Welcome to our festive December edition of Cake Masters Magazine, packed with Christmas tutorials and all the congratulatory news from our 2014 Awards!
I’m very excited to present our first ever *FREE product for our readers courtesy of www.cakecrafting.co.uk. We have a fabulous Christmas project lined up for you, using the free stencil, which is great on cupcakes too. I hope you experiment with it and share with me your festive creations.
Packed into this issue, we have six fantastic tutorials with varying levels of difficulty. We have a very cute nativity scene from The Yellow Bee Cake Company, royal iced knitted mitten cookies from Honeycat Cookies and a festive snowman from Crafty Confections. I am very excited that Elisa Strauss, from Confetti Cakes, has contributed an excellent tutorial to the magazine which, I am sure you will agree with me, is too cute for words. Last and by no means least, we have Rouvelee’s Creations showing us how to model the perfect little elf for Christmas.
To continue the festivities, we have a great photographic step-by-step recipe for milk chocolate, prune and Armagnac stollen from the wonderful, award winning pastry chef, Will Torrent.
This month, our afternoon tea expert has been for a special tea… in the clouds… (yes, quite literally!) at the Shangri-La Hotel’s TĪNG Lounge at The Shard in London; one of the best places she has been to. I wasn’t able to join Jen on this occasion and am super jealous as everything looked divine!
As if the celebratory season of Christmas wasn’t enough, I’m also really happy to share with you an overview of the Cake Masters Magazine Awards 2014. Full of glamour, entertainment and cake – it was an amazing night! We tell you all about the winners, with lots of pictures from the event. Organising this special event was a real team effort so I’d like to thank everyone involved, from the judges, to the support on the day and to Yawar, Director of Cake Masters Magazine, who really ensured the event became a reality! This year has been an amazing journey for Cake Masters Magazine; having only launched to newsstands in April of this year, we have grown substantially and have had the honour of featuring and sharing the stories of amazing cake artists in every single issue. Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey, especially Steve, Richard, our subscribers and all our cakey friends.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!