Cake Chat

All the latest news from the world of cake decorating and sugarcraft

Thursday, January 12
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Have your say in our survey and enter the free prize draw to WIN £100 worth of prizes from Squires Kitchen!
March 9
Discover the projects and editorial features included in the latest issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine.
March 4
Taking a modern approach to simple cooking, Diana Henry’s new book is all about creating easy meals that serve up big flavours.
March 4
Using clever substitutions and ingenious methods, Hannah Miles has put together a collection of over 80 recipes for completely gluten-free bakes.
March 4
Add decorative touches to cakes, cupcakes and biscuits with Squires Kitchen Floral Hearts Wafer Paper packs.
March 4
Everything you need to create a delicious chocolate cake is included in this chocolate bundle from Sweet Success!
March 4
Decorate your cakes with the latest floral trend using Karen Davies Sugarcraft's new Succulent Mould.
March 4
Achieve a super-smooth finish on sugarpaste-covered cakes with an Edgers Starter Pack for the perfect foundations to your cake design.
March 4
Learn to create fairy tale magic in bitesize cake pop form with this inspirational book.
March 4
Inject spice and exotic flavours into your baking, with recipes that celebrate the many brilliant combinations of sweetness and spice.
January 19
Find out what you can learn in the latest issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine.
January 14
If you love all things en Français you'll enjoy these simple French baking recipes.
January 14
Learn to make all the classics and more with this comprehensive guide to German baking.
January 14
Enjoy these nostalgic offerings from Irish food writer Rachel Allen.
January 14
Master the art of making the ultimate chic sweet treat, macarons, with this pocket-sized book.
January 14
If you need a beginners' guide to cake decorating, then look no further!
January 14
Learn to make realistic wafer paper flowers with this lovely book.
January 14
Learn the art of cake painting with the Natasha Collins Designer Cake Painting Set.
January 14
Create adorable mummy and baby owls with this cutter set from FMM Sugarcraft.
January 14
Take a walk on the wild side with Patchwork Cutters’ Safari Silhouette Set.
January 14
Visit the Region 8 branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild's biannual exhibition in Brighton on 20th May.
November 7
If you want to inject a bit of colour into your baking, look no further than this sweet baking book.
November 7
If you’re looking for a dessert to delight dinner party guests or surprise your family, these won’t fail to impress.
November 7
Get your Bake Off fix all year round with this cake-themed colouring book.
November 7
The pocket-sized baking book features chic recipes from one of London’s favourite cupcake bakeries.
November 7
Re-live the magic of the tent from the comfort of your own home.
November 7
FMM’s Easiest Carnation Ever cutters make creating sweet sugar carnations quicker and easier than ever before.
November 7
Get the royal-iced look with all the ease of using a mould.
November 7
Give your cakes and models a perfectly smooth, crack-free finish with Squires Kitchen Marzipan.
August 26
Squires Kitchen’s Edible Wafer Paper is now available in pretty floral prints designed by British cake artist, Natasha Collins.
August 26
This gorgeous gold colour is the latest addition to Squires Kitchen’s popular Instant Mix Flexi-Ice range.
August 26
Culpitt are excited to introduce the brand new Shapes and Flowers sets to the Push Easy cutters range.
August 26
Learn about fika – meeting up to share a coffee and something sweet, and hygge – the feeling of being warm, relaxed and loved.
August 26
Whip up some frighteningly good cakes this Halloween with the help of London baker Lily Vanilli.
August 26
If you’re looking to make some baking memories with your little ones, BAKED is a great place to start.
August 26
Learn to bake like a true Italian with this stylish recipe book by Melissa Forti.
August 26
The indulgent treat for two can be taken at one of 67 fantastic UK locations, from a Thames cruise, to a castle, to a renowned hotel.
August 17
Squires Kitchen tutor Claire Fitzsimons brought sugarcraft to a new audience with a marizipan modelling workshop for older people.
July 15
Create side designs, branches or individual leaves for your cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
July 15
Make farmyard cakes the easy way with this handy tool, perfect for decorating birthday cakes, christening cakes and cupcakes.
