6 Ideas to Treat your Loved Ones This Season

Posted February 13, 2017 by Squires Kitchen Shop

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Whether you’re making a romantic gesture for your Valentine or showing your appreciation on Mother’s Day, Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine has rounded up everything you need to show you care.
1. Decadent decorations
Cocoform

Chocolate and flowers are Valentine’s Day favourites, so why not combine the two? Create chocolaty decorations using Cocoform, a simple way to make a celebration cake extra special. Use Dark, Milk or White for a classic look, or create a pretty pink design with Strawberry.

2. Love notes
Drawing

Finish your cake with SK Fairtrade Sugarpaste and a handwritten message using a food colour pen. Ideal for drawing or writing straight onto food, these pens contain edible ink and are great for adding detail to sugar decorations.

3. Perfect pâtisserie
Patisserie

Discover beautiful baking tutorials sure to impress your loved ones in Pretty Pâtisserie by Makiko Searle. The book includes a whole host of recipes and projects perfect for edible gifts and party-table treats.

4. Pastel pretty
Pastel colours

Create a pretty pastel colour palette with Designer Pastel Dust Food Colours. These fine, edible powders can be brushed over sugar flowers, used with stencils or added to melted white chocolate.

5. Tea for two
Tea for two

Treat your mum to an afternoon-tea-themed set of biscuits created with cookie cutters from the Teatime range. If she’s a keen baker herself, the teapot, cup and saucer and cupcake cutters would make lovely gifts.

6. Smooth operator
Sharp edges

Bellissimo Flexi Smoothers are designed to help you achieve sharp, clean edges on sugarpaste-covered cakes. With one rounded and one straight-edged smoother, and available in three sizes, the smoothers make it easy to get a professional finish.

Keep reading

You’ll find lots more cake decorating ideas 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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