Welcome to the March issue of Cake Masters Magazine.
Let me start by saying that this has got to be one of my favourite issues so far! It is full of beautiful cakes, fabulous tutorials and a very special Sugar Egg Collection from 14 amazing cakes artists from the UK. I get inspired by many things for special features in the magazine and, ever since walking around Covent Garden, London, back in 2012 and seeing all the beautiful eggs on display from The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, I just knew that beautiful sugar eggs would be a fantastic idea. Three years later, it is here! 14 beautiful eggs that reflect each cake artist’s style and finesse. I am also very excited that the eggs, which stand 30cm high, will be on display at Cake International, London ExCeL, March 27th – 29th 2015. We will be giving tickets away to the show via Facebook and look forward to seeing you there.
In this issue, we have three tutorials. First up is our beautiful rustic watering can by Veronique from Very Unique Cakes. Perfect for Mother’s Day, learn how to make beautiful poppies and carve the cake with over 50 easy to follow steps. Next, we have Sarah, from The Chocolate Strawberry, who shows us how to create astonishingly realistic hot cross bun cupcakes! Learn how to hand paint and layer your colours to get the best effect, a really fun tutorial for you to try. Last and by no means least, we have shoe queen Tanya, from Cake Heart, showing us how to make an Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 15 inspired shoe. It really is beautiful and the addition of veined wafer flowers really gives it that high fashion feel.
Staying on the topic of fashion, the Red Carpet Collaboration is one of my favourite collaborations to date and is led by our very own Laura Loukaides. We have a beautiful selection of the cakes and it is great to see how beautiful dresses from the red carpet reflect on each cake. The feature comes with fashion sketches and our very own red carpet cake-critques too.
We love to interview cake decorators to allow you to step into their world. This month we visit Janet O’Sullivan Cake Design, based in Australia, and showcase her beautiful cakes! We also have some fun recipes, from marshmallow chicks to meringue mushrooms. Lastly, in our extended Elevenses feature, we are honoured to have Will Torrent in the expert seat, giving us his top tips and advice on chocolate themed questions. We also have over £50 worth of chocolate goodies from The Chocolate Trading Co. to give away as a prize too!