Last time I told you about a great new product, DECOgel from Icing Images.  It works great with all of the Simi molds we manufacture.  Not only that, it works beautifully with Icing Images premium icing sheets.  I love the iDesigns program on their website, so I printed out a few fun patterns and created a little You Tube video on my projects, a dragonfly and pocket watch.  Enjoy!


You can find Icing Images and DECOgel at www.icingimages.com and Simi Molds at www.simicakes.com

Last Call for Intro to Isomalt Classes this weekend in Jacksonville, FL at A Baker’s Paradise.  If you are interested in beginning casting, bows, and blown sugar, let me know ASAP at info@simicakes.com or call 321-543-3492 to sign up.

We are only a week away from the Frosting Creators of San Antonio’s Weekend of Sharing.  I’ll be teaching Chocolate Garnishes and Ice Cream and Candy Dream in Isomalt.  There will be great teachers with me including Ruth Rickey, Wayne Steinkopf & Chuck Hamilton, Sylvia Wilson, and Margarita Fuentes!!!  Come check out the great instructor classes, demos, raffles, vendors, amazing cakes and enjoy Cinco de Mayo in San Antonio!  You can sign up for classes at http://dos.frostingcreators.com/

Huge THANK YOU to the Gator Baker’s Cake Club for inviting me to come up and teach Airbrushing and Dragons Class with them!  We had a blast and everyone’s dragons were awesome!  It was a great day of creativity and I can’t wait to visit again!  Don’t miss their next class with Melanie Judge on May 24 for Fondant Techniques.  If you are interested in joining Gator Baker’s Cake Club shoot me an email at info@simicakes.com



Upcoming Classes & Events

April 26-Jacksonville, FL A Bakers Paradise http://www.abparadise.com/ 

10-12                     Intro to Casting

1-3pm                    Isomalt Bows

3:30-5:30               Blown Isomalt Bubble Flowers

May 2-4-San Antonio, TX-Frosting Creators of San Antonio  http://www.frostingcreators.com/


6-9pm                    Chocolate Garnishes & Bows


9-12                        Ice Cream & Candy Dream in Isomalt at The Drury Airport Hotel


9-4                          Demos & Vendoring at the Frosting Creators Day of Sharing/Garden Ridge Community Center

May 13-Jacksonville, FL-A Bakers Paradise http://www.abparadise.com

5-8pm                    Isomalt Princess Pumpkin Carriage

May 14-Fort Walton Bch, FL-Just Think Cake http://justthinkcake.com/            

6-8pm                    Isomalt Play Night              

May 17-18-Richardson, TX-North Texas Cake Show http://northtexascakeshow.com/

Classes & Vendoring at our booth


9-11                        Intro to Isomalt

11:30-2:30            Angel Heart Wings in Isomalt

3-5                          Stained Glass Heart


9-11                        Chocolate Garnishes: Bows, Piping, Curls, Fans, Molds & More

12-3                        Ice Cream & Candy Dream in Isomalt

June 7 & 8-Southbury, CT, Ladybug Cake & Candy


9-12                        Gumpaste Gnome

1-5                          Ice Cream & Candy Dream in Isomalt


12-5                        Isomalt Tea Set

June 21 & 22-Daytona Bch, FL, Florida ICES Day of Sharing  www.flices.org

Vendoring and demos at the booth

July 11, 12, 13, 14-Shreveport, LA-Icing on the Cake Competition


6-8pm                    Casting Isomalt

Sat                          Vendoring/Demos/Judging


9-11                        Isomalt Ribbons & Bows

12-5                        Isomalt Tea Set

6-8pm                    Isomalt Fall Flowers


9-3pm                    Day of Sharing

4-8                          Victorian Isomalt

July 31-Aug 3-Albuquerque, NM-ICES 14 www.ices.org

Vendor booth #516 Demos all weekend with special guests!

