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 March Newsletter 

March is certainly a jam-packed month with St. Patrick's Day, Red Nose Day, Sport Relief and Mother's Day! Needless to say, we are really busy at Cake Craft World and so I would like to introduce Lin (pictured left) and Debbie who are working along side me on our newsletters.

They are both amazingly creative and have been part of the innovative team for many years. Lin has been designing and making cakes for over 3 decades, as well as writing numerous articles for cake magazines, project sheets and more recently directing cake decorating videos.

Debbie is a busy mum of 4 and started making cakes over 15 years ago. She now demonstrates cake decorating professionally and enjoys creating fun ideas for Cake Craft World.    
 
 
 
As there is a hint of warmth and spring in the air, we have gone very colourful with our rainbow cake, so bright in fact I had to wear sunglasses! As usual, I will be bombarding you with new products and special offers to make your cake decorating cupboard just that little bit fuller!

 
 
Fantasy Lily Cake   
 

They don't come much more sophisticated than this art deco inspired wedding cake.

The idea for this cake all started when the new Press Ice Drape Tool landed on my desk and I was intrigued as to to how I could play with it!

It was probably designed to be used horizontally around a cake but I wanted to see if I could use it as a guide for a pattern all the way from the top to the bottom of a tiered cake.

The cakes were embossed with the Press Ice Drape Tool whilst the Sattina White Sugarpaste was still soft and using a mix of Silver Balls, Clear Small Edible Diamonds and royal iced piped dots (using a No.2 Writing Tube and Royal Icing To Go) I started to create the design.  
 

Now I would  love to tell you that there was a system to where I placed a dot, ball or diamond but I would be lying! I just used my creative eye to see which was going to look best as I approached each individual marking. It really doesn't matter if you have two of the same next to each other, in fact the more random the better.


Top tip - 
To attach an edible diamond, pipe a tiny dot of royal icing in the Press Ice indentation. Use tweezers to prise the diamond off its backing and attach to the cake.



The lilies were made using the PME Veined Lily Plunger Cutters which have really clear instructions on the packaging. Make sure you use White Florist Paste and 20 Gauge White Florist Wires so that the lilies set hard and will keep their shape (I let them dry over a rolling pin for 24 hours before assembling).

Having chosen Diamante Silver Stems and Diamante Glitter Balls to use in the centre of the lilies, I started the process of taping the petals together in the correct formation with White Stemwrap.

When they were all taped together I gave them a nice even coating of Pearl Edible Lustre Spray to make them shimmer.


Flower picks are the best way to attach wired flowers and sprays to cakes. For a single lily, push a Small Flower Pick into the icing where you wish your flower to sit. You will probably have to cut the wire to the length of the pick before inserting it. If there is any movement, seal the pick with a small amount of sugarpaste until the lily sits firm.



Our Brand New Natural Sprinkles (They're Very.....Sprinkly!) 


We now have an amazing selection of Natural Mini Pearl Sprinkles, Edible Pearls, Pearl Sugar Strands and Edible Sugar Crystals.  They come in a variety of shades and you can always mix and match the colours to create exactly the look you want on your cupcakes and cake pops.

These are all available in 100g, 500g and 2kg packs. We are proud to say these sprinkles also have:
 

  NO gluten
  NO GMO
  NO hydrogenated fat
  NO dairy products
  NO artificial colours or preservatives
  NO artificial sweeteners


Displaying cake pops is always a bit tricky so we have come up with a few ideas for you to try.

1. A Polystyrene Dummy holds cake pops firm whilst making and transporting them. We sprayed our dummy with Edible Pink Lustre Spray to match our colour theme.

2. Fill a glass or jam jar half way with sprinkles, wrap a pretty bow from our Ribbon Collection around it and fill with cake pops.

3. Our Plastic Cake Pop Stand looks very professional and displays cake pops perfectly.

4. Displaying them in individual Clear Cellophane Bags not only looks pretty but keeps them from spoiling when being stored in a fridge.


 





Big Boy Tyre Cake
(FREE Project Sheet) 

 

As the Formula One racing car season is just about to start, a tyre seemed the perfect cake for 'big' boys who love their cars! We had great fun playing around with the Set of 6 Manly Texture Mats.

We used 3 of the mats, the tyre and cogs on the cake and the metal texture mat sprayed in Silver Lustre Spray on the board. Other products used are the Block Upper and Lower Clikstix Lettering and Patchwork Large 21 Number Cutters which were embossed and also sprayed.

Once made, you can accessorise this cake with Sugar Tools and Racing Car Checked Ribbon and Chequered Flag Picks.

For a step-by-step guide on how to make this cake, download our
FREE tutorial below.
 

 
 
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A 'Show You Care' Bear 



Last month we showed you how to make a cute bear holding a big heart for Valentine's Day. He was so popular we have brought him back, this time holding a pretty bouquet of flowers - perfect for Mother's Day.

