Sugar Showcase – February 2018

The Sugar Showcase is a regular monthly online exhibition of some of the greatest cake designs from all across the globe with an overall winner being announced via our Facebook page after each showcase!

The best part about it is that anyone can enter!

For your chance to feature in our next showcase, send your entry to [email protected].

Cake Life would like to congratulate Liz Richardson of WickedGood Cakes as “Cake Life Artist Of The Month” with her incredibly realistic ‘breakfast’ cake for her husband’s 50th birthday!

Paul Bradford said “WOW, that’s not a cake” when it sunk in he went on “that’s amazing, just amazing and the attention to detail is just brilliant, it’s one of the most realistic cakes that I’ve ever seen”

Liz has promised to share her recipe and hints and tips soon for her illusion cake so keep an eye out on the Cake Life page!

We can’t wait to find out about the baked beans!

Cake Life Artist Of The Month Liz Richardson


Cake Life also loved these cakes this month too!

A big thank you to:

Danette of Danette’s Creative Corner Cakes and More for her knitted effect cake

Martina Burtenshaw of Tina Maria Cakes for her carousel cake

Gemma Wiseman of Gems Delights with her Mcdonalds Farm

Paul Williams of Happy Occasions Cakes  with his “The Thing”

Ann Butler of Love It Cakes with her ballet shoes

1 We love this edible breakfast by Liz Richardson, our Cake Life Artist Of The Month!

2 We can’t wait to find out about how Liz achieved the effect on these baked beans, full hints and tips very soon!

3 I know we’ve shown you this image before but the detail on it is so good, especially as Danette has been decorating for just two years! Danette of ‘Danette’s Creative Corner Cakes and More’ designed this beautiful baby shower cake. Danette  is actually an Astrophysicist, when Danette decided to stay at home to look after her two boys, the cake world soon became a business for her.
Danette loves to create and design, Danette says “Whether it’s cake, sculpting, knitting, woodworking, computer modelling, I love it all. And with my cakes I get to incorporate so many different methods and I love that I still use math!”

4 Martina Burtenshaw of Tina Maria Cakes created this delightful carousel, her first attempt at making one!  Martina is a Pro Member for Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School.  Martina has been decorating for just under 4 years. The carousel cake was for a friend’s baby’s christening, the top tier was red velvet and the bottom was vanilla sponge.   Martina works as a special needs assistant, has four grown up children and also fosters, as well as a busy cake business, phew!  Martina said she would love to teach cake decorating eventually.

5 Martina with her bulldog she created with her tutor Emma Jayne 

6 Cake Life loves Gemma Wiseman of Gems Delights modelling skills.  Gemma said she hasn’t been modelling for long and thinks her skills are ‘not great’  We disagree Gemma, we love your sense of humour with the modelling, particularly the cow!

7 Paul Williams of Happy Occasions Cakes amazed us with his re-creation of “The Thing” Paul was part of the winning team The Welsh Cakes, last November, for The Cake Off at Cake International.  Paul entered his “The Thing” into the sculpted novelty class and was awarded a bronze at Cake International.

8 Here is the armature for Paul’s “The Thing” before making it food safe 

9 Ann Butler of Love It Cakes had us all guessing about the subject of her cake recently!  An edible pair of ballet shoes with supports on their points was not guessed by any of us. 12″ tall with a central pole and dowels halfway up with cards for stability, we can’t wait to show you Ann’s tutorial with her next design!

10 Ann Butler of Love It Cakes with her edible ballet shoes