After our demonstration of Gelatin Art by Roger.
The Recipe for any member who wants to give it a go is:-)
400g gelatin (NB)
200g condensed milk
50g evaporated milk
Colour of your choice
NB – gelatin to be made double strength to whatever your brand says to do.
March raffle is Mothers day Theme
We are getting great feedback about the Christmas cakes – people are coming into the shop saying about how lovely the cakes were and are we doing it again next year.
The final amount raised for St Elizabeth Hospice was
an astounding £3080.
Thanks to everyone who bought a cake.
Our February Meeting (on 10th Feb) our demonstrator this month will be Roger Dor – the subject is Gelatin decorations.
Two volunteers from our club will be asked to participate – Roger promises a “FUN” evening!
For those members who were unable to attend our January meeting the theme of our next raffle, as it’s near to Valentines day, is anything RED!
Fund Raiser Update
After the raffle on the 20th December the funds raised stood at:-
* £1000 for the cakes,
* £380 for the raffle,
* Our sponsor “Precon” boosted the fund by £1500
We are still awaiting the exact final total which will be posted as soon as we have confirmation.
Thank you to all the Sugarcraft club members for their generous donations of the cakes, their hard work, and expertise.
As this was such a great success I’m sure we’ll be doing this again next year. If Glenda has anything to do with it I’m sure we’ll surpass this years efforts as she likes to up the anti 🙂
Best wishes for a Happy and healthy new year to all our members and friends .
The theme for the January raffle is FRUIT.
Fresh, tinned or dried .Sorry to say I forgot to announce it at the last meeting .
See you all there
Amazing result to the cake sale for the hospice shop .
Amazing is the word .
We’ve surpassed all expectations .
£960 for the cakes on sale and so far £300 for the cake being raffled But there is another 10 days left for more tickets to be sold !!!!!
But it gets even better .
A club member has donated £60 to make the £940 up to £1000
A local business has pledged to double the amount of money that the cakes have sold for
What an amazing outcome .
Well done to all our members you should all feel so proud .
The April Meeting was our A.G.M.
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 .
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