Welcome to the February issue of Cake Masters Magazine.
We have some fabulous tutorials and features in this issue, starting with our gorgeous cover cake by Uta Alma Hornemann, from Alma Pasteles – vintage suitcases and boxes detailed with the most beautiful roses! With over 60 images in this tutorial, follow the easy steps to create a show-stopping masterpiece at home.
This month, we’ve interviewed Silvia Mancini, our 2015 Cake Masters Magazine Modelling Excellence Award Winner, to find out more about her world of amazing sugar art.
Silvia has also created a fun Marie Antoinette modelling tutorial to fit our Parisian theme. Again, this tutorial is SO detailed, showing you how to model the perfect face, dress and hair. It’s full of brilliant, transferrable techniques for modelling.
Next up is a beautiful tutorial from Sarah Thomas of The Cupcake Oven. These lovely heart designs were entered into the Cupcake Class competition at Cake International last year and won Gold! Sarah takes us through how to decorate them, combining royal icing and gum paste, for a very romantic cupcake design.
Our final tutorial is for Love Locket Cookies by Mary Valentino, from Emma’s Sweets. Mary takes us through how to make and decorate these gorgeous biscuit delights step-by -step. These would be a perfect Valentine’s gift!
Cake show season is coming and we are really looking forward to That Takes the Cake in Austin, Texas, and the Spring Cake International show in Birmingham. So for this issue, we have one of our favourite features: interviews with some of the winners from Cake International, Birmingham 2015. If you are entering the Cake International Birmingham or London show this year, have a read for some top tips!
On the topic of competitions, congratulations to the winners of Threadcakes 2015! It was an honour to be a judge again; the entries are such an amazing combination of artistic design and cake. We have spoken to some of the 2D and 3D winners and are excited to include their fabulous creations in our Threadcakes feature.
New for this month is our ‘How’d They Do That?!’ feature. This month we have a stunning cake from Floral Cakes by Jessica MV. Jessica shows us how she has executed the key elements of the cake with some techniques guides.
Finally, we have some delicious recipes, a brilliant prize in our Hidden Hearts competition and helpful reviews. Plus, we have advice from the wonderful Peggy Porschen in our expert seat!
I look forward to meeting you at the shows and, as always, please do get in touch and share your cake creations with us on Facebook and Twitter. You never know, you might get featured in our new Social Snippets on the back page of the magazine!