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BAKI NG ~ DECORATI NG ~ SHARI NG
Welcome Lo Lhe lebruary lssue of Cake MasLers magazlne
where Lhe Lheme ls LCvL!
As lebruary ls Lhe ume of Lhe monLh where love seems Lo
be ln Lhe alr, we have a very speclal feaLure on valenunes
cakes. 1hls also ues ln nlcely wlLh Lhe announcemenL of
our valenunes rofesslonal and Pobby 8aker compeuuon
wlnners. lL was very dlmculL Lo declde ln Lhe professlonal
caLegory, Lhe sLandard was [usL so hlgh! 1hank you Lo
everyone who enLered, Lhe deslgns Lhls year were superb!
An exLra speclal hlghllghL of Lhls edluon of Lhe magazlne ls
a full brleng on whaL Lhe Cake & 8ake Show ln
ManchesLer has ln sLore for us ln Aprll. We caughL up wlLh
Lhe organlsers who Lold us all abouL Lhe speclal feaLures of
Lhe show - Lhere really are some greaL ones!
?ou all musL enLer Lhe Cake CaLwalk Compeuuon aL Lhe show, where your cake deslgns wlll go on
an acLual CaLwalk! 1he oLher exclung feaLure ls Lhe glngerbread vlllage where you are glven a ploL
Lo deslgn your own glngerbread house whlch wlll make up parL of a huge vlllage. 1he guys aL Lhe
show have been exLra nlce and are oerlng 10 uckeLs Lo Lhe show ln ManchesLer as well as
belng enLered lnLo a draw Lo wln an lAu mlnl LxCLuSlvL Lo Cake MasLers fans and readers only.
We have LuLorlals, an excellenL column Lhls monLh, Lhe AlLernauve Aernoon 1ea wlLh !en, an
excluslve reclpe from Mary 8erry's new book and much more.
l really hope you en[oy Lhls edluon of Cake MasLers Magazlne
Rosie x
editor@cakemasters.co.uk
Cake Masters February Issue
Front cover credits- February 2013:
Heart Boxes - !ulla M. usher, auLhor of cookle 5wop, ulumote cookles, and Lhe 16-vldeo ulumote cookle uecotouoq 5etles
Heart in a cupcake tutorial - Made with Love by me
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Tutorial
Eiffel Tower
Cupcake
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Cake & Bake
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From the Editor ~ Page 2
Manchester Cake & Bake Show Overview ~ Page 4
Tutorial: Heart in a Cupcake ~ Page 9
Feature: Alternative Afternoon tea with Jen ~ Page 15
Interview: The Chocolate Strawberry ~ Page 18
Feature: Little Angels Cakes ~ Page 22
Event: Hospice Bake Off for Young Women ~ Page 23
Spotted: Ana Parzynch Cakes ~ Page 26
Tutorial: Eiffel Tower Cupcake ~ Page 27
Interview: Fat Cakes ~ Page 30
Competition: Fairytale Cakes~ Page 36
News ~ Page 37
Guest Columnist:Hannah from Made with love by me ~ Page 38
Competition: Floral Cupcakes ~ Page 39
Feature: The Colour of Love ~ Page 40
Interview: Mary Berry ~ Page 43
Recipe: Mary Berrys Mini Banoffee Pies ~ Page 44
Winners: Valentines Competition ~ Page 46
Feature: Valentines Special 48
Valentines
Showcase
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Show Feature
Cake & Bake
Show heads to
Manchester!
lollowlng a se|| out launch show ln London lasL year, Lhe cake
and bake show ls back Lhls year for an exLravaganL show. We
caughL up wlLh Lhe organlsers earller Lhls monLhs Lo nd ouL
all abouL whaL Lo expecL aL Lhe ManchesLer show
1here's so much golng on durlng Lhls Lhree day cake
exLravaganza, we've summarlsed a few of Lhe hlghllghLs
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leadlng sLars all ln one place!
CeL lnsplred by and lnvolved ln one of Lhe feaLure
sLands - locloJloq lokelooJ, 5poltes kltcbeo, ut Oetket
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favourlLe feaLures planned for Lhe ManchesLer Cake & 8ake Show!
As well as an lmpresslve 7 fooL hlgh glngerbread house, commlssloned especlally
for Lhe evenL, Lhere wlll be a dlsplay of blsculL bulldlngs and vlllage feaLures
creaLed by glngerbread fanaucs around Lhe counLry who are belng lnvlLed Lo
dlsplay Lhelr deslgns as parL of a compeuuon sponsored by 8llllngLon's.
8uL Lhls won'L be Lhe usual fesuve Lhemed dlsplay of glngerbread houses, as
enLranLs are belng asked Lo Lake lnsplrauon from chlldhood memorles of Lhe
edlble creauons ln Allce ln Wonderland, Charlle and 1he ChocolaLe lacLory and
Pansel and CreLel Lo creaLe unlque candy clad consLrucuons!
CompeuLors are lnvlLed Lo enLer Lhelr plans for lndlvldual 'ploLs' ln Lhe vlllage
onllne, from whlch Lhe organlsers wlll selecL Lhe mosL promlslng enLranLs Lo come
Lo Lhe show Lo creaLe Lhe 'vlllage'. !udges wlll be looklng for creauvlLy and deslgn
and so Lhe only real llmlLauons are Lhe slze of Lhe ploL - 12 x 12 lnches, wlLh
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CAKE ON THE CATWALK
competition
1here's no denylng cake ls denlLely
'en vogue' aL Lhe momenL! So lL seems
mng LhaL Lhe Cake & 8ake Show's
omclal compeuuon for ManchesLer ls
Lhemed 'Cake on Lhe CaLwalk' and wlll
see compeuLor's fashlon Lhemed
creauons glven Lhelr own sLage aL Lhe
evenL ln Lhe form of a purpose bullL
'cake caLwalk'!
Sponsored by SLork, Lhe compeuuon ls
open Lo non professlonals and [unlors
(under 18), whlle Lhe professlonal
caLegory ls Lhemed 'vlnLage couLure'.
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buslness) ls Lhemed 'vlnLage
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Tuto!al
Heart in a Cupcake
ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2013
