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 .
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself .Chris and Sandy to wish all our club members a very happy and healthy new year for 2019.
We hope that this coming year sees the club being as happy and friendly as it always is and look forwards to welcoming some really interesting demonstrators to visit us.
This is our 23rd year and hope our club continues to hold a special place in your heart as it does in ours .
HAPPY NEW YEAR
I have had an email from the Bury sugarcraft club inviting us to go along to their next meeting on 19th November.
Their demonstrator is Georgie Godbold and I think Beryl will be with her . So it’s sure to be an entertaining evening . always a good double act .
They meet in the Hyndman centre.
Bury St Edmunds
The meeting starts at 7.45pm
Obviously a visitors charge and I’m not sure how much that is but probably similar to ours.
We had quite a good attendance to this months meeting. Always less members this month because of holidays .
Our demonstrator was Estelle Mann, a new visitor to our group, and she came very well recommended.
Her subject was ” Snow globes “.
Which she made using gelatine and sugarpaste, something that none of us had seen before
It was hard to believe what could be achieved using such simple imgredients and like all good teachers she made it look so easy
With lots of usefull tips and clear information we were all totally engrossed and at one point she asked if we were interested as we were so quiet .
But we were quiet because this demonstration was truly a light bulb moment for us all .
I’ve already asked her to visit us again. And were looking forwards to seeing what she has to show us then.
Our next meeting is
Our demonstrator this month is Rabana Christescu and she will be showing us some chocolate work .Chocolate is always a popular subject and with christmas on the horizon we’ll be keen to learn something new .
If you would like to come along be sure of a warm welcome .
We meet in st Mary’s hall . Wolsey rd . At 7.30pm .if you would like more information you can ring Glenda on 01449 615382.
Our demonstrator this month was Gemma Parker from Gemma’s crafty cakes in Felixstowe. We hadn’t seen Gemma for a few months and had been looking forwards to this demonstration .
Our members all enjoyed her demonstration showing us how to create the cutest sitting up teddy bear. Gemma made it look very achievable and I’m sure a lot of our members will have a go themselves.
When it was finished Gemma gave it to the club to raffle and it was won by a member with a birthday that same week .
A big thank you to Gemma for a lovely demonstration
Our speaker in August is new to our club but comes highly reccomended.
Estelle Mann will be showing us how to make snow globes using gelatine and sugarpaste . Completely new to us, so something to look forward to .
A good turn out on a cold winter meeting.
Having been let down by the demonstrator for this month who was going to show us how to make macarons, club member Jean bravely stepped into the breach and offered to do the dem for us .
Jean makes the most amazing macarons , all flavours and quite divine to eat .
After transporting all the equipment that she needed to use she was brave enough to show us ,step by step how to make these very temperamental little delights
So much could have gone wrong but it didn’t. We watched every stage of making them , then the best bit , we all got to try them . Delicious .!!!
We all agreed that this had been a really enjoyable evening and our thanks and gratitude to Jean for working so hard to make the evening the success it was.
We hadn’t invited a visiting demonstrator this month so Glenda did a demonstration of some Christmas items Poinsettia, Christmas roses
and pine cones.
It was a bit of a reminder for some of the older members but something new to our newer members.
And none of us had seen the pine cones made this way before.
A nice evening with lots of chat and a few laughs .
WE’VE HAD A MESSAGE FROM THE MUSEUM OF EAST ANGLIAN LIFE.
THEY ARE HAVING A
“BAKE US A CAKE “
COMPETITION next Sunday 23 rd July
As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations and want to know if any of our members would like to take part.
The theme for the competition is”
” Inspired by the museum “
Hope some of you can enter
Our July Sugar-craft meeting last night was voted a resounding success.
A good number of members were joined by visitors to watch Linda Garnham turn a small spherical shaped sponge into a stunning teapot.
So many good hints and tips, it’s obvious that Linda is a very experienced sugarcrafter, but despite her experience she made it so achievable to all abilities.
We also invited members to bring along photo’s of their own cakes and sugar flowers. So we can select some of them to create our own calendar for 2017. These will be on sale later in the year along with our own Christmas cards. If you do have any cake photos please can you email them to our website admin – firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll add to the site and they can be considered for the calendar.