2011 Sweet Cuppin Cakes Juried Contests is Coming! There will be 12 contests and 60 chosen Jury Members Original jury contest retro artwork can be seen at Sugar and Meringue Blog.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bridget we are going to have the best cookies ever thank you!!!

Troubleshooting . . .

This is something you do not want to miss!
Thank you Bridget we love you <3   xox

Bridget has more for you to ponder ... what a fab judge!

Bridget answered questions she was asked over at her blog, She was asked questions about cookie decorating, and everyone had a couple! ;) 

{Disclaimer: I am not a professional...I am totally self-taught. These answers are what work for me. I hope they work for you, too.}

Royal Frosting Tutorial From our Guest Judge Bridget Don't you love the thrill?

Royal Icing 102 . . . or 201 . . . or whatever comes after 101

If you've been reading the blog for a while, you might have seen my post titled "Royal Icing 101." This is how I made royal icing for years...and it worked well...most of the time.

Sometimes, though, I had problems with my icing. Some days it looked dull; sometimes the piping cracked; sometimes the flood icing was filled with little holes.

So, I've done some reading and some experimenting and I've made some changes. Who knows...maybe in 6 months, I'll be doing a post called "Royal Icing 103" (or 301, or whatever), but here's what is working for me these days.

Cookie Contest for all Artists! We need you and your creative spirits

The moment many of you have been waiting for ... our annual cookie contest! All artists are welcome to bring us their best cookie. Three categories, children, teen and adult. Easy. If you are any one of these you can compete.
Our guest judge is very well known Bridget from Bake 350  
We are overjoyed that Bridget accepted the task with this being such a busy time of year but also the greatest time of year to make cookies. 

Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery Lyndsay Zoratti
Bakers Nook Brian Shockley
Bake and Destroy Natalie Slater

 Cake Journal Louise D

We also had to put our fantastic sponsors together, so here they are ....Natalie Slater;  Bake and Destroy, Brian Shockley; Bakers Nook, Louise D; Cake Journal and Lyndsay Zoratti; Sweet Cuppin Cakes. The prizes are pretty amazing everyone! More to come on that later.

Opening date for the contest is today October 23 2010 and closes December 10th 2010.
Our categories are children teen and adult One prize will be awarded to each first place cookie or grouping of cookies.
You can use any baking and edible items you like BUT it must be a cookie, all artists can compete if they would like to draw, paint, papier mache, etc everything is welcome, it must be a cookie! Keep things nice everyone. You can upload as many cookies as you like to our Flickr photo shoot page and make sure it has "Cookie Entry" with your name under it. You can enter as many times as you like =o) Please ask any questions in comments as we want to keep this contest fun and simple!
Good luck Lyndsay xox

Some great questions and hopefully just as great answers! ;O)
Very good questions:
Judged cookies will all have three same factors:
Because this is online we cannot "taste" your cookie but can read your recipe which you can upload as a photo to flickr photo shoot here on the blog or email the recipe to me at acupcakery@yahoo.com Subject cookie recipe
This must be a decorated sugar cookie!Shape is your choice and your entries are unlimited. I will add your questions onto the bottom of the contest page thank you!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gerbera Tutorial

I have many new tutorials to come for this blog site; however, I have learned that they are too large of files to place on the blog, so I will attach the link to my facebook page and the tutorials will be listed under my notes. Lyndsay had specifically asked me to get these tutorials up and as Nana had been anxiously waiting, I got the Gerbera tutorial done first. This is a tutorial I invented entirely on my own and is not 'inspired' or 'copied' from any other source. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Cheers, Lisa (Just Desserts)

Friday, October 15, 2010

"GOIN' Bananas for Buddy" Contest

NO MONKEYING AROUND!!! The "Goin' Bananas for Buddy" contest is in full SWING! oooohhhh! All art medium is welcomed, yes, you heard right! So, if you create in oils, pastels, watercolor, pen and ink, sketching, fimo, fondant, gumpaste, etc., we are game if you are willing! Post your pictures to the Fimo/Fondant Flickr group by November 30th. All are welcome to enter this contest and help Buddy celebrate the release of his new book! Good luck, everyone!