In this weeks Cake Decorating magazine (in stores now!) it comes with a free textured mini rolling pin. This issue is number 17, and it retails for £2.99. I picked mine up from Tesco.
The magazine this week features how to create sugared blooms, which requires a paste to be made from sugar and egg whites. It gives real petals a crystallised look, and they are edible! I think this is a really nice touch and would be perfect for a feminine birthday cake or for Mothers Day.
The magazine also shows you how to make this textured 2 tier peacock cake. However, the rolling pin that comes with the magazine is not the one used to make this cake.
There is also a page with tips for beginners on how to do creative embossing on fondant for cakes and cupcakes. It details the different types; fabric, stencil and lace. I have never tried embossing but would love to practice with lace!
This is the free gift, it's a mini rolling pin with what looks like a wavy texture. However I can't find a picture of how this would look on a cake. This pattern is not featured in the magazine at all which is a bit strange! Why give a free gift that isn't used in the magazine?
Next weeks free gift in issue 18 is a serrated cone tool which can be used to create sugar flowers and add detail to fondant decorations.
Does anyone else collect these magazines? I pick one up if the free gift looks good! I won't get next weeks issue as I already have a set of plastic tools.
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