I cannot help but get excited when Christmas gets nearer; people
who do not bake throughout the year seem to dust off their tins and
mixers to embrace the family traditions . My friend won't touch a
cooking utensil throughout the year but even she has a go at making some
gingerbread men and women to hang from her Christmas tree.
Christmas at Cake Craft World is a colourful and sparkly affair this
year as you will see from my show stopper snowflake cake and our great
coloured cake boards. We have also gone cookie crazy with
designs suitable for any ages and abilities from little toddlers up to
the professionals out there.
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well and our numbers are growing daily. We are keen to spread the
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icons at the bottom of this letter. I had a fantastic amount of
photographs emailed to me this month showing off all of your latest cake
designs and I thoroughly enjoyed looking through them. The standard of
work seems to get better and better every month! Please continue
sending them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can be viewed
on our website by clicking on to our Cake Gallery.
One of our customers has made the headlines! Claudia Newberry of
Purple Flour Cakes was commissioned by the Chief Executive of the St.
Giles' Trust to make a cake for their patron, the Duke of Cambridge, as a
thank you for giving up his time and being part of their 50th
anniversary celebrations. Claudia set to work on her vintage Aston
Martin, replicating the car that Prince William and Kate travelled in
on their wedding day. The cake was a vanilla sponge with raspberry
jam and vanilla buttercream and all of her products were bought from
Cake Craft World. We are very proud of Claudia and also amazed at
the finished result. It is truly fantastic and has only 3 non
edible items on the whole cake!
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for Christmas with our fabulous Kenwood K-Mix Christmas Giveaway.
Simply place an order on either of our websites
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entered into our free draw.
but certainly not least, as you have all been such wonderful and loyal
customers to us throughout the year we have a special present just for
you. How would you like to get 3 issues of Food Heaven for
just £9.99 ? Food Heaven indulges all your cooking and
baking needs. It features the popular titles Cupcake Heaven, Baking
Heaven and Cake Decoration Heaven and you will also be treated to other
one off specials that are bound to inspire your baking creativity.
I will be back just before Christmas but until then, get organised, get shopping and most importantly...get baking!
Our New Video Tutorials
Up to now we have been busy bringing you fantastic ideas with our
monthly project sheets. This month we have a video tutorial instead.
This is our first (so be kind) but we would love to know what you think
and what you would like to see in future videos. So please drop us an
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
I just love this cake as it is sparkly, romantic, girly and Christmassy
but there isn't a red or green bauble in sight. It would make a
fantastic winter wedding cake or a seasonal celebration cake for a very
special occasion. You could also just make one tier and decorate
your family Christmas cake in the same way.
I used the Set of 3 Snowflake Plunger Cutters (professional quality with a 5 year guarantee), Edible Pearl Lustre Spray and Pink and White Non-Toxic Glitter. I sprayed the snowflakes with a light coating of Edible Glaze Spray
before dusting with glitter and then another layer of glaze spray over
the top to ensure the glitter stays where it is.
Christmas Cupcake Parade
All lined up ready for Santa's arrival. This gorgeous crowd has
been made with all the latest products from our Christmas range.
Choose from Candy Cane and Gingerbread Man Cases and Picks, Green and Red Checked Cases and Picks, Santa's Belt Cake Cases and Picks, Mini Gingerbread Men Sprinkles, Scrumptious Gold Star Sprinkles, Scrumptious Silver Star Sprinkles and Gingerbread Boy Decorations.
If you have any Pretzels handy, they always make great antlers at
Christmas. We have sprayed our little Rudolph cupcake on the end
with Edible Pearl Lustre Spray to make him look like he was caught in a snow flurry.
Look Who's Popped Up
These little mouthfuls of sweetness are perfect for Christmas gifts or to place on the table for the big day.
- I love the Mini Muffin Case
acting as a frill collar, again I have edged it with Edible Gold Sparkle Lustre Dust mixed with Rejuvenator.
you wanted to make some festive favours for the dinner table then the
Christmas Pud cake pops can be made in the same way as above but without
the Lollipop Stick and placed in a Gold Foil Petit Fours Case. These cake pops also fit into the Poinsettia Sweet Boxes for added glamour.
It's Snowing Chocolate
I love this beautiful cupcake baked in a Gold Cupcake Case, the buttercream sprayed lightly with Edible Gold Lustre Spray and topped with a Deluxe White Chocolate Lustre Snowflake.
We've Gone Christmas
Cookie Crazy With
so many lovely cookie dough recipes around at Christmas I have really
gone to town with my selection of decorated biscuits this year.
They can be made using a gingerbread recipe or even just a good old
fashioned shortbread one. Here are some decorating ideas to
inspire you and if you fancy having a try, click here for our full Christmas range.
You could also try this fantastic new publication from Wilton called Cookie Exchange. It has literally hundreds of Christmas cookie decorating ideas.
even shows you how to do all the basic decorating techniques in order
to create these little masterpieces and most of them can be tweaked to
cater for non-Christmas designs too.
This cookie was made using the 6 Point Metal Star Cutter and covered with Amethyst M&B Luxury Sugarpaste. I then piped a design over the top with royal icing and when dry, painted it with our Edible Gold Sparkle Lustre Dust and Rejuvenator kit.
