Welcome to our beautiful April issue and we are so excited that this is the first Cake Masters magazine on the shelves in WHSmiths (UK)!
This issue is full of wonderful cupcakes, bringing some beautiful miniature modelling for you to be inspired and mesmerised by. It never ceases to amaze me how far some artists go to bring unique and brilliant ideas to the small top of a cupcake. From the very delicate to the way out there, we really get to see some amazing skills. I have always been fascinated by miniature modelling – so we have a special selection of features and artists that really show you what can be done on a tiny scale. Believe me it’s eye-poppingly wow stuff!
We have Astral de la Mare from Buttercream Bakery - Brighton who applies a level of cute, colourful detail to her most tiny cupcake toppers. We couldn’t let Astral get away without sharing some of her skills, so we have an exclusive tutorial from Astral with over 30 images showing how to model mini sweets and treats perfectly. We also have the superb and internationally recognised Sachiko Windbiel from Mimicafe Union, who has turned her attention to detail and love of modelling into a thriving topper business. You won’t believe her amazing little fondant creations!
We are also so lucky to have a few cupcake themed tutorials; Cake International Gold winner Amanda at The Clever Little Cupcake Company and Crystal Candy bring some exciting skills and ideas to keep you inspired!
In other news, I was lucky enough to be Jen’s Afternoon Tea date this month at The Ritz- London, it was just the most luxurious and gorgeous belly-filling treat!
We had a great time featuring Cake International winners last time, so we have done it again! Our magazine is always about the people behind the baking, and in this feature we let you hear and see the people that are keeping this international competition alive. I hope you enjoy reading about the ups and downs of competing….and maybe get a little inspired to try something yourself!
Finally, we will be at The Cake & Bake Show Manchester and Cake International London this month, so please come and visit us. We love to chat to you all, and we will have something very special for you to see…and wear(!)..all will be revealed!