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The Fundamentals of Developing a Brand

by Jay Qualls Learn the in's and out's of creating a brand. Buy this issue here: Print Version Download the PDF   Jay Qualls is owner of Maples Wedding Cakes, Jay Qualls Cakes and Jay Qualls Holding, LLC, and is creator of the Jay Qualls Fondant Fabric. He has studied under and worked alongside some of the greatest sugar artists in the industry and has become one of the nation’s top cake artists to the stars. He has designed for a number of celebrity clients, and was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary Issue, as well as Southern Living…
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Sea Escape Tutorial

A Tutorial by Marilyn Bawol A few years ago I attended a class at the Chicago School of mold making. While I was there, Michael Joy talked to me about the Pastry Live event held in Georgia. They had been trying to incorporate more cake related events to marry the two worlds of pastry chefs and cake decorators. I couldn’t make it that year but did enter the competition the following year. This is one of the few cake competitions where the cake can be sculpted but must resemble a tiered cake and should not contain real cake. You do…
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Topiary Cake Tutorial

A Tutorial by Carolina Lara This beautiful tutorial is available in the Summer 2015 issue! Buy this issue here: Print Version Download the PDF Carolina Lara is a former Fashion Designer and owner of Dulce Bella who traded in her fabrics and threads for fondant and sugar. She has appeared in a Live Challenge for WeTV network, “Wedding Cake Wars,”participated in TV segments for “Telemundo,” a Spanish TV network, and was the winner of the First “Domino Sugar Fashion Show.” She is also a member of the winning team at the ICES Live Cake Challenge in 2014 and has had…
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Rustic Wedding Floral Cookie Crate Tutorial

A Tutorial by Aymee D. VanDyke aka Cookiepreneur I admit it, I have a long standing obsession with flowers. Buttercream floral cakes are all the rage this summer. So, I thought what a great opportunity to create a beautiful 3-D centerpiece, something that brings the same kind of beauty, depth and dimension to a guest’s table that a cake does. I was inspired by repurposed wooden crates filled with a variety of flowers. I hope you will find that these cookie centerpieces are the talk of the wedding as they bring an earthy, rustic and slightly whimsical beauty to each…
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Japanese Cranes Tutorial

A Tutorial by cranes Kristina Rado This amazing and elegant tutorial is available in the Summer 2015 issue. Buy this issue here: Print Version Download the PDF Kristina Rado is a multi-skilled Cake Designer specializing in sugar flowers, realistic modelling, royal Icing and edible painting. Kristina has been living and working in Rome for the past five years where she teaches from her studio when not travelling abroad to offer classes and judge competitions. Kristina is the winner of several sugarcraft competition awards.
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