1/8/14

CakeFu.com

CakeFu.com

Rockabilly Cake

Rockabilly Cake

Simi Cakes & Confections

 

Hello everyone,

Join me TODAY, Wednesday, Jan 8 at 1:30pm EST for a  free online CakeFu Master Series Training!

I’ll be teaching many of the decorations I used to create the Rockabilly Cake

such as Icing Images in Isomalt utilizing vinyl mats and painting on isomalt.

The training is free and there will be great giveaways:

$60 Simi Gift: Molds & Isomalt

$50 Icing Images Gift Certificate

Along with special offers from both Simi Cakes & Icing Images.

And don’t worry if you miss the live event you can catch the replay at your convenience!

Click the following link to see the training:

http://www.cakefu.com/masters-series/sidney-galpern-74/

Hope to see you there!

 

Keep Life Sweet,

Sidney

Website:  http://www.simicakes.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simi-Cakes-Confections/121435164568456

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Simicakes

1/3/14

Rockabilly Cake

Rockabilly Cake

Simi Cakes & Confections

 

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year!  So excited to get the year started off with great cakes, wonderful classes, cake shows and an awesome sale!

First cake of the year is my Rockabilly Cake created with Icing Images suspended in Simi Isomalt with a blown sugar/isomalt heart topper and pulled wings, with a few pulled roses and the background is cut with the Sweet Accents Die Cutting Machine.  I used three dies:  1. Designer Borders for the waves, 2. Quilted Lattice & Confetti, and 3. Ribbon Banners for the “Love” sign.  I used Elite Colors by The Sugar Art to paint the printed pieces and edges of the flowers and Wedding Gold to paint the rope from the Simi Rope Mold.  The colors really pop which was what I was going for!  Isomalt brings out the most amazing colors and allows your Icing Images paper another dimension.  

 

CakeFu

Check out the incredible sale we have going on over at CakeFu!  They are offering 3 Simi Flex Forms© and a package of Clear Simi Isomalt for $29.99+shipping through Jan 7!!  It comes with 14”, 18”, and 21” Flex Forms© and a 6oz of the clear isomalt.  Here is the link to their sale:  

http://www.cakefu.com/market/isomalt-supplies/isomalt-sculpture-kit/

Simi Cakes is Proud to sponsor two fabulous cake shows this spring! 

1.  Announcing the “Special Isomalt Award” at That Takes the Cake Show in Austin, TX Feb 22 & 23.  If your entry includes isomalt as the entire piece or as a part of the entry, you can indicate on your entry form that you want to be considered for this special award. There is a $250 Prize! Make sure to enter by Feb 16 and indicate it on your entry form!  http://thattakesthecake.org/index.php/competition/rules/#Isomalt

  1.   And we are proud to sponsor the “Show Piece” Division at National Capital Area Cake Show in Fairfax, VA March 29 & 30. Get your showpieces registered by March 21 to be eligible to compete.   http://cakeshow.org/ 

Make sure to enter as soon as possible!  Cake shows can’t survive if there aren’t any cakes entered.  There is a category for all levels and you learn so much every time you enter.  Good Luck!

   

Coming up fast!

  The Florida ICES Mini Classes are Jan 24-26 in Orlando!  I’ll be teaching the Gumpaste Coral Reef & the Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage and we will be demoing all weekend at our booth in the vendor hall.  Stop in to shop and take a few classes too! 

All the info is on the website: http://www.flices.org/

 

Upcoming Classes and Events

Want to see pictures of our fabulous classes? 

Check out the Simi Facebook Events Pages for all the great pictures and information!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simi-Cakes-Confections/121435164568456?id=121435164568456&sk=events

 

Jan 24-26-Florida ICES Mini Classes-Orlando FL www.flices.org

Vendoring and demos all weekend

Sat

11:30-2:30         Gumpaste Coral Reef

3-6pm               Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage

Feb 15-New Orleans Mardi Gras Isomalt Classes  mausb90@yahoo.com

9-11am-            Isomalt Bows & Ribbons

12-2pm             Blown Sugar Spring Chick & Nest

3-5pm               Isomalt Mardi Gras Mask

Feb 22-23-Austin, Tx -That Takes the Cake Show  http://thattakesthecake.org/index.php/main/

All Weekend-Demos & Vendoring at our Booth

Sun-

8:30-11:30         Victorian Isomalt Class

March 8 & 9-Tulsa, OK 4th Anniversary of All Things Cake info@allthingscakeshop.com

Sat

Gumpaste Coral Reef

Ice Cream & Candy Dream in Isomalt

Chocolate Garnishes: Bows, Piping, Curls, Fans and More

Sun

Blown Sugar/Isomalt Tea Set

 March 15, 16, 17-Nashville, TN-Tennessee ICES Isomalt Classes & Day of Sharing

Contact Heather: LetThemEatCupcakes@comcast.net

Sat-                             

10-12                Chocolate Garnishes

2-5pm               Chocolate Sculptures

Sun-                            

Day of Sharing and Isomalt Demos Westward Balloon!

