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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Candy Demo

This February, celebrate love…with chocolate and peanut butter! (Because nothing says love quite like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, right???) This will be no ordinary candy demo – there will be many recipes shared, along with some candy making techniques, tips, and tricks!

Come join us to learn how to make peanut butter tiger bark, peanut butter cups, chocolate peanut butter crunch bites, haystacks, chocolate peanut butter meltaways, double chocolate peanut butter stuffed pretzels, and many more delicious creations!

Each participant will get to take home tons of recipes and samples of everything demonstrated! Our next chocolate candy demonstration will take place on Sunday, February 5th, from 2 pm to 4 pm. The workshop costs $15 (prepaid) with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 participants, so stop by the store to sign up today!

Fall Chocolate Candy Demo

Fall…is there a better time of the year?!? Come celebrate with us as we prepare to make delicious, homemade treats fit for your Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations! During this two-hour session, Adam will share a cornucopia of recipes, tools, tips, and tricks to help you become a candy making pro!

During the course of this afternoon workshop, you’ll learn the techniques of dipping and molding, including tips for painting and detailing. You’ll also receive recipes and ideas for clusters, barks, homemade “brand name” candies, and candy classics such as turtles, cherries, thin mints, and peanut butter cups.

So what’s your favorite fall activity? Pumpkin picking? Campfires? Come learn how to make a plethora of pumpkin treats and a delicious s’mores treat! You’ll also learn to make a parade of Halloween characters and some candies fit for your Thanksgiving table…as well as some classics that never go out of style!

New recipes and ideas are always being gathered, so there will even be something to benefit past participants! Plus, each participant will get to take home samples of everything demonstrated! Our next chocolate candy demonstration will take place on Sunday, October 16th, from 2 pm until 4 pm. The workshop costs $15 and has a maximum of 10 participants, so stop by the store to sign up today!

For more info, take a look at our flyer here: candydemofall

Hop On In For Our Easter Chocolate Demo!

Come join us for our next Chocolate Candy Demo and get in touch with your inner Easter Bunny! During this two-hour session, Adam will share recipes, tools, tips, and tricks to help you fill any size Easter basket with homemade goodies. Come join us for a hopping good time!

During the course of this evening workshop, you’ll learn the techniques of dipping and molding, including tips for painting and detailing. You’ll also receive recipes and ideas for clusters, barks, homemade “brand name” candies, and candy classics such as turtles, cherries, thin mints, and peanut butter cups.

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Are you a fan of lemon or coconut? We’ve got you covered! Want to doctor up your store-bought cookies? We can help! Looking to liven up a party with some homemade (and tasty) bunnies? Chicks? “Carrots”? Nests? Cream eggs? We’ll be thrilled to show you how!

New for this year, we’ll be rolling out some Easter bark ideas that will help you use up the leftover Easter candy once your kiddos have eaten their fill. We’ll also be demonstrating a few techniques to create fancy and delicious dipped pretzel rods!

New recipes and ideas are always being gathered, so there will even be something to benefit past participants! Plus, each participant will get to take home samples of everything demonstrated! Our next chocolate candy demonstration will take place on Monday, March 23rd, from 6 pm until 8 pm. The workshop costs $15 and has a maximum of 10 participants, so stop by the store to sign up today!

Spring Cake Decorating Classes

If you’re looking to brush up on your cake decorating skills – or learn for the very first time – we’d love to help you! Our March cake decorating class has already filled up, but we have a second four-week class beginning in April. These classes will meet on Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, beginning April 6. The registration is $40 (prepaid), and there’s a limit of six students – so stop by the store to reserve your spot today!

The agenda for each week is detailed below:

Week One:

  • Instructions for baking a cake
  • Adding fruit filling between layers
  • Method for frosting a perfectly smooth cake
  • Information on equipment to simplify your job and storing unused colored frosting for later use
  • Students will need only pen and paper for the first class. Additional supplies can be purchased after class this evening (not included in price of class).

