Latest issue Cakes and Sugarcraft magazine Issue 149 Dec Jan 2019
Issue 149 Dec Jan 2019
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Whether you’ve been singing Jingle Bells since summer ended or you’re trying to avoid it until the last minute, Christmas is definitely coming! Here at Cakes & Sugarcraft we’re big fans of all things festive so this issue is packed with projects to get you in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year.
Christmas cakes are a great excuse to try out some new techniques and this issue features plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn all about sgraffito with a snowy polar bear scene or add origami-inspired texture to your tiers. Get acquainted with aquafaba and whip up a trio of vegan treats or make your own chocolate Christmas trees with the kids. And, if you sometimes struggle to convey your ideas, Emily Hankins’ guide to cake sketching is a must read and one to practise as the nights draw in.
Sugar modellers will love the trio of adorable elves which show just how easy it is how to create lively, animated figures. For a more relaxed vibe, recreate a familiar festive scene with the Cosy Christmas Eve project which incorporates cake carving, airbrushing and chocolate modelling skills.
This season, spice up your sugar flower arrangements by combining poinsettia, vanilla orchids and mistletoe with cinnamon and star anise. For advanced sugar flower skills, follow expert tutor Naomi Yamamoto’s step-by-step guide to making a stunning flecked dahlia. Or, for something a little different, try your hand at seasonal buttercream blooms perfect for topping a delicious yule log.