Class Fri 2-4pm   Gumpaste Sea Turtle

Demo Sun 9:30   Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage

August 9-12-Austin, Tx-Make it Sweet  http://makeitsweet.com/

Isomalt Classes & Free Demos TBA
August 23-24 Jamaica, New York  Desirable Cake http://desirablecake.com/


TBA                        Pulled Ribbons & Bows with Brooch Centers

TBA                        Blown Sugar Bubble Cake


TBA                        Beautiful Isomalt Flowers

Sept 20-21-Greensboro, NC Isomalt Classes hosted by Central Carolina Cake Club info TBA

Fall 2014-New Orleans Isomalt Classes- TBA

Fall 2014-Tulsa, Ok All Things Cake TBA
Oct 3-5-Vancouver, BC  Cake Love http://cakeloveyvr.com/

Fri-Sunday            Vendor Booth


8-12                        Ice Cream & Candy Dream in Isomalt

1-5pm                    Isomalt Tea Set


8-12                        Blown Sugar Angle Heart Wings

1-3                          Isomalt Magnolia

4-6                          Chocolate Garnishes

7-9pm                    Cake Love Stained Glass Heart


9-1pm                    Victorian Isomalt

Oct 19 & 20-Westminster, MD-Great American Cake Show-Class, Demos, Vendoring with Simi Cakes


Nov 2014-Birmingham, UK- NEC Cakes International  http://www.cakeinternational.co.uk/

Nov 15-22-Cake Cruise, 7 nights out of Ft. Lauderdale  http://www.cakecruise.com/

Isomalt Painting, Fondant, & Gumpaste Classes TBA

Jan 16, 17, 18-Florida Mini Classes, Daytona Bch, FL

Class & Vendoring 

Tip of the Week

This week’s awesome tip comes from Cindy Cannon, a member of the Gator Baker’s Cake Club in Gainesville, FL.  After our airbrush class last week Cindy mentioned that she had a great tip to clean her hands and offered to share!  She found an easy way to the get paint off by mixing some dish detergent or liquid hand soap in your hand and then adding a couple of tablespoons of the used coffee grounds.  Rub your hands together and then rinse and all of the paint will come off.  It also exfoliates your hands and they feel good.  Cindy told me to try it and it worked great.  I also got ink from my edible printer on my hands and it worked wonderfully for that too!  Thanks Cindy!

Keep Life Sweet,


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It’s been great fun the last few months working with so many great sugar artists on the road!  In Austin, TX Dawn Parrott and I created a beautiful vase of flowers with Simi Isomalt, Dawn’s amazing piping and painted in Sarah Myers new Steampunk Sugar Art Color Set. You can find the colors atwww.thesugarart.com .  You can find Dawn Parrott’s wonderful royal icing videos on her websitehttp://www.dawnparrott.com/

A big thank you to Jay Qualls, http://jayqualls.com/, for joining me for the Tennessee Day of Sharing and helping me with my demo on Westward to ICES Balloon.  You might remember Jay from The Taste and Next Great Baker.  We had a great time getting everyone excited to travel to Albuquerque for convention in July/August.  We created a fun scene with a hot air balloon in the clouds over the desert.  Thank you to the TN ICES and Heather Longpre for inviting me!

In Fairfax, Wayne Steinkopf, co-owner of Swank Cake Design, and I created a beautiful little one tier wedding cake.  I worked with my Simi crystal clear isomalt and drop mold and Wayne used Fat Daddio’s Heart Medallion Lace cutter/embosser, FMM Primrose Cutters, Swank Cake Design Blossom Press, The Sugar Art Super Pearl luster dust.    You can find all of the Swank products on www.swankcakedesign.com

Congratulations to Rebecca Sheer for winning our first ever Isomalt Award at That Takes the Cake in Austin, TX and to Daniel Corpuz for winning our Showpiece Award at National Capital Area Cake Show in Fairfax, VA!  We love all the amazing pieces that were put into the shows and encourage even more participation next year.  Stay tuned and I’ll post the links as they become available.

Tip of the Week

The tip of the week is DecoGel!  New Decogel is a wonderful gummy material that you heat and pour into molds from Icing Images.  It sets up in just a few minutes and is fun, beautiful, flexible decoration to your cakes and cupcakes!  DECOgel can be frozen, refrigerated or left at room temperature. As a gelatin based product, it can eventually melt in the hot sun, however your cake will melt faster!  With a texture similar to a gummy bear, DECOgel has a slight vanilla taste to match almost any flavor product you adhere it to.  DECOgel can be poured on any edible picture or iDesignsTM print, then peeled away after setting to create an amazing image or pattern on the gel. DECOgel works beautifully with just about any mold, from high priced, high detailed molds, to inexpensive chocolate molds. Use clear or white DECOGel to create any color. Mix colors together to create new colors, or swirl them for amazing effects.  There are great video tutorials on the website.  Check them out: http://www.icingimages.com/decogel

Keep Life Sweet,


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