Week Two:

  • Simple borders, printing, and writing a message
  • Drop flowers
  • Rose buds
  • Leaves
  • Building a base to create a rose

Week Three:

  • Rope and Reverse Shell borders
  • Create a full rose
  • Basket-weave technique

Week Four:

  • Students complete an 8-inch basket-weave cake with a rose spray

‘Tis The Season!

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with chocolate? Come join us for one of our upcoming Chocolate Candy Demos! During these two-hour workshops (both identical, just on different days), Adam will share a plethora of recipes, tools, tips, and tricks to help you make the season bright!

During the course of this afternoon workshop, you’ll learn the techniques of dipping and molding, including tips for painting and detailing. You’ll also receive recipes and ideas for clusters, barks, candy potpourri, homemade “brand name” candies, and candy classics such as turtles, cherries, thin mints, and peanut butter cups.

Looking to make your holiday dessert table extra festive? Your family and friends will be talking about your truffle presents, peppermint bark, or chocolate oranges for months to come! Want to create an adorable winter wonderland the kids will eat up? Try adding a few snowmen, penguins, polar bears, or gingerbread men! And for the troublemaker on your gift list, come learn how to make the tastiest lump of coal on the planet!

New recipes and ideas are always being gathered, so there will even be something to benefit past participants! Plus, each participant will get to take home samples of everything demonstrated! We’ll hold the same chocolate candy demonstration on two Sundays, November 16th or December 7th, from 2 pm until 4 pm. The workshop costs $15 and has a maximum of 10 participants, so stop by the store to sign up today!

Trick or Treat!

Looking to host a spook-tacular Halloween party this weekend? We can help! Stop by and check out our awesome assortment of Halloween-themed supplies:

 Cupcake liners, rings, & picks

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Cookie cutters & treat bags

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Sprinkles & edible decorations

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At My Son’s, you’ll find only the highest quality supplies for treats that are sure to delight – no tricks!

Fall Cake Decorating Series

Want to take your cakes to the next level? At the request of many of our customers, we’ve added a few new cake decorating classes to our lineup this fall! On October 20th, join us for a basic fondant class; on October 27th, we’ll offer a basic gum paste class; and on November 3rd, we’ll wrap up our fall series with class covering tiered cake construction and string work. Space is limited, so sign up in the store today! All three classes have a $25.00 registration (supplies additional) and will be held on Monday nights from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the store. Detailed descriptions of each class are listed below.

 

Basic Fondant Class:

This class will show you all you need to know to start working with fondant. You will be amazed at all you can do with fondant from small decorations, borders, covering your cake, and much more. You will also learn how to make your own fondant.

  • Demonstration on marshmallow fondant
  • Handling and storage of fondant
    • Coloring
    • Rolling out fondant
    • Demonstration on covering a cake board
    • Cover a cake in fondant (you will actually cover a cake)
    • Borders (rope, embellished rope, ball and working with a clay extruder)
    • Appliques (in-lays, overlays, cutting with cutters)
    • Ruffles/layered ruffles
    • Painting fondant
    • Simple ribbon rose
    • Lettering
      • Cutting with letter cutters
      • Print and cut template
      • Roll and shape

Basic Gum Paste Class:

Now that you know how to work with fondant, you are ready to move on to gum paste. Learn how to make a bow with a blend of fondant and gum paste. You will also learn how to make beautiful gum paste flowers.

  • Make a 50/50 fondant gum paste blend
  • Make gum glue
  • Review handling fondant and gum paste
  • Cut and form loops for bow
  • Make a gum paste daisy
  • Make a gum paste calla lily
  • Make a gum paste rose
  • Make a gum paste carnation
  • Make leaves and calyx
  • Assemble bow

 Tiered Cake Construction and String Work:

This class will show how to stack and tier your cakes for those special occasions such as weddings, showers, and birthdays. You will be amazed at how easily you can add string work to your project!