Tuto!al
By Hannah from
Made with love by me
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Heart in a Cupcake
Tutorial
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Cale
Ingiedienis
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Tip all cale ingiedienis inio laige mixing bowl and beai foi
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Cool in iin 8 slice.
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slape will do, i jusi piefeiied squaie foi
doing ilis) deep baling iiay and poui in
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cale oui as soon as ii is fim enougl io
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slapes fiom ile colouied cale. Pop in ile
fiidge io cool, oi even fieeze foi o
minuies io lelp pieveni oveicooling wlen
you ie-bale ilem.
Siep
Place youi cupcale cases inio youi mun
iin. Remove ile clingflm fiom youi :]id
non dyed baiiei and spoon a dollop inio ile
base of eacl case.
Tale eacl leaii and siand ii veiiically (poini
io ile base) inio ile dollop of baiiei. Tlen
spoon a dollop of baiiei on eiilei side of ile
leaii. Male suie youi baiiei ieacles iouglly
ile lalf way mail of ile cupcale, ligl
enougl io suppoii ile leaii, bui
iemembeiing ilai ile baiiei will iise!
Remembei you wani ile baiiei io iise OVER
ile iop of youi leaii so add enougl io
aclieve ilis. You can also add a dollop of
baiiei ovei ile iop of ile leaii io lelp.
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Travel ~ Taste ~ Try
Feature
by Jennifer DeGuzman-Rolfe
!en's !usL uesserLs
www.[ens[usLdesserLs.co.uk
l'm saL here wrlung Lhls aer havlng en[oyed Lhe mosL
gorgeous aernoon Lea (A1) ln a land far, far away... So
PLLLLLCCCC from my valenune's sweeLhearL (my lovely
husband Mark - plcLured on Lhe rlghL) and me. l really can'L
walL Lo wrlLe abouL my speclal valenune's uay A1, as l have so
much Lo share wlLh you abouL Lhe fabulous
"AL1L8nA1lvL Al1L8nCCn 1LAS" l have recenLly lndulged ln
London. l'm dubblng Lhem 'alLernauve A1s' because Lhese
parucular opuons are noL your run-of-Lhe-mlll nger
sandwlches, scones and cakes, whlch are obvlously wonderful
ln Lhelr own rlghL, buL why don'L you [udge for yourself.
A"ernoon Tea wi# Jen
THE ALTERNATIVE
So, my cakey pal Alllson, from LeLs
LaL Cupcakes, recenLly celebraLed
her blg 4-0 and l LhoughL LhaL Lhe
Madhauer's 1ea aL Lhe Sanderson
PoLel ln Soho would be Lhe
perfecL gl for her. lrom Lhe
momenL we were shown Lo our
Lable, we [usL knew lL would be
speclal. 1he whole experlence was
very "wonderland-y" - from Lhe
menus provlded ln vlnLage books,
Lo Lhe way Lhe Lea cholces were
presenLed ln preuy glass [ars.
Coh and Lhe LeapoLs, Leacups and
saucers were [usL so whlmslcal ln
keeplng wlLh Lhe 'Madhauer'
Lheme. 1he plece de reslsLance
was mosL denlLely Lhe
presenLauon of Lhe A1 cake sLand
lled wlLh gorgeous and maglcal-
looklng goodles. 1he savoury
opuons were plenuful, lncludlng a
selecuon of ham and cheese
scones, mlnl-qulches and sweeLs
were serlously uP-MAZ-lnC! We
loved Lhe 'drlnk me' pouon and
Lhe LoLally fun merlngue
mushrooms and carroLs. 1he besL
Lhlng was LhaL everyLhlng really
dld LasLe as good as lL looked!
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Feature
by Jennifer DeGuzman-Rolfe
!en's !usL uesserLs
www.[ens[usLdesserLs.co.uk
!usL when we LhoughL we couldn'L
eaL any more... you know how some
oLher A1 places glve you Lhe opuon
of selecung from a cake Lrolley?
Well, Lhls 'Madhauer' Lea allowed
for a selecuon from a !LLL? CA81!
Cf course, we had Lo sample Lhese,
so yes, we had a varleLy of dlerenL
avours lncludlng plneapple,
banana and rhubarb - agaln, [usL so
dlerenL Lo your usual A1!! My
favourlLes from Lhls alLernauve, and
sllghLly mad A1 were Lhe green Lea
mousse and Lhe mango/whlLe
chocolaLe cake. l was also pleasanLly
surprlsed by Lhe yummy mlnl-
qulches and Lhe really llghL,
refreshlng rhubarb and cusLard Lea.
l'm already looklng forward Lo my
reLurn vlslL here, as lL's denlLely
somewhere l'll be comlng back Lo
agaln and agaln!
lf you really wanL an alLernauve
A1 ln London - perhaps someLhlng
for Lhe speclal fella ln your llfe -
Lhen look no furLher Lhan Lhe
SancLum Soho PoLel. l say lL's an
A1 for 'your fella' [usL because
whaL Lhey have Lo oer ls called
Lhe'CenLleman's Aernoon 1ea,' -
l'm cerLalnly no genLleman and l
LoLally en[oyed lL! Can you belleve
Lhls speclal A1 sLarLs o wlLh
oysLers!! So, how does Lhls menu
sound Lo you?
oached oysLer wlLh bloody mary
rellsh / Seared sLeak wlLh peppers
and mushrooms on LoasLed
sourdough / Mlnl smoked salmon,
cavlar and waLercress bagel - as
Lhe rsL course.
Lamb and poLaLo hoLpoL / Mlnl
SancLum beef burger wlLh
musLard seed rellsh / 8abblL,
panceua and leek pasLy / 8oasL
beef and horseradlsh sLued
?orkshlre puddlng - as Lhe second
course.
And you do also geL someLhlng
sweeL, as well: 1wlce baked
chocolaLe fudge cake wlLh !ack
uanlels lce Cream.
Ch, dld l menuon LhaL you also geL
a lll' Lankard of !ack uanlels, as
well as a mlnl-clgar!? See whaL l
mean? 1hls A1 ls all served ln
prlvaLe booLhs ln Lhe very cool buL
casual hoLel resLauranL. ?ou don'L
need Lo be a genL Lo en[oy Lhls
alLernauve A1, buL [usL ln case Lhls