Mon-                            

8:30-10:30         Intro to Casting Isomalt

12-5pm             Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage

March 29 & 30-Fairfax, VA-National Capital Area Cake Show http://www.cakeshow.org/

Classes, Demos, Vendoring All Weekend!

Sat

8-11am             Chocolate Sculpture Class

2-3pm               Piping Filigree Chocolates-Butterflies, Monograms & More with Chocolate Transfer Sheets

Sun

8-9am               Casting Isomalt Brooches

April 12 & 13-Farmington, NM Isomalt Classes TBA with DOS

Sat-                  Isomalt Spring Sculpture Class

Sun                  DOS

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

Isomalt & Chocolate Classes and DOS Demos along with Vendoring

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

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

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

                 http://greatamericancakeshow.com/ 

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

Coming Soon!!!!  Info on Classes in Southbury, CT & Greensboro, NC!!!!

 

Keep Life Sweet,

Sidney

Website:  http://www.simicakes.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simi-Cakes-Confections/121435164568456

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Simicakes

12/10/13

 

Isomalt Winter Sculpture

Isomalt Winter Sculpture

Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage

Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage

Gumpaste Coral Reef

Gumpaste Coral Reef

Chef Michelle "Mitchie Munchies" Curran's A Night Before Christmas with Simi Isomalt as Snow!  26 Hours to create this amazing scene for Make A Wish!

Chef Michelle “Mitchie Munchies” Curran’s A Night Before Christmas with Simi Isomalt as Snow! 26 Hours to create this amazing scene for Make A Wish!

Simi Cakes & Confections

 

Hello everyone, 

I hope you all are creating wonderful cakes, cookies, and surprises for Christmas!  Please send us your pictures to share on Face Book and Twitter, we love to show you off!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simi-Cakes-Confections/121435164568456

https://twitter.com/Simicakes

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It’s not too early to think about January in Florida at the Florida ICES Mini Classes!  From Jan 24 through the 26 in Orlando it’s an all star line up of amazing teachers, a great vendor hall with extra hours this year and a new Night of Sharing Social!  I’ll be teaching the Gumpaste Coral Reef & the Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage and we will be demoing all weekend at our booth in the vendor hall.  Stop in to shop and take a few classes too!  All the info is on the website: http://www.flices.org/

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Check out: Michelle “Chef Mitchie” Curran of Las Vegas, who created “Marley’s at the Door” from A Christmas Carol in a cake decorating collaboration for Bake a Christmas Wish to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.
The movie and scene she chose to re-create in edible medium is from the 2009 animated version of “A Christmas Carol”. As Ebenezer Scrooge returns to his home from his bleak & miserable work day he encounters his old business partner in place of his home’s door knocker. The scene from the animated version is INTENSE & SUSPENSEFUL!

With almost 10 edible mediums, including Simi Isomalt for the snow, this project took nearly 26 hours to create.  Each brick is carved by hand and used 3 shades of petal dust to make it look aged. She wanted to capture every intricate detail possible in this project to make it realistic. Chef Mitchie says, “By far, my favorite part is the snow. I love how the final picture allows you to sense how cold the stone is.  I’m very proud to have been asked to take part in this beautiful artistic collaboration.”  Check out Chef Mitchie’s facebook and other cakes at the Bake a Christmas Wish links below:

https://www.facebook.com/MitchiesMunchies
https://www.facebook.com/bakeachristmaswish

 

Upcoming Classes and Events

 

Dec. 22-Orlando-Holiday Isomalt  info@simicakes.com

9-12noon              Casting Poinsettias, icicles, snowflakes, ornaments and more in isomalt 

Jan 24-26-Florida ICES Mini Classes-Orlando FL www.flices.org

Vendoring and demos all weekend

Sat

11:30-2:30            Gumpaste Coral Reef

3-6pm                    Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage 

Feb 15- New Orleans Beginning & Advanced Isomalt Classes  mausb90@yahoo.com

Mardi Gras Isomalt Classes TBA

Feb 22-23-Austin, Tx -That Takes the Cake Show  http://thattakesthecake.org/index.php/main/

Sun 8:30-11:30 Victorian Isomalt Class

Sat/Sun-Demos and Vendoring at our Booth 

March 15, 16, 17-Nashville, TN-Tennessee ICES Isomalt Classes & Day of Sharing

Contact Heather: LetThemEatCupcakes@comcast.com

Sat-                                        

10-12                     Chocolate Garnishes

2-5pm                    Chocolate Sculptures

Sun-                                      

Day of Sharing and Isomalt Demos Westward Balloon!

