CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 3.03 / March 2014

Editorial

Hello my Lovelies,

At the start of this year, I made myself a promise….to not let fear run my life anymore and to say yes to every opportunity that came my way…no matter how scary it might seem.

This month I was very fortunate to be included in the crew for the Australian Cake Decorating Network’s Cake Camp in Melbourne. To my knowledge, I hadn’t met any of the people that would be attending, and mostly only knew them through Facebook.

As you can imagine, I was excited but a little nervous. Within minutes of arriving at Melbourne Airport and finding my group, I was in cake heaven! It was a weekend of fun, cake, learning, cake and some more fun thrown in for good measure. I met some amazing people. So much talent and passion for cake and it’s community was an absolute joy to be part of.

The amount of work and organisation involved was mind boggling! I have never seen 45 kilos of chocolate before…I have also never seen 4 huge bakers racks groaning with all shapes and sizes of mud cake. The endless boxes of colours, wires, tools, cutters, styro, boards, bits and bobs were enough to make a caker drool!

Everyone was very sweet to me and I made some wonderful friends and actually met up with a few I hadn’t known were attending. And to think, this time last year, if I was asked, I would have said thank you, but no :(

So if you get the chance to attend a Cake Weekend, Camp, Show or even a class. Go for it! You will not only learn a load of new techniques and skills, you will make some very special friendships which to me, is one of the most special and amazing parts of the industry we are in.

Raewyn xx

Welcome to the Issue 3.03 / March 2014 of the CakesDecor Gazette
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Editorial

Hello my Lovelies,

At the start of this year, I made myself a promise....to not let fear run my life anymore and to say yes to every opportunity that came my way...no matter how scary it might seem.

This month I was very fortunate to be included in the crew for the Australian Cake Decorating Network's Cake Camp in Melbourne. To my knowledge, I hadn't met any of the people that would be attending, and mostly only knew them through Facebook.

As you can imagine, I was excited but a little nervous. Within minutes of arriving at Melbourne Airport and finding my group, I was in cake heaven! It was a weekend of fun, cake, learning, cake and some more fun thrown in for good measure.

I met some amazing people. So much talent and passion for cake and it's community was an absolute joy to be part of.

The amount of work and organisation involved was mind boggling! I have never seen 45 kilos of chocolate before...I have also never seen 4 huge bakers racks groaning with all shapes and sizes of mud cake. The endless boxes of colours, wires, tools, cutters, styro, boards, bits and bobs were enough to make a caker drool!

Everyone was very sweet to me and I made some wonderful friends and actually met up with a few I hadn't known were attending. And to think, this time last year, if I was asked, I would have said thank you, but no :(

So if you get the chance to attend a Cake Weekend, Camp, Show or even a class. Go for it! You will not only learn a load of new techniques and skills, you will make some very special friendships which to me, is one of the most special and amazing parts of the industry we are in.

Raewyn xx

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What's Happening

Next month will see the return of our very popular Cake Decorator of the Week feature! But in the meantime, we have a big issue for you to enjoy.

We have a beautiful Editors Choice this month and a gorgeous Princess tutorial for you to try. Have you used one of our tutorials? Why don't you submit it to CakesDecor.com and your creation may be featured in the next Gazette.

And we have the return of our Interview feature with the brilliant Robert Haynes.

Enjoy! :)

New Website For Knitting/Crochet enthusiasts

As many of you know already, we’ve launched a brand new website for people who love knitting and crocheting - KnittingCrocheting.com.

If you are a knitting or crocheting fan, feel free to join and be a part of this new exciting journey. Also, please share the website with people who might be interested in joining as well.

Cakes Decor Gazette Editors Choice
The Editors Choice for March is...

With the eyes of Lenoid Afremov

by

Angela

I can smell the rain in the air and hear the cars splashing through the puddles in the distance. Angela's incredible piece of edible art takes me to this place and time...and that is an incredible gift because it is a beautiful place to be.

Thank you and congratulations on being my Editors Choice for March 2014 Angela .

Raewyn :) x

Interview #21: Robert Haynes

Bio

My name is Robert Haynes and I am an accredited demonstrator (British Sugar Craft Guild) and International teacher and also the owner of the Sugar Flower Studios in London. UK

I am a full qualified professional chef and have worked in the food and beverage industry for over 25 years, specializing in hospitality and fine dining, where I developed an eye for layout and presentation. As a hobby I made celebration and wedding cakes for family and friends and it was by designing and creating these that my passion for sugar craft grew

As a completely self-taught sugar crafter, I learnt through reading books and studying the anatomy of flowers and foliage and wished I had access to classes and teachers to learn from. I myself, have a patient temperament when teaching, while still being full of energy & enthusiasm. As a very hands-on teacher I am keen to impart all that I know and gain enormous satisfaction from seeing the delight in my student’s faces when they achieve such brilliant results

One of my particular skills is recreating life-size botanically correct blooms which I show-case as pieces of art. I have also written a number of articles in various Sugar Craft magazines and have been commissioned for numerous “step by step” tutorials in floral design.