doesn'L oaL your boaL, you do
have Lhe opuon of orderlng a
'Lradluonal aernoon Lea,' (whlch
was also dellclous...!) buL don'L
you geL ever so sllghLly (or very)
[ealous when your dlnner daLe
orders' Lhe beuer meal'! ln Lhls
case, alLhough Lhe Lradluonal A1
was en[oyable, Lhe CenLleman's
A1 was [usL so much 8L11L8!! l
would denlLely recommend Lhls
Lo anyone looklng Lo LreaL a
speclal man - or yourself! - Lo a
really unlque A1 experlence.
Gentlemans Afternoon Tea ...
Travel ~ Taste ~ Try
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by Jennifer DeGuzman-Rolfe
!en's !usL uesserLs
www.[ens[usLdesserLs.co.uk
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MEET
Sarah
from
The Chocolate
Strawberry
Sarah is one of those bakers
where you can instantly
recognise her cakes purely
through the hand cut nature and
designs of her decorations.
Cake Masters loves the cakes
that Sarah creates and presents
in a beautiful way - we are total
fans of the rather amazing
Chocolate Strawberry!
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Interview
: 1e|| us about you and your fam||y
l'm 42 (whlch looks qulLe scary when lL's wrluen down)
marrled wlLh ve year old Lwlns.
We llve very happlly ln a sleepy vlllage ln 1he loresL of
uean, CloucesLershlre. l've always loved food and food
presenLauon, so dlscoverlng cake decoraung has
opened up a whole new world Lo me.
Crowlng up, cooklng and famlly meals were hugely
lmporLanL. now l have my own famlly, we also llve ln
Lhe klLchen and our chlldren love Lo cook and now
decoraLe cakes Loo. AL ve years old, Lhey Lhlnk LhaL l
am capable of maklng any sLrucLure LhaL Lhey can
lmaglne ln cake and requesL more and more complex
deslgns on a dally basls!
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Interview
: What |s your ear||est memory
of bak|ng?
My earllesL memory ls baklng wlLh
my Cran, who made everyLhlng by
hand and baked on an almosL
conunual basls.
Per 'slgnaLure dlsh' was a cake LhaL
we called 'Cranny WesL's llnd
1he !ams', buL l Lhlnk are really
called 'Malds of Ponour'.
ShorLcrusL pasLry, [am ln Lhe
bouom and sponge on Lop.
lnLenslve Lralnlng for me on Lhls
dlsh sLarLed aL around four years
old.
lf any of my famlly ever wenL
abroad ln Lhe 1970s, Lhey were
packed o wlLh an old CuallLy
SLreeL un packed wlLh llnd Lhe
!ams", so LhaL Lhey had someLhlng
Lo eaL on Lhe plane. 1hey were so
good LhaL Lhey were oen
handed ouL Lhrough cabln.
When she dled, Lhe whole famlly
scauered her ashes ln Welsh
waLerfall and l (on my uad's
suggesuon) produced a large un of
llnd 1he !ams" for Lhe
occaslon, whlch would have made
her laugh a loL l Lhlnk.
: What |s your bak|ng story, how
d|d you get |nto bak|ng?
Pavlng sLopped work ln 2007 Lo
brlng up our long awalLed Lwlns, l
had sLarLed Lo lose myself a blL and
Lhe LhoughL of reLurnlng Lo work
almosL ve years laLer was frankly
Lerrlfylng.
Slnce we've had Lhe chlldren we
have moved Lo an area whlch
ls lncredlble Lo llve ln, buL work ls
Lhln on Lhe ground. l LhoughL l
mlghL be able Lo do someLhlng wlLh
my love of cooklng and slgned up
for a course preparlng people Lo
sLarL Lhelr own buslness.
AL Lhe end of Lhe 12 week course, l
declded LhaL l would seL-up a
small ouLslde caLerlng buslness.
1he fashlon for cupcakes sLarLed
me baklng and Lhe general caLerlng
dlsappeared. WlLhln a year l had
dlscovered all Lhe exLra decoraung
space you geL wlLh celebrauon
cakes and now am a compleLe
converL.
lL's been a huge learnlng curve wlLh
long hours spenL sLudylng LuLorlals,
experlmenung wlLh reclpes and
decorauon Lechnlques. 1alklng Lo
oLher cake makers had been a
masslve help. l have found Lhe
lndusLry Lo be generally very
generous wlLh advlce and
encouragemenL.
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Interview
: When d|d you dec|de to start the Choco|ate
Strawberry?
1he buslness sLarLed a couple of monLhs aer l nlshed
my buslness course sLarL up course. l had Lo Lake my food
hyglene exam rsL and l auended a baslc book-keeplng
course (noL LhaL you'd know lL). l acLually found LhaL l was
maklng excuses noL Lo sLarL lL Lhrough nerves. LvenLually
my course LuLor gave me a Lalklng Lo and polnLed ouL LhaL
all Lhe preparauon was greaL, buL evenLually l dld acLually
have Lo cook someLhlng for somebody....l Lhen sLarLed
almosL lmmedlaLely supplylng a local cafe wlLh cakes and
lucklly was able Lo work every week of Lhe rsL year of
buslness.
Why ls your buslness called 1he ChocolaLe SLrawberry?
l have an lnsLanLly forgeuable name myself, so l wanLed
an lmage LhaL people could remember.
1he ChocolaLe SLrawberry sounds dellclous and creaLes
an lnsLanL plcLure ln your mlnd. CusLomers don'L need Lo
remember LhaL my name ls Sarah Lo recommend Lhe
buslness.
l geL a loL of compllmenLs abouL Lhe name, so l Lhlnk l've
made Lhe rlghL cholce.
: What has been the most d|mcu|t
cake you have made?
l Lhlnk Lhe mosL dlmculL cake Lo make
was my 'lunny Llule 1orLolse' cake
because lL was unllke anyLhlng LhaL l had
done before, buL l en[oyed every mlnuLe.
lL wasn'L acLually LhaL Lechnlcally dlmculL, buL l was so
nervous LhaL l mlghL noL be able Lo make lL work. l really
dldn'L wanL Lo creaLe a 'carLoon' Lype anlmal.

