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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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)
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.
For a step-by-step guide on how to make this cake, download our
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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.
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!
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
This great Flower Former Foam Pad has approximately 36 cavities to help form & dry your sugar flowers, leaves and decorations.
Red Nose Day
& Sport Relief 2014
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.
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
Sports Relief Kit Offer
Red Nose Day Kit Offer
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