Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft is the world's leading monthly magazine for all those interested in cake decoration and sugarcraft. Every issue carries 8 to 12 complete projects for you to make. Projects include wedding cakes, novelty cakes, cupcakes, floral decorations and anniversary cakes. Each project has clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, plus tips, techniques and full details of the equipment and ingredients you need.
Our projects are designed for all skills levels and include sugar flowers, sugar modelling, pastillage work, sugarpaste, marzipan and royal icing. Each issue also has a baking section, information on new products from cake decoration manufacturers, readers' cakes, college reports, shows and events.
The magazine is published once a month and is a must for all cake decorating enthusiasts.
January is all about new beginnings, and for many after the Christmas rush it is all about injecting some calm, peace and tranquility into your days – if that’s possible! With wellness – both physical and mental – being a high priority, we begin this issue with an abundance of feel good bakes, providing a range of free-from recipes, plus for those participating in Veganuary we have sweet vegan recipes too. With the new year also comes new trends, and we look ahead to the trends seen in cake decorating that we’ll be taking from 2022 and seeing lots more of in 2023. Bas relief is a classic technique that continues to reign, and Karen Keaney shows how to take this trend to another level by keeping the colour scheme pure white on her bird scene, for an exquisite, chic look. Illusion cakes will still be high in favour, begging the question “is it really cake?!” from your guests, especially if you emulate Lindy Smith’s steaming mug of hot chocolate, perfect for a wintery themed birthday. Zoe Burmester also takes the theme of wellness on board, in the form of a very chilled sloth sitting on top of an on trend terrazzo painted cake – a must make! Speaking of Zoe Burmester, this issue sees the beginning of her new feature, ′12 months of birthday cakes′, where she explores exactly that – each month Zoe will show a seasonal cake recipe focusing on flavours and themes to correspond with that month, including a design idea to show how to elevate it beyond the everyday… taking you from the bake to the finishing touch. This issue, she starts with an orange and rosemary cake with frosty sugary rosemary and orange slices cascading down the cake – check out the full tutorial! We also have many more cake decorating tutorials, biscuit bakes, savoury ideas, business advice, top tips and so much more… getting your new year off to a wonderful start. Happy caking!