: What cake has meant the most to you?
1he cake LhaL meanL Lhe mosL was 'Cur SLory'. l made a
weddlng cake based on Lhe sLory of how my husband and
l meL and marrled. We chose Lhe colours and Lhe wordlng
LogeLher and Lhe whole process was really en[oyable.

WhaL has been your besL achlevemenL Lo daLe?
1he 'Cur SLory' cake was feaLured by Conde nasL's 8rlde
magazlne sLralghL away. l don'L Lhlnk l've ever felL so
proud of anyLhlng else l've done professlonally. lL's sull
feaLured by 8rldes on-llne now and sull brlngs ln
enqulrles from all over Lhe counLry.
l have also had loLs of cake makers asklng for permlsslon
Lo reproduce Lhe deslgn, whlch ls lncredlbly auerlng.
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Sarah with her husband >>
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Interview
: Is there anyone you wou|d ||ke to say thanks to?
1here are so many people LhaL l need Lo say
Lhank you Lo for supporung me Lhrough Lhe
rsL Lwo years.
llrsLly my husband - lL's a masslve change Lo
our llfesLyle runnlng a buslness from Lhe house. AL umes
lL's been lncredlbly Lrylng, messy and expenslve,
buL we have now sorLed ouL some sorL of rouune
and Lhlngs run much more smooLhly.
Cur parenLs have also been a huge help oerlng
everyLhlng Lhey can from chlld-care Lo emouonal supporL
on Lhe days LhaL you nd you aren'L 'llvlng Lhe dream'.
8osle aL Cake MasLers, who rang me aL home Lo dlscuss
my work wlLhln a few monLhs of me sLarung Lo make
cakes and who has supporLed me LhroughouL.
Pundreds of oLher cake makers for advlce and frlendshlp,
buL one sucks ouL more Lhan any oLher for bellevlng l
could make lL as a cake deslgner when l sald l never
would, ls Lou aL Cake-y-llclous.
LasLly, l would llke Lo Lhank Mlranda !enklns and 1he
uean LnLrepreneurs scheme, wlLhouL whlch Lhere would
be no buslness aL all.
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Feature
Little Angels cakes has been set up
using cake makers and bakers
across the UK to help make free
cakes for children with life
threatening conditions.
We caugli up wiil Lucy Kelsall
Foundei of Liiile Angels' Cales io fnd
oui moie...
Little Angels Cakes
Q: What inspired you to start
Little Angels Cakes
Little Angels Cakes started from a
very simple idea. After gaining
inspiration from Icing Smiles in the
USA and searching for something
similar in the UK.
At first I didnt think many people
would be interested and thought it
would take months to get people
on board, but after a few messages
to other cakey people, it was clear
that people wanted to be involved.

