Use wafer paper and edible gold leaf to create Trudy Mitchell’s romantic decorations in next-to-no-time. Easy to make and quick to dry, this simple but stylish cake is perfect for Valentine’s Day or anniversary celebrations.
Recreate Sarah Hayter’s sculptural design with fluid, folded curves of wafer paper. Combine these with a soft ombré effect using Electric Blue and Pop Pink airbrush colours.
Brush up on your sugar modelling skills with the furry characters on Vicky Turner’s cute celebration cake. Learn how to add bags of cat-titude to your models, as well as how to texture the wood panelling in simple steps.
Hone your sugar flower skills with hydrangeas, roses and succulents by Elena Wilkinson, popular choices for wedding cakes this year. Ensure realistic petals by using Sugar Florist Paste and a touch of dust food colour.
If sugar floristry is already your forte, why not try painting flowers on cakes instead? Natasha Collins offers her top tips for painting on dark sugarpaste to create a moonlit meadow, plus you can visit Squires Kitchen’s annual exhibition to see her demonstrating watercolour-style painting live.
Celebrate christenings and early birthdays with these adorable ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ cupcakes by Laura Dodimead. Simply trace the templates then paint over the designs with pretty colours that complement the pastel-coloured baking cups.
Perfect your pâtisserie and put on an elegant spread for Mother’s Day with this trio of French classics from Marianne Stewart. Every mum would be proud to receive a pistachio, rose and strawberry fraisier, pink Reims biscuits and orange blossom madeleines.
Get creative with this fairy cake inspired by mixed-media fashion illustrations. Adapting sugar flower techniques, Rachel Hudson has created petal dresses for fairies drawn with a food colour pen to make a sweet and feminine design.
You’ll find these step-by-step tutorials and many more from top cake designers in the February/March 2017 issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine, out now. It’s packed with the latest trends and original, easy-to-follow tutorials that you won’t find anywhere else.
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