CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 3.06 / June 2014

Hello my Lovelies,

What a special month it has been! An amazing group of people in Kate’s little home town of Benalla got together a ‘Shave for Kate’ fundraiser and with lots of hard work and bravery raised a whopping $14K!!

One of those amazing people was Kate’s wonderful neighbour Julie. She shaved her head and was a tireless worker in organising the event and coordinating all the prizes and participants.

So seeing Julie has inspired the Cake Community to have a similar event with some members of the Australian Cake Decorating Network have decided to shave their heads, some have agreed to colour….including myself!! Eeeeek!

If you can donate or would like some more information, please follow this link Shaving Heads for Kate

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

Welcome to the Issue 3.06 / June 2014 of the CakesDecor Gazette 

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Editorial

Hello my Lovelies,

What a special month it has been! An amazing group of people in Kate's little home town of Benalla got together a 'Shave for Kate' fundraiser and with lots of hard work and bravery raised a whopping $14K!!

One of those amazing people was Kate's wonderful neighbour Julie. She shaved her head and was a tireless worker in organising the event and coordinating all the prizes and participants.

So seeing Julie has inspired the Cake Community to have a similar event with some members of the Australian Cake Decorating Network have decided to shave their heads, some have agreed to colour....including myself!! Eeeeek! 

If you can donate or would like some more information, please follow this link Shaving Heads for Kate

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

Raewyn's:  Profile on CakesDecorCakes by Raewyn Facebook Page

What's Happening

This month we have another jaw dropping Editors Choice and a fabulous Wafer Paper Patchwork tutorial for you to try by Sweet Rocket Queen. 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 Karla Chumpitaz of Sweet K.

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 June is...

Peacock Shoe and Mask

by 

One Bite Sweet

Wow!!! I nearly fell off my chair as when I saw this incredible cake for the first time! The details are exquisite! The finish sublime! Not only do I want to own a pair of these shoe, I want to have this cake sitting in my home to gaze at!

Congratulations One Sweet Bite on being my Editors Choice for June 2014. 

Raewyn :) x

Cake Decorator of the Week

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

Truly Madly Sweetly Cupcakes

Time for Tiffin

Mery Cakes

MakeMeMyCake

CakesDecor Interview Series

Interview #24: Karla Chumpitaz of Sweet K

BIO

My name is Karla Chumpitaz, I’m 30 years old. I’m from Peru but I live Brescia (Italy) since 2008 and Sweet K is my business at the moment
I studied pastry in my country and after that I took a course of cake decorating that lasted one year.
Here in Italy I dedicate all my time to decorate and have classes especially in modeling that is what I like the most to do.

INTERVIEW

How did you first get started with cake decorating?

I’ve been always fascinated by pastry, my grandmother was a great baker! When I turned 15 I travelled to the United States for vacations and I had the opportunity to take a Wilton course just for fun…I guess that was the beginning of everything because I enjoy it so much!
After studying pastry in Peru I took a course of cake decorating but I continued my career as a pastry chef until 4 years ago I had to make a decorated cake and I didn’t leave it anymore

Read full interview here

15 Minutes of Fame

Paul Bradford Hosts an amazing American Crew!

Last month the fabulous Paul Bradford hosted an incredible line up of talented decorators from the US. Mayen Orido from Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen, Shawna McGreevy of McGreevy’s Cakes, Brenda Walton of Sugar High Inc and Rudy Martinez from Man Bake Cake all traveled to sunny Spain to film video tutorials for Paul and his team at Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School.

You can find lots of fabulous photos of their adventures on all their Facebook pages and I for one can’t wait to see what they have all filmed for us! :)

Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School

Man Bakes Cake

Sugar High Inc

McGreevy Cakes

Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen

Caking Around the World

Cake Shows and Competitons for June

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 Camp Brisbane

QLD, AUSTRALIA

27-29th June 2014

Cake Masters Magazine - June Issue

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WELCOME TO THE LONG AWAITED FASHION ISSUE – What is inside!

First up, we have our fantastic tutorial from Jameela at Sweet Jeelees, who has put together a gorgeous leather handbag for us to create! Alongside that, we also have detailed tutorial from Rachel at KPME, which shows us how to get a tartan effect and make the cutest baby boots. We also have a great vintage mini-dress tutorial by Suzi Thomas from Spongecake Suzebakes!

Exclusive to Cake Masters Magazine, we have a special Runway Barbie Collection by William Tan from the Ipoh Bakery in Malaysia. A totally different and exciting take on a doll cake, where Barbie is transformed wearing high fashion sugar dresses!

Another fantastic addition to this edition is our Sugar Shoe Collection. A selection of cake decorators around the world picked a theme and designed a collection of shoes – wait until you see what has been produced! It was so very hard to decide which shoes to put into the magazine!

On the topic of shoes, I am also very excited to announce our amazing COMPETITION with Shoe Bakery – all you have to do is sketch your dream shoe design and if selected as a winner, Shoe Bakery will make them into a pair of shoes for you to wear, AND there is a chance of it being in their collection! Get sketching! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

As well as all the above, Kim from Sugar Rush Custom Cookies has designed a special feature for the magazine. “Fashion Through the Decades” takes us on a trip down memory lane with beautiful royal iced and hand-painted cookies – this is really not to be missed!

I really hope you enjoy this issue; it has been a pleasure putting it together this month!

The link is: http://www.cakemasters.co.uk/product/june-2014-issue/

Monthly Top 5

Most Popular Cake for May

The Kiss

Mery Cakes

Super Yellow with Big Bow

Make Me My Cake

Vintage Fantasy

Cakes en Vogue

"Sweetheart"cake inspired by Romero Britto

Gulnaz Mitchell

Wildflowers Cake

Alina Vaganova

Cake This Tute!

Making Patchwork with Wafer Paper

Sweet Rocket Queen

Bake This Tute!

My Favorite Carrot Cake

Peggy Does Cake

This cake is super moist and so easy to make! I can make this recipe and have a perfectly finished cake and a spotless kitchen in 90 minutes!! Feel free to substitute walnuts for pecans, either is excellent.

Cake Ingredients
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups grated carrots (see note 1)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Go to recipe

Kitchen Talk

What have I done wrong?

Miettes

Can you help Dina?

Exactly the same cream cheese frosting recipe on both, one grainy, one perfectly smooth. Of course, the grainy one was the first one and I had to redo it and the second one was perfect. I don’t know what I have done wrong with the first one. The only difference is that I beat the cream cheese/butter faster when I added the sugar on the grainy one and slower on the perfect one. Is that what I have done wrong? Beating fast?

Thanks!

Dina @ miettes,

Go to full post and comments

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Susana ...

I wish all the best for this lovely lady.Please be strong and with a positive mind to fight this desease!
Best regards
Susana
xxx

The Custom Cakery ...

I love this. What colour???!

Kate is an inspiration to so many!

Raewyn Read - Cakes by Raewyn ...

Thanks Susana and Custom Cakery! :)

I think I will let the highest bidder decide ;) xx