Full interview > | See all interviews >

Cake Masters Magazine - March Issue

Welcome to the March issue of Cake Masters Magazine dedicated to fantastic animals!
Our amazing cover cake has been made by Francesca from North Star Cakes, who is part of CakeBomb. A great new group of cake artists who will be exhibiting a sugar jungle at The Cake & Bake Show in Manchester UK April 4-6. You must come along and see the amazing creations – they will be out of this world!

Packed with tutorials, interviews and an exclusive with The Father of American Cake Decorating – Roland Winbeckler, a preview of the magazine is available to read here: www.cakemasters.co.uk/magazine

Caking Around the World

We would like to bring you news and information about the many exciting Cake events around the world.

If you know of any Cake shows or competitions in your area, we would love you to share them with us.

Cake Bake & Sweets Show Sydney

21st - 23rd March 2014

Sydney Showground, Olympic Park

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

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15 Minutes of Fame
Tracey of Little Cherry Company wins Gold at CI!!

Congratulations to our fabulous CakesDecor member Tracey Rothwell for her well deserved Gold and 1st Place at Cake International last weekend!

Tracey entered the Wedding Cake section – 3 tiers and above with this incredible depiction of the classic movie Dark Crystal.

Well done Tracey! You did an amazing job!!

You can see more detailed images of this incredible creation on Tracey’s facebook page Little Cherry Cake Company

Little Cherry Cake Company CakesDecor Profile

Little Cherry Cake Company Facebook Page

Cake International Facebook Page

We love keeping up with exciting news and events for our readers. If you or someone you know has been in the media recently, just post the information in our forum '15 Minutes of Fame'. Each month we will choose some to share here in the Gazette. 

Monthly Top 5

Most Popular Cake for February

Knitted Wedding Cake

Michaela Fajmanova

Our top cake for February is this amazing textured design by Michaela Fajmanova. Featuring perfect ruffles, macrame like embellishments and a knitted effect heart, this cake is so unique and very much on the texture focused trend.

It's beautiful muted colour palette really let these elements shine. 

Congratulations Michaela! :)

Valentine Hearts

Jeanne Winslow

I love this design! It's so striking and original. The colour palette is exquisite. From its dramatic statement blood red Peony to its delicate gold edged ruffles...this cake quietly whispers passion and elegance.

A triumph! :)

Edoardo's Christening Cake

Sweet Janis

Oh my! So many adorable elements to this cake! The bunnies even look soft and snuggly! Those ballons look like they are litterally floating away with the clothes line attached. There's so much lovely detail but it's not overdone.

Fabulous! :)

Sweet 16

My Sweet Dream Cakes

Sigh....this cake is an absolute dream! Uniting Music and Dance in perfect harmony. Elegant and sophisticated yet delicate and girly...a perfect symphony in sugar, design and execution.

Truly one of my favourites :)

Alice in Wonderland

Mardie Makes Cakes

A gorgeous, whimsical treatment of a gorgeous, whimsical story! I love Alice stuck halfway down the rabbit hole!

Fun! :)

Cake This Tute

Princess Cake with Moving Swing and Flying Carpet Tutorial

Cakes by Sasi

This fantastic, easy to follow tutorial by Sasi really is a special treat! It touches on many elements of cake making, from carving, cake structure and using wire as support.

And the end result is pretty incredible!

Thanks so much for sharing with us Sasi :)

Go to tutorial

Bake This Tute
Baileys Ganache   Margarida Matilde  
  • 200g chocolate (into small pieces)
  • 100ml cream
  • 100 ml of Baileys drink
  • Salt
  • 15gr. unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)

Preparation:
Place the chocolate in a bowl and reserve. Join cream, Baileys and salt , take it to boil in al pan. Pour the chocolate and wait for about 1 minute. Then add the butter and gently stir everything. Reserve in the fridge until you have the desired consistence to apply in the cake as a filling, covering or even as a great topping cupcake;)

Go to recipe

Kitchen Talk

Wedding Cake for $200 to Feed 250?

Forum Question from YumCakes

Outrageous right?! That’s the request I got this evening from my neighbour’s fiancée. She wants me to make her a cake to feed 250 people for $200! Any suggestions? I’m thinking 3 tier simple buttercream roses with perhaps bands of diamond bling between each tier…..I would welcome your thoughts!

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Photos from Daily Mail Online - click here to view article

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