The flowers were made using the Great Impressions Rose Mould, PME Blossom Plunger Cutters and Daisy/Marguerite Plunger Cutters. If you want your flowers to look ultra lifelike, use Daisy Centre Stamps for the middle of your daisies. Finish off your cake with a Hot Pink Ribbon which has a bird and floral design on it.  

He also looks great on a cupcake, especially as we now have Clear Cellophane Bags With Bases that are designed to hold cupcakes as well as favours. Tie your bags with this great 'Hand Made With Love' Ribbon and give as a gift to someone special.

Don't forget you can always check out the project sheet on our website on how to make this cute bear.




 


 
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Flower Bouquet Cupcakes 



If our bear project has got you in the mood for making little sugar flowers, then why not create some gorgeous bouquets on your cupcakes? You can make the bows in several different ways. For edible bows use either the Bows Easy Press Fondant Mould or the Multi Ribbon Cutter Set. Alternatively use Real Ribbon and tie a bow. This would be a fantastic Mother's Day gift for the special lady in your life.




 

If You're Lucky Enough To Be Irish, Then You're Lucky Enough! 


This is my favourite Irish saying, it makes me laugh every time! We love the fact that the Irish celebrate their patron saint so fantastically! It seems even people who are not Irish like to get in on a bit of St.Patrick's Day fun so if you happen to be one of those people or you're off to a good old Paddy's knees-up, don't turn up without some of these spectacular cupcakes. They really will be the best 'craic' of the night.





 
 
 
Life in Ireland doesn't always have to be green. Have fun with a rainbow-inspired shamrock design to use up all your Sattina Intense Colours.

Our pot o'gold is overflowing with Orange Mini Pearl Sprinkles and don't forget to buy your Metal Shamrock cutter
 
Have some creative fun by pushing Pitch Black Sattina Sugarpaste into a Clear Beer Mug and top with White Mini Pearl Sprinkles to make the perfect pint of 'the black stuff'. To finish off your cupcakes add some Plastic Shamrock Leaf Picks for good measure. (Don't forget to stock up on Green Cupcake Cases too!)

 

 

NEW Through The Door 

We love these super cool Baking Cups in pink and soft white, perfect for a gift on Mother's Day, especially as they fit exactly into our new Clear Cellophane Bags With Bases.

They come in packs of 24 and have a greaseproof lining, ideal for cupcake baking. Pipe the perfect buttercream swirl using a Large Star Tube, a 1M is best for this job. If you prefer the round swirl, I would advise using a Large Round Open Tube such as a No.808 to achieve the best results. Before your buttercream sets, sprinkle some Mini Pearl Sprinkles and Edible Sugar Crystals and top with some Mixed Pink Blossoms.


Top Tip -
If you're looking for the perfect pink, look no further than Sugarflair's Baby Pink - we love it!



This great Flower Former Foam Pad has approximately 36 cavities to help form & dry your sugar flowers, leaves and decorations. 
 

 

Somewhere Over
The Rainbow Cake 
(FREE Video Tutorial) 





























With so much grey sky and rain around, this cake is sure to cheer everyone up and bring some colour into your baking! Check out Cake Craft's latest video tutorial on how to make this extremely colourful and bright rainbow cake. It really should brighten up your day!

The flowers on this cake were made from coloured Sattina Sugarpaste, using the Blossom Art Mould and Cutter Sets.




 

Red Nose Day
& Sport Relief 2014 
 
This year Red Nose Day is on Friday 14th March, and Sport Relief is the following weekend. If you want to make cupcakes for coffee mornings, school cake sales or sports events we have put together two kits, and for every one sold we will donate 50 pence to the appeal.

We have our Red Nose Cupcake Kit and our new Sport Relief Cupcake Kit which are sure to get you and the children creative and help this worthy cause.


Sports Relief Kit Offer



Red Nose Day Kit Offer



  

  

 
 
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** March Special Offers **

     
White Sattina Sugarpaste 


1kg  was £4.15
now £3.50

5kg  was £14.95
 now £12.70 

     
Pack Of 12 Clear Bags
& Bases For Cupcakes


 £1.95
Now 
£1.75
     
Manly Texture  
Set Of 6


 £14.35
Now
£12.95





     
PME Veined Lily Plunger Cutters 


Small  was £7.64
now £6.85

Medium  was £8.52
now £7.65

Large was £9.35
  now £8.40    
  

     
PME Blossom Plunger Set Of 4

 
£11.18
now 
£9.50
     
PME Daisy Plunger
Set Of 4


£10.72
now
£9.10





     
Press-Ice
Polka 1 Tool
 


 was £7.75
now
£6.95
  

     
Press-Ice
Ribbon 1 Tool

 
£7.75
now 
£6.95
     
Press-Ice Pattern 1 Diamond Tool


 £7.75
now
£6.95





     
Press-Ice Pattern 3 Drape Tool  


 was £7.75
now
£6.95
  

     
Press-Ice
Zig-Zag Tool

 
£7.75
now 
£6.95
     
Sport Relief
Cupcake Kit Offer



£5.95








 
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