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2012 Sugar Ruffles Highlights

As we come to the end of 2012 I am looking back on some Sugar Ruffles highlights this year. 2012 has been such a good year and I have had some fantastic opportunities I am looking forward to all that 2013 brings. 

I have been lucky enough to work with several magazines this year. I was commissioned by Cake Central magazine to create two cakes for them this year. I really enjoyed working on theses cakes for the 'fashion' issue and the 'simple and sophisticated' issue. The cake I designed for the fashion issue was also featured on top cake blog Half Baked. In 2012 Sugar Ruffles cakes were also featured in two issues of Wedding Cakes- A design source magazine and back in September I was interviewed for Cumbria Weddings Magazine. 

 I am also looking forward to some exciting new magazine projects in 2013. Sugar Ruffles cakes are also going to be featured in the new editions of Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers and Wedding Cakes- A design Source magazine both out 31st Januar…

Diamond Wedding Cake

4 tier wedding cake with ivory satin bows, sparkly brooches and edible diamonds delivered to Chequers hotel today.

The Cake Parlour- Sweet Tables (Book review)

The Cake Parlour- Sweet Tables by Zoe Clark
The book is divided into 6 chapters each focusing on a different sweet table including recipes and detailed instructions for how to make all the desserts.

The Candy CollectionA Romance of RufflesA Feast of RosesFestival of WhiteLullaby of Sweet LovesAt the Cake Parlour My favourite chapter is 'A Feast of Roses' which features a gorgeous sweet table with beautiful towers of pink macaroons and red sugar roses and stunning chocolate-wrapped rose raptures, cupcakes and truffles. It is a really pretty book with lots of inspirational ideas and recipes.
A kindle edition of the 'A Romance of Ruffles' chapter is also available individually and features a trio of ruffled buttercream cakes with full instructions and co-ordinating desserts.

Teacher Retirement Cake

Teacher Retirement Cake Congratulations on your retirement Pauline!

Buttercream Ruffle Wedding Cake

A 4 tier red velvet wedding cake with buttercream ruffles and fresh roses

Digital Magazine Subscription Giveaway

Win a digital magazine subscription Zinio recently contacted me to help spread the word about their December discounts and to host a magazine subscription giveaway for my readers. 
Zinio have thousands of top magazines from around the world and you can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like. My top picks of the digital subscriptions are above. Which are your favourites?

Zinio have over 300 magazine titles available at up to 50% off their already-discounted prices. Find out more about these special December deals here
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS has also put out some fantastic special holiday issues at 30% off:  Food Gifts, Party Food, and even an entire issue devoted to Christmas Cookies. Find out more here

In addition to telling you about these discounts, they offered me a free magazine subscription and 9 free magazine subscriptions to giveaway to my readers. See instructions for how to win below

Winter Wonderland Christmas Cake

Winter Wonderland Christmas Cake

Rich fruit cake decorated with ivory snowflakes, silver dragees and a large bow on a glittery cake board

Giant Teepees Wedding Fayre

On Sunday we attended a Wedding Fayre in Giant Teepees at Cartmel Racecourse. The Tepees looked fantastic and were really beautiful inside, lit up by fairy lights and a lovely fire pit which kept everyone warm.

This is our table at the wedding fayre.

We exhibited some of our latest wedding cake designs and met lots of lovely bride and grooms to be and their families.

Pink Hearts Cupcake Tower

Pink Hearts Cupcake Tower
A cupcake tower for a wedding at Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge.  Vanilla cupcakes with silver and pink pearl sprinkles, topped with pink and white glittery fondant hearts and 'love is sweet' picks. Vanilla giant cupcake with cascading pink and white glittery fondant hearts

Thank You Cupcakes

Thank you cupcakes for the staff of Furness General Hospital Oncology Unit.

Vintage Roses Wedding Cake

Vintage Roses Wedding Cake

A 3 tier wedding cake with vintage style amnesia roses and cream avalanche roses with white hydrangea and piped dots.

Birdcage Wedding Cake

Vintage Birdcage Wedding Cake A vintage style birdcage wedding cake with lilac roses, purple chrysanthemums and white hydrangea flowers.

Sparkle Wedding Cake

Sparkle wedding cake with edible pearls, large satin bows and sparkly pearl encrusted brooches.

I wanted to create a sparkly wedding cake design to match one of my most popular wedding cupcake designs. I have recreated my 'silver and pearls' cupcake design (shown below) in many different forms  and it remains an extremely popular for wedding cupcakes. 

Lace Wedding Cake

Lace wedding cake with ivory roses and falling petals. 

Lilac Roses and Lace Wedding Cake

Lilac Roses and Lace Wedding Cake with hydrangea flowers.

Christening Cake and Cake Pops

Baby blue and white Christening cake decorated with stars, handmade baby booties and a puppy with matching white chocolate cake pops.

My Sister's Wedding Cake

I was very honoured to be asked to make the wedding cake for my sister Carly and my new brother-in-law Mark's wedding. Back in October last year at their engagement party they asked me and I set to work coming up with different design ideas. Carly's dress had beautiful lace detail so she wanted some lace to be incorporated into the cake.
After visiting the florist with them to choose their wedding flowers we also decided to incorporate the wedding flowers into the cake design. The flowers were amnesia roses, avalanche roses, sweet avalanche roses, ocean song roses and freesia. 
I also made all the favours for each guest at the wedding. Each guest received a bride or groom cake pop. These were also used as place settings. Each of the name tags had a lilac lace patterned background. 
 Congratulations Carly and Mark!