Celtic Cakers

The Celtic Cakers book is NOW AVAILABLE! A tutorial book with easy, step-by-step, photographed instructions to create fun carved cakes, stunning wedding cakes, models, and cookies. I’ve always thought that Ireland was full of incredibly talented cake decorators. So, when the idea to make a book came I thought what better way to do it than to invite some friends to join in. And it’s finally ready for you on Amazon.co.uk and most of the other Amazon pages too! It’s full of techniques like • modelling • creating sugar flowers • making wired figures • cake carving • making structured cakes • using gelatin … and much more. It also includes tasty and easy-to-make recipes for cakes and cookies. Be sure to pop in to the Irish Sugarcraft Show at City West Dublin this weekend, April 28th and 29th, to help us celebrate the launch of the book.  You can find us at the Ribbon Shack stall with a limited number of copies for sale there.  Not to worry if you can’t make it though, you can also still order your copy online...

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Monkey Business at Cake Fair – Orlando

From the U.S.A to England & Canada… October and November were whirlwind months for me.  Thanks to my very understanding husband and some help from friends I was able to make all of this travel happen and also make it reasonably easy on my kids.  A bit of organising, but we got there. First stop was Orlando for the CakeFair show.  I arrived 4 days early, to hang out with the incredible Avalon Yarnes and Zen Video Master Zach Waters and to start work on a showpiece that she asked me to be a part of.  She had already been working day and night for a week on a life-size girl clown that was floating away with some balloons.  Although the clown was only halfway done when I arrived, she was already looking realistic, with a fine arse on her too. My job was to make a life-size standing chimpanzee that was pointing and laughing at her (at the clown…. not Avalon).  My plan was to be really organised and bring the chimp head completely finished with me from Ireland.  But, as usual, time...

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Upcoming classes

I’m back in the saddle again!  It’s been awhile, but I’ve finally organised some more classes and demonstrations!  If you see anything you like, click on the links to find out more or to buy your tickets. ADORABLE HEDGEHOG CLASS Join in this hands on modelling class with Corinna Maguire of Lovin’ from the Oven.ie. Model and create this cute hedgehog in his blanket using a variety of texture methods. Learn how to… – create cute animal faces. – paint modelling chocolate – create easy textures – gain confidence in using modelling chocolate Suitable for all skill levels. All tools and materials supplied. Coffee and snacks provided. ADORABLE HEDGEHOG CLASS NOVEL-T SCHOOL OF CAKE:   MOATE, CO. WESTMEATH October 7th (1:00pm – 5:00pm) Price = €75.  Non-refundable deposit of €32 needed to secure place. Deposits can be made to: www.paypal.me/lovinfromtheoven/32 ADORABLE HEDGEHOG CLASS THE AMERICA’S CAKE FAIR – ORLANDO ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTRE October 14th (9:00am – 12:00noon EDT) Price = $150 (USD)  Tickets can be purchased here. www.cakefair.com EVIL CARVED PUMPKIN CLASS Carve and cover a real cake to make...

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