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Not to boast or anything, but we’ve got tonnes of amazing, colourful projects in this issue. Whether you’re planning a summer party, organising a wedding or hosting a get-together, we’ve got you covered with an array of eye-catching tutorials.

Elli Saayman has made this beautiful watercolour butterfly cake. The modelled butterflies sitting on top of the embossed celebration really stands out from the crowd
Elli Saayman has made this beautiful watercolour butterfly cake. The modelled butterflies sitting on top of the embossed celebration really stands out from the crowd

Wedding season is here and it’s going to be a busy one. Fancy something extravagant? Check out Elli Saayman’s beautiful butterfly cake – inspired by summer and warmth, the modelled butterflies atop the textured watercolour backdrop really sets it apart. Looking for something that pays tribute to classic styles? Have a go at Zoe Clark’s simple two-tiered ombre cake with watercolour wafer paper rosettes and ruffles.

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Everything's coming up roses! This delicate rose by May Ling Chen is made entirely out of wafer paper and is great for any occasion
Zoe Clark
Zoe Clark's simple but stylistic cake features wafer paper flowers and ruffles as the decoration

There’s also plenty of other celebration cakes for you to be inspired by. Pamela McCaffrey’s pretty lavender cake would look lovely on your table for a summer party. And if you like that, you’ll be buzzing to try the gorgeous bee-inspired honey cake with caramelised honey buttercream, Flexi-Ice honeycomb, edible gold leaf and sugarpaste bees, topped off with homemade macarons.

Get lost in the lavender fields with Pamela McCaffrey
Get lost in the lavender fields with Pamela McCaffrey's pretty, single tiered cake, perfect for summer parties or weddings
This honey bee cake by Jennifer Jackson includes a lot of different techniques, like macarons, palette knife painting, Flexi-Ice and more!
This honey bee cake by Jennifer Jackson includes a lot of different techniques, like macarons, palette knife painting, Flexi-Ice and more!

Emily Hankins’ fabulous flamingo cake will tickle you pink. Using chocolate and hand-painted techniques, this fun cake is suitable for parties and summer festivities. Or test your modelling skills and create a school of cute sea creature characters, perfect for a birthday or ocean-themed party.

Emily Hankins
Emily Hankins' pretty pink flamingo cake includes lots of different chocolate work and techniques
This cover cake by Vicky Teather features a school of sea creatures and modelled marine life. Once you have the basics down, you
This cover cake by Vicky Teather features a school of sea creatures and modelled marine life. Once you have the basics down, you'll be able to make this cake in no time
We love Megan Hamer
We love Megan Hamer's retro summer holiday cookies! Learn how to make and decorate the Van cookie via the recipe on the Cake Chat page!

We’ve also got a bunch of small treats that are easy to prepare but still deliver that wow-factor. Quintessentially summer, we think you’ll love some homemade G&T-inspired macarons. Or go for gold and celebrate the Olympics this July with royal icing sport biscuits. And if you really want to put your icing skills to the test, give Megan Hamer’s retro summer designs a whirl and learn about different consistencies and decorative techniques.

Try these G&T macarons by Viktoria Siskova. Yo ucan enjoy them by yourself or share them with friends and family this summer
Try these G&T macarons by Viktoria Siskova. Yo ucan enjoy them by yourself or share them with friends and family this summer
Go for gold with Tessa Whitehouse
Go for gold with Tessa Whitehouse's Olympic sport logo cookies, using different royal icing piping techniques

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Check out this fabulous frangipane recipe. The addition of Fairtrade vanilla gives the frangipane an extra layer of flavour
Check out this fabulous frangipane recipe. The addition of Fairtrade vanilla gives the frangipane an extra layer of flavour
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