November/December 2021 BUMPER issue now on sale!

Thursday, November 4

Happy WINTER issue! There's lots of festive cakes and bakes in this BUMPER issue, and we couldn't be more excited for you to get your hands on it.

Hairy Highland cows are super popular at the moment, especially over winter. Pay homage to these iconic animals and have a go at making Karen Taylor
Hairy Highland cows are super popular at the moment, especially over winter. Pay homage to these iconic animals and have a go at making Karen Taylor's project using carved sponge cakes and sugarpaste tendrils

Elena Wilkinson’s back with a brand new series, where she’ll be preparing sugar flowers of all the colours of the rainbow. Her radiant red arrangement of anemones and roses with winter berries will make a bold statement on any cake and is perfectly matched for this time of year. We’ve also got a marbled wedding cake and a bohemian Christmas centrepiece, both of which include seasonal sugar flowers and foliage.

Elena Wilkinson is back with a brand new sugar flower series: RAINBOW. First up is RED, where she features a radiant arrangement of anemones and roses with eucalyptus and winter berries
Elena Wilkinson is back with a brand new sugar flower series: RAINBOW. First up is RED, where she features a radiant arrangement of anemones and roses with eucalyptus and winter berries
In need of inspiration for a winter wedding? Naomi Burroughes
In need of inspiration for a winter wedding? Naomi Burroughes' gorgeous wintery wedding cake uses refined, subtle marbling and features a statement sugar flower, pine needles and metallic berries

If you don’t fancy sugar flowers, why not have a go at painting them instead? Cocoa butter painting is a great alternative to sugarcraft; it’s not as fiddly and adds an extra personal touch. Emily Hankins’ lustrous gold cake tutorial explains how to hand-paint pretty poinsettias. And the steps are so simple that you'd be able to use the same techniques to make bite-sized gifts for all your friends and family!

Deck the halls with Trudy Mitchell
Deck the halls with Trudy Mitchell's untraditional but beautifully bohemian Christmas cake covered with a rich red ganache
Learn how to make Emily Hankins
Learn how to make Emily Hankins' showstopper for your Christmas table with this lustrous gold cake and hand-painted poinsettia flowers

If smaller treats are up your alley, the white winter graze box is definitely for you. Full of everything you need to set the scene, the delightfully decorated cookies and cupcakes would make a lovely homemade gift for someone special. Or if you want something with a little more detailing, take a look at the festive cookie set from Emily Corvers. Using simple royal icing techniques, you'll learn how to decorate four different cookie designs, all with different textures.

Rachel Bevan
Rachel Bevan's white Christmas graze box is perfect to give as a gift to friends and family! It includes white snowflake cookies and cupakes, frosty rice paper sails and moulded mistletoe decorations
Look no further for perfect Christmas cookies than these ones decorated by Emily Corvers! These festive biscuits will look gorgeous at your holiday party or even given as a homemade gift
Look no further for perfect Christmas cookies than these ones decorated by Emily Corvers! These festive biscuits will look gorgeous at your holiday party or even given as a homemade gift

There’s also a bunch of wonderful wintertime modelling tutorials in this issue, including layered sugarpaste panels that resemble a snowy village landscape and a selection of cute animal characters that you’d find hanging out in the North Pole.

And don’t forget to bring the festive feeling into your kitchen with some delicious recipes. From homemade Black Forest cake to a spiced Christmas bread wreath, let the aromas fill your house and share a slice with the people you love. It’s the season to be merry, after all!

Take a trip to the North Pole and model your own winter characters following Vicky Teather
Take a trip to the North Pole and model your own winter characters following Vicky Teather's tutorial
Pamela McCaffrey
Pamela McCaffrey's silent night cake is the perfect centrepiece! The layered sugarpaste panelling is easy and gives the impression of distance which helps add depth and set the overall wintery scene

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Reach for the stars with Viktorija Siskova
Reach for the stars with Viktorija Siskova's pretty honey dough biscuit cake filled with orange confiture and white chocolate vanilla filling, topped with macaron and meringue decorations
Jennifer Jackson
Jennifer Jackson's black forest gateaux cake is topped with seasonal fruit, luscious chocolate ganache and filled with homemade whipped cream
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Lots of winter creations in this BUMPER issue