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6 Sugarcraft Tricks to Try This Spring

Wednesday, March 9

Discover more than 20 spectacular step-by-step tutorials from top designers in the latest issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. Here’s just a taster of some of the things that you can learn from the April/May 2016 issue, out now.

1. Perfect your painting

Discover tips and techniques from expert Natasha Collins in her front cover tutorial, which features spring animals parading around the cake in her unmistakeable style.

2. Impress friends and family

Use cocoa butter to decorate cake pops for Easter, airbrush pastel gradients to create a beautiful sunset scene and build with biscuits for a colourful centrepiece.

3. Make the perfect Victoria sponge

The Victoria sponge is a classic cake recipe, yet many of us still struggle to get perfect results. Mark Tilling, Head of Squires Kitchen International School, shares his troubleshooting tips and advice on how to get a sponge worthy of a professional pastry chef.

4. Find out four ways to use wafer paper

Two of the country’s top wedding cake designers show us how: Zoe Clark’s design features delicate paper blossoms and a textured cake covering, while Makiko Searle’s tutorial includes a lace pattern and multi-petal flowers.

5. Work on your modelling skills

Etty van Urk’s elephant family is great for beginners, while Jan Clement-May’s friendly gnome comes with a handy size guide to help you recreate this slightly more complex figure.

6. Bake a showstopper

We break down the elements of a croquembouche so you can make this show-stopping dessert at home, plus there are two tempting recipes from guest contributors Molly Bakes and Gizzi Erskine.

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