Did you see friend of GWACC on Rachel Ray?  Read below for the inside scoop.

Nate Berkus’ Wedding Cake: The Inside Scoop.

Congratulations Dana!



Classes don’t have to stop at the end of the National Capital Area Cake Show.  Norm Davis, Zane Beg and Kathleen Lange are offering additional classes beginning Monday March 31st.  That’s right the day after the cake show. Want to know what’s being offered by these very talented cake artists.

Click the link below for more information.

Classes after NCACS 2014 at The Sweet Life updated_

Tune into Rachael Ray Show this Friday, March 14th at 10am. Chef Dana, Michelle Doll, and Kate Sullivan design wedding cakes – check them out!  Special Guest Judges and Special Celebrity Guest for the cake inspiration.  You will not want to miss it.


Our February 2014 meeting was held in the Fellowship Hall of Bells United Methodist Church, 6016 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, Maryland 20748.

“Cake Talk”  has really proven to be exciting part of the meeting.  This month as soon as the agenda item was brought up, we heard an “I’m first” and off we went.  Cake Talk has become a valuable teachable moment that you can only benefit if you attend the meeting.  Don’t miss out.  GWACC encourages you to bring your questions, suggestions and/or sharing to the next meeting for some real Cake Talk.

The raffle basket was an inspiration for candy confections.  Congratulations to February  raffle winner Chrystal Beauregard.


Just a reminder that the proceeds from the raffle return to the Club in support of the culminating activity.  Proceeds to support the end of club year activity.

This meeting’s demo was on stringwork.  Juanita Holloway demonstrated the delicate art of Bridge Stringwork using royal icing.

The Bridge  http://youtu.be/IBZ2h3xfjVA

Drop strings  http://youtu.be/ualMhoxm6kQ

Tips  http://youtu.be/KGjD-MrRhy8

We all learned that while delicate, it was not difficult.  Imagine that.  Those that wanted to try stringwork got free individualized support from Juanita.

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However, those of you that did not attend the meeting or want more training can, as  Juanita Holloway will be teaching Royal Icing 101 at

Sugar ArtsClick the link for more details:  http://sugarartschool.com/store.php/products/royal-icing-level-1-may-17-19-2014

This month our president and resident baker, Romona Flowers brought in some tasty mini treats.  Get any ideas?


Each month, GWACC donates a half sheet cake to Manor Care Nursing Home. This month’s Valentine inspired creation was prepared by Sharon Bilenki.  Thank you Sharon.


It’s time for the 2014 National Capital Area Cake Show.  Like last year, we have been asked to donate cookie cutters in support of the youth classes held at the show.  Any types of cutters are appreciated.  So go through your cutters in search of those duplicates we all have or just pick up a few to donate in support of the decorators of tomorrow.  For additional information, please contact Teri Tarbox via email at secretary.gwacc@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come out to the next meeting on Monday March 10th at 7:00p.m. Bells United Methodist Church, 6016 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, Maryland 20748 for some “Cake Talk” and Silhouette demonstration.  Don’t know what that is or need some extra pointers.  Come to the next meeting to discover the wonders of this cake tool.  Guests are welcomed.

In January 2014, Antoine Lee demonstrated the decorating of a sheet cake using traditional buttercream methods.

January Cake(This cake was baked and iced by Patrice Savoy)

 Take a look below to see his technique.

Preparing the Buttercream  http://youtu.be/UBISJ_MWqyA

Piping the Inside Boarder    http://youtu.be/TJjGAcwZ1OU

Buttercream Rose   http://youtu.be/1WlgsJnKJpw

Cake Show

Saturday March 29 & Sunday March 30, 2014

It’s getting close.  Have you registered for your classes yet?  Better hurry as they are filling up fast.  http://www.cakeshow.org/

However, even if you don’t register for a class, please make plans to attend.  There are lots of interesting things to see and learn no matter what your cake interest or skill level.  I guarantee you this is an event you don’t want to miss. Hope to see you there.

Click the link below to see a class for a cute baby shower cake idea.
This class was to be at Barbara Kelley’s home in MD and now it will be at  my studio in Annandale.
If you can attend just let me know.
Thank you,
The Sweet Life
4950 Sunset Lane
Annandale, VA 22003

Check out livingsocial.com for discounted admission to the National Capital Area Cake Show March 29-30 2014.  Great price for an event you don’t want to miss.

Juanita Holloway

GWACC member and MICES award winning Juanita Holloway will be teaching Royal Icing 101


                Sugar Arts

Click the link for more details



Get a sneak peek on Monday February 10 as Juanita will be doing a stringwork demo at GWACC’s meeting 7:00p.m. Bells United Methodist Church, 6016 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, Maryland 20748

Hope to see you there.

Chef Padua

Chef Padua, Suga Chef Desserts, will be on Let’s Talk Live DC on News Channel 8 Tuesday, February 4th at 11:00am EST.  Tune in to see what sweets treats he will share.