Our usual look back at the last year and check that our finances are all in good order .
Chris our treasurer was happy to report that all is good and thanks to the fund raising monthly themed raffle and the Food with Friends For Funds lunches there is no reason to increase our subscriptions . So all round good news .
Once the business of the evening was over it was down to the really important part of the evening , Our cheese and biscuit supper.
Although this was the business evening for the club it was a really pleasant evening.
Our speaker for May is Gemma Parker of ” Gemma’s Crafty Cakes” in Felixstowe.
Gemma will be showing us how she made some of the decorations she used on some of the cakes that won her Gold and Silver
prizes at the cake international sugarcraft show.
So we look forwards to that.
If your interested in sugarcraft ,we’d love you to visit us .
A well attended meeting and as is our usual practice for our January meeting , I did the demonstration . This avoids the problems that arise if the weather is bad and means we don’t need to worry about visiting demonstrators not being able to reach to us .
The subject for the demonstration was a rose , but not a sugarcraft flower , but turning a sponge cake itself into a large rose.
Cutting ,layering, triming and crumb coating first .then using sugarpaste to create the petals..no specialist equipment .just basic scone cutters and a rolling pin . Anyone can do it !
And the best thing about this cake is that it can be made in a couple of hours .
I think the demonstration went well with our members. And I enjoyed showing how to create the cake. I think a really good evening .
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 .
We did the cake stall today at Stowupland to help club member Alison .
Brilliant day .very hard work but good fun.
Huge thank you to everyone who donated cakes .
The photos will give you an Idea of the sheer quality and quantity of what we sold
We were very proud to stand behind the table and on behalf of the club take all the compliments that we’re showered on us .
Our speaker this month’s was club member Roger .
Roger demonstrated how to make a fondant icing using boiled sugar Working it on a marble slab till it turns white and then adding a stock syrup and warming it to a pouring consistency This gave a lovely glossy icing for French fancies ,éclairs and custard slices
All quite delicious .
He also used boiled sugar to make some crystallised fruits which us members all declared to be far superior to the commercially produced products available in the shops .
All agreed that it was a really enjoyable demonstration and are delighted that Roger has agreed to do another dem next 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.
Here is the picture of the little display that we put out at the museum . The museum were delighted with it and happy that as a local organisation we had contributed to the event which was to celaebrate the planting of a traditional orchard at the museum .
Thank you to everyone who contributed .
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 SEPTEMBER 10th
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.
The meeting was well attended considering it is January and the weather more conducive to staying in the warm and dry
Our chairlady Glenda did a demonstation of wiring sugar flowers into sprays
She started with some advice on how to recognise the gauge wire to use for different flowers and showing the various ways that flowers and foliage can be made on the wire.
Then went on to wire four of the most popular shaped sprays . A crescent , a shower , a hogarth curve
( otherwise known as a sloppy S shape), and a conical posy.
With plenty of questions from the members it was a very pleasant evening
For some members it was all new to them for others they had seen it all before but agreed it was good to have a reminder .
February Meeting Februby 12th
The speaker who was originally booked to do this dem is not able to do it now but we are very fortunate that club members Jean and Robert have offered to step into the breach and show us how they are made.
This is no small undertaking so we are very gratefull to them both .