We've Got Christmas
All Wrapped Up
Nothing is simpler than painting some holly onto a covered cake with Holly Green Paste Colour mixed with water and then dot with circles of Christmas Red paste Colour for berries. I have used the Multi Ribbon Cutter to create this seasonal red bow out of sugarpaste.
Frosty The Snowman
If you love Mr Frosty then you will be very happy to know that the Set of 3 Tins that made him is on SPECIAL OFFER this month.
Try it yourself -
Cute Christmas Trees
Display your cupcakes in style with this spectacular Rudolph and Sleigh Treat Stand
. I love it and will definitely be making space on my Christmas table for it this year.
Cookies & Cake
Introducing Mr & Mrs Reindeer
These cute Reindeer biscuits fit perfectly in the Treat Box Kit. Rudolph's smile is made with the PME Scallop and Comb Tool.
The Perfect Pair!
This delightful Santa & Rudolph Mould
is so easy to use. Just knead together a mixture of either 1/2 flower
paste and 1/2 sugarpaste or 1/3 Mexican paste and 2/3 sugarpaste and
push into the mould. The mould is pliable and flexible so your icing or
marzipan will easily pop out.
You can always separate the two and have Santa on one cupcake and Rudolph on the other. Finish your cupcake with White Snowflake Sprinkles and pop a Mini Silver Star Sprinkle on Rudolph's nose.
You could of course just use the heads of the mould on cupcakes. This Rudolph cupcake is sprinkled with Green Coloured Sparkling Sugar.
Santa's beard has been piped with royal icing using a Writing Tube No.2. Finish off the background by sprinkling Snow White Magic Sparkles all over.
We have an amazing array of Christmas cutters that will last you
forever so they really are worth investing in. The more you have,
the better the design you can create on your cakes. Click here to choose from all of our cutters including the holly, tree, stocking, reindeer and gingerbread man.
These 2 sets of cutters are fantastic value for money. The set of 5 Christmas Tree Cutters
include the trees, a circular cutter and 2 metres of red ribbon. They
are perfect for either making cookies or using with salt dough to adorn
your tree. We have used them to decorate some boards here but it shows
what can be done on a cake too. The set of 5 Christmas Tree Bauble Cutters includes exactly the same as the tree cutters and are a bargain at £3.00 per set.
HO HO HO!
For more Christmas Decorations, click here
Take One & Make One
I love this clever idea thought up by one of our ladies here. Our Edible Flat Santa Heads
are fantastic toppers for cupcakes and look great teamed with the Santa's Belt Baking Cases and Picks
, finished with a sprinkling of Scrumptious Mini Silver Stars.
Alternatively, use them as a quick fix to modelling by using them on
the top of a Santa body made from red sugarpaste. Our White Snowball Sprinkles
are great as snowballs on top of the cake or attached around the base of the cake as shown here.
It's Snowing Sprinkles!
These brand new sprinkles have landed at Cake Craft World and we love them! They come in gold
and can be used for decorating cupcakes, cakes, chocolates, biscuits and cake pops. They are even great for ice cream..
Have A Stylish Christmas
Put a bit of style into your Christmas with this colourful cake. The Purple Board
and Pink and Blue Snowflake Ribbon
really stand out from the crowd while The Jem Christmas Baubles
and Bows Set create a lovely top decoration. To make
the baubles use coloured Florist Paste and roll out very thinly
using a light smearing of Jem Petal Base
on your worktop. Cut out each bauble, peel the decoration
carefully off your worktop and place on greaseproof or kitchen
paper. Lightly spray with Edible Pearl Lustre Spray
and attach to your cake with edible glue or a little royal icing.
For an authentic look thread real Ribbon through the holes of the
baubles and decorate the top of the cake with Three Leaf Holly Plunger Cutter
leaves studded with Gold Balls
. Finish the cake with some attractive piping around the edge, we used the PME No 13 Star Tube
This showstopper snowflake decoration is made using the spectacular Giant Snowflake Cookie Cutter
. Simply cut out from White Regalice and use your imagination to create a stunning pattern; here we have used The Fanciful Flourish Impressions Rolling Pin
and Mixed Silver Balls
which can be attached with small dots of royal icing or Edible Glue
. We finished the cake with an easy piping technique around the base using the PME No 6 Star Tube
whereby you pipe a star, drag it upwards and attach a silver ball.
Don't forget, you can use the cutter to make giant cookies or even salt
Special Offers & Christmas Kits
Rejuvenator Spirit & Edible Gold Sparkle
Lustre Dust kit
This Rejuvenator Spirit & Edible
Gold Sparkle Lustre Dust kit is the perfect combination for painting
onto royal icing or sugarpaste to achieve a beautiful shimmery gold
effect. The lustre dust may also be used to brush over freshly rolled
sugarpaste to give a lustre finish.
Snowflake Cake kit
Snowflake Cake kit contains a few of the items we used to create our
stunning contemporary Christmas Snowflake cake which has been a real
conversation piece. Whether you wish to produce a stacked cake for a
winter wedding or just a single cake for a Christmas tea this selection
of items will be invaluable.
Set Of 3 Deep Round Tins
Fantastic set of 3 deep round tins 3", 4" and 5" in diameter as used in the Frosty the Snowman cake.