Mon-                                      

8:30-10:30            Intro to Casting Isomalt

12-5pm                  Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage

March 29 & 30-Fairfax, VA-National Capital Area Cake Show http://www.cakeshow.org/

Chocolate & Isomalt Classes, Demos and Vendoring at our booth

April 12 & 13-Farmington, NM Isomalt Classes TBA with DOS

Isomalt Spring Sculpture Class 

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

Isomalt & Chocolate Classes and DOS Demos along with Vendoring 

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

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

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

                       http://greatamericancakeshow.com/

Tip of the Week!

Have you checked out SugarEd Productions Sugar Art School by Sharon Zambito? It’s amazing! I spend hours watching and learning.  Great video and written tutorials with step by step instructions that are extremely comprehensive.  There are celebrity guest instructors like Kathleen LangeWayne Steinkopf too.   New tutorials with Sharon and new celebrities are added all the time.  There is an online community message board, printable recipe bank, on-line resources, shopping and so much more. It’s a great price at $100 a year or with monthly payment options at $10 a month.  There is a premium subscription with one on one consultations with Sharon and 20% off discount in the store.

  Here’s the link:
http://www.sugaredproductions.com/

Keep Life Sweet,

Sidney

http://www.simicakes.com/


12/3/13

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Simi Cakes & Confections

 

Hello everyone,

We have a few isomalt classes left before the end of the year for our Florida cake friends! 

This Saturday we will be in Jacksonville for Isomalt Flowers,

on Sunday we will hold 3 Holiday Isomalt classes at the Sweet Life in Miami

and on Dec 22 we will be in Orlando.  Make sure to sign up ASAP to save your seat!

 

Dec 7-Jacksonville, FL-Host Cathy David to sign up info@simicakes.com

1-5pm                    Isomalt Flower Class

Dec 8-Miami, FL, Sweet Life Cake & Candy Supply Isomalt Workshops  http://www.sweetlifecakesupply.com/

10:30-12:30                          Casting Holiday Isomalt

1:30-3:30               Isomalt Bows & Ribbons with Brooch Centers

4-6pm                    Blown Sugar Snowman and Spun Sugar

Dec. 22-Orlando-Holiday Isomalt  info@simicakes.com

9-12noon              Casting Poinsettias, icicles, snowflakes, ornaments and more in isomalt

Jan 24-26-Florida ICES Mini Classes-Orlando FL www.flices.org

Vendoring and demos all weekend

Sat

11:30-2:30       Gumpaste Coral Reef

3-6pm    Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage

 

 

A huge thank you to Teri Tarbox, of Simply Cakelicious!  She wrote a wonderful tutorial to share with us on Using Simi Isomalt with veiners. 

Enjoy!

 

Decorative Isomalt Flower Using Veiners

By Teri Tarbox

Owner, Simply Cakelicious

http://www.simplycakelicious.com/

 

This method is an alternative to pulled flowers. Using veiners and applying the isomalt directly on the veiner the impression of the petals will be in bedded in each petal, creating a Beautiful defined Flower. Veiner of your choosing, I used a Cattleya Double Veiner.

Supplies: Rubber Gloves, 2 silicone bowls, Simi Cakes Isomalt- color of choice,

In picture- Cattleya Double Veiner, tools on hand- needle tool and flat blade .

Melting pot (Ranger Melting Pot shown).

1-Place isomalt in silicone bowl, using the microwave heat isomalt

At 30 second intervals until it starts to returns to a liquid state.

Then 15 seconds at a time until it bubbles.  Caution: HOT!!!  Wear your gloves to prevent burns from boiling isomalt!

Place bowl on work surface until the isomalt stops bubbling.

  • ·         When the isomalt cools place it back in the microwave as needed at 15 second intervals again until it bubbles. Let bubbles burst and the isomalt is ready to use.      

2-Using what is considered the center petal. Pour a quarter size amount of isomalt on the bottom veiner, cover with the top veiner. Wait 1 minute and remove the top veiner. Slowly pull the isomalt from the bottom veiner. Free shape this petal.  

3- Using what is considered the outer petal. Pour a quarter size amount of isomalt on the bottom veiner, cover with the top veiner. Wait 1 minute and remove the top veiner. Slowly pull the isomalt from the bottom veiner. Shape petal with a

slight arch and pinch the bottom of petal.