After the death of my brother in
law, it hit me just how important a
little love and care can help
someone with a life threatening
illness, although my brother in law
wasnt a child, it was still heart
breaking when he finally passed
away after his battle with cancer.
He loved it when I took him a box
of cupcakes or sweet treats and
always asked for more!
After seeing several posts about
children with life threatening
illnesses and the effect a cake or a
gift could have on these children; I
wondered if I could be able to help
in some way. Thats when I read up
about Icing Smiles in the USA, I
then knew I had to do this.
I have some very close cakey
friends who were willing to help
out - all had either wanted to do a
similar thing or had a loved one
with a life threatening illness.

Q: How people can get involved
To bake cakes for us you need to
be registered with Environmental
Health at your local Council. We
still welcome hobby bakers to join
in with our fund raising events,
donation of ingredients and
delivering of cakes. We also ask for
all members of the public to help
support us and spread the word.

Q: Where did your first cake go?
Our first cake was donated on the
2nd February 2013 for a little girl
called Ava Scott. Ava Scott is a
beautiful little girl who has
recently been diagnosed as having
a Ewing's Sarcoma, a cancerous
tumor in her leg.
A cake was requested for her glitter
ball fund raising event and as Ava
loved Katie Perry, the theme had to
be around that. The cake was
donated by Wendy Pitts from
Angel Cakes of Warrington.
A special thanks to Nina Rogers,
Melanie Lauven, Zoe Canies
Leonard Kirstie Cracknell and all
our sponsors for giving their time
and resources to make this happen.

SIGN UP TO HELP OUT
Above: Ava receiving her cake
Below: Ava with Gary Barlow
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Event
Hospice Bake Off
for Young
Women
Tlose of us wlo love
baling will undeisiand ile
joy of laving some"me
iime" and ile sensoiy
pleasuies gained fiom
cieaiing someiling
delicious. Ii is ilese
ilings, and mucl moie,
foi young women wlo
visii young aduli's lospice,
Douglas House, in Oxfoid.
Cn 3 lebruary, wlLh some
asslsLance, Lhey Look parL ln Lhe
'uouglas Pouse 8ake C' [udged by
professlonal cake maker and
decoraLor, 1racey Mann and Allson
Comm from Lhe evenL sponsors,
Cxford based lnLernauonal
economlcs consulLancy Cxera.
1he evenL was Lhe lnsplrauon of
keen baker lleur erry, 23, from
WllLshlre, who has Splnal Muscular
ALrophy and vlslLs uouglas Pouse
for resplLe care. Per condluon
means LhaL lL can be very dlmculL
gemng LogeLher wlLh frlends Lo
share ln such an acuvlLy, buL comlng
Lo uouglas Pouse, a modern, hoLel-
sLyle bulldlng bullL speclcally Lo
caLer for Lhe soclal, physlcal,
emouonal and medlcal needs of
young adulLs wlLh llfe-shorLenlng
condluons, glves her Lhe
opporLunlLy Lo en[oy whaL a loL of
us Lake for granLed, whllsL havlng
her speclallsL medlcal needs looked
aer.
Above: Douglas House, Oxford Above: Event inspiration by Fleur Perry with helper Jackie
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Event
lleur, 22, ls a vlbranL young woman who llves ln Swlndon
wlLh her parenLs. She has been vlslung uouglas Pouse for
over 2 years and has a condluon called Splnal Muscular
ALrophy (1ype 2).
She has a passlon for Lhe sclences and holds 3 A-levels ln
MaLhs, lurLher MaLhs, ChemlsLry, hyslcs and AnclenL
PlsLory, wlLh AS levels ln Spanlsh and LarLh Sclence and
CCSLs ln AsLronomy and Laun - and she hasn'L sLopped
Lhere! She ls worklng Lowards a degree ln naLural sclences
wlLh Lhe Cpen unlverslLy.
Fleur Perry
I|eur made sm|||ng cupcakes,
w|th a homemade [am sm||e
|ns|de when you cut |t open.
Llzzle, 23 from 8urnham, Slough, has been vlslung
uouglas Pouse slnce 2011.
She loves baklng and oen baked wlLh her nanny. 'As a
llule glrl l used Lo make cherry and coconuL rock cakes
wlLh nanny !oan. Sadly she dled lasL SepLember [usL 3
days before my grandpa so l am maklng Lhem for Lhe
8ake C ln memory of her.'

