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
Christmas is a time for jubilance. The festive period is bright, cheesy and a whole lot of fun! As of late, felt has been a huge trend in the crafting world – and beyond. But why is this matted material so popular? Honestly, it’s because felt Christmas decorations have the cute factor. No — not just the cute factor. The absolutely adorable factor! Plus, they truly are a joy to make. They don’t take much time at all and little stitching skill is required to complete them.
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!
Christmas is the perfect time to decorate your home with lovingly handcrafted decorations. Although temporary, Christmas decorations really get you in the spirit for the most wonderful time of the year. The best part is that it’s never too early to start creating for your tree or mantelpiece. Crafting six months in advance ensures that you’ll be running on Santa’s time in anticipation of 1st December. From baubles and angels to stockings and wreaths, use these crafty ideas to get yourself into the festive spirit – even if it’s 20°C or above outside!