Helpful hint- Always make a couple more then you think you will need.     

4- Using either clear or the color chosen dip the first center petal in heated  isomalt (using a melting pot if you have one or heat the isomalt in the microwave until liquid state to use it to attach the petals). One at a time attach petals, letting the isomalt cool and harden before you attach the next petal.           

5- Once the center of your flower is complete. Dip the outer petal in isomalt and attach this petal to the center cluster.    

6- Leaves- Follow the steps to create a petal. Green isomalt can be used or clear isomalt and dust it with

The Sugar Art Sterling Pearl Color Elf Green. Dust your clear leaf, this will give it a translucent effect. Attach your leaf(s) to the flower using isomalt.   

Attach your Beautiful flower with a dot of isomalt to you fondant cover cake. If flower is to be placed on a buttercream cake, attach a lollipop stick to the bottom of the flower with isomalt.

 I find that Simi Cakes Isomalt due to its rich colors allow a Sugar Artist to create Beautiful Decorative Fantasy Flowers.

Until next time…

Keep Life Sweet,

Sidney

http://www.simicakes.com/

 

 

 

 

9/15/13

New!  Our Simi Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage Class

New! Our Simi Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage Class

New!  Our Simi Isomalt Halloween Cake Topper Clas

New! Our Simi Isomalt Halloween Cake Topper Clas

Tami Utley's Cymbidium Orchid Class

Tami Utley’s Cymbidium Orchid Class

Tami Utley's Bas Relief Fall Fairy Class

Tami Utley’s Bas Relief Fall Fairy Class

Tami Utley's Chocolate Wrap Class

Tami Utley’s Chocolate Wrap Class

Tami Utley's Gelatin Bee Class

Tami Utley’s Gelatin Bee Class

  

Simi Cakes & Confections

Hello everyone! 

We are so ready to get back on the road for Fall!  We will criss cross the country in the next few months and hope to see you along the way!  We are setting up our schedule for next year with wonderful new classes and it’s filling up fast, so if you are interested in setting up a class at your location contact us right away! 

We are so excited that our amazingly talented cake artist friend, Tami Utley aka Sugar Art by Tami, will be joining us again Nov 9 & 10 in Rockledge, Florida!  You can see her articles in both American Cake Decorating and Edible Artists Network Magazines this month!  And you can find her work on Yummyarts.com and at her website http://www.sugarartbytami.com/.  Tami will be teaching 4 amazing decorating classes here in Florida-Cymbidium Orchids, Chocolate Wraps, Bas Relief Fall Fairy, and Gelatin Bumble Bees.  Make sure you don’t miss here while she is here!  For more information or to sign up email us at info@simicakes.com . 

Fall Classes & Events 

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Sept 22 & 23-Greensboro, NC with the Central Carolina Cake Club buttercream2011@gmail.com
Sunday

12-2pm
  Casting Isomalt
3-5pm
Fall Isomalt Flowers
Monday
10-12pm
  Isomalt Bows & Ribbons
1-3pm
  Blown Sugar Bubbles & Hearts Sculpture 

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Oct 3, 4, 5-Las Vegas, NV-Sweet House Confectionery Supply http://www.sweethouselv.com/
Thurs
5pm    Isomalt Demos at the Store-Come join us for a fun and creative evening
Fri 6 hours
    Holiday Isomalt Basics Workshop-Cast, Pulled, and Blown Sugar/Isomalt Hands-on Workshop
Sat
6 hours
   Isomalt Basics Workshop-Cast, Pulled, and Blown Sugar/Isomalt Hands-on Workshop 

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Oct 6,7,8,9-Las Vegas, NV-IBIE Baking Show-demos with Pfeil & Holing & Satin Ice Plus a few surprises!  http://www.bakingexpo.org/ 

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Oct 12, 13, 14-Austin, TX-Make it Sweet  http://www.allinonebakeshop.com/
Sat
10-11am  Free Casting Isomalt Demo
11:30-1:30
  Casting Isomalt Class
2:30-4:30
  Isomalt Ribbons & Bows with Brooch Centers
Sun
11-12noon
     Free Blown Sugar Demo-Swans & Hummingbirds
1-5pm
  Halloween Cake Topper Class
Mon
   
10-12noon
     Stained Glass Isomalt
1-3pm
           Fall Isomalt Flowers 

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Oct 19 & 20-Westminster, MD-Great American Cake Show-Class, Demos, Vendoring with Simi Cakes
                   http://greatamericancakeshow.com/

Sat

8-11:30  Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage Cake Topper

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Oct 24, 25, 26, & 27 2013-Ladybug Cake & Candy, Southbury, CT  http://ladybugcakeandcandy.com/

Thurs

6-9pm Cupcake Toppers with Chocolate, Isomalt, & Fondant

Fri

6-10pm  Gumpaste Seascape

Sat

9-1pm Beginning Isomalt for Teens 12-18 Halloween Cake Topper

2-5pm Chocolate Sculptures

Sun

10-2pm  Isomalt Pumpkin Carriage Cake Topper

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Nov 2 & 3-New Orleans, LA-Isomalt Classes info@simicakes.com

Class information To Be Announced Soon! 

