All about Emily Hankins

Friday, May 7

Emily Hankins Cakes was established in 2012 inspired by a lifelong passion for baking and a desire to pursue a creative career.

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What's great about Emily's cakes is that you can take the same techniques and apply them to other baked creations or cake projects. Win win!
This bold cake design is inspired by nature at its most vibrant. Have a go at painting exotic hibiscus flowers and apply hummingbird cut-outs to complete this dramatic design
This bold cake design is inspired by nature at its most vibrant. Have a go at painting exotic hibiscus flowers and apply hummingbird cut-outs to complete this dramatic design

Having come from an art and graphic design background, Emily has a natural eye for painting and illustration. When she started making cakes more professionally for friends and family it seemed instinctive to use painting as a means of decoration. Through honing her cake-painting skills Emily developed a signature style and a preferred method and soon came to be recognised as one of the UK’s best edible painting specialists.

These hand-painted, pansy shaped cookies would be the perfect gift for Mother
These hand-painted, pansy shaped cookies would be the perfect gift for Mother's Day! Check out the February/March 2020 issue to learn how to create and fashion these pretty cookies into an edible bouquet
Fancy something a little more glam? The navy blue floral design contrasted with the gold ombre makes a bold statement that would be suitable for any celebration or special occasion
Fancy something a little more glam? The navy blue floral design contrasted with the gold ombre makes a bold statement that would be suitable for any celebration or special occasion

Wedding cakes are Emily’s main passion. Working from her studio in Truro, Cornwall, she loves meeting couples and becoming a little part of their wedding planning journey. She regularly contributes tutorials to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine, and our readers are always interested in seeing what projects she does next.

Emily also teaches her cocoa butter painting method around the country, including at the prestigious Squires Kitchen International School. She also joined the judging panel for the cake decorating competitions at the Squires Kitchen Exhibition.

This hand-painted gingerbread house and matching cookies would make a shop-stopping centrepiece for a festive celebration
This hand-painted gingerbread house and matching cookies would make a shop-stopping centrepiece for a festive celebration
Use Emily
Use Emily's signature cocoa butter painting technique to make this autumnal fox wedding cake, as seen in the October/November 2019 issue

More Information

Contact Cakes & Sugarcraft if you are interested in receiving any of Emily's previously published hand-painting cake tutorials: enquiries@cakesandsugarcraft.com

Facebook: @emilyhankinscakes

Instagram: @emilyhankinscakes

This cake from the August/September 2019 recreates a Mediterranean holiday using edible painting and stamping techniques
This cake from the August/September 2019 recreates a Mediterranean holiday using edible painting and stamping techniques
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One of the best UK hand-painted cake artists