  • Stacking cakes
  • Using plates and pillars
  • Dividing cakes
  • Construct your own cake
  • Making Royal icing
  • String work
    • Vertical drop string
    • Drop string
    • Overlapping drop string
    • Embellishing with rosettes, drop flowers, and icing dots
    • Transporting cake

Chocolate Candy Demonstration

Just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving, come join us for our next Chocolate Candy Demo! During this two-hour session, Adam will share a cornucopia of recipes, tools, tips, and tricks to help you become a candy making pro!

During the course of this afternoon workshop, you’ll learn the techniques of dipping and molding, including tips for painting and detailing. You’ll also receive recipes and ideas for clusters, barks, homemade “brand name” candies, and candy classics such as turtles, cherries, thin mints, and peanut butter cups.

Got a hankering for candy corn? We’ve got you covered! Want to doctor up your store-bought cookies? We can help! Looking to liven up a party with some homemade (and tasty) coffins? Jack-o-lanterns? Frankenstein? Ghosts? Mummies? Think of us as your personal “Monster Mash!” Come join us for a spooky good time and you’ll be sure to put the “TREAT” in trick-or-treat this Halloween!

Looking for a few cute and classy ideas to liven up your Thanksgiving table? How do pilgrim hats, acorns, turkeys, and a few shimmering leaves sound? The gorgeous (and adorable) creations in your dessert spread will be just one more thing your family and friends will be thankful for this year!

New recipes and ideas are always being gathered, so there will even be something to benefit past participants! Plus, each participant will get to take home samples of everything demonstrated! Our next chocolate candy demonstration will take place on Sunday, October 12th, from 2 pm until 4 pm. The workshop costs $15 and has a maximum of 10 participants, so stop by the store to sign up today!

Say It With Flowers!

Claude Monet is reported to have once said, “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” It seems only natural, then, that something so beautiful, something so powerful, should be featured as a centerpiece on so many cakes! Today, we’ll turn our attention to gum paste (or fondant) roses.

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We have a large assortment of pre-made gum paste flowers, including single roses and rose sprays. Add an extra elegant touch to your next cake with no hassle whatsoever!

If you’d rather try your hand at making your own roses, we have rose cutters in a variety of sizes – from 50 mm up to 110 mm. Our JEM brand cutters are incredibly easy to use and create beautiful flowers anyone would be thrilled to receive on a cake or cupcake!

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 To give your roses a more natural look, brush on a bit of petal dust in a complementary color as your flowers are drying. Start with a heavier coat of petal dust in the middle of the bud, then lightly brush the edges of your roses to add depth to your flowers.

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For a plethora of tips and step-by-step video tutorials, head on over to YouTube and check out Shawna McGreevy or CakePlayGround!

Cake Decorating Class

If you’ve been looking to brush up on your cake decorating skills (or learn the art for the first time!), then we have a golden opportunity for you! During our upcoming four-week cake decorating class, you’ll learn many professional tips and tricks from our expert instructor, Bianca!

Past participants rave about how much they’ve learned – if you’re interested in joining their ranks, here’s an outline of what will be covered:

Week 1 (no supplies needed this week):

  • Instructions on baking a cake
  • Adding filling between layers
  • Frosting a perfectly smooth cake
  • Equipment to simplify your job and storing unused colored frosting

Week 2:

  • Simple borders
  • Writing and printing a message
  • Drop flowers
  • Rose bud, leaves, and base of full rose

Week 3:

  • Rope and reverse shell borders
  • Complete full rose
  • Basket weave

Week 4:

  • Students complete an eight-inch basket weave cake with a rose spray

Our upcoming cake decorating class will meet on four Sundays – September 7, September 21, September 18, and October 5 – from 1 pm until 3 pm. The class costs $40 and has a maximum of 6 participants, so stop by the store to sign up today!