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Nov 9 & 10-Guest Instructor Tami Utley Comes to Simi Cakes info@simicakes.com

                                                                                               Sat

8-11  Cymbidium Orchids

11-1  Chocolate Wraps

1:30-4:30 Bas Relief Fall Fairy

4:30-5:30  Finish Cymbidium Orchids

Sun

9-12  Gelatin Bumble Bees 

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Nov 10-Miami, FL, Sweet Life Cake & Candy Supply Isomalt Workshops  http://www.sweetlifecakesupply.com/

10:30-12:30 Casting Isomalt

1:30-3:30 Isomalt Roses & Calla Lilies

4-6pm Blown Sugar Sculptures 

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Nov 15, 16, 17-Chicago, IL-American Baking & Sweets Show

                        http://americasbakingandsweetsshow.com/ 

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Nov 18 & 19-Chicago, IL-Edible Artists Network http://www.edibleartistsnetwork.com/

Mon 9-1  Blown Sugar Sculptures

Mon 2-5:30  Chocolate Sculptures

Tues 9-5  Isomalt Ruffle Rose & Pleated Fabric Cakes 

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Dec 7-Jacksonville, FL-Host Cathy David to sign up info@simicakes.com

1-5pm    Isomalt Flower Class 

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Dec 8-Miami, FL, Sweet Life Cake & Candy Supply Holiday Isomalt Workshops http://www.sweetlifecakesupply.com/

10:30-12:30-Casting Holiday Isomalt

1:30-3:30-Isomalt Bows & Ribbons with Brooch Centers

4-6pm-Blown Sugar Snowmen and Spun Sugar

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Until Next Time…

Keep Life Sweet,

Sidney

  http://www.simicakes.com/ 

https://twitter.com/Simicakes

                                                       https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simi-Cakes-Confections/121435164568456

9/5/13

Isomalt Cake Topper Tutorial on Cakes We Bake made with Simi Isomalt, Icing Images, & color by The Sugar Art

Isomalt Cake Topper Tutorial on Cakes We Bake made with Simi Isomalt, Icing Images, & color by The Sugar Art

Sugar wrapped cake & isomalt topper tutorial on Cakes We Bake made with Simi Isomalt, Icing Images, Marvelous Molds, Simi Molds & color by The Sugar Art

Sugar wrapped cake & isomalt topper tutorial on Cakes We Bake made with Simi Isomalt, Icing Images, Marvelous Molds, Simi Molds & color by The Sugar Art

Sugar wrapped cake & isomalt tutorial on Cakes We Bake made with Simi Isomalt, Icing Images, Marvelous Molds, Simi Molds & color by The Sugar Art

Sugar wrapped cake & isomalt tutorial on Cakes We Bake made with Simi Isomalt, Icing Images, Marvelous Molds, Simi Molds & color by The Sugar Art

 

  Simi Cakes & Confections 

 

Hello Everyone!

The live streaming on Cakes We Bake was a great experience last week.  I wrapped a cake in Simi Isomalt and Icing Images and created a beautiful cake topper.  There were a few glitches with the computer, but I hope everyone learned so much!  Thank you to Terri Happe, Cakes We Bake, for walking me through the whole process.  We will be working on our next training for live stream and trying to clear up the choppiness for next time.  Thank you to Debbie at Icing Images for the amazing iDesigns program, that I use almost daily, and for the new Sweet Accents Die Cutting Machine.  Thank you to Dominic at Marvelous Molds for his beautiful new Onlay molds, and to Anetka, Tony & Edward for their beautiful Sterling Colors at The Sugar Art. 

You can see the Live Stream anytime at www.cakeswebake.com

And you can see a written recap of the whole tutorial on Icing Image’s blog, Beyond the Image, here:  http://icingimages.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/wrapping-a-cake-in-sugar/

Also, now available from Icing Images are Celebrity Sweet Accent kits! Save money on all the cool die cutters and embossing folders you want by getting them as part of a celebrity cake decorators’ kits.  There is the Simi Cakes Edition, Peggy Tucker, Sarah Myers, and the Edna De la Cruz Editions.  Check them all out along with great free tutorials at www.icingimges.com .

