I love when a new cake book or magazine arrives in my mailbox. That means, for me spending (many) hours in my favourite armchair, maybe with a cup of coffee and just diving into the glossy pages of cake. That’s why this August favourites, is all about cake reading.
I have had the pleasure of reading the magazines: Cakes & Sugarcraft
and Cake Craft Decoration for many years now. I wrote about them when I first started this blog, back in 2007 and they deserve an extra mention again.
Both of the magazines have really great cake content, and a great mix of tutorials in different levels. You can learn all sorts of cake decoration, including sugar flower making and figurines. Both magazines are for all who loves cake decorating. The Cake Craft & Decoration magazine is also the face behind the famous Cake International show in Birmingham (UK).
I know that you can get two cake magazines in the US: American Cake Decorating and the Cake Central Magazine. Unfortunately, I have not read them. I would really love to. So I was hoping for some help from you guys. If you have read the magazines? Please tell me a little more about them. I would love to hear some personal reviews on both magazines!
If you love wedding cakes. Then take a look at the magazine: Wedding Cakes. Here you can find great inspiration, for all types of wedding cakes. It is packed with photos of wedding cakes made by cake makers from all over the world. A lot of my cake friends have had their cakes published in this magazine. I really like how they show the cakes in different themes and colors.
Cake books, my personal collection:
There are a very large collection of cake books in my Amazon book stores. But I have decided to add a new catagory to them. My personal collection, here you will find all the books that I have on my bookshelf so far. Many of them had been read over and over again.
If you want to see my personal collection then please click for Amazon UK or Amazon US
I would love to get hold of one of the cake-lounge magazines. They have such great cake ideas! Maybe its time to subscribe!
Very nice decoration of the cakes. Nice collection!
It is really nice magazines…:)
By the way, it’s mid-autumn festival (for Chinese) and I was wondering if you would try to make a moon cake look alike using the similar technical you have you making your cakes. It would be interesting to see…
I have seen the moon cakes. They are really something special. I have so many plans in my head but maybe one day I will try and bake some moon cakes.
wow they look amazing what talent to create those beauty’s 🙂
I agree. My favorite is the pink “cat cake” which is too pretty to eat.
I like all of them except American Cake Decorating. It doesn’t have much as far as tutorials and so so articles. But that could just be me. And it is really small and pretty pricey.
pls how can i get these books, because i stay in Nigeria far from your end
i buy WEDDING CAKES magazine every month and it is AMAZING!!!
Hi Louise ~ I can tell you that I have all the magazines above except for the latest of Cakes and Sugarcrafts, above, which I cannot find 🙁 American Cake Decorating is a pretty good magazine. They have photos and how to tutorials, which are great. Now for Cake Central Magazine ~ there magazine is very colorful, thick glossy pages with lots of cake, but that’s it. For many months now, they have not published another magazine because they claim problems with the printing company. Until they get their issues resolved, if it ever does, I do NOT recommend you putting in a for a subscription. If you can borrow a copy, that is the best way to go before making a decision. ~ Diana
Have you seen here? https://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=22869&name=CAKES%20&%20Sugarcraft%20Magazine%20by%20Squires%20Kitchen%20Issue%20114
I think that I just stick to the UK magazines 😉
Camilla (Himmelske kager)
Jeg har læst Cake centrals magazine og de er ganske flotte. Men jeg havde så mange problemer med at få tilsendt bladet, at jeg til sidst bad om at få mine penge igen. Jeg havde et abonnement på American cakes og det kom kun 2 ud af 12 gange. Så jeg er ikke fan af de amerikanske blade. Jeg abonnerer også på Cakes and Sugarcraft og Wedding cakes og dem har jeg ingen leveringsproblemer med.
I am also a US subscriber to Cake Central, but not for much longer. The purblishing difficulties and lack of communication have been rather irritating. And while the pretty pictures are plentiful, I’ve found it to be lacking a bit on instruction and technique articles. Recently, I began subscribing to American Cake Decorating and I’m much happier with its content. I know the UK has some amazing cake and sugarcraft magazines, but unfortunately they’re cost prohibitive to me here in the US.
I subscribed to cake central magazine end of 2010 and am yet to receive a single copy. So it seems I threw money in the water by subscribing to that magazine. I am getting two magazines from Squires which i have been getting no problem you have them posted here cant wait to get my August
I love Cake Central magazine. The pictures are beautiful, the tutorials are informative and easy to understand. Unfortuntately, the there have been problems with the publisher of this magazine and it has not been arriving with regularity. I believe now the next issue will arrive in the winter! This is a new magazine so they are trying to iron out the problems.
Thank you so much for posting these magazines, in the US, they are sooo expensive and these are so perfect for what I am interested in. I ordered a couple, and cannot wait to sit down and page through them, I am sooo excited!
I would love to read the Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine!