June’s Monthly Meeting

This month we were delighted to  welcome The Outrageous Cake Company to demonstrate “Bas Relief” techniques.

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Our June meeting was very well attended, an excellent turnout of members and a lot of visitors, always a pleasure to welcome new faces.
It was a pleasure to welcome Graham Weare from the Outrageous cake company in Ipswich. It was his first visit to us and I’m sure the first of many.
Graham’s demonstration of Bas relief was very informative and we all watched with interest as he created a Phoenix on the side of a cake that looked as if it might fly off at any moment, Simple but effective technique’s, very well explained made for an informative evening, and gave us all something to think about, Not least at how we could use his method of creating feathers for other projects.
A very interesting evening


Coming in July
We welcome back an old friend as demonstrator for our July meeting.
Linda Garnham has visited us many times and is a very popular demonstrator, not just in Stowmarket but throughout the country. She regularly demonstrates at national sugarcraft events and is a respected judge at competitions. Her skills are amazing, and will be here in Stowmarket to watch, so why travel to Birmingham or Earls court when you can see her here on July 11th.?

 

Queens 90th Birthday Celebration

Stowmarket Sugar Craft Club’s Cake Display to Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday.

Held at St Peter and St Mary’s Church Stowmarket with the official opening on 4th June at 10am by the Town Mayor,  Cllr. Barry Humphreys MBE

The exhibition display runs until 11th June, is Free to enter and is well worth a look with some really interesting exhibits.

Meanwhile here’s the display…

Queens Birthday

Hi to all Club members.

If you have something to display on our table in the church for the queen’s birthday tribute this is to let you know that Glenda and Pat will be setting the table up at lunch time on Thursday 2nd June between 12noon and 2.30pm, if you can’t get there with your pieces between those times then please go and place your pieces out that afternoon or on Fridaybetween 10am and 1pm

Regards Glenda

PS – This cake is on the way….Queens Birthday Cake

May Monthly Meeting

Our April meeting was well attended.
It was our A G M. And after a formal meeting we all enjoyed Cheese and biscuits and a really interesting talk and demonstration by Jackie Stevens On the Bowen technique. A non invasive very gentle alternative therapy, Jackie got two of our members to volunteer for a brief treatment and they and the rest of us were astounded at how much better they felt afterwards.
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We discussed the need to attract new members to join us and boost our funds and decided to start a web site; hoping it will help. Jean Blasdell offered the services of her husband Allen, to set it up and run it for a year to see how it works out. You can find us at..

stowmarketsugarcraft.co.uk

There is a gallery of members work to view, details of meetings and speakers and hopefully interested people will be able to message us and get advice on Sugar Craft and related topics that they would like to discuss.
We think this is quite an exciting new step for us bringing us in to the 21st century.

Our speaker for the may meeting was Fay Barrett.

Showing us how to make the best use of an air brush, An expensive piece of equipment but very versatile . Our thanks to Fay for making a long trip to visit us

We plan to put on a display in the church in June as part of The Queen’s birthday celebrations.

We are looking forwards to welcoming the team from the ‘Outrageous Cake Company‘ to our June meeting for their first visit, showing us how to make the best use of ‘bas relief’ techniques on our cakes and decorations. We’re delighted for this opportunity to watch a new demonstrator.

If you would like to join us for our next meeting on June 13th. we meet in st Mary’s hall, Wolsey road, Stowmarket at 7.30pm. Be sure of a warm welcome

Up Coming Events

We have a couple of up coming events shortly…

In June the club will be putting on a display of birthday cakes to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday in the church as part of the church’s tribute to Her Majesty

May sees the start of our Food for Funds Lunches

Each month a group from the club will get together for lunch with all profits going to club funds to help fund some of the more expensive speakers.

What’s not to like .

A three course lunch , good company and make a few pounds for the club !
The first lunch is this week. (W/c May 1st)

May Monthly Meeting

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)

Stowmarket Cake Decorating