       

Classes & Events with Simi Cakes

Sept 5-Ft. Walton Bch, FL-Just Think Cake http://justthinkcake.com/
5-9pm                    Gumpaste Coral Reef Workshop
Sept 8-Houston-Houston Cake Club Cake Decorating Extravaganza-    http://www.houstoncakeclub.com/dos/dosann.htm
9-4pm          
          Day of Sharing Demo with Debbie Brown, Liz Dickson, Gary Homan, Ximina Sempertegui, & Me!
Vendoring at our booth
Sept 14-Sweet Life Cake & Candy Supply Isomalt Demo Day, RSVP  http://www.sweetlifecakesupply.com/
Sat
11-12noon    
          Free Isomalt Demo  Full
1-2pm          
           Free Isomalt Demo
2:30-3:30                Free Isomalt Demo
Sept 22 & 23-Greensboro, NC with the Central Carolina Cake Club 
buttercream2011@gmail.com
Sunday
12-2pm                   Casting Isomalt
3-5pm          
          Fall Isomalt Flowers
Monday
10-12pm                 Isomalt Bows & Ribbons
1-3pm          
          Blown Sugar Bubbles & Hearts Sculpture
Oct 3, 4, 5-Las Vegas, NV-Sweet House Confectionery Supply http://www.sweethouselv.com/
Thurs 5pm    
          Isomalt Demos at the Store-Come join us for a fun and creative evening
Fri 6 hours    
          Holiday Isomalt Basics Workshop-Cast, Pulled, and Blown Sugar/Isomalt Hands-on Workshop
Sat 6 hours   
          Isomalt Basics Workshop-Cast, Pulled, and Blown Sugar/Isomalt Hands-on Workshop
Oct 6,7,8,9-Las Vegas, NV-IBIE Baking Show-demos with Pfeil & Holing & The Sugar Art Plus a few surprises!  http://www.bakingexpo.org/
Oct 12, 13, 14-Austin, TX-Make it Sweet  http://www.allinonebakeshop.com/
Sat
10-11am                  Free Casting Isomalt Demo
11:30-1:30   
          Casting Isomalt Class
2:30-4:30                Isomalt Ribbons & Bows with Brooch Centers
Sun
11-12noon    
          Free Blown Sugar Demo-Swans & Hummingbirds
1-5pm          
           Halloween Cake Topper Class
Mon
10-12noon    
          Stained Glass Isomalt
1-3pm          
           Fall Isomalt Flowers
Oct 19 & 20-Westminster, MD-Great American Cake Show-Class, Demos, Vendoring with Simi Cakes
http://greatamericancakeshow.com/ 

Sat

8-11:30                   Blown Sugar Sculptures

Oct 24, 25, 26, & 27 2013-Ladybug Cake & Candy, Southbury, CT  http://ladybugcakeandcandy.com/

Thurs

6-9pm                     Cupcake Toppers with Chocolate, Isomalt, & Fondant

Fri

6-10pm                   Gumpaste Seascape

Sat

9-2pm                     Beginning Isomalt for Teens 12-18

3-6pm                     Chocolate Sculptures

Sun

10-2pm                   Halloween Isomalt Cake Topper

Nov 9, 10-Guest Instructor Tami Utley Comes to Simi Cakes http://www.sugarartbytami.com/

Sat

8-11am                   Cymbidium Orchids

11-1                        Chocolate Wraps

1:30-4:30                Bas Relief Fall Fairy

4:30-5:30                Finish Cymbidium Orchids

Sun

9-12                       Gelatin Bumble Bees             

Nov 15, 16, 17-Chicago, IL-American Baking & Sweets Show

                        http://americasbakingandsweetsshow.com/

Nov 18 & 19-Chicago, IL-Edible Artists Network http://www.edibleartistsnetwork.com/

Mon 9-1                   Blown Sugar Sculptures

Mon 2-5:30              Chocolate Sculptures

Tues 9-5                  Isomalt Ruffle Rose & Pleated Fabric Cakes

Dec 7-Jacksonville, FL-Host Cathy David to sign up info@simicakes.com

1-5pm                     Isomalt Flower Class

Until Next Time…

Keep Life Sweet,

Sidney

  http://www.simicakes.com/ 

https://twitter.com/Simicakes

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simi-Cakes-Confections/121435164568456

8/14/13

 

 

