Leaf Cafe, Hertford

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I have been freelance and self employed for what seems like forever  then one day, earlier this year I decided it was time I got a job – you know a proper job. One where you went to work for someone else and they paid you. It has been quite a while since I had… Read More »

Christmas is coming…

Posted by Carol Deacon in Christmas,Media

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Christmas certainly came early for me. I was putting this together in the sweltering heat of August. This is my Tree Stump design for the November issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine. It is  lit from inside to give the impression of little creatures being at home inside the tree stump. A cluster of… Read More »

Hungry Witch Cake

Posted by Carol Deacon in Halloween,Media

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This is my Hungry Witch Cake design for the October 2018 issue of “Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine”. The little twist here is that the glace icing covering the cake and sugarpaste spook behind the witch was made substituting tonic water for normal water. The quinine in the tonic water makes the glace icing glow… Read More »

Santa & Rudolph Class

Posted by Carol Deacon in Christmas,Sugarpaste,Workshop 27th Sep 2018

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In the next class we will be creating little Christmas figures for you to keep and use to decorate your Christmas cake. We will be starting with Santa, Rudolph, and a few penguins, If time allows we can also include simple Christmas trees and maybe a polar bear or so. Booking details and further information… Read More »

Beach Scene Class

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Inspired by the cartoon seaside postcards of yesteryear, we’ll be making two little sun loving characters, guaranteed to make anyone smile. All materials are supplied and you’ll be given a little box at the end so you can carry your little people home safely. You don’t need to have any previous experience and children are most… Read More »

Dream Catcher Cake

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This is my Dream Catcher Cookie Cake tutorial featured in the August 2018 issue of “Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft” magazine. The dream catchers are made out of cookies baked on sticks and the feathers were created out of rice paper.

Ice Cream Cake

Posted by Carol Deacon in Uncategorized 21st Jun 2018

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Do you have a summer birthday coming up? This Ice cream Cone extravaganza that I created for the July issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine is actually quite quick and easy to create. Thank you to Orchard Valley Foods for supplying me with a whole Summer’s worth of sprinkles !

Writing on Cakes Class

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Have you ever had a problem putting a message on a cake? Have you ever started to pipe then realised what an incredibly long word “Congratulations” is and run out of cake to pipe on? Have you simply never dared even try to put a message on a cake? Well fear not. In this class… Read More »

Jungle Animal Class

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If you’re free on Saturday 16th June between 2-4pm and are in the vicinity of Hertford, why not come and have a go at making some wild animals? We’ll be creating elephants, lions, tigers and monkeys. All materials are supplied and you’ll be given a little box at the end so you can herd your… Read More »

Flowerbox Cookie Cake

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This is my Flowerbox Cookie Cake created for the June 2018 issue of “Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft” Magazine. The flowers are decorated cookies on sticks inserted into a cake that was baked in a loaf tin. The “wooden” flower box was given a distressed painted look created using wafer paper on sugarpaste. I’m biased obviously but… Read More »

Vintage Cupcake Class

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In this class we’ll be transforming some humble cupcakes into elegant creations that could easily grace any wedding tea table. We will be using a number of different skills to create these decorations. These will include some simple modelling, using moulds and painting on sugarpaste. I can provide cupcakes for you to work on or… Read More »

Ruffles & Roses

Posted by Carol Deacon in Uncategorized,Workshop

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The May 2018 Issue of “Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft” is just out. In my tutorial this month I demonstrate how to make extravagant wafer paper roses and ruffles that are  surprisingly easy to do.

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