12/28/10

We are very excited to announce that Simi Cakes will be providing Extreme Cakes & Tasty Treats for ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition for their project on the Space Coast! We are Happy to Support Lifestyle Homes and their efforts to help a family in need and bring the people of Brevard County together for a good cause. Attached is the link for volunteer info.http://www.extrememakeoverspacecoast.com/

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12/26/10

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  It was a whirlwind!  After many cakes, dozens of cupcakes, and hundreds of chocolate truffles we finally have a day of rest!

It was a very exciting holiday season.  I made a gluten free cake and a dozen gluten free cupcakes covered them with ganache and chocolate shavings.  Another cake was completely sugar free chocolate with chocolate icing.  The cake that was so much fun to make was a Transformer’s themed cake for 11 year old Michel.  The top tier was Optimus Prime’s helmet and I added his flames in cast sugar for a fun effect.  I was invited to demonstrate holiday cupcake making at an open house for Caryl Pomales of Re/Max Olympic.  It was a beautiful house with the most incredible views of the ocean in Melbourne Beach.  I had a lot of fun making peppermint patties, stained glass ornaments, and s’more cupcakes.

Today is a day of rest, but tomorrow starts a big project to make 300 cupcake topper elements!  More on that project later…

Enjoy the last week of the year!  Keep life sweet,

Sidney

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12/15/10

Hi everyone!

First off, I have to tell you about the Cricut Cake Class given by George and Merrie Lee Reese from Cakes-Etc. in West Palm Beach.  It was amazing!  We learned loads of new techniques on graphics, letters, and drawings for the machine and he also showed us how to use some of the online programs that are available.  His gumpaste recipe was worth it’s weight in gold!!

After the class, our club arrived and we had our first annual Brevard Cake Artists Holiday Party!  We had a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange, lots of incredible food, and fun hanging out and having a chance to catch up!  I can’t wait until next year!!

The last thing I wanted to talk about was a class I taught to one of my fellow club members, Rosann.  We made isomalt and poured many molds!  She made a beautiful sugar bowl and sugar holly leaves!  You’re a great student Rosann!

Coming up soon, Gluten Free Cupcakes and a  Transformers Themed Cake!  Happy Holidays and a Sweet New Year to All!

Thanks for reading,

Sidney 😀

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‘Keep Life Sweet!’

12/8/10

Hi Everyone!

Wow, only a little more than two weeks until Christmas already!  I will start off with the cakes I have made lately.  First, a Harry Potter cake for a Sweet Sixteen!  The base was Harry’s school trunk and it had the cake Hagrid made for him in the first book/movie sitting on top of it (now don’t laugh at the spelling, it’s how Hagrid wrote it and Ashley wanted it to be authentic!).  Also on top was the Monster Book of Monsters which was eating the Maurder’s Map that said ‘I Solemnly Swear I’m Up to No Good!’.  I added Harry’s wand and Platform 9 3/4 Train Ticket to finish the cake!  It looked awesome and Ashley, the birthday girl, loved it!  Happy Birthday Ashley!

The next cake was a white wedding cake with spectacular blown sugar bubbles and hand pulled curlicues  all over it.  I made about 20 bubbles to cover this cake and it turned out amazing.  It was simple and elegant.

Ok, onto the classes.  We just hosted a Truffle and Holiday Mini Cake Presents Class.  Sadly, I wasn’t feeling very well and was not able  to teach.  Luckly the ‘Mi’  in Simi, my mom/partner was able to step in and teach the class for me.  She said all of the students were very creative, and by the end of the day they all had beautiful masterpieces.  We also have a Cricut Cake class coming up soon.  This Sunday George Reese is coming down to teach everything to know about the computerized, electric Cricut Cake Macheine.  Our Club, The Brevard Cake Artists, will be hosting him in Palm Bay and we are all very excited!!  He will be bringing along his wonderful assistant and wife (our very own Florida ICES representative, owner of Cakes Etc. in West Palm Beach, and my mentor).   After the Class we will have out first annual Christmas Party which will include a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange, food, and fun.

Ok, so the last thing I would like to write about is our new Sugar Free cake flavors!  We have Chocolate and Vanilla so far and if I do say so myself, they taste wonderful.  You can’t tell the difference between this and sugared cakes!

Well that’s all for now.  I will post more soon!  I hope everyone has a happy and sweet holiday!

Sidney 😀

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‘Keep Life Sweet!’