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Thursday, July 7
It’s the busiest time of year for cake makers, there’s no denying it. With events being circled on the calendar left, right and centre, it can be easy to feel uninspired by the influx of weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and baby showers. So it’s nice to have a selection of new ideas to help get your creative juices flowing again after a mental block.
When planning a wedding, it’s often advised to choose classic details to guarantee your photographs stand the test of time. But we firmly believe that your wedding should be whatever you want it to be! Be it timeless or trendy, minimalist or extravagant.
If you’re looking for a little elegance, Elena Wilkinson’s eye-catching orange sugar flower arrangement would be perfect to adorn on a simple white cake. On the other hand, if you fancy something stylish with a modern twist, the three-tiered heart cake by cake artist Ekaterina Metcalf will be sure to get the guests talking. Not only would this centrepiece fit any colour scheme, but it also includes a variety of techniques and textures for you to try your hand at.
In this issue, you’ll also discover a bunch of the hottest trends for the season, including bright colours, summer-inspired cakes, sweet sugar work and stencilling, and pretty macaron and modelling decorations.
There are a whopping 12 step-by-step tutorials for bakers and cake artists of all skill levels. Seen the trending number cakes and ever wondered how to make one? Follow the tutorial from regular contributor Viktorija Siskova to make a delicious and beautiful pink birthday cake with meringue and butterfly decorations.
Or, have a go at modelling your own sugar characters, from a sleeping baby to a pretty princess. Experiment with isomalt to create homemade lollipops and gems that look great embellished on cakes. Learn how to use moulds, embossers, wafer and rice paper sheets to add movement and depth. It’s so easy when you know how!
Plus, learn how to make your own lemon curd ice cream, pink macarons, raspberry Arctic roll and lilac-flavoured cupcakes, all of which are perfect for serving up at summer parties or enjoying after dinner.
Whatever your style or occasion, whether you’re looking to learn new skills and techniques, or you simply want to enjoy the articles over a cup of tea and biscuits, there’s an abundance of inspiration for everyone in this summer issue.
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