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 – email@example.com. He’ll add to the site and they can be considered for the calendar.
So happy to be able to welcome Linda Garnham back as our guest demonstrator this month.
Sadly Linda had to cancel her visit to us last year due to a family bereavement.
Happily she is able to demonstrate again and she is coming back to see us.
Linda is always a delight to watch and I’m told by a friend from another club who has seen this demonstration that we are in for a treat.
Here’s one she did earlier!
Linda is going to show is how to make a teapot.
With the popularity of afternoon tea at an all time high this will be a very topical subject.
Linda’s demonstration always have something of interest to all our members regardless of ability .
If this sounds like something of interest to you please come along..
Our Next Meeting is on Monday May 9th when Fay Barret will join us to demonstrate Air Brush techniques
We are delighted to welcome back Fay Barret, showing us how to get the best results using an air brush on our cakes and decorations. This is sure to be interesting to beginners and experienced sugar-crafters alike. Fay has visited us on two previous occasions and her demonstrations were enjoyed by all our members.
Join us at 7.15 at our usual venue (St Mary’s Church Hall, Wolsey Street, Stowmarket IP14 1LS)