Isomalt & Icing Images Sculpture that Jackie Coughlin & I demoed at ICES 13

Isomalt & Icing Images Sculpture that Jackie Coughlin & I demoed at ICES 13

Isomalt Sculpture that Mike Terry & I demoed at ICE 13

Isomalt Sculpture that Mike Terry & I demoed at ICE 13

Isomalt & Royal Icing Bird Feeder that Dawn Parrott & I demoed at Cake Camp

Isomalt & Royal Icing Bird Feeder that Dawn Parrott & I demoed at Cake Camp

Isomalt Sculpture demoing the Marvelous Molds, color by the Sugar Art and Simi Blown and Hand Pulled Isomalt

Isomalt Sculpture demoing the Marvelous Molds, color by the Sugar Art and Simi Blown and Hand Pulled Isomalt

Isomalt Flower I created for the ICES 13 Isomalt Sculpture demo

Isomalt Flower I created for the ICES 13 Isomalt Sculpture demo

Simi Cakes & Confections 

 

Hello Everyone!

The summer has flown by with Cake Camp, Icing on the Cake Show, ICES 13 in Lexington and cake classes.  I have to thank all of the wonderful sugar artists who have stopped by to play sugar and demo at my booth or use Simi Isomalt in their own classes!  Amelia Carbide, Jay Qualls, Marina Sousa, James Roselle, Dawn Parrott, Terri Tarbox, Mike Terry, Joshua Simpson, Liz Dickson, Michelle Boyd, Jackie Coughlin, Gracie Prainito, Brenda Byrd, and last but certainly not least Kathy Scott!  Everyone’s work was exciting and so unique.  And a huge thank you to Icing Images, The Sugar Art, and Marvelous Molds who asked me to demo their products.  We were excited to cross paths with many of our cake friends that we usually see in their hometowns and we always wish there was more time to hang out and relax.  But the big shows are fast paced and have a full schedule, so we are happy at least we see everyone as much as we did!  

This was the first time we crossed the country by car instead of plane and we tried to stay on Route 66 as much as possible to visit every cheesy fun spectacle just off the road.  Later this month we’ll have a chance to take it further north and see the other end.  We started out at Cadillac Ranch in Texas and spray painted the cars.  It’s a lot of fun to stay in roadside motels that have been refurbished to look retro from the 1950’s, but they come complete with flat screen TVs and fridges, but don’t look for an ice machine because it wasn’t there originally! We saw everything from the Grand Canyon and Indian Pueblos to Pawn Stars pawn shop and Duck Commander headquarters to aliens at the UFO museum in Roswell.  We took an elevator 79 stories down into Carlsbad Caverns and were in awe and really quite inspired as artists.  We got caught in the middle of monsoons in the desert, sand storms that looked like the world was on fire in New Mexico, and water leaks over our heads at a restaurant in Caesars Palace!  When we started the summer we wondered if it would be hard to travel that long by car, but it turned out to be quite relaxing and we laughed a lot.  We get to stop in so many towns to see amazing cake friends along the way.  We are truly blessed to have met such wonderful talented artists. 

Some of our favorite memories involve the morning drives to Cake Camp with our car loaded with the Simi Cakes crew, Kathy & Dennis Scott, and Cheryl of Edible Artists Network.  By the time we all arrived to work we had laughed so hard from Kathy & Dennis’s words of wisdom that the day could only be great.  Congratulations to Kathy Scott for being elected President of ICES at convention in Lexington last week.  It’s her third term as president and sets a new record! 

By the way, you can check out all of our pictures on my facebook photos section and see a small sample of our summer!  https://www.facebook.com/sidney.galpern/photos_all  Enjoy!

We will be heading to Tulsa Cake Retreat next week and have added a few more classes.  Make sure you check our schedule often as we are adding new classes all the time!  We will be on the road quite a bit the rest of the year and hope to travel to your town.  If your town isn’t on the schedule shoot us an email at info@simicakes.com and we will see what we can do to get you close to a class!     

 

