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Master New Skills for Next-Level Cakes

Posted July 21, 2018 by Squires Kitchen Shop


At this time of year it’s great to have some new ideas and techniques to play with to get those creative juices flowing. The August/September issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft is on sale now and it's packed with original step-by-step tutorials to expand your skills.
Floral Hoops and Edible Macramé
Boho Love Wedding Cake by Trudy Mitchell
Boho Love Wedding Cake by Trudy Mitchell

This issue’s cover cake features floral hoops – a big trend in wedding styling at the moment. Add to that copper lettering and macramé decorations and you’ve got yourself enough new techniques to keep you occupied for a whole weekend!

Intro to Modelling
Sweet Fawn Cake by Karen Taylor
Sweet Fawn by Karen Taylor

For those who are new to modelling or just looking for something quick and easy, Karen Taylor’s cute fawn is seated and is made up of simple shapes – perfect for beginners.

Simple Armatures
Yoga Cake by Vicky Teather
Yoga by Vicky Teather

If you’re looking to take your modelling skills to the next level, Vicky Teather’s yoga cake incorporates a basic armature to help support the figures in more complex positions. It’s so easy when you know how!

Smoothing and Shaping
Party Frog Cake by Sherry Hostler
Party Frog by Sherry Hostler

Combine carving and modelling whilst learning how to use your new Cake Smoothie™ with this fun frog cake. The extra details are what really bring this shaped cake to life.

Flowers for All Skill Levels
Pretty in Pink Cake by Elena Wilkinson
Pretty in Pink by Elena Wilkinson

Whether you’re new to sugar flowers or have been making them for years, discover step-by-step tutorials for no less than eight different blooms, and that’s not including the berries, foliage and even pine cones.

Techniques for Texture
Teal & Gold Torn Textures Cake by Rachel Hudson
Teal & Gold Torn Textures by Rachel Hudson

Have a go at combining trendy torn textures with cocoa butter painting. Find out how Rachel Hudson keeps the repeating pattern on this design so neat and precise.

New Ways to Paint
Painted Ganache Cake by Emily Hankins
Painted Ganache by Emily Hankins

So you’ve tried painting onto sugarpaste, but did you know you can paint directly onto chocolate ganache? Find out how with Emily Hankins’ floral tutorial.

Think Outside the Toolbox
Home Sweet Home Cake by Pamela McCaffrey
Home Sweet Home by Pamela McCaffrey

Find out how household objects and homemade tools can help you achieve an accurate and professional finish with Pamela McCaffrey’s architectural cake creation.

Keep reading

You’ll find these step-by-step tutorials and many more from top cake designers in the August/September 2018 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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