Cupcakes are my guilty pleasure! I love the different creative things that can be done with cupcakes – so many possibilities in such a small package.
Packed with seven fabulous tutorials, we give you a cupcake education in how to create some simply incredible designs. With so much variety, we show you how to decorate your cupcakes with flat toppers, domed designs and with teeny tiny modelling. From animal faces, to sports balls, to the very cute strawberry girl cupcakes from mimicafe Union. We have a very extensive tutorial from Vicky, at The Yellow Bee Cake Company, giving us a masterclass in surprise inside cupcakes AND fabulous decorative toppers using the great range of Rainbow Dust products. It would be criminal not to have a mini food tutorial, so Sabrina, from Sabz Cakes, kicks off our Summer with her great BBQ tutorial. For the sake of cuteness, we have a lovely baby dummy topper tutorial in a range of great designs from Zoe, at Zoe’s Fancy Cakes.
We are very excited to have interviewed Sheryl Bito, from BunsInTheOven Cupcakery for this issue. She has graced the pages of our magazine many times and we are so intrigued by her cakey world and thoughts on all things cupcakes. Sheryl has also created a wonderful tutorial for us, showcasing a range of modelling techniques to make the creative “Chef Hugo” – one of my favourite tutorials in this issue!
We have some delicious cupcake recipes in this issue and have some brilliant books in the reviews section. Head to our website for your chance to win copies of the books that we review. Another chance to win can be found in our Spot the Difference competition in the Elevenses section – we have a fantastic hamper full of cupcake-y prizes from Design-A-Cake, so make sure you enter!
Check out where we have been this month in our Out & About section, with a class review instalment new to this issue! With SO many amazing cakey events around the world, remember to let us know about anything you get up to.
I hope you enjoy this packed issue, remember to share your creations with us on Facebook!