Cemma CrLon, 27, ls an arusL from Auleborough ln
norfolk. She has been vlslung uouglas Pouse for abouL
four years and has a condluon called Splnal Muscular
ALrophy.
Cemma achleved a 8A (Pons) ln ueslgn Cras aL
LowesLo, an MA ln 1exule CulLure aL norwlch unlverslLy
College of Lhe ArLs and ls a member of Auleborough
'Craers'. Cemma ls lnLeresLed ln arL, fashlon, LheaLre,
cras and baklng. '8aklng ls an opporLunlLy Lo be
creauve. lL's greaL Lo sLarL wlLh a few lngredlenLs, and aL
Lhe end you have a LasLy LreaL. l loved seelng all Lhe
varlous bakes and creauons, and mosL lmporLanLly,
Lasung Lhem!' Cemma made her LLon Mess cupcakes for
Lhe '8ake C'.
Gemma
Orton
Gemma made Lton Mess
Cupcakes
Meet the Bakers
Lizzie
Waddington
L|zz|e made cherry and coconut
rock cakes |n memory of her
Nanny
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Charlle, 18 has Splnal Muscular ALrophy 1ype 2 and llves
wlLh her Mum, uad and broLher Adam ln norLhampLon.
She has been comlng Lo Pelen and uouglas Pouse slnce
she was 3 years old, recenLly maklng Lhe Lransluon Lo
uouglas Pouse for young adulLs.
Charlle currenLly auends college, sLudylng acung aL level
2. She hopes Lo galn a merlL aL Lhe end of Lhe course so
she can progress Lo sLudy muslcal LheaLre, one of her
passlons, Lhe oLher belng baklng.
Charlie
Walter
Char||e made 1|ram|su
kerrl, 26, from Pungerford, ln 8erkshlre, has been vlslung
uouglas Pouse for 4 years and has a condluon causlng
muluple braln and splnal Lumours.
She compleLed her CCSL's ln arL and muslc and loves
drawlng and slnglng. WlLh her arL, she has speclallsed ln
maklng rugs and decoupage and ls currenLly Lrylng Lo sLarL
her own buslness selllng her work.
kerrl's enLry was qulLe qulrky. Per reclpe, llsh Cakes",
was a raLher surprlslng enLry for Lhe cupcake/mumn
caLegory. 8uL Lhey were acLually sweeL cakes decoraLed
Lo look llke goldsh!
Kerri
Hunter
kerry made cupcakes
decorated to |ook ||ke go|dhsh
All Lhe glrls were wlnners buL a wlnner and
runner up had Lo be chosen. Cemma won
wlLh her LLon Mess cupcakes and kerrl was
runner up wlLh her 'sh cakes'. All Lhe
young women recelved a slgned copy of
1racey's laLesL book '8ake Me l'm ?ours -
ChocolaLe', vouchers from !ohn Lewls and a
gl box of cosmeucs donaLed by our
wonderful supporLers.
kaLe 8arklle from Lhe uouglas Pouse Care
1eam and organlser of Lhe evenL sald, 'l
really en[oy organlslng evenLs LhaL pauenLs
can Lake parL ln wlLh sLa. 1he bake-o was
a rsL for us and we dld lL on a grand scale
wlLh speclal aprons made for Lhe
conLesLanLs, bunung donaLed from Lhe
Cxford 8unung company, beauuful Lea-seLs
loaned Lo us from our charlLy shops and 3
ovens sponsored by Cxera. As a Leam we
love Lo make someLhlng happen LhaL a
guesL has asked for and make lL an amazlng
and speclal evenL for Lhem.'
Aer a Lour of boLh Pelen Pouse for
chlldren and uouglas Pouse for young
adulLs, 1racey Mann sald,
'l dldn'L know whaL lL would be llke, buL lL
was amazlng - lL really ls such a posluve
envlronmenL. 1he guesLs are made Lo feel
so welcome and all Lhelr needs are Laken
lnLo accounL and Lhey are LreaLed as
lndependenL lndlvlduals. l have had a
wonderful day.'
<<Tracy Mann
with Kerri
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Spotted
Ana Parzych Cakes
We love it when designers work to sketches and then create masterpieces out of sugar.
Ana Parzych is a master of just that, and creates absolutely stunning cakes.
Ana Parzych Cakes
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Tuto!al
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Eiffel Tower Cupcake
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MEET
Mia
From
Fat Cakes
Mia is an awesome baker and
cake designer. Her cakes have
the impact which wow people
from across the globe and are
designed and executed to a very
high standard.
We interviewed Mia to find out
more about the person behind
the cake.
Interview
: 1e|| us about you and your fam||y
l am 33, l llve ln a small busy house ln Sussex on Lhe
souLh coasL wlLh my Lhree young chlldren Parry (he
haLes cake), Marshall (he wanLs Lo work for me one day)
and Lmalyn (she eaLs all Lhe ocuLs) my lazy caL and
Lhree chlckens. 1hey all drlve me crazy, buL Lhey are my
world! l have an alloLmenL whlch ls my escape place buL
haven'L had Lhe chance Lo geL over Lhere much slnce l
became laL Cakes, l feel llke l've been permanenLly ln
Lhe klLchen for Lhe lasL 18 monLhs!
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Interview
: What |s your ear||est memory
of bak|ng
l loved baklng rock cakes and
scones as a chlld, buL Lhen dldn'L
dabble wlLh baklng agaln unul l
had chlldren of my own. unhappy
wlLh Lhe quallLy of supermarkeL
cakes (l am a perfecuonlsL!) l
sLarLed maklng my chlldren's
blrLhday cakes 8 years ago. 1hey
had many experlmenLal
buuercream exLravaganzas! lL
wasn'L unul my daughLer's rsL
blrLhday ln 2010 LhaL l Lrled
coverlng a cake wlLh sugarpasLe
for Lhe rsL ume and l have been
hooked ever slnce.
: What |s your bak|ng story, how
d|d you get |nto bak|ng?
8aklng for famlly soon Lurned lnLo
baklng for frlends and when
frlends of frlends sLarLed Lo ask for
cakes l LhoughL LhaL gemng some
cards made mlghL look beuer Lhan
scrlbbllng my phone number on a
scrap of paper, so l needed a
name...Lhls was Lhe sLarL of lL all.
l had some cards made, my
lacebook page was born and l
have [usL been Lrylng Lo keep up
wlLh lL all ever slnce!
l have always been drawn Lo arL
and anyLhlng creauve and goL a
dlsuncuon ln sculpLure aL arL
college. l Lhen wenL on Lo do a
degree ln lnLerlor archlLecLure
where l loved Lhlnklng Lhree
dlmenslonally and en[oyed playlng
wlLh colour. l Lhen had varlous
cusLomer servlce [obs for years [usL
Lo pay Lhe bllls as l dldn'L know
how Lo make a llvlng from anyLhlng
arusuc.
1o be honesL l sull don'L make a
llvlng from lL buL aL leasL l am
happy!
: When d|d you dec|de to start
Iat Cakes?
1hls was ln AugusL 2011 so [usL 18
monLhs ago. lL more sorL of
happened Lo me raLher Lhan me
acLually maklng any declslons!
l had Lo leave my parL ume [ob aL
Salnsbury's due Lo a change ln
clrcumsLances and have been
maklng cakes full ume ever slnce.
lL's as lf lL was meanL Lo be. My
sugarcra klL LhaL sLarLed o [usL
abouL lllng a small Loolbox has
now spread lnLo nearly every room
of my house and conunues Lo
grow!
: Why |s your bus|ness ca||ed Iat
Cakes?
l spenL a few days Lrylng Lo Lhlnk of
names buL found none LhaL felL
rlghL - none LhaL really sald whaL l
wanLed Lhem Lo. l dldn'L wanL Lo
llmlL myself Lo one sLyle of cake so
needed a name LhaL would reecL
Lhls. Llke when chooslng a name
for a new baby, l scanned 1v
credlLs, Lown names, sLreeL names,
Lhe dlcuonary even cereal packeLs!
l was abouL Lo glve up when l
nally asked my parLner whaL he
LhoughL, laL Cakes" he sald,
because Lhey are faL and Lhey are
cakes" slmple - and so lL came Lo
be!
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Interview
A selecuon of cakes made
by Mla from laL Cakes.
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Interview
: What cake has meant the most to you?
l Lhlnk Lmalyn's rsL blrLhday cake and my 8aLman
cake mean Lhe mosL Lo me. 1he elephanL made for
my daughLer was from one of uebble 8rowns'
books, l am a blg fan of her work, and Lhls was Lhe
sLarL of my love aalr wlLh cake decoraung. 1he
baLman cake ls Lhe cake LhaL made my facebook
page really Lake o, and puL me ln Louch wlLh a loL
of cake arusLs. l made many onllne frlends as my
name sLarLed Lo geL recognlsed by more people.
8egardlng my 8aLman cake, l am a blg fan of Lhe
movles so really en[oyed maklng Lhls cake- l had
looked forward Lo lL for abouL 6 monLhs so am so
pleased LhaL Lhls has been my mosL shared cake Lo
daLe.
: Wh|ch has been the most d|mcu|t cake you have
made?
All of my cakes are dlmculL ln Lhelr own way as l
always push myself ouL of my comforL zone, Lrylng
someLhlng new wlLh each and every one. probably
Lhe mosL Lechnlcally dlmculL for me was 82u2. lL
was my rsL cake wlLh lnLernal sLrucLure, l had Lo
buy a new drlll blL for my sugarcra klL :) As Lhe cake
was for my son l felL l could experlmenL a blL more
and
lL dldn'L mauer Loo much lf lL dldn'L work ouL as only
