After our demonstration of Gelatin Art by Roger.
The Recipe for any member who wants to give it a go is:-)
400g gelatin (NB)
200g condensed milk
50g evaporated milk
Colour of your choice
NB – gelatin to be made double strength to whatever your brand says to do.
March raffle is Mothers day Theme
We are getting great feedback about the Christmas cakes – people are coming into the shop saying about how lovely the cakes were and are we doing it again next year.
The final amount raised for St Elizabeth Hospice was
an astounding £3080.
Thanks to everyone who bought a cake.
Our February Meeting (on 10th Feb) our demonstrator this month will be Roger Dor – the subject is Gelatin decorations.
Two volunteers from our club will be asked to participate – Roger promises a “FUN” evening!
For those members who were unable to attend our January meeting the theme of our next raffle, as it’s near to Valentines day, is anything RED!
Fund Raiser Update
After the raffle on the 20th December the funds raised stood at:-
* £1000 for the cakes,
* £380 for the raffle,
* Our sponsor “Precon” boosted the fund by £1500
We are still awaiting the exact final total which will be posted as soon as we have confirmation.
Thank you to all the Sugarcraft club members for their generous donations of the cakes, their hard work, and expertise.
As this was such a great success I’m sure we’ll be doing this again next year. If Glenda has anything to do with it I’m sure we’ll surpass this years efforts as she likes to up the anti 🙂
Best wishes for a Happy and healthy new year to all our members and friends .
The theme for the January raffle is FRUIT.
Fresh, tinned or dried .Sorry to say I forgot to announce it at the last meeting .
See you all there
Amazing result to the cake sale for the hospice shop .
Amazing is the word .
We’ve surpassed all expectations .
£960 for the cakes on sale and so far £300 for the cake being raffled But there is another 10 days left for more tickets to be sold !!!!!
But it gets even better .
A club member has donated £60 to make the £940 up to £1000
A local business has pledged to double the amount of money that the cakes have sold for
What an amazing outcome .
Well done to all our members you should all feel so proud .
Our speaker for August was Estelle Mann. Estelle has visited us before showing us how to make decorations using gelatine ,
this time her subject was sugar flowers, In particular Dahlias . Always viewed as a complicated flower to make ,but Estelle
made every stage achievable and created some beautiful flowers .
Our speaker for September was Rachel Farnham of Regency cakes in Exning near Newmarket, so quite a local for us .
Rachel has visited us many times before and is a very gifted sugarcrafter and experienced in all aspects of sugarcraft ,
but her overriding skill is with royal icing and all it’s many uses .This time she decorated a two tier cake with scrolls and lattice work .
A very traditional style of royal icing work ,but one that requires tremendous skill land it was obvious that Rachel has this in abundance .
A very enjoyable and instructive evening and we look forwards to her returning again soon .
Next month our demonstrator will be club member Jean who has come up with her own unique way of cutting , rolling and folding sugarpate
to make decorations for our cakes . ,This will certainly be an interesting evening and guaranteed to be something new to us all ,
So something to look forwards to,
FOOD WITH FRIENDS FOR FUNDS
Our FFF lunches have been popular for the last 3 years and continue to be a very pleasant way of raising some funds for our club .
So much so that we have diversified slightly and have tried doing afternoon tea as well . We’ve enjoyed one so far and it was a huge hit
and we’re planning a second one soon .The first group quite enjoyed being the guinea pigs and are all planning to return.
With the lunches the optimum number for each lunch is 6 guests possibly 7 .The afternoon tea number is 9 .
So happily members have a choice between the two meals.
If your interested in either lunch or tea contact Glenda to arrange a date
have a look at the photos of the first afternoon tea .
A bit of a change today
Instead of lunch we had afternoon tea .
Lovely afternoon. I think everyone enjoyed it, Certainly didn’t go home hungry as you can see from the photos .
The Meeting on Monday 10th June features Gemma Parker
who’ll be telling everyone about a “Prize Winner” ….