Thursday, February 17, 2011

Who loves magazines?

I do! I do! - I promised some new and exciting things happening this year at Kiwicakes. I am pleased to announce one of these things today. We are now offering to our Kiwicakes members the Cake Craft & Decoration magazine from the UK. Our first issue will be available from March 24th. You will be able to purchase single copies at 14.99 as each issue arrives. I will load each issue to the website separately, as it becomes available.
However from today, I am pleased to offer the magazine on subscription for 12 months for 203.88 (this includes standard post and packaging of $2 per issue). The magazine runs a calendar month behind the UK, so you will be purchasing the February issue in March 2011.

Here's a little insight in to what you'll see in the February issue.

Guest Of The Month - Reflection Of The Heart

A delicate heart shaped design by Maureen Hirons complete with a sugar lotus flower, ideal for a wedding or as a very special Valentine cake.
On The Wing

Debbie Lynch illustrates how to paint a beautiful hummingbird and with the addition of Christmas bells (an Australian flower) and stylish orchids, creates a wedding or special occasion cake that is a work of art.

Floral Inspirations - Iris

Talented flower artist Ulla Netzband shows you how to make this flower in full step-by-step detail.

Getting More From Your Equipment - Patchwork Cats

Cake Craft welcomes Bev Hilton to our magazine and this month with just one cutter she decorates wedding invitations, place settings, a wedding cake, gifts and favours for the wedding party guests.

International Project - Marie Antoinette Cake

This month we feature a Grand Prize winning cake from the New York Show created by Cynthia Bayne.

Couture Lace

Peter Roberts completes his first commission for Cake Craft with a sophisticated black and white wedding stacked cake using mixed mediums of royal icing and sugarpaste.

Themed Wedding Cakes - Medieval Wedding Cake

For a wedding celebration held in a castle Ruth Wyld has made this cake and co-ordinating cake stand specially for the knight and his lady.

Cake International Show Results - Part 1

We have the results of classes A-N for you along with pictures of the winners from each class.

Simply Modelling - Just For You

With love in the air this month, Jane Barraclough has a model of a girl making a card for her Valentine. This could easily be adapted for a friend’s birthday who is keen on papercrafts.

I Love U Valentine Bear

A romantic gift for your Valentine of a cute teddy resting on a red cushion, all made from carved cake by Elaine Thomas.

Cake Boutique

L’Oven Cake offer a very different way to present cupcakes - a cupcake bouquet.

Home Baking

Valerie Hedgethorne makes Valentine cupcakes, a no-bake biscuit cake, a rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and a glazed orange cake so you can make the most of Seville oranges this month.


I've secured an advance copy today of January 2011 - order your subscription prior to March 24th and be in to win, this advance copy delivered with your first issue. Read on to find out what is covered in this issue.

Guest Of The Month - Snowman’s Christmas

A delightful last minute Christmas cake by Karen Davies with a family of hand modelled snowmen along with a matching snowman border.

Penguin Cake

Francesca Feely has created this cute and very appealing penguin topper for any special occasion during winter that needs a cake to help celebrate the event.

Floral Inspirations - Bearded Iris

Is our challenge for you this month and floral expert, Ulla Netzband shows how to make this in full step-by-step detail.

Royal Icing Techniques

Another one of our experts, Nadene Hurst, begins a New bi-monthly series for us. This month she demonstrates comprehensively how to marzipan and coat a cake with Royal icing.

International Project - Rhapsody in Blue

USA’s Dianne Gruenberg takes a papercraft technique and turns this into a challenging and amazing intricate edible snowflake winter wedding cake in our New monthly slot for international contributors.

Show Report

Pictures from Hotelympia’s Salon Culinaire held at London’s ExCel Centre last year.


In response to reader requests, we are bringing the index forward so that it will be in line with your 12 issue binders, as most of you like to keep a year's worth of Cake in each binder.

Themed Wedding Cakes - Sapphire Crystal Ice

In the first of this New series Ruth Wyld creates a stunning wedding cake for a chilly, ice bar/ice hotel themed wedding.

Cake Boutique - Safari prints ribbons and bows

This month in our New series we have a quick and easy wedding cake adorned with ribbon by Julie Askew.

Simply Modelling - New Year Resolution

January is the time of year when we have all put on a few pounds over Christmas and with this in mind Jane Barraclough models a tongue in cheek exercise class for you.
Party Wine

It’s party time and when they say 'bring a bottle' you could oblige with this cake from Pam Wakefield.
Cake Boutique - Sparkling Snowflake

A stylish white on white snowflake wedding cake by Cassie Brown.

Man's Best Friend

How Peter Roberts of Centre Attraction in Liverpool created a full size Alsatian cake.

Home Baking

Valerie Hedgethorne continues the festive season with tasty recipes for New Year entertaining with lemon meringue torte, individual rum babas, mincemeat and marzipan slice, and a fruit truffle roll.
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