Dr Oetker, the bakery ingredients company, has linked up with an Essex baker to create an entirely edible Christmas jumper.

Text and Photographs by Bernice Camlin
This is a wonderful cake suitable for all sorts of occasions - birthdays, Valentine's, Mother's Day, anniversary's etc. I made this cake for the first time for my friend Lesley's birthday and it was such a success that I have made it many times since and each time I give it a different look.

A Naked Wedding Cake

06 March, 2015

Photographs by Robin Pakes
This 2014 favourite is easy to make and perfect for an informal summer wedding. A classic combo of moist vanilla sponge and lashings of scrummy jam and buttercream is sandwiched into deep tiers and dusted with icing sugar before being decorated with delicious soft summer berries.

Modern Wedding Cake

06 March, 2015

by Sandra Monger
A cool modern twist on the traditional stacked wedding cake, this design combines pure white elegance with vibrant textural expression topped off with a funky sugar flower.

Novelty Ssss-nake Cake

06 March, 2015

Cake Design company Top Tier Cakes of Cheshire gives CakeWire a step by step guide to making an eye-catching novelty snake cake, guaranteed to appeal to the young or the young at heart.

Mich Turner of the Little Venice Cake Co. demonstrated decorating a Swiss Meringue Ombre Cake at the recent Cake International Show at Birmingham NEC.

Christmas Cake Project

06 March, 2015

A Christmas Gift - in 12 Steps
Christmas is traditionally a time for the giving and receiving of gifts and also a time for eating and celebrating. Here at CakeWire we have devised a delicious way of providing a Christmas cake as a gift to help celebrate the festive season.

Inspired by Hammer House Horror, ghoulish goings on and things that go bump in the night, this cake is ideal for Halloween and the celebration of all things spine chilling.

Wedding Cake Masterclass

06 March, 2015

hree-tier stack of cushions, which is decorated with pearls, lace and sugar flowersWe asked Elizabeth Solaru, who runs the successful Elizabeth's Cake Emporium in London, to create a wedding cake that looked a million dollars but was relatively straightforward to make. Her answer was this stunning wedding cake: a three-tier stack of cushions, which is decorated with pearls, lace and sugar flowers.

Making a Ranunculus Flower Using Five-Petal Cutters

Christmas savarin cake

06 March, 2015

GBBO winner John Whaite's Christmas savarin cake

Easter Cake Project

06 March, 2015

This quick and cheerful oval ganache-layered Easter cake, by Paul Bradford of the Sugarcraft School, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, featuring a fun spring scene in pastels with a roll call of sugarpaste rabbits, ducks, eggs and daffodils.

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