Sugar Artist Spotlight:  Tiffany Turner
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight: Tiffany Turner

    • Anna Weisend
    • 22 Jul 2020

    While Tiffany Turner has always had a love for baking, most of her time was spent pulling all nighters at the University of Florida. It was here that she received her Master of Architecture degree. Due to the 2008 economic recession, she was never given the opportunity to actually work in the field. After a few years of trying different business ventures, a close friend suggested to Tiffany that she start selling cookies. After much hesitation, Tiffany decided to combine her love for baking with the design skills she obtained during her time at UF.   In December of 2012, she decorated her very first set of cookies and after months of practice she realized she was on to...

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    How to Price Your Work
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  • How to Price Your Work

    • Anna Weisend
    • 08 Jul 2020

      “What should I charge for my cake/cookie/cupcake/cakepop/chocolate/lollipop/pie/candy/snack?”…is the still the most popular question received by most instructors.  The answer is something closely related to this…”That depends.” It depends on where you live: Different parts of the country have different standards of living and therefore prices are different. It depends on what type of product you offer: Are you making a cake with a cake mix with shortening buttercream or a chiffon cake with a European buttercream? One costs more than the other. It depends on the service you offer: Are you pumping out a standard product or are you...

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    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Chrissie Boon
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight: Chrissie Boon

    • Anna Weisend
    • 24 Jun 2020

    Chrissie Boon’s interest in baking started early on with an easy bake oven. By the time she was in  high school she ran a small cookie business that had her doing thousands of cookies every Christmas from her parent’s kitchen.    It was only natural that she follow that love into a career.   Having discovered cake decorating part way though studying for a psychology degree in university Chrissie opened a custom cake shop her second year of university.    That business is ever expanding and she is now the owner of Icing Inspirations and Too Nice to Slice in...

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    Tutorial: Layered Kahlua and Cream Lollipops

    Tutorial: Layered Kahlua and Cream Lollipops

    • Anna Weisend
    • 10 Jun 2020

      Do you need a gift for an adult- or for the kid inside the adult?  Perhaps an event and are looking for something a little less serious and a bit more fun? Maybe you want to create  something a little bit custom but easy? These layered Kahlua and Cream Lollipops will fit the bill. These are super quick to make and even quicker to bring a smile to someone’s face. Gather the necessary ingredients and equipment (this is enough to make 12-18 lollipops): 2- 12 cavity  1-1 1/4" round silicone sucker molds 18- 4” sucker sticks (we used white...

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    Sugar Artist Spotlight- Alexandra Curry
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight- Alexandra Curry

    • Anna Weisend
    • 27 May 2020

    Alexandra Curry is an award-winning cake pop artist and the creator of Poppy Paint.  She has been making cake pop for nine years and is known for the meticulous detail put into her edible creations.  Alex's love of decorating cake pops let to her creation of Poppy Paint, which is the only edible paint designed to work on chocolate.  Based in the Oklahoma City area, Alex and her husband manage the company together while raising their two boys. Please view some samples of her work below. You can visit her website at www.poppypaint.com  or follow her at www.instagram.com/poppypaints    ...

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    Introducing CP Candybis
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  • Introducing CP Candybis

    • Anna Weisend
    • 13 May 2020

      Here at CakePlay Inc, we have just released a new line of products.  Please welcome CP Candybis, our CBD hard candies!  Thank you to everyone who has tried them.  We’ve had a lot of inquiries so we are going to try to answer some questions for you. What is CBD? CBD is short for Cannabidiol.  It is an extract from the hemp plant. The oil is a non-psychoactive chemical meaning that it will not make you “high”.  CBD should not be confused with Marijuana or THC.  THC is a psychoactive chemical in Marijuana that will produce the high commonly...

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