CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 3.05 / May 2014

Editorial

Hello my Lovelies,

It’s been another hectic month for me capped off with a fabulous trip to South Australia last weekend to help open the new Bake Boss store in Adelaide!

CC and I all ready to get started!

I had a wonderful time with the brilliant crew and am looking forward to joining the team and teaching classes at Bake Boss stores in Australia and New Zealand. I think I’ll have to take an extra suitcase with me to each location because I wanted to take all the stock home with me…it was a Cake Decorators heaven I tell you!

Gorgeous Lisa of Sweet Dispostion Cakes came to visit us!! Here she is with Mel, CC and I.

Don’t forget that you can now have your say about what you would like to see in the Gazette. Just go to the CakesDecor Blog posts for the Gazette and leave your suggestions and ideas there.

Have a wonderful month!

Raewyn xx

Please leave comments and suggestions for us below :)

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Editorial

Hello my Lovelies,

It's been another hectic month for me capped off with a fabulous trip to South Australia last weekend to help open the new Bake Boss store in Adelaide! I had a wonderful time with the brilliant crew and am looking forward to joining the team and teaching classes at Bake Boss stores in Australia and New Zealand. I think I'll have to take an extra suitcase with me to each location because I wanted to take all the stock home with me...it was a Cake Decorators heaven I tell you!

Don't forget that you can now have your say about what you would like to see in the Gazette. Just go to the CakesDecor Blog posts for the Gazette and leave your suggestions and ideas there.

Have a wonderful month!

Raewyn xx

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What's Happening

This month we have a slightly new format for you but still with the features you know and enjoy. We have an incredible Editors Choice this and a fabulous Alice in Wonderland Face tutorial for you to try by Azzurra Cuomo Cake Art. 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. We also have Michal's interview with lovely Viorica Dinu. 

We would love to hear what you would like to see in The Gazette and who you would like us to interview. Just go to The Gazette Blog post and leave your comments there.

Enjoy! :)

Cakes Decor Gazette Editors Choice

The Editors Choice for May is...

Tiger tiger

by 

Hannah - The Cake Illusionist

Hannah constantly amazes me with her brilliant and life like edible art and Tiger Tiger is no exception! This piece won her Gold at CI and very deservedly so. Who would have thought it caused her so much stress and bother? 

Congratulations on being my Editors Choice for May 2014 Hannah. 

Raewyn :) x

Cake Decorator of the Week

The Cake Decorators of the Week for April were...

Happyhills Cakes

Passioni di Zucchero

Little Apple Cakes

The Honey Bee Cakery

CakesDecor Interview Series

Interview #23: Viorica Dinu

Bio

My name is Viorica Dinu. I live in Bucharest Romania. I studied fine arts institute. I love the beauty, the perfection of things done. Three years ago I started making cakes as a hobby, and now together with my daughter Alexandra Florescu, the hobby turned into a family business running our cake studio specialized in events cakes.

How did you first get started with cake decorating?

It started as a hobby, three years ago and in short while it developed. Now it became a family business, working together with my daughter Alexandra Florescu.

Read full interview here

15 Minutes of Fame

CakeBomb at the Cake & Bake Show!

At the start of April an amazing group of talented and fabulous folk got together and created an Edible Display like no other! With a theme of 'Welcome to the Jungle' the team created an awesome array of plants, birds, animals and idols! Each photo takes my breath away....I would have LOVED to see it in person but if like me you missed it, you can find lots of incredible images on their Facebook page and website.

Congratulations to all involved...it is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!! 

CakeBomb Facebook Page

CakeBomb Website

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

N.Y. Cake Show

Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Icing on the Cake Competition

Mounties 

101 Meadows Rd, Mount Pritchard AUSTRALIA

North Texas Cake Show

Richardson Civic Center 411 W.Arapaho Rd, Richardson TX 75080

Cake Masters Magazine - April Issue

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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!

Monthly Top 5

Most Popular Cake for April

Springtime Sugar Sandals

Little Apple Cakes

Peter Rabbit, where are you?

Eline Vedder

Anna's Cake

Neli

Ballerina Cake

Nili Limor

Parisian Themed Birthday Cake

Bellaria Cake Design

Cake This Tute!

Introducing Alice in Wonderland

Azzurra Cuomo Cake Art

Bake This Tute!

Tiffin by Time for Tiffin

  • 4oz butter 
  • 1 tbsp sugar 
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup 
  • 3 tbsp drinking chocolate 
  • 2 bars of galaxy melted 
  • half packet of digestive biscuits

Method

Melt butter, sugar and syrup in pan, then add drinking chocolate stirring well. Crumble biscuits into mixture, make sure there are some nice chunky bits. Press into a square tin that's been lined with grease proof paper, Pour over melted chocolate and spread evenly, place in fridge and cut into squares before it's completely set. Keep in fridge wrapped in foil, can be frozen.

Go to recipe

Kitchen Talk

Sheer bridal veil using edible materials

Karen Flude

I love how amazing and helpful our fabulous CakesDecor members are! Here is one example I thought I would share with you showing how forum questions can often be solved very quickly and really successfully. In this instance, there were a couple of possible solutions put forward and Karen kindly posted photos of her gorgeous result!

Go to full post and comments

Cakesdecor stats & links

11 May 2014

We are 18,664 cake decorators making 544,493 comments on 130,765 cakes, 1,225 blogs, 90 recipes,650 tutorials, and 1,414 forum topics.

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Callicious Cakes ...

Another great issue, thanks so much Rae! Xxx

Shaile's Edible Art ...

Finally… I made it here after so long being gone. Great issue and full of wonderful cakes, flowers and news..