Cake Craft — December 2015 Edition

Cake Craft & Decoration
Issue 205, December 2015
Fabulous and exciting Christmas Cakes

Seasonal spectacular – Aardman's Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas

In anticipation of this hilarious 30-minute comedy hitting our screens this Christmas, this exclusive and endearingly comic design will entertain the whole family.

Little festive fawn

Hone your sculpting skills with this charming baby reindeer.

Stunning sugar flowers for beginners: Poinsettia

Our easy to follow 12 part series concludes with a Christmas classic: the poinsettia with holly and berries. A perfect topper for a smooth coated Christmas cake!


Cake Craft Guides Party Cakes issue 25

Cake Craft Guides
Issue 25, Party Cakes

If it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

You will feel ridiculously excited when you read this issue!

A festive fairy house, Santa's boots, a Vincent van Gogh inspired cake using many new techniques, an interview with Lindy Smith, cake photography hints and tips and pages of design ideas. These are just a few of the fabulous features in Party Cakes to help you create a magical Christmas.

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Cake Craft & Decoration is 21 years old!

For the last 21 years we have brought you the very best in…

  • detailed ‘how to’ step-by-step projects
  • sugar modelling, pastillage work, sugarpaste and much more
  • top tips and techniques
  • plus thousands of inspirational cake ideas for all occasions

Every issue has projects for beginners through to the professional artisan covering many disciplines, styles and themes as well as ideas and inspirations from wedding cakes to novelty cakes, cupcakes to floral decorations and everything in-between. We also bring you a baking section, vital information on new products and we keep you up to date with all the exciting things going on in the sugarcraft world.

This year is a special year for us and we're going to celebrate in style with a fantastic show-stopping creation which will be launched in conjunction with Cake International at ExCel on 27–29 March and will appear throughout the year culminating in the grand season finale at the NEC on 6–8 November. We've created this masterpiece together with designers Rose Macefield, Cassie Brown, Emma Jayne and Jackqui Kelly, and suppliers Doric Cake Crafts, Dummies Direct and Renshaws. For more information make sure you check out our social media and also our show information here on the website.

Cake Craft Guides

Party Cakes – Issue 25Our special series of Cake Craft Guides are published four times a year.

Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers is on sale February and August and Party Cakes magazine is out May and November. These Guides are packed full of design ideas for you to adapt and create your perfect cake. We also feature exclusive projects with step by step images of modern up to date designs and fully illustrated recipes.

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See our Guides page for more details.

Cake Decorating Books for the Beginner

Easy Steps in Cake DecorationOur series of cake decorating books has started with two books to help beginners take their first steps in cake decorating.

‘Easy Steps in Cake Decoration’ has 20 simple step-by-step projects and all the techniques for you to get started.

‘Easy Steps in Sugar Flowers’ is aimed at the beginner interested in flower making, and also has step-by-step projects to make over 20 types of flowers and foliage.

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Cake Craft goes digital!

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