we would see lL.
<<< Parry, Marshall and Lmalyn
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Interview
: What has been your best
ach|evement to date?
8elng asked Lo do Lhls lnLervlew ls
probably my besL achlevemenL Lo
daLe! l am happy LhaL LhaL Lhe
buslness has grown so well ln such
a shorL space of ume and LhaL l
have had Lo Leach myself how Lo
bulld a webslLe, manage accounLs,
upload phoLos, keep up wlLh
admln (well Lry my besL Lo)
alongslde managlng famlly llfe.
1hls ls my blggesL achlevemenL and
someLhlng l feel proud of.
: Is there anyone you wou|d ||ke
to say thanks to?
l would really llke Lo say Lhank you
Lo all of my onllne frlends ln Lhe
cake world. Some l have meL ln
real llfe, some l have yeL Lo meeL.
All of whom have helped me ln our
vlrLual omce Lo geL Lhrough Lhe
long nlghL shls, helped wlLh
problems and have been Lhere Lo
bounce ldeas o of, along wlLh
chamng abouL famlly llfe and Lhe
varlous emouonal sLaLes LhaL go
wlLh worklng creauvely from
home! l would noL be where l am
Loday wlLhouL Lhem, Lhey have all
become very lmporLanL Lo me.
: What are your future p|ans?
l have a loL of exclung orders Lo
look forward Lo Lhls year LhaL l
cannoL walL Lo geL sLarLed on.
l hope Lo also nd ume Lo enLer
one of Lhe caLegorles aL Cake
lnLernauonal Lhls year Loo and my
all ume dream has been Lo have a
go aL a Lhread cakes enLry.
l am currenLly ln Lhe process of
semng up Lo sLarL dolng cake
decoraung classes alongslde some
oLher creauve frlends from
dlerenL cra areas so Lhls ls very
exclung for me, l am really looklng
forward Lo Lhe soclable slde of Lhls
and a llule break from Lhe klLchen!
CLher Lhan LhaL l am [usL golng
wlLh Lhe ow and we'll see whaL
happens...
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Email: littleangelscakes@yahoo.co.uk or info@littleangelscakes.co.uk
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Cake Masters has teamed up with Cake International to run a fantastic Fairytale
Competition! The prizes for winners of the competition in both categories are as
follows:
- Two VIP passes for the winner and a friend to Cake International LONDON
Saturday 13th April 2013
- Fast Track Entry so you will be first through the door and avoid the queues
- Free Show Guide
- Chance to get a front row seat at the Bakery Theatre
- VIP Lounge Access which includes light refreshments
- The opportunity to mingle with the celebrities of the cake world in the VIP
Lounge, including Marry Berry and Paul Hollywood!!
- There will be two categories in which you can enter a cake, Hobby Baker and
Professional Baker.
- A hobby baker is defined as someone who has never sold a cake for money.
The reason why we have this category is to ensure we include all abilities and not
only those people who bake and decorate regularly.
- You can enter a cake of any size (including a maximum of 12 decorated cupcakes or
12 cake pops) or 12 iced biscuits.
- There is only one entry per person and judging will be done by a panel of judges.
The cake must have a fairytale theme.
To enter please email us a good quality photo to bookings@cakemasters.co.uk with:
- Your full name
- Your category Hobby or Professional
- Your facebook page name and website
- Contact number
- Optional Tell us a bit about your entry and the inspiration behind the design
DEADLINE: 31st March 2013
in association with
Competition
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News!
MOST SHARED CAKE
ON CAKE MASTERS!
41,000
I wanted to thank you all for helping me
break through the 40,000 likes barrier.
Facebook advertising helped us up to the
20,000 likes mark, and then it just
became too expensive. With changes to
timeline and issues with reach, I decided
to stop advertising with Facebook. To
my absolute delight, our numbers have
been growing in a strong organic manner
and I want to thank you for not only
helping me through the 40,000 LIKES
milestone, but THANK YOU ALL for
getting me through the 41,000 LIKES
mark.
Claim to fame!
As you know, Nina from Mon Cottage Cupcakes
created a cake that was featured in the Yellow
section of last months magazine.
Her cake was made for a charity that Merrill
Osmond is associated to so was pictured holding
the cake that Nina made.
Well, my claim to fame is the Merrill Osmond
shared my magazine on his own Facebook page!
Thanks Nina for sharing your cake on Yellow
Monday all those weeks ago- seeing Merrills
post really made my day!
A cake that we posted last week has gone totally
viral, with over 2,318 shares and over 100,000
people seeing the cake! Congratulations to
Brownies Cakes Grimsby for creating such a great
cake that so many people could relate to!
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Guest Columnist
This is war! (Somebody put the
kettle on...)
Its been dark for so long Id
swear the birds are trying to
bring in the dawn, the radio is
burbling away in
soothing mellow tones only
suitable for night-time easy
listening and midnight is some
sort of fuzzy distant memory. Yet
i am stood in the middle of a
battle zone that 12 hours ago
was my kitchen embroiled in
what I can only describe as the
fight for my life. Not with a
intruder, a burglar, or a masked
stranger...but with a cake.
Yes a cake! Who knew a cake -
a seemingly harmless mix of
simple (quality) ingredients, a
double coating of buttercream
and a dressing of ready to roll
icing could be such a force of
evil?! Evil I tell you!
The race is most definitely on
with this 'fondant fiend' and yet
like some stubborn, belligerent
teenager it is point-blank
refusing to behave. Worse than
simply misbehaving this 'spiteful
sponge' is kicking some serious
butt!. It is beating me harder
than my mixer on full speed and
Im losing!!
On paper this cake is going to
work just fine. It makes sense, I
had even checked out YouTube
for the tutorial (!) so what could
go wrong. It is destined to work,
it is going to be brilliant. It is
going to be a GREAT cake!
More than that, Ive been looking
forward to making this cake for
months.
So why is it at silly o'clock the
night before the big family event
where I am due to unveil this
amazing, surprise creation, is it
trying to kill me? What exactly
did I do so wrong in this or a
past life that the 'bake of doom'
would hate me so much as to
systematically take me apart like
this?
Everything that can go wrong is
going wrong, the simple bits
have become some MENSA
style intellectual challenge, the
difficult bits have become
Mission Impossible only I am not
seeing Tom Cruise hanging from
my ceiling trying to help!
I dig in and fight back. I am
damned if I'm going to let Count
Calorie win!
Just as I think I have avoided
everything this 'mixture of
madness' has pelted me with,
side-stepped the clogged
airbrush, dodged the slipping
tiers, battled back from the brink
of cracked fondant failure a
thousand times over, taken on
the cake of calamity and won, it
goes and throws one last, brutal
thing at me.
At 2am, in a final willful attempt
of defiance, out of pure spite, it
throws its head at me. It cruelly
pitches forward, pulling its own
head away from its body taking
out the supporting board and
dowels with it. I manage to catch
the head as it falls by getting my
hand under the board in time
and set it down alongside its
now decapitated body.
Then I stare at it in disbelief and
the slow realisation of
resignation. I give in, this cake
has beaten me. I'm done in, its
too late, Im too tired. I simply
cannot fix it from here.
Or can I?
A few hours later (after a short
sleep) I wake with a gritted
determination, and decide that I
am in no way going to allow this
evil edible to take me down. I put
the kettle on and roll up my
sleeves. I don my apron armour
and tool up with cocktail sticks,
scissors and a paintbrush. This
mulit-tiered tower of terror may
have won the battle, I am going
to win the war though!
I set to it, I re-design, re-build,
re-crumbcoat, re-fondant, re-
texture and hand-paint feverishly
for the next 3 hours then deliver
on-time, unveil and present a
cake that to everyone else is
nothing more than the sweetest
of sweet Christmas cats.

