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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.

The latest in Elena Wilkinson
The latest in Elena Wilkinson's Rainbow Sugar Flower series includes orange lilies and carnations
Check out Ekaterina Metcalf
Check out Ekaterina Metcalf's modern version of a wedding cake with a splash of colour

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.

Create an adorable ice cream van cake topper with a cute koala using the tutorial by Heidi Moore Holmon
Create an adorable ice cream van cake topper with a cute koala using the tutorial by Heidi Moore Holmon
Recreate this delicate ombre buttercream cake by Trudy Mitchell, featuring flecks of silver leaf and dried flowers
Recreate this delicate ombre buttercream cake by Trudy Mitchell, featuring flecks of silver leaf and dried flowers

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.

Make a delicious pink birthday biscuit cake following the step-by-steps from Viktorija Siskova
Make a delicious pink birthday biscuit cake following the step-by-steps from Viktorija Siskova

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!

Check out this sweet cake by Christina Georgiou suitable for all kinds of baby-related celebrations
Check out this sweet cake by Christina Georgiou suitable for all kinds of baby-related celebrations
Sarah Hunter
Sarah Hunter's project is inspired by summer’s warm sunshine, golden flowers and thirst-quenching lemonade

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.

Karen Taylor
Karen Taylor's creation is the perfect treat for anyone who loves travel

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Pull out all the stops for a birthday or celebration with this personalised fairy-tale cake by Vicky Teather
Pull out all the stops for a birthday or celebration with this personalised fairy-tale cake by Vicky Teather
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