We had a wonderful time last week at the IBIE 2016: International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 8-11, 2016). The show is held once every three years at the Las Vegas Convention Center and industry leaders from the baking industry come together from all over the world for 4 days. We had the opportunity to meet with many old friends and made a lot of new ones too.
At our booth we hosted two cake instructors who gave live demonstrations throughout the show.
- We featured Chef Mitchie of Mitchie's Munchies from Las Vegas, NV. You can learn more about her work here: www.mitchiesmunchies.com
- We also featured instructor Heather Sherman of Art 2 Eat Cakes from Boulder, CO. You can learn more about her work here: www.art2eatcakes.com
We'd like to send out a big Thank You to everyone who stopped by the booth and spent time with us. Those interactions are invaluable to us. We can't wait until the next show in 2019.
To learn more about IBIE visit: www.ibie2016.com
(Sale ends October 31, 2016)
For those of you that don’t know, there’s more to October than Halloween. October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, Caljava has a Breast Cancer Awareness sale and we donate 100% of the proceeds of those BCA items to our local breast cancer research facility. The items on sale this year are the Hot Pink Closed Peonies for $15, FondX Rolled Fondant in Hot Pink 1lb for $6.99, and FondX Rolled Fondant in Hot Pink 2lb for $14.99. 100% of the proceeds from those items all of the month of October will be donated. So help support a cause by buying these items or donate to your local breast cancer research organization.
It’s always good to be educated on topics that so greatly effect our nation, so here are some facts about breast cancer that you may or may not have known:
- 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
- Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among women
- Each year it's estimated that over 246,660 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die
- An estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes
- When detected early and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%
- Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the US today
(These facts have been pulled from www.nationalbreastcancer.org, a very helpful website for more information about breast cancer and national research facilities)
Get ready for Halloween season with Mirror Glaze Piping Gel and create the most spooktacular treats..
It’s a bloody mess! Add some Super Red Soft Gel Paste to your Mirror Glaze Piping Gel to create the perfect bloody crime scene.
We ain’t afraid of no ghost! But Slimer’s got Ectoplasm all over your cupcakes! Mix up some electric Green Soft Gel Paste with Mirror Glaze Piping Gel for gooey yet delicious green slime.
We are excited to announce that we have a new feature that we think you will all really love when shopping. We have just introduced our “back in stock reminder.” Since all of our sugarflowers are handmade, from time to time some of the designs go out of stock. So now, whenever you see an item that is out of stock, you can enter your email to be notified in your inbox of when that particular item comes back in stock. That way you can ensure that you are first in line to buy fresh stock of that item. With this new feature we hope to make the shopping experience a bit more convenient, and we are looking forward to continue improving. Please give it a try, and feel free to share with us any feedback or suggestions. Thanks!
Congratulations to Lorena C from Van Nuys, you are our September winner of a 12 color pack of 2 lb FondX Rolled Fondant. Thank you to everyone who entered to win. Don't give up hope yet, we will have another drawing next month. If you have created a Caljava Account you are qualified to win next month. If you are new to the site, please feel free to enter your email in the form down below and that will enter you in for the next giveaway of the 12 color pack of 2 lb FondX Rolled Fondant. Good Luck!