Not everyone is a fan of the traditional rich fruit Christmas cake, so I have created a recipe here that will excite your creativity and please your palate. Based on a delicious Christmas-infused chocolate biscuit cake, the components for this Christmas wreath cake can be made well in advance, helping you to organise and plan. The cake itself requires no baking – simply refrigerate until firm and then cover with chocolate fondant sugar paste. – Mich Turner
You may have already noticed, but this week we’ve been going hard for Christmas. This season is a HUGE event for crafters – arguably the biggest – so we think it’s important to get thinking about our festive makes as early as possible. Our 2-week event celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with innovative Christmas-themed product launches, so we want to highlight some of the best products for your festive projects. In this article, we’re looking at Christmas cupcakes – must-haves in households inhabited by bakers, yuletide enthusiasts, excited children, cake-loving adults… well, that just about covers everyone!
World Oceans Day celebrates our ocean on the 8th June this year, raising awareness for its protection. The ocean is a fundamental part of life on this planet; it’s our lifeblood. The plants depend on it, the animals depend on it, and we depend on it too. In fact, our oceans span across around three-quarters of the planet and generate half of the atmosphere’s oxygen. There’s no wonder that humankind is drawn to taking inspiration from such a beautifully significant part of the world. To join in with celebrations, we’ve created a top 10 list of ocean-themed craft products that you can incorporate into your crafting. Let’s dive right in!