Cakes for Causes Newsletter

JUNE 2017                                         www.cakesforcauses.org

CATCH US ON THE MORNING BLEND!

On the first Monday of every month, we have the honor of being a guest on the Tucson Morning Blend show on KGUN 9 at 11:00 AM.  We will be on the 5th of June with our Isela Howlett.  She will be showing you how to make easy Father's Day themed decorations using fondant icing (sugar dough).  If you didn't get to see last month's segment, please go to this link: http://www.kgun9.com/morning-blend/cinco-de-mayo-churro-cupcakes-with-cakes-for-causes

​ICING ON THE CAKE CLUB!

IOTCC is for all levels of bakers, cakers and sugar artists, ages 13 and up!  We have some "Back to the Basics" classes along with some more intermediate classes.  IOTCC usually meets the third week of every month on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM!

Our next meeting will be Saturday, June 17, 2017
Contact us for more information and details!

For additional information, dues, schedule and location, please email us at:  info@cakesforcauses.org  or give us a call at:  520-303-7893.

New members are always welcome!

TEXAS ROADHOUSE FUNDRAISER!

Please join us on Wednesday, June 14th from 3:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Texas Roadhouse (both locations: Park Place & Marana).  10% of your total food purchase will be donated to Cakes for Causes!  Be sure to bring the flyer with you!

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CAKES FOR CAUSES KIDS CLUB!
It is great to get kids started young!  Classes are usually the last Sunday of the month.  We accept children from ages 3-12 years old.  There is a different activity every month.

Come on out for some sugar and art fun!  We will meet on the 25th of June (Sunday) from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM on the northwest side of Tucson, AZ. The theme will be 4th of July!  Kids will learn how to make homemade firecracker cupcakes and patriotic cups!

Please visit our webpage at:  http://www.cakesforcauses.org/cakes-for-causes-kids-program/ to register your child, niece, nephew, grandchildren or friends!  We are excited to teach them!

PEAR & NUTELLA CRUMBLE


Ingredients:

6 pears
7/8 cup Nutella
2 ½ TBSP unsalted butter
2 ½ TBSP turbinado sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 TBSP ground almonds


Directions:

1.     Preheat oven to 350F.
2.     Wash and peel the pears then cut into small cubes.  Layer the pear cubes in the bottom of an ovenproof dish and, using the back of a tablespoon, spread them with Nutella. if it is difficult to spread the Nutella , place the jar in hot water for 2 or 3 minutes to make it more runny.
3.     Cut the butter into small pieces.  Place in a bowl with the turbinado sugar, flour, and ground almonds.  Work the ingredients together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
4.     Sprinkle this mixture on top of the Nutella and bake for approximately 25 minutes; the crumble should be nicely golden.  Serve warm.
 
From: The 30 Best Recipes Nutella Ferrero Cookbook


MEET ONE OF OUR NON-PROFITS!
THE HERMITAGE CAT SHELTER

Founded in 1965, The Hermitage Cat Shelter is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization supported entirely by donations. They are both an adoption facility and long-term sanctuary for felines considered “adoption-challenged,” including felines who are FIV+ or FeLV+, or have other types of chronic health issues. The Hermitage was accredited as a Sanctuary in 2013 by the American Sanctuary Society. All of their kitties roam free within 9,000 square feet of outdoor/indoor living space.


ASK A BAKER!

Q: Does it matter what consistency my butter is?
A: Yes!  Butter temperature can drastically change how a baked good turns out. Generally, a recipe will call for one of three stages of butter:  softened, chilled and melted & cooled.  Softened butter is best done by leaving on the counter for 1 hour, until slightly gives when pressed and still holds its shape. MIcrowaving the butter to soften will most likely result in a greasy product.  Soften butter is generally creamed with sugar to  help leaven the baked good.  Chilled butter, often out of the refrigerator or freezer, helps created flaky pockets in dough for baked goods such as scones or biscuits.  Melted & cooled is when the butter is brought to a liquid state then cooled and generally used in brownies and chewy cookies.  Make sure it has time to cool, so you do not scramble your eggs!

Q: How can I keep my cookies soft?
A:  Try putting a piece of bread in the cookie jar or plastic container you are storing the cookies in.  The moisture from the bread will keep the cookies soft, while the bread dries up.  Try it!  It works!  It also works to keep your brown sugar from hardening!


PICTURE GALLERY!
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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

A very special thank you for the support from the following organizations:
**American Home Shows, Inc.   
**Tucson Electric Power  **Tucson Morning Blend
**Tucson Masonic Lodge #4   **Robert M. with Valley Imaging Solutions
**Las Colinas Condominiums **LaMonte Hunley with Arizona Health Inc. 
​**Vail Christian Church  **Conarroe Farms




Thank you to all of our individual donors as we could not do this without all of you and our sponsors!  YOU ROCK!!

Have a question or content you'd like for us to share?  Email us at:  newsletter@cakesforcauses.org