Simi Cakes & Confections, LLC


We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy New Year Everyone!

We are so thankful for all our wonderful Cake Friends and Family we have gotten to know the last few years!  Happy 2013, we hope this year is filled with joy, love, health, and prosperity for you, your families and your cakes adventures!  Whether it be in your personal cake business, starting a cake club, signing up to compete in a competition, or just trying something you have always wanted to make, but were always a little tentative, this is the year!  Go for it!  We are so lucky in the Cake and Sugar Arts that we have so many opportunities to learn and so many amazing teachers to learn from.  So this year do something you always wanted to try and see where it takes you! 

This year I am thinking big!  I’m debuting my Frameworks Molds to create super structures for one of a kind centerpieces to take your pieces to new heights and your imagination is your only limit.  Check out the Valentine Cake Topper to see an idea of what you can create at  Look for new classes being added every week and I’ll see you in 2013! 

Upcoming Classes for January

***NEW*** Sign up ASAP for Next Weeks Class!

Jan 11-Southbury, CT-Ladybug Cake & Candy Supply Store 
7-10pm        Valentine’s Blown Sugar Wedding Cake Topper     

***Sign up by Jan 5!

Jan 12 & 13-Connecticut ICES Days of Sharing For information contact Diana Viera

9-12pm         Isomalt Sugar Garden Sculptures-Casting and Pulled Isomalt Hands-On Class
2-5pm           Vineyard Cake-Isomalt, Fondant, Painting, and Stenciling Hands-On Class
9-10am         Demo-Spun Sugar Bowls, Blown Sugar Hearts, & Painted Chocolates for Valentine’s Day
10:30-11:30 Demo-Icing Images in Isomalt-Beads, Flowers, Drops, Broaches, Borders and More
1-2pm           Demo-Gumpaste Water Lily

Jan 18, 19 & 20-Daytona Beach, FL, Florida ICES Mini Classes- Hands-On Classes & Vendoring
8-11am         Gumpaste Water Lily
12-2pm         Icing Images Suspended in Isomalt Cake
2:30-5:30      Blown Sugar Dolphin and Bubbles
8-11am         Stained Glass Sugar Butterflies
12-2pm         Basic Fondant
2:30-5:30      Dragon!  Rice Cereal Carving & Fondant Modeling
8-11am         Pulled Sugar Ribbons
12-2pm         Fondant Dog Figures
2:30-5:30      Isomalt Roses, Gems, and Shoes

Jan 26-Jacksonville, FL for more information
9:30-1pm      Isomalt Tropical Cake Topper Sculpture
1:30-6pm      Blown Bubbles & Hearts Cake Topper Sculpture

More upcoming classes can be found on the Simi Cakes website at

Tip of the Week

I want to suggest a wonderful resource for tips, tricks and helpful information on baking.  Check out The Home Baking Association Website:

They have recipes and videos for baking cakes, breads, pies, pizza crust, and more.  And their baking tips page is very helpful from baking pans to substituting sweeteners to measuring.  You can also follow them on Facebook: Enjoy!


Keep Life Sweet,


Simi Cakes & Confections, LLC




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