Classes & Events with Simi Cakes

Aug 23-24 Tulsa, OK -Tulsa Cake Retreat  http://www.allthingscakeshop.com/Tulsa-Cake-Retreat.html
Friday
8-11am         Hand Pulled Isomalt Flowers
2-4pm
           Intro to Casting-Brooch Bouquet
4:30-7:30
      Chocolate Sculpture Class
Saturday
9-6pm
           Vendor & Demos all day
2 hour
           Blown Sugar Fantasy Flower
2 hour
           Isomalt Gear Sculpture
4:30-6:30
      Cupcake Toppers in Chocolate, Fondant, & Isomalt Techniques
Sept 5-Ft. Walton Bch, FL-Just Think Cake 
http://justthinkcake.com/
5-9pm           Gumpaste Coral Reef Workshop
Sept 8-Houston-Houston Cake Club Cake Decorating Extravaganza-    
http://www.houstoncakeclub.com/dos/dosann.htm
9-4pm           Day of Sharing Demo with Debbie Brown, Liz Dickson, Gary Homan, Ximina Sempertegui, & Me!
                   Vendoring at our booth
Sept 13,14 & 15 Sweet Life Cake & Candy Supply, 
http://www.sweetlifecakesupply.com/
Fri
5-8pm           Intro to Casting Isomalt
Sat
9-12noon
       Intro to Casting Isomalt
1-3pm
           Isomalt Ribbons & Bows with Brooch Centers
3:30-5:30
      Pulled Sugar Gardens
Sun
9-1pm
           Blown Sugar Sculptures
2-6pm
           Advanced Isomalt Flowers with Airbrush and Painting
Sept 22 & 23-Greensboro, NC with the Central Carolina Cake Club 
buttercream2011@gmail.com
Sunday
12-2pm         Casting Isomalt
3-5pm
           Fall Isomalt Flowers
Monday
10-12pm
       Isomalt Bows & Ribbons
1-3pm
           Blown Sugar Bubbles & Hearts Sculpture
Oct 3, 4, 5-Las Vegas, NV-Sweet House Confectionery Supply 
http://www.sweethouselv.com/
Thurs 5pm     Isomalt Demos at the Store-Come join us for a fun and creative  Halloween themed evening
Fri 6 hours
     Holiday Isomalt Basics Workshop-Cast, Pulled, and Blown Sugar/Isomalt Hands-on Workshop
Sat 6 hours
    Isomalt Basics Workshop-Cast, Pulled, and Blown Sugar/Isomalt Hands-on Workshop

Oct 6,7,8,&9 IBIE Las Vegas

Demos at the Pfeil & Holing Booth #2521, Satin Ice, The Sugar Art

Oct 12, 13, 14-Austin, TX-Make it Sweet  http://www.allinonebakeshop.com/
Demos and classes TBA
Oct 19 & 20-Westminster, MD-Great American Cake Show-Class, Demos, Vendoring with Simi Cakes
                   http://greatamericancakeshow.com/ 

Oct 24, 25, 26, & 27 2013-Ladybug Cake & Candy, Southbury, CT  http://ladybugcakeandcandy.com/

Teen Isomalt Class, Cupcake Classes, Gumpaste Sea Sculpture and more info TBA!
Nov 9, 10-Guest Instructor Tami Utley Comes to Simi Cakes http://www.sugarartbytami.com/

Saturday

8-11                                 Cymbidium Orchids

11-1                                 Chocolate Wraps

1:30-5:30      Elegant Cutwork

Sunday

8-9                                     Finish Cymbidium Orchids

9-12             Bas Relief Fall Fairies
Nov 15, 16, 17-Chicago, IL-American Baking & Sweets Show  http://americasbakingandsweetsshow.com/

Nov 18 & 19-Chicago, IL-Edible Artists Network http://www.edibleartistsnetwork.com/

Mon 9-1        Blown Sugar Sculptures

Mon 2-5:30    Chocolate Sculptures

Tues 9-5        Isomalt Ruffle Rose & Pleated Fabric Cakes

Dec 7-Jacksonville, FL-Host Cathy David to sign up info@simicakes.com

TBA              Isomalt Flower Class

Jan 24-26 Florida ICES Mini Classes-Orlando FL www.flices.org

Feb 22-23-Austin, Tx -That Takes the Cake Show  http://thattakesthecake.org/index.php/main/

March 15 & 16 Nashville, TN-Tennessee ICES Isomalt Classes & Day of Sharing

Sat-              Isomalt Classes

Sun-             Day of Sharing and Isomalt Demos

March 2014-Marlton, NJ-Garden State Cake Show  http://www.gscakeshownj.com/
March 29 & 30-Fairfax, VA-National Capital Area Cake Show http://www.cakeshow.org/

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

 

Tip of the Week

Did you know there are free tutorials on the Swank Cake Designs website?  You will find free tutorials from Wayne Steinkopf on a gift box and bow, Lauren Kitchens Monkeying Around with modeling chocolate, Debbie Goard’s amazingly realistic celery, Kara Bustos perfectly ganached cakes, and my Simi Isomalt Sculptures!  Enjoy them all! 

Go to:

http://swankcakedesign.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=56

 

Until Next Time…

Keep Life Sweet,

Sidney

  http://www.simicakes.com/ 

https://twitter.com/Simicakes

                                                       https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simi-Cakes-Confections/121435164568456

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