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Autumn is here!

As we move into the new season, we have some brilliant cake projects and inspiration for you. Our cover star this month is Tracey Rothwell, of Little Cherry Cake Company, with her fabulous Steampunk Fairy House. Tracey takes you through every step of this fun cake, from carving the house shape to modelling the fairies – there are so many skills to learn in this project and it’s really easy to follow.

Another carved cake tutorial this month is our Raccoon Tree Stump Cake by Cup’N Cake. Learn to make the cute Rice Krispies Treats raccoon as well as the tree stump and that all important bark texture seen on so many cakes at this time of year. Sticking with the fall theme, we have some lovely decorated cookies from Cebe’s Cookies, which feature leaves and pumpkins in royal icing.

To help you create some great cake toppers this month, we have two modelling tutorials. First, we have the adorable Frankie the Dragon from Sugarwhizz, and later, Berna, from Ilusiona Cakes, takes you through how to make a Scarecrow Figure – complete with a pumpkin head! We also have a great spread of readers’ cakes that encapsulate autumn, with some spooky Halloween bakes in there too.

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for our readers in the USA to get featured in the magazine in our DECOgel Competition in association with Icing Images. We want you to design a mini cake or cupcake that features DECOgel, then Icing Images will send you a sample of the product so you can actually try it out and send us an image of the final piece! Head to page 56 to find out more about entering.

The legend that is Mike McCarey is gracing our Expert hot seat this month in Elevenses. He answers your questions on sculpted cakes. We also show you some tricks of the trade in this month’s How’d They Do That?! Kerrie, from The Cake Decorating Company, breaks down the method for her Day of the Dead Cake into simple steps, showing you how easy it is to recreate it at home using Cake Lace. Plus, the Head Pastry Chef of The Berkeley, London shares his recipe for Burberry Trench Coat inspired cookies!

Finally, we have a massive prize from Shesto in our competition this month! Solve the anagrams in the Elevenses section and send in your answers for your chance to win a Cassie Brown Cake Craft Airbrush & Compressor Kit and a Savannah Stencil, worth £110.99!

Enjoy the issue!


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