July Meeting Review

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.
teapotcakeSo 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 – allenrblas52@gmail.com. He’ll add to the site and they can be considered for the calendar.

 

Bury Stray Cat Fund – Fund Raiser

Bury Stray Cat Fund – Fund Raiser

Are holding a fund raiser at Great Whelnetham Community Centre on Sunday 17th July (IP30 0TY) starting at 10.30.

There’ll be a Cat Themed Cake as the Raffle prize, Novelty Cup Cakes and Tea Time Treats.
If you fancy a fun Photo Shoot our in-house photographer will be there doing INSTANT portraits of you, you kids, dogs… whatever! Prints available within minutes to take away.
join us and help raise funds for this worthy charity.

July Club Meeting

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!

teapot

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..

Glenda’s Malt Loaf

Glenda shared this Recipe for  Malt Loaf

I went to bake it – No Tins.
So online to buy two loaf tins. (Actually mistakenly bought 2 pairs so if you want a pair please get in touch)
Then I’ve run out of Malt – so off to Holland & Barrett for a jar.

Finally after assembling all ingredients and equipment I get to try the recipe….Malt Tea Loaf Recipe

It was well worth the wait. 

Here’s the actual recipe….

MALT  LOAF RECIPE

150 mls hot strong tea
175g malt extract
85g dark brown sugar
300 g mixed fruit
2 large eggs
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bi-carb of soda

METHOD

  1. Line 2 x 1lb loaf tins with greaseproof paper
  2. Heat oven to 150 conventional or 130 fan  gas 2
  3. In a large bowl mix together hot tea, sugar, malt and fruit, stir well
  4. Add eggs
  5. Tip in flour quickly followed by bi-carb and baking powder
  6. Mix well and divide between tins
  7. Bake for 50 mins
  8. Cool in tins – Best left for 24 hours (If you can!)
  9. Cut a thick chunk – slap on some butter and ENJOY!

Many thanks to Glenda and the photographer who enjoyed it …

 

June’s Monthly Meeting

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

Bas-relief-2

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

Stowmarket Cake Decorating