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A few more sleeps till Christmas!!!I hope you’re ready with your woolly jumpers, sitting by the fire and eating mince pies! This issue features some stunning cakes fit for the festivities of this season, I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading it. It’s the perfect time of year for baking and decorating, so do please share with us what you make over the Christmas break.

I hope you’re ready with your woolly jumpers, sitting by the fire and eating mince pies! This issue features some stunning cakes fit for the festivities of this season, I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading it. It’s the perfect time of year for baking and decorating, so do please share with us what you make over the Christmas break.

To get you started, we have some fabulous tutorials in this issue. Our cover star is Rocío Cuenca, of Little Wonderland; she has made the most amazing centrepiece for your Christmas celebrations with her Red Roses Christmas Tree Cake. It really grabs the eye but it’s so simple to make! She shares the steps with you in this month’s How’d They Do That?!

We have two beautiful winter tiered cakes in tones of blue. Alice, from Karen Davies Sugarcraft, takes you through how to make her Rustic Winter Cake with moulds and cutters – proving how easy it is to get great results with just a few tools. Whilst Vasilije, from Nasa Mala Zavrzlama, shows you how to make his Frosty Firs Cake step-by-step. Although more advanced, using techniques such as freehand painting, Vasilije demonstrates that many elements of his design are actually simple techniques that are built up as you progress through the tutorial. It’s definitely worth giving it a go!

Finally, we have some cheeky Christmas characters! Dawn Butler’s Minion Madness project shows you how to use CakeFrame to create licensed party Minions. Even doubling up to have one standing on top of the other. Another sculpted cake comes from Lisa Jayne Cakes, who has created a brilliant tutorial on how to make her reindeer that has fallen into a pile of snow – it’s so fun! If you’re looking for a topper for your Christmas cake, look no further than Zoe’s Fancy Cakes’ really lovely Polar Pals. Zoe shows you how to model a polar bear and his cute penguin friend.

Having spent the first weekend of November at Cake International, there is lots to catch up on in Out & About. Plus, we have a special Cake Spotlight on Cake-O-Matic, the amazing mechanical cake creation that was on display at the show to raise funds and awareness for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity. The third annual Cake Masters Magazine Awards took place on the Saturday night of that weekend at the Birmingham NEC, and we have the highlights to share with you this month. Read all of the winners’ reactions and have a look through the photos from this very special evening event.

Eddie Spence MBE graces our Expert hot seat this month in Elevenses and we give you the chance to WIN a Cake Masters Magazine Subscription by finding the missing magazines in our messy kitchen! We’ve tried out Cake Stuff’s Couture sugarpaste in our Product Review and we have a handy guide to making your own piping bags.

Don’t forget to have a look through all the prizes in our Christmas Countdown Competition and make sure you enter to win each and every day on our Facebook page. I’m so excited about having 24 winners over 24 days!

Enjoy the issue and Merry Christmas!

Rosie

Rosie

editor@cakemastersmagazine.com

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