It was with great sadness that I was informed this evening that our dear friend Papi (Gary Smith) passed away suddenly today at his home at the age of 56. Gary meant a lot to our Fantourage friends, always a steadying voice, encouraging all through thick and thin and in addition to that, he had a wicked sense of humor. Edna brought Papi into our group when there were difficulties with a cyber stalker; he was a huge asset in solving those dilemmas otherwise I would have been tempted to shut our page down, with
Hi All! Well...I think I'm rested up now. Boy that trip was a doozy!!! I am going to post pics of my cakes even though I think most of you have already seen them. Loved seeing all of yours ....they were remarkable!!!
Afternoon all! I am teaching my first sugarcraft class toiday AHHHHH! LOL. I am nervous, but excited at the same time! I am teaching my Pug I made of all things, but we are only making a small version, about the size of two hands! I hope all goes well? I shall post some pictures a bit later on! Have fun!!
I am cross! After a trip to the grocery store I picked up my usual soap powder and I thought the box looked smaller but dismissed the thought, the price was the same. Got home and found it IS (narrower but still the same width (deceptive) smaller and weighs 2 lbs less and is the same price. Do manuafacturers think we are stupid? The same is happening with just about everything. It can play havoc with recipes too if you aren't watching closely: Breakfast cereal another offender, canned goods and the list goes O
Marina Sousa contacted me as well as another artist Lydia to see what I thought about decorations on wire penetrating the cake surface. I was told there are tutorials that are recommending this practice. My reply to Lydia follows and Marina and spent an hour on the phone discussing this and the refrain is the same. It is dangerous, stupid and irresponsible to push wire into cake. If someone swallows a wire that detaches from the decoration/head of a flower lucky them if it does not find its way into a throat,
Hello Cake Junkies, popping in to see what everyone is up today. I was also looking at the OSSA site and took a look at all the catagories we can get into. I believe we will see lots of sugar masks (fun stuff). I also wanted to mention the two host hotels The Doubletree or Embassy Suites the pricing is fantastic for these two hotels. I have stayed at the Double Tree and loved it. It was quiet, very clean and the beds were great no - backaches from sleeping on a yucky mattress. If you have considered one of t
Great and fabulous news today, first an e-mail from my second cousin Rosalind, who is visiting an elderly friend in her late nineties in Perth and what a lovely surprise, she tells me they were discussing my mother and the elderly lady had saved her invitation to my parents wedding, it is being sent to me; will be the best gift ever! I am just thrilled!
The official notice was sent as follows. Predinner drinks commence at 6.00pm and guests are seated for dinner at 7.00pm. The Australian Commissioner to the Americas Victor Perton will meet you for a pre dinner drink at 5.30pm to give you time to chat first. You will then walk over to the red carpet with him at about 6.15pm and that will give you time to greet friends and fans and then make it through to the main ballroom. The last people onto the carpet are the three honorees and they normally step on t
Sorry I was not in touch yesterday, I had a little accident and ended up in the emergency room yesterday for hours and was quite tired when I got home. Had a late start this morning but am feeling better.