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PLANNING: 2013 Candy and Confection Workshop, April 27-28

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#1 Kerry Beal

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

Moving this over from the report thread on the 2012 conference - noticed I've changed the name to Workshop from Conference as it seems more appropriate to what we get up to. Conference sounds so dry!

Anyway I've already booked the dates with Niagara College - April 27 and 28, 2013. I'm working on a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn - rates will likely be between $109 and $119/night depending on two queen beds vs 1 king. The rates are lower than that for the Wed, Thursday and the Monday after. I won't have definite amounts until the beginning of May.

There is certainly other accommodation available - but I won't be able to do block for that.

I think we can safely say that one of the Friday activities will be a tour of Art and Wilma's new panning facility - they've moved from their very small quarters in to a huge new building and it is a treat to see. I think we'll skip Tomric this time around - but I'm sure people may want to hit there if they are flying into Buffalo.

 

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:12 AM

Obviously, everything is tentative given how far out this is, but I'm planning to be there. I should be bringing at least one person with me - a couple of people from our office are interested, and if my daughter is still enthusiastic by then, I'll bring her too.

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#3 Chris Hennes

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

Same here: tentative on me and my +1.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

Complete candy/confection novice here, but please add me to the list as tentative.
I am excited after reading the 2012 workshop report!

#5 dhardy123

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:35 AM

I'm in! Let me know if you need any help.

#6 Mjx

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

I'm feeling a bit shy about saying that I (+1) really hope to be in on this, since our plans to make it this year were a complete bust, but I'm feeling hopeful, since the +1 is talking enthusiastically about setting up a fund for this, starting now (among other things, he saw the pictures).

Anyone know what the closest international airport happens to be?

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#7 tikidoc

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

Anyone know what the closest international airport happens to be?


Correct me if I'm wrong Kerry, but looks like Buffalo NY.

#8 Viktoria

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

I'm tentatively in as well!

I would love to see some sugar work this time if at all possible! Maybe something to build upon Rob's great showpiece demo? Or making candies, or pulled taffies?

#9 RobertM

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

Count me in -

#10 Tri2Cook

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

It's just about impossible for me to be definite this early so I'll give a confidently hopeful "I'm in". The date couldn't be much better for the combination of getting away from work and traveling from this area and that gives me plenty of time to practice being in a kitchen with civilized people. :biggrin:
It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#11 Kerry Beal

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:51 PM

At this point - I'm going to make everyone pretty definite - it will evolve over time.

DianeM
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#12 ElsieD

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

I too am hoping to attend next year. Kerry, I don't have any chocolate equipment to bring but I do have a Thermomix I can bring should you want another one.

Elsie

#13 Beth Wilson

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

I should be finished school by then so I hope to make it next year too.. It will be nice to work with chocolate again!

#14 Kerry Beal

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

DianeM
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FrogPrincesse
dhardy123
Mjx +1
tikidoc +1 or more
Viktoria
RobertM
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:17 PM

Don't you need to add yourself to the list, Kerry? :biggrin:

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

mkayahara and I are in. Perfect timing - right at the end of the exam period for me, which also happily coincides with the very beginning of my sabbatical!

#17 Kerry Beal

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

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tikidoc +1 or more
Viktoria
RobertM
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

I would like to attend. I am also interested in sugar work. I am going to attempt to make some poured sugar plates this weekend. If I get good enough maybe I could demo that! Looking forward to it already!

#19 RuthWells

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

It would take a major catastrophe to keep me away! Count me in.

#20 Kerry Beal

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

DianeM
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FrogPrincesse
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tikidoc +1 or more
Viktoria
RobertM
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#21 Kerry Beal

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

Anyone know what the closest international airport happens to be?


Correct me if I'm wrong Kerry, but looks like Buffalo NY.

That would be correct. Toronto is the closest Canadian international airport - although flights come in to Hamilton from other Canadian cities.

#22 Mette

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

I guess I'll have to start saving the pennies :-)

#23 Kerry Beal

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

I guess I'll have to start saving the pennies :-)

We'd be thrilled if you could come. Shall add you to the list for the time being.

#24 Kerry Beal

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

DianeM
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AnythingButPlainChocolate
Chris Hennes +1
FrogPrincesse
dhardy123
Mjx +1
tikidoc +1 or more
Viktoria
RobertM
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#25 Kerry Beal

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

DianeM
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AnythingButPlainChocolate
Chris Hennes +1
FrogPrincesse
dhardy123
Mjx +1
tikidoc +1 or more
Viktoria
RobertM
Tri2Cook
ElsieD
Beth Wilson
mkayahara
Matthew Hayday
patti_h
RuthWells
Mette
Kyle - now 15

#26 lironp

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

Count me in as well! Can't wait!

#27 Kerry Beal

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

DianeM
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AnythingButPlainChocolate
Chris Hennes +1
FrogPrincesse
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Mjx +1
tikidoc +1 or more
Viktoria
RobertM
Tri2Cook
ElsieD
Beth Wilson
mkayahara
Matthew Hayday
patti_h
RuthWells
Mette
Kyle - now 15
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

Count me in too! Already looking forward to it!

#29 Kerry Beal

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

DianeM
YetiChocolates
AnythingButPlainChocolate
Chris Hennes +1
FrogPrincesse
dhardy123
Mjx +1
tikidoc +1 or more
Viktoria
RobertM
Tri2Cook
ElsieD
Beth Wilson
mkayahara
Matthew Hayday
patti_h
RuthWells
Mette
Kyle - now 15
lironp
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#30 Kerry Beal

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

One of the things I noticed this year that getting a smooth back on a mold is a problem for a lot of folks. I think in our "Back to Basics" section next year we should do a clinic on backing off molds. Not sure how this could be accomplished efficiently - because it's all about practice, practice, practice - but I think we should try.

Everyone should bring along the tools they like to use for scraping and we can tailor the technique to their tools.





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