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This July/August 2021 publication is the 164th issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft, an inspirational and informative magazine for anyone who enjoys making and decorating cakes.
The colours we’re seeing lots of in this issue are blues, pinks and yellows, all of which scream summer. Whether you’re planning a summer party, organising a wedding or hosting a get-together, we’ve got you covered with a bunch of eye-catching tutorials.
Wedding season is here and it’s going to be a busy one. Fancy something extravagant? Check out Elli Saayman’s beautiful butterfly cake – inspired by summer and warmth, the modelled butterflies atop the textured watercolour backdrop really sets it apart. Looking for something that pays tribute to classic styles? Have a go at Zoe Clark’s simple two-tiered ombre cake with watercolour wafer paper rosettes and ruffles. Or take a look at May Ling’s elegant and realistic wafer paper rose. Simple but effective, this delicate flower can be adorned atop a simple cake or as a standalone decoration.
There’s also plenty of other celebration cakes for you to be inspired by. Pamela McCaffrey’s pretty lavender cake would look lovely on your table for a summer party. And if you like that, you’ll be buzzing to try Jennifer Jackson’s gorgeous bee-inspired honey cake with caramelised honey buttercream, Flexi-Ice honeycomb, edible gold leaf and sugarpaste bees, topped off with homemade macarons.
Emily Hankins’ fabulous flamingo cake will tickle you pink. Using chocolate and hand-painted techniques, this fun cake is suitable for a party or summer celebration. Or test your modelling skills and create a whole school of cute sea creature characters, perfect for a birthday or ocean-themed party.
We’ve also got a number of small treats that are easy to prepare but still deliver that wow-factor. Quintessentially summer, we think you’ll love some G&T-inspired macarons. Enjoy these by yourself or with friends and family on a hot day. Or, why not go for gold and celebrate the Olympics this July with some royal iced sport logo biscuits. And if you really want to put your royal icing skills to the test, give Megan Hamer’s retro summer designs a whirl and learn about different icing consistencies and decorative techniques.