Monthly Archives: October 2014

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!