New Year, new January/February 2021 issue out now!

Thursday, January 7

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021! We've got you covered this New Year with lots of tutorials to trial and test! Not only do the projects in this issue offer a great way of trying out new techniques, but they’re also stylish and perfect for every occasion you’ve got coming up.

Looking for something bold and bright? You can’t do better than Karen Taylor’s mermaid cover cake with sugarpaste ruffles, piped meringues and moulded Cocoform decorations. Or Emma Ivane's romantic and geometric Valentine's Day cake decorated with edible gold leaf.

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Karen Taylor's bright mermaid cake and matching cupcakes make a fun party treat for adults and children alike
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It's love at first sight with Emma Ivane's romantic geometric heart cake, ideal for Valentine's Day celebrations

For something fun, get your modelling mitts on and have a go at Vicky Teather’s pirate ship cake with a cute octopus figurine, perfect for a little buccaneer’s birthday party. There's also Karen's second project, a cuddly carved koala cake, as well as Zoe Clark's beautiful baby shower celebration cake with moulded chocolate balloons and a sugarpaste baby elephant.

Ahoy, mateys! Check out Vicky Teather
Ahoy, mateys! Check out Vicky Teather's fun sculpted pirate ship cake and modelled octopus, perfect for a birthday party
This top koala-ty cake by Karen Taylor is made from carved Madeira sponges and moulded marshmallow rice cereal mix
This top koala-ty cake by Karen Taylor is made from carved Madeira sponges and moulded marshmallow rice cereal mix
Celebrate a baby shower with Zoe Clark
Celebrate a baby shower with Zoe Clark's adorable baby elephant and balloon cake, made from sugarpaste and moulded chocolate

From cute to classy, learn how to make Elena Wilkinson’s delicate xeranthemum, ylang-ylang and zinnia sugar flowers. The last in her Floral Alphabet series, these flowers would fit into any spring bouquet.

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Elena's sugar flowers would look lovely as a standalone decoration or as an addition to any springtime bouquet
Catch Elena Wilkinson
Catch Elena Wilkinson's final addition to her Floral Alphabet series: Xeranthemum, Ylang-ylang and Zinnia sugar flowers

And if you’re looking for wedding cake inspo, Trudy Mitchell’s cake features many new elements we know you’ll love. The earthy tones with a pop of aqua sit perfectly together in the rustic terrazzo stone tier, complemented by the café au lait dahlia, rustic foliage and aqua blossoms.

This botanical bloom creation by Trudy Mitchel is certainly a showstopper, with a terrazzo stone tier and dhalia sugar flowers combined with earthy tones and a pop of aqua
This botanical bloom creation by Trudy Mitchel is certainly a showstopper, with a terrazzo stone tier and dhalia sugar flowers combined with earthy tones and a pop of aqua
Show your support and have a go at making your own Fairtrade banana loaf cake
Show your support and have a go at making your own Fairtrade banana loaf cake

One thing's for sure: there are enough techniques in this issue to keep you occupied over the New Year!

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