To inspire your cake decorating for this season, we have an enchanting woodland cake with autumn leaf cookies by Jan Clement-May, and Susanna Righetto’s pumpkin cake filled with a kaleidoscope of autumn colours. Plus there are two very different Halloween ideas: a Happy Halloween cake to try with the kids, and an impressive nightmare scene complete with three-headed monster by Carlos Lischetti.
The latest trends are covered, with an eye-catching design in sorbet colours from Linda Garnham, a realistic-looking vintage satchel by Karen Taylor, and a birdcage wedding cake by Liz Finch. Find out about the gorgeous technique of creating ruffled tiers of buttercream in Zoe Clark’s beautiful study in texture and tone and, if you’re feeling hungry, there’s a tempting pecan pie from Cookie Bellair and a delicious chocolate Guinness cake by Mark Tilling.
And, once you’ve made your masterpiece, read our professional tips on photographing your cakes to make the most of them.