Where has this year gone?! Christmas is just on our doorstep and we have lots in this issue to keep you busy!
We have “Part 2” of Christine Jensen’s journey to meet her cake idols, and this time she tells us about visiting the Cake Don himself: Mike McCarey from Mike’s Amazing Cakes. Mike is known for his amazing attention to detail and, more importantly, consideration of scale when it comes to novelty cakes.
Our cover star is Vicky Turner, of The Yellow Bee Cake Company, who shows us how to make her brilliant Christmas Tree Cake that truly encapsulates festive spirit and even includes a fruit cake recipe! With this issue you can learn to make beautiful cookies from Lindy Smith, a cute Christmas characters cake from Alice at Karen Davies Sugarcraft, and a simple but stunning Wreath Cake from Michelle Sohan of Bakery Treatz. We also have a spectacular, tall Festive Celebration Cake which is easily achievable with step-by-step instructions from Melanie Byrne of the Enchanting Merchant Co., and a fabulous spherical cake carving tutorial from Renshaw, who take us through how to use this shape to create three wonderful designs. Last, but by no means least, is Dawn Butler, inventor of CakeFrame; we are really excited about the Stacked Christmas Presents tutorial she has created for the magazine. By using CakeFrame you are able to create easy, gravity defying cakes to wow your friends and family this Christmas.
In the Expert seat this month, we have the lovely Paul Bradford giving us his top tips and advice. Paul is also the kind sponsor of our Elevenses Competition, so make sure you enter our crossword to win lifetime access to three of Paul Bradfords Sugarcraft School’s most popular tutorials!
We have some extra special festive recipes for you to try this month, from the very chocolatey to the the deliciously fruity! As usual, we have some fantastic book and tutorial reviews, tips and tricks.
For Christmas this year, we are holding an extra 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!
Cake Masters Magazine