Welcome to the Issue 2.07 / July 2013 of the CakesDecor Gazette
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Well it was another busy month Lovelies with lots of exciting things going on. One of the events I enjoyed most this month was attending a Modelling Chocolate Course with the incredibly talented Trina Thompson of Sweet Ruby Cakes. Trina teaches for Whimsical Cakehouse at both Brisbane and Sydney and now you can purchase her online video tutorials through Cake Masters.

Trina is an amazing artist with a fantastic eye and brilliant skills….she also has a wonderful sense of humour!  I attended her Sirens Song course over 2 days.

The photo is deceiving as this little Mermaid is about 2ft tall and yes, mine has massive bazoombas lol! On the second day we finally got our hands on some Modelling Chocolate and can I say…I’m in love!! I know it has its disadvantages in the extremes of our climate but wow!! The benefits far outweigh them. How I wish fondant would shape and blend like MC! I’m so looking forward to playing with it every opportunity I get. AND it tastes fabulous!

Now I just have to get more places stocking it here as it can be impossible to get. But for any of you that love to make figurines but struggle with the limitations of fondant/sugarpaste, I highly recommend you grab some and go crazy. It’s very easy to use, gives fabulous results and is SO forgiving….you don’t like the nose there? Squash it and do it again…no rush…no fuss!

Stay tuned for further updates on my MC love affair and exploration…I wonder what else I can use it for?

Raewyn :) 

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What's Happening

It's been a busy month! Have you submitted your entry into the CakesDecor Quarterly Awards yet? We have some stunning cakes to share with you in our Top 5 Cakes of the Month and a brilliant tutorial feature you will love!                                       

Our interview this month is with the lovely Ana Remigio!

We hear about one fabulous talent hosting another in our 15 Minutes of Fame feature and we revisit our Cake Decorators of the Week for July..

Enjoy! :)


CakesDecor Quarterly Awards

Our Quarterly Awards in partnership with American Cake Decorating Magazine are now officially open for entries and will close on July 24th.

Click here to see the entries

Fashion Inspired Cakes – When It comes to creating a unique cake, inspiration is the key. Share your cakes inspired by fashion with us and don’t miss a chance to win amazing prizes.

29, 000 Likes on Facebook and 7000 followers on Pinterest

Our social media sites are growing really fast - we reached 29,000 likes on our Facebook Page and 7000 followers on our Pinterest Page. Go ahead and check both to get some more inspiration.


Cake Decorator Of The Week

Our fabulous CakesDecor Decorators of the Week for June were.......


Dakota's Custom Confections


Verusca Walker


June Interview - Ana Remígio


My name is Ana Remígio and my home is in the Algarve- Portugal. I’m the second of three kids raised by a wonderful mum from whom I have acquired so many passions…one of those was my passion for everything that is sweet. It was only after finished University, getting married and having children that I had my first contact with cake decorating, three years ago. I don´t have any formal training in cake decorating (not even a workshop) I am only a self taught cake designer wannabe.

Read more >

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Caking Around the World

We would like to bring you news and information about the many exciting Cake events around the world.

If you know of any Cake shows or competitions in your area, we would love you to share them with us.

Cake, Bake & Sugar Art Show - Sydney Australia

Date: 27th – 28th July 2013
Place: Wests Leagues Club, 16 Old Leumeah Rd, Leumeah, NSW, 2560

Link: http://cakesdecor.com/topics/925


15 Minutes of Fame
La Belle Aurore hosts Callicious Cakes

Last month, lovely Calli of Callicious Cakes travelled to Italy with her husband as part of her 60th birthday celebrations.

While she was in Rome, the talented team at La Belle Aurore invited her to a fabulous luncheon at their home.

Click here to read what Calli said about her visit and to see all the fabulous photos.....don't you wish you could have been there? :)

What do you think I've been up to?

I’ve had an incredibly busy month and gotten to meet up with some wonderful decorators along the way. Some very well known, some not….what do you think I could have been up to?   More

We love keeping up with exciting news and events for our readers. If you or someone you know has been in the media recently, just post the information in our forum '15 Minutes of Fame'. Each month we will choose some to share here in the Gazette. 

Monthly Top 5

Most Popular Cake for July

My World...My Reef...


Who doesn't love a gorgeous undersea theme cake? Such wonderful details and fabulous colurs, not to mention the cute little sea critters. Well done Ana :)

Flower Baby Shower Cake


Such a pretty, adorable cake! I'm such a sucker for the First Impressions Baby mold and love using mine. Hazel has done a fabulous job with hers. I'm in love with this beautiful design :)

Forever in Love


I love it when an artist finds a way to tell an epic story through their art form. What a beautiful way to show tell the story of a romance that spans a lifetime? So elegant and SO original....love...Love...LOVE!! :)

Guitar Cake

Verusca Walker

Verusca is continually amazing me with her incredible creativity and generosity for sharing her knowledge. Here again we see her stunning originality of design and perfect execution! And can I tell you how much I LOVE those black roses?? :)

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Cake

Dakota's Custom Confections

Dakota has totally outdone herself with this gorgeous little Masterpiece! I love every inch of it from the cute as a button and dead accurate Peter Rabbit all the way down to the totally adorable 'Lettuce' rose! This cake was feautured in Cake Central magazine and deservedly so :)

Cake This Tute

We really are spoilt for choice on CakesDecor.com with so many incredible FREE tutorials available to us. I would like to thank everyone that has so kindly shared their knowledge with us all.

This months gorgeous Cake This Tute features the fabulously talented Kate from The Greedy Baker. How gorgeous and happy is this Rainbow Sprinkle Cake? Who wouldn't adore being the recipient of such a feast for the eyes let alone their taste buds! This tutorial has been so well put together and photographed. Very easy to follow and really effective. Kate has thought of everything. Thanks for sharing Kate :)

Go to tutorial

How can you get involved?

If you use this technique and post the results on CakesDecor.com you will be in the running to win a prize. Just add a description and tag it with "g201". We will choose some and showcase them in the next issue of our Gazette.

Cake This Tute Review

Unfortunately due to some technical difficulties, I am unable to present my Tute Review of Callicious Cakes fabulous Princess Doll Tutorial. I'm terribly sorry, especially to Calli, but I promise to share it with you in our next issue along with The Greedy Baker's Rainbow Sprinkle Tutorial.

Sincerest apologies, Raewyn xx

Kitchen Talk

Preggy Belly, Baby Rump, Pets....how do you feel about eating your own...? by MelSugarMama

Baby Bump cakes, baby rumps, babies, pets….I can’t imagine cutting into a cake that looked like my pet cat, or a preggy belly torso? I have to say I would feel iffy to cut a cake that looked like my own tummy (worse with a baby poking out!!!) For that matter even cakes which have the edible image photo of the person on it!!! Of course as a cake maker I have made them happily and will make whatever my customer wants…well…. to an extent – I do have a cut off! Does anyone else feel like this? This is only for discussion – and not meant to offend anyone!

You can let us know what you think here

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