Cakes for Causes Newsletter

AUGUST 2017                                         www.cakesforcauses.org

CATCH US ON THE TUCSON 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 7th of August with our Miss Isela Howlett.  The theme will be Back to School so please tune in to learn how to make Easy Granola Bars and Banana Sushi. If you didn't get to see last month's segment, please go to this link:  http://www.kgun9.com/morning-blend/american-flag-tres-leches-cake-with-cakes-for-causes

​ICING ON THE CAKE CLUB!

IOTCC is for all levels of bakers, cakers, sugar artists and anyone who wants to learn the art, 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, August 19, 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!

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CAKES FOR CAUSES KIDS CLUB!
It is great to get kids started young!  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 24th of August (Thursday) at 6:15 pm PM at Vail Christian Church (9455 E. Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ). We will be making Hamburger Cupcakes!.

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!

JALAPENO CORN BREAD


Ingredients:

4 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons non-fat dry milk
1/2 Tablespoon corn syrup
3 Tablespoons corn oil margarine
1 egg
6 Tablespoons water
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon minced jalapeno peppers, rinsed if canned


Directions:

1.  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
2.  Lightly spray a 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
3.  Combine the sugar, salt, dry milk, corn syrup, and margarine in a bowl.  Using an electric mixer, beat until well blended.
4.  Add the egg and water and mix until smooth.
5.  In a separate bowl combine all the remaining ingredients, mix well, and add to the batter.  Mix until smooth.
6.  Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan.  Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.  To serve, cut into 24 pieces, each about 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches in size.

Makes 24 servings.

From "Canyon Ranch Cooking Bringing the Spa Home" by Jeanne Jones 1998

MEET ONE OF OUR NON-PROFITS!
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA, INC.

MERILAC LODGE - GROUP HOME FOR MOTHERS AND INFANTS

Merilac Lodge is a licensed residential group home for teens that are either pregnant or have babies/children. Merilac Lodge offers a structured program that requires residents to attend school or have a job. Residents learn how to better care for their children and themselves. They also learn the benefits of teamwork with the other residents. They have opportunities to acquire additional life skills and education that will lead to successful parenting and independent living.

Merilac Lodge operates ‘round the clock and has trained staff on duty at all times. The five-bedroom home has ample space for privacy and group activities. The home has a large family and living room, kitchen and dining area, computer corner area, and two play areas for children.

ASK A BAKER!

Q: What is the purpose of using salt when baking?
A: Salt is important for multiple reasons in baking.  Salt contributes to the overall flavor of the finished product.  When making a yeast based bread, it controls the fermentation rate of yeast and strengthens the gluten protein in the dough.
https://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/SaltUsing.htm

Q: What is the best way cool a cake?
A:  Always cool your cake upside down.  This will help flatten the top of the cake, making it easier to cut the cake for stacking.  If it is still rounded at the top, use a serrated knife to slice off the top to make it flat.
https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/cooking-tips-techniques/baking/baking-tips/cool-cakes-upside-down

PICTURE GALLERY!
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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!

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!!

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