July 15
Make your favourite farmyard vehicle as a topper or as part of a side design using this hard-wearing set.
July 15
With five different stitches to choose from, SK-GI Stitch Moulds are the perfect tools for creating knitted designs.
July 15
Twist is the first book from last year’s Great British Bake Off contestant, Martha Collison.
July 15
If you’re looking to expand your baking repertoire and want to get creative with cookies, look no further.
July 15
Learn how to make authentic Italian cakes and desserts in your home kitchen with this beautifully presented cookbook.
July 15
Join Chetna Makan and discover how you can use herbs and spices to add an Indian twist to your bakes.
July 15
Whether you’re hosting an afternoon tea, making bits for a bake sale or simply looking for after-school snacks, Teatime has something for you.
July 15
This fun and fresh title is based on everyone’s favourite text characters – emojis!
July 15
This unusual baking book takes the form of a series of ‘lessons’ designed to teach readers the ten most common mixing methods.
June 14
Have a cream tea delivered to your door AND have a chance of winning a Smeg mixer, all in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.
May 19
Find out what you could learn from the June/July 2016 issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine, out now.
May 18
Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor Mark Tilling and his team have been crowned the winner of BBC2’s Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.
May 13
By using as many as six layers of cake, Tessa Huff creates elegant tall cakes perfect for parties, birthdays and weddings.
May 13
No sugarcraft kit should be without this Cute Car cutter set, great for decorating birthday cakes for motor-mad kids and big kids alike.
May 13
Create dramatic designs with the Naked Leaves cutter set from Stephen Bennison Sugar Artistry featuring acer, maple and holly leaves.
May 13
Make a statement with these cool Expression Icon Tappits – just one of the latest new products from FMM Sugarcraft.
May 13
New from Squires Kitchen, Edible Wafer Paper is a versatile medium that can be used in a multitude of ways.
May 13
In Clean Cakes, pastry chef Henrietta Inman showcases over 75 recipes which are completely free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar.
May 13
Fans of Search Press’ Twenty to Make series won’t want to miss their latest bumper offering: 100 Little Sugar Decorations to Make.
May 13
A great guide for those looking to inject a little colour into a blank space, give their wedding a personal touch or simply save a little cash.
May 13
Cake Decorating Step by Step is the perfect book for beginner sugarcrafters and bakers looking to beautify their creations.
May 13
Be inspired by the hit BBC2 TV series Bake Off: Crème de la Crème and recreate a little pastry chef magic in your own kitchen.
April 7
Find out the trends we can expect to see this wedding season.
March 9
Find out what you could learn from the April/May 2016 issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine, out now.
March 3
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Master cake painting with Squires Kitchen's new range of edible paints developed alongside Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor Natasha Collins.
March 3
Get six issues of your favourite magazine delivered to your door each year as Cakes & Sugarcraft goes bi-monthly.
March 3
Decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies for the cat lover in your life using this handy mould from Karen Davies.
March 3
Make a stylish statement with Art Deco Alphabet and Number cutter sets, new to the FMM Tappits range.
March 3
Packed with 70 sweet and savoury recipes, Sweet and Tart is a bright celebration of classic and unusual citrus flavours.
March 3
Find out how to use healthy ingredients in a more delicious way to create a balanced yet appetising diet.
March 3
This handy little guide features a collection of colourful cat characters, from playful Snowball to grumpy Buster.
March 3
This magical cookbook will transport you to a land far, far away filled with marshmallow white rabbits, pumpkin mini cakes and magic carpet cookies.
February 9
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Discover how to make your cakes and bakes truly spectacular at Squires Kitchen’s 30th Anniversary Cake Decorating Exhibition.
January 21
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Find out what's inside the latest issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine.
January 15
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Would you like to work with high-quality chocolate in the UAE? Blu Fine Chocolate is looking for a Chocolate Maker and a Chocolatier.
January 14
Add a colourful flourish to cupcakes, celebration cakes and more with edible butterfly toppers made from wafer paper.
