The May/June 2021 issue is out now!

Thursday, May 6

The new May/June issue is out now and includes a little bit of everything, from firm favourites to elaborate techniques.

Kicking things off is Pamela McCaffrey’s cover cake – a stunning orange blossom beauty. The perfect centrepiece for any occasion, learn how to make delicate sugar flowers and hanging modelled oranges, ideal for this time of year.

The perfect centrepiece for any special occasion
The perfect centrepiece for any special occasion

And if you’re interested in florals, check out our other step-by-step projects from Trudy Mitchell and Tessa Whitehouse, ranging from a pretty pastel arrangement to piped ombre blossoms made from royal icing.

Trudy Mitchell
Trudy Mitchell's cake would make a great arrangement for a birthday or spring wedding
These piped royal icing flowers create an ombre effect using just one colour
These piped royal icing flowers create an ombre effect using just one colour

Pamela’s also prepared a second project using the new SK Neonz Paste Food Colours. This colourful cake is simple but effective, using only hexagons to make the geometric tiles and flowers.

This neon cake is simple but effective, using only hexagons to make the tiles and flowers
This neon cake is simple but effective, using only hexagons to make the tiles and flowers

Influenced by the fun polymer clay earring trend, Rachel Bevan is giving us some serious boho vibes! She’s incorporated lots of boho shapes, textures, botanicals and abstract landscape patterns into her cake for you to try out. Emma Ivane's pink wedding cake is also sure to be a hit this season. It's bold, geometric design can be created easily using only a few pieces of equipment.

On trend design incorporating boho shapes, textures, botanicals and landscape patterns
On trend design incorporating boho shapes, textures, botanicals and landscape patterns
This wedding cake
This wedding cake's geometric decoration is super easy to make

You can fly up into the clouds with Vicky Teather’s roller coaster celebration cake, featuring a combination of simple shapes and modelling techniques.

Create a cute couple and modelled theme park scene
Create a cute couple and modelled theme park scene

Or have a go at Emily Hankins’ three-tiered cake inspired by dreams of summer holidays in stunning Santorini. Learn how to create an edible trellis effect, graduated ombre, and hand-painted landscape and floral elements.

Learn how to make an edible trellis, graduated ombre, and hand-painted landscape and flowers
Learn how to make an edible trellis, graduated ombre, and hand-painted landscape and flowers

And if you’re stuck with what to get this Father’s Day, have a go at making some mini chocolate and Guinness sponge cakes. These are sure to be a hit with the dads!

Make these mini beer cakes for Father
Make these mini beer cakes for Father's Day

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