I hope that you are gearing up for an enjoyable festive holiday, celebrating with friends and family.
This issue of the magazine features some beautiful, winter inspired tutorials with easy to follow steps. Our cover cake is a brilliant tutorial by Shannon Mayes from SweetArt Cake Company, so you can learn to make the stunning isomalt lantern. Next is one of my favourites in this issue, from Chef Mike Terry in association with Icing Image. Mike creates a fabulous snowflake cake, decorated with wafer paper. Our third tutorial is from Hazel Wong Cake Design, who creates a really pretty cake that incorporates flowers and berries. Last, but by no means least, is a beautiful Rustic Topiary Cake tutorial by Nisha Fernando from Sweet Delights Cakery – I just love those pinecones!
We had a fantastic time at Cake International last month and have a highlights article covering the best bits. As part of the Cake International weekend, we held the 2015 Cake Masters Magazine Awards. It was SUCH a fantastic event celebrating talent in the sugarcraft and cake decorating arena. Thanks to our judging panel, and to those that booked a flight especially to come to the awards. There was so much international cake talent in one room, it was really overwhelming.
Zoë Clark is in the expert seat this month and we have a fun cake decorator quiz for you to try. Work out what kind of cake decorator you are and be sure to let us know if the results match reality! As usual, we have some fantastic book and tutorial reviews, tips and tricks.
Lastly, we are looking forward to kicking off our special competition: Cake Masters’ Christmas Countdown. There will be 24 winners over 24 days in our Countdown to Christmas with over £3,000 of prizes – make sure you have a look at the amazing prizes to be won and remember to enter each and every day on our Facebook page!
Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016