I didn’t buy issue 2 of Cake Decorating magazine, as the free gift was just some icing bags which I have plenty of already. But this week I picked up issue 3 which came with some alphabet letter embossers. You can read my thoughts on issue 1 here. Issue 1 had an introductory price of only 99p, but it’s now up to £2.99.
Issue 3 came with some bright pink alphabet embossers. They also suggest that you can use them as cutters to cut out tiny letter, but although I haven’t tried this yet, I think that the cutters are too fine and it wouldn’t be an easy job getting the fondant out of the cutter!
The magazine again has basic instructions on how to use the free gift, by making some very cute monogrammed cookies! I wish I could make something so neat. They also had some Bollywood cake design ideas too. Overall, again the magazine was very basic, but hopefully if the free gift works, it won’t be a waste of £2.99. In next weeks issue (4), the free gift will be some pink star shaped cutters, and a ball-ended tool. Again, I don’t think I will need these so I will probably wait and then buy issue 5. Issue 5 will come with a heart shaped cutter, and then 3 embossers. I am also waiting for the cupcake stencils!
I am also planning on doing a bit of baking over Easter, so I bought these cute little pre-made Easter egg toppers! They were 10p each from my local cake craft shop.
I also picked up these really cheap modelling tools on eBay. They came from Hong Kong so have taken about a month to get here, but they’re pink, so I’m happy with them! I’m not really sure what they are all for… I may have to start watching some YouTube tutorials!