January 14
There’s no denying that an airbrush is an investment so keep yours at its best for years to come with Squires Kitchen Organic Airbrush Cleaner.
January 14
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The beautifully designed new range of non-stick baking and roasting tins from Le Creuset, provides unrivalled performance and delicious results.
January 14
Make your little princess’ dreams come true by using this two-part tiara cutter set to decorate cakes, cupcakes and more.
January 14
Whether you’re catering for gluten-, wheat- or dairy-free diets, everyone can enjoy the sumptuous taste of a rich, indulgent chocolate cake.
January 14
The British Sugarcraft International Exhibition will be at The International Centre in Telford from 21st–22nd May 2015.
January 14
Graphic designer Luis was a big hit on the 2014 series of The Great British Bake Off where he produced innovative bakes with an artistic flair.
January 14
Curated by the editors of Food52, the recipes in Baking are for ‘uncommitted baking…the kind of baking you can do on a weeknight’.
January 14
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The latest in The Modern Cake Decorator series, Piping on Cakes is a comprehensive guide to piping with royal icing.
January 14
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The Primrose Bakery are renowned for their simple, foolproof recipes for unique and show-stopping cakes, loaves and biscuits.
January 14
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It’s going to be a stellar year for wedding cake design! Find out the hottest trends from the Editor of Wedding Cakes magazine.
January 13
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A recipe for St Mungo’s Broadway Woolly Hat Day cupcakes could help bakers across the country to support homeless people this winter.
December 17
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Find out what's inside the latest issue of Wedding Cakes magazine.
December 16
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Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor Laura Dodimead wins the Christmas-cake-decorating competition on Channel 4 TV show Kirstie's Handmade Christmas.
December 13
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Your chance to win a FREE set of utensils from luxury kitchenware brand, Le Creuset, as part of the Cakes & Sugarcraft advent calendar .
December 10
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The prestigious cake competition at Squires Kitchen’s special anniversary show on 11th–13th March 2016 is open for entries.
December 6
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Your chance to win a FREE Christmas Baubles Mould from Katy Sue Designs with the Cakes & Sugarcraft advent calendar .
December 1
To celebrate day one on our advent calendar we're giving you the chance to win a FREE Christmas Baubles Mould from Katy Sue Designs.
November 14
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Have Christmas all wrapped up with the SK Easy Cake Decorating Kit: Christmas Present Cake.
October 30
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A new exhibition exploring the Japanese cultural concept of 'cute' has opened at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham.
October 29
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Find out what's inside the latest issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine.
October 22
Decorate cakes for little ones using this adorable Katy Sue Designs mould.
October 22
Add brightly coloured coatings and a delicious candy flavour to your cakes and desserts.
October 22
Get great colour coverage on sugarpaste, modelling paste, flower paste and more with the all new airbrush colours from Squires Kitchen.
October 22
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Want to try making stunning sugar roses in a fraction of the time? The Easiest Rose Ever cutter is the answer.
October 22
With new-look Phil Vickery Seriously Good!™ Gluten-Free Mixes, it's so easy to bake cakes and cookies that everyone can enjoy.
October 22
Discover how to make pies, puddings and ice creams all without dairy, wheat and gluten.
October 22
Members of The Clandestine Cake Club along with its founder, Lynn Hill, have compiled 100 gorgeous cake recipes to get you celebrating.
October 22
Australian blogger and sweet tooth, Sarah Coates, injects some joy into your day with a host of indulgent recipes in this, her first book.
October 22
Airbrushing specialist Cassie Brown shows you how to use an airbrush to decorate showstopping celebration cakes for all occasions.
October 16
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Celebrate the festive season with free tickets to this special event taking place in London, Glasgow and Harrogate
October 1
Get professional results in your home kitchen with the SuperFast Thermapen 4.
September 24
Find out what's inside the new issue of sister title Wedding Cakes magazine, out now.
September 15
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Become a master craftsman in your own kitchen with Richard Burr’s new book, BIY: Bake it Yourself (Quadrille Publishing).
September 1
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Up your game with Mark Tilling, Head of Squires Kitchen International School. Enter now for your chance to win a free Perfect Sponges course.
