from Debbie!

Being Tranquil with Toba

I know most of you will probably say "piping? tranquil? not possible!" But it really is and was!!!

We were so honoured to have hosted master chef instructor Toba Garrett for 2 full days of advanced piping techniques. Toba is so down to earth and made everyone feel very relaxed - it was one of the most calming and zen like classes I've ever had! Soft music was playing while students patiently piped away.

Our days were split between the Lambeth Ring Design in the morning and Australian Stringwork in the afternoon. After the rather hectic week I had just had, I needed a break and this class was it! It's sad to say, but I feel like piping is a dying art these days and it's truly a shame. It was such a pleasure to see students come out to learn this fine art and to appreciate the skill involved. I hope now we will see a come back to piping!