I am the only one who knows
that there is NOTHING sweet or
innocent about this sugary
charlatan!

So a word of warning to my
fellow cakers - not all cakes are
as sweet as the ingredients
would suggest, some seem
almost human in their ability to
bring us to our knees and yes,
sometimes you have to walk
away from the battle.
There is no need to give in
though. Just take a break, grab a
cup of tea, take a deep breath
and come back swinging - ready
to win the war!

Share your news with us!
magazine@cakemasters.co.uk
The headless beast >>
By Hannah from
Made with Love by Me
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Competition!
The lovely people at the award winning Katy Sue Designs are giving away a set of 3
Victorian Garden Cupcake topper moulds as a prize for the winner of this competition.
All you need to do is send us a picture of your best oral cupcakes. One entry per person.
Please send only one photo, with your full name, business name (if you have one); contact
number and address to bookings@cakemasters.co.uk
GOOD LUCK!
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The Colour Of
Love
Red is naturally the colour of love...did you notice how we
missed the colour red in our of the 50 shades of cake issue in
January? I would like to say that we reserved red cakes for the
month of February...but no we didnt! It is quite tting that we
will share red cakes in the month where love is in the air!
Sugar Pocket
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Sugar Pie Gourmet Cakes
LoveZee Cakes Prettypetal Cupcakes
Alison Lawson Cakes
Cakes by No More Tiers
(York)
Fancy Cakes by Linda
Dakotas Custom
Confections
The Crafty Kitchen
(Sarah Garland)
Robert Firth
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Baked In Caked Out
Emma Hall
Deluxe Luton Cakes
Couture Cakes by Rose Melys Cake Design
SweetArt Cakes Bedford
Wedding Cakes Liverpool
Tina Scott Parashars Cake
Design
PetiteSweet - Cake Boutique
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Interview
She has sold over ve million cookbooks, has
nearly 60 years baking experience and is
known for being the queen of all things
baking. Whether you are a seasoned
professional or just starting out in the
exciting world of home baking, Mary Berry is
a name that youll be familiar with.
From the signature Lemon Drizzle Cake to
the challenging Fraisier Cake, there is no
doubt that Marys recipes are some of the
best loved. Having learnt the art of baking
from her mother, Mary quickly established
herself as a leading cookery writer and
broadcaster, specialising in Aga cookery, cakes
and desserts.
: What or who got you
|nterested |n bak|ng?
A wonderful home economlcs
Leacher called Mlss uaLe, she
was lovely and encouraged me
ln class
: What |s your current
s|gnature d|sh?
Lemon urlzzle cake
: If you weren't a chef what
wou|d you be?
A gardener
: Sweet tooth or savoury?
Savoury
C: What do you most en[oy
about bak|ng?
l en[oy sharlng Lhe nlshed
bake wlLh famlly and frlends
What are your top nps for any
asp|r|ng baker?
lollow a good reclpe and welgh
accuraLely. use dlglLal scales
and welgh exacLly as ln Lhe
reclpe. use Lhe correcL slzed un
and oven LemperaLure, all
Lhese changes can aecL Lhe
cake.
Cake bak|ng and decoranng
has exp|oded |n popu|ar|ty
recent|y - what's your op|n|on
on why th|s cou|d be?
1he CreaL 8rlush 8ake C has
lnsplred a new generauon of
bakers
Mary's new book, AL Pome ls avallable
now Lo buy!
Visit Mary Berry at Cake International
Event City Manchester 8-10 March
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Recipe
8eclpe Laken from Mary 8erry AL Pome
Mini Banoffee Pies
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Recipe
8eclpe Laken from Mary 8erry AL Pome
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coo be booqbt lo ooy sopetmotket ooJ sove bovloq to boll o coo of cooJeoseJ mllk llke we oseJ to, to qlve lt o
cotomel fovoot.
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lot tbe bose
40g (1xoz) buuer, melLed
73g (3oz) dlgesuve blsculLs, crushed
lot tbe topploq
30g (2oz) buuer
30g (2oz) llghL muscovado sugar
1 397g un caramel
4 small bananas
200ml (7 oz) double cream, llghLly whlpped
23g (1oz) square of dark chocolaLe
1. ?ou wlll need elghL 7cm (2x-ln) cooklng rlngs, arranged on
a baklng sheeL. 1o make Lhe bases, mlx Lhe melLed buuer
wlLh Lhe crushed blsculLs and sur unul comblned. Spoon
evenly beLween Lhe rlngs and press down wlLh Lhe back of
a spoon. Chlll whlle you make Lhe Lopplng.
2. MelL Lhe buuer ln a saucepan Lhen add Lhe sugar and sur
unul dlssolved. Add Lhe caramel and sur unul comblned.
Slmmer for 1 mlnuLe Lhen seL aslde Lo cool for a few
mlnuLes.
3. our Lhe sauce lnLo Lhe rlngs on Lop of Lhe blsculL base and
chlll for abouL 1 hour or unul Lhe Loee has [usL seL. Sllce
Lhe banana and arrange on Lop, Lhen spoon or plpe over
Lhe cream. Sllde a sh sllce under each rlng and move Lo
servlng plaLes. 8emove Lhe rlngs and nely graLe chocolaLe
on Lop of each ple Lo garnlsh.
4. Serve chllled.
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Feature
Congratulations!
PRIZE

Two VIP passes for the winner and a friend to Cake International
MANCHESTER Saturday 9th March 2013

Fast Track Entry so you will be first through the door and avoid the
queues

Free Show Guide

The chance to get a front row seat at the Bakery Theatre

VIP Lounge Access which includes light refreshments

The opportunity to mingle with the celebrities of the cake world in the
VIP Lounge, including Marry Berry!!
In association with
Valentin$ Competition
PROFESSIONAL WINNER
Jessica Rabicano
Mrs Sweet Treats
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Feature
Congratulations!
PRIZE

Two VIP passes for the winner and a friend to Cake International
MANCHESTER Saturday 9th March 2013

Fast Track Entry so you will be first through the door and avoid the
queues

Free Show Guide

The chance to get a front row seat at the Bakery Theatre

VIP Lounge Access which includes light refreshments

The opportunity to mingle with the celebrities of the cake world in the
VIP Lounge, including Marry Berry!!
in association with
Valentin$
HOBBY BAKER WINNER
Brandon Fuller
Competition
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The
Valentines
Special
!ulla M. usher, auLhor of cookle 5wop, ulumote cookles, and Lhe 16-vldeo
ulumote cookle uecotouoq 5etles
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The Craft Kitchen (Sarah Garland) Mon Cottage Cupcakes
Mollys Creative Cakes
Buttercup Cakes by Christine
Neets Treats
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CakeRox
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Carinas Cupcakes
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KatyBakey
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Nicola Pretty Johns
Heavens Cakes
Brennies Cake House Starry Delights
The Chocolate Strawberry
Katies Celebration Cakes
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L'Arbre Gteaux
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GQ Cakes
Ivy Janess Bakery
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G Sweets
Sweet K
Karas Couture Cakes
Sweetly Baked
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Rosie Cake Diva
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