Category Archives: Working With Kids

Easter Cupcakes (Or Brush Embroidery Part 2: No Really, Try It!)

Last week I tried the technique known as brush embroidery for the first time and told you all how easy it is. For Easter weekend, my seven-year-old daughter and I made some cupcakes using the same technique and she’d like … Continue reading

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Kids’ Decorating Classes

The folks at Make it Sweet here in Austin are letting me teach some kid classes at their shop. The first date is set for April 28 but we’re still working out the details. I frequently get asked by parents … Continue reading

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Austin Cake Show Wrap-Up

It was another exciting year at the That Takes the Cake! Sugar Arts Show here in Austin, and I’m thrilled to report that I accomplished my goal in winning the Innovator Award. This was a new prize at the show, … Continue reading

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The Beheading of the Bird

Chandra Achberger is a very talented photographer and snapped this perfect photo as her family decapitated the Artist Turkey they bought from the school bake sale: Reprinted with permission from her blog post here. I may have told her daughter … Continue reading

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Alien Dog Cake for Peo

Last February I got to volunteer in Mike McCarey’s (aka the Cake God, even though he doesn’t like it when we call him that, thus proving how much more deserving he is of the title) classes after the Austin cake … Continue reading

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New Class/Event Listings

I’ve updated my calendar with several upcoming classes and cake events: Monday, July 23 – Kid Kamp – Ages 4 to 10 Theme still not decided for certain, but there’s a good chance it’ll be using cutter shapes to make … Continue reading

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Ugly Cake

Early on in this blog, I showed you how to make Ugly Cake Balls, based on my Ugly Cake. But apparently I’ve been remiss in showing you all just how ridiculously easy it is to make Ugly Cake itself. So … Continue reading

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New Classes!

I’ve partnered with a local cake decorating and class shop – Amazing Kakes – to teach my gummy techniques and to do some little-kid-friendly classes. The first two are already listed, so sign up and spread the word! http://theclassroomatamazingkakes.com/Guest_instructorshtml.html Update: … Continue reading

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Basic Gummy Recipe/Tutorial Posted

I’ve recreated the old gummy tutorial from my kimberlychapman.com website here on Eat The Evidence, including some updated tips and photos, plus a photo-free version for easy printing: Basic Gummy Recipe and Tutorial It is now linked from both the … Continue reading

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Banana Nut French Toast

That title is drool-worthy enough to stop right there, I know, but collect yourselves so we can get this party started! I was going to make myself regular French Toast for breakfast. For me that means 4 eggs, 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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