August 27
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Find out what's inside the new issue of sister title Bake & Decorate magazine, out now.
August 13
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Take your cake making and decorating to a whole new level with Juliet Sear’s new book, Cakeology. Enter now for your chance to win a free copy.
July 29
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Find out what's inside the latest issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine.
July 28
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Children of Edinburgh were asked to design a royal cupcake for Prince George's second birthday.
July 17
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Find out how to enjoy a classic cream tea whilst supporting Action Medical's research into children's diseases.
June 22
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Do you have pictures of your family baking or a kitchen anecdote you'd like to share? Get in touch for your chance to feature in our magazine.
June 17
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A new UK survey of 1,000 adults by children’s charity Dreams Come True has revealed that we really are a nation of tea addicts.
June 12
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Talented bakers are asked to rise to the occasion at this year’s Thame Food Festival, Oxfordshire, on 26th September
June 11
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On hearing the sad news that Marguerite Patten passed away on 4th June, Cakes & Sugarcraft's Group Editor remembers her fondly.
May 20
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Brooklands College presented a preview of the wonderful work their sugarcraft and bakery students have created over the past year in May.
April 30
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Find out what's inside the latest issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine.
April 23
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Does your child love baking and fancy putting their skills to the test? Can they make the most mouth-watering shortbread, are they crazy about cakes or simply bonkers about bread?
April 22
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With wedding season almost upon us, we look at some of the current wedding cake trends.
April 10
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Cake makers across the UK created colourful cakes as part of the #makecakefair competition to raise awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight.
March 24
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42 sugarcraft students will display the results of their term’s work at a special event in Bishop’s Waltham in July.
March 17
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See the award-winning entries from the cake decorating and sugarcraft competitions at this year’s show.
March 16
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Discover the highlights from Squires Kitchen’s hugely popular cake decorating, sugarcraft and chocolate exhibition on 13th–15th March 2015
March 4
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Creative cake makers looking for the latest trends, tricks and techniques head to the Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2015 on 13th–15th March.
February 27
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Rosalind Miller Cakes has unveiled three new cakes commissioned by Harrods for a special window display on Hans Crescent in South West London.
February 26
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The highly anticipated Animation in Sugar: Take 2 by Carlos Lischetti is out now and selling fast!
February 24
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Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor, Sherry Hostler, launches a new range of wedding cakes to celebrate the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
February 20
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Five lucky winners have received £5,000 plus a one-to-one masterclass as part of a campaign by Tate & Lyle to make their Baking Dreams come true.
February 16
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Good news for Russian-speaking readers: Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine is now available in the Russian language.
February 11
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The Great Comic Relief Bake Off makes a star-studded return as 16 celebrity bakers raise dough for Red Nose Day.
January 30
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We catch up with Carlos Lischetti for a sneak preview of his second book, Animation in Sugar: Take 2.
January 4
Bestselling author and TV presenter, Mary Berry CBE, received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the National Book Awards in November.
January 2
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For Fairtrade Fortnight, Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine has teamed up with Squires Kitchen to help encourage the public to #makecakefair.
November 20
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The UK Cookery School of the Year Awards, a nationwide competition showcasing the best work in cookery schools, has announced its 2014 winners.
November 20
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Two cake designs exclusive to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine are getting people in Farnham, Surrey, in the festive spirit.
November 1
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This dress looks like a beautiful creation you might see sashaying down the catwalk at a wedding show – until it’s revealed that the lace is entirely edible!
October 30
Mary Berry CBE becomes Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
October 20
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Leading cake maker Peggy Porschen has described her new book, in which she focuses for the first time on sugar flowers, as her ‘most challenging work to date’.
October 15
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Congratulations to Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor Tessa Whitehouse, who won gold at Salon Culinaire in London this year.
October 1
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Mark shares his skills with students in two three-day classes at Dom Konditera in Moscow.
September 2
Sample a hot chocolate recipe from centuries past at the rediscovered Georgian royal chocolate-making rooms at Hampton Court Palace.

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