20 Sugar Dogs To Make by Frances McNaughtonSugar Dogs – 20 to Make is a must-have new book for the sugarcrafter’s bookshelf from Search Press.  Frances McNaughton has turned her sugar magic to dogs and puppies this time round, creating 20 fantastic sugar models featuring all the popular breeds. So whenever you asked for a cake for a dog-lover, you can create a sugar replica of the exact breed requested, which will surely impress your customers.  And at only £4.99, it’s amazing value for such a great little resource.

To win a copy of Sugar Dogs – 20 To Make, just tell us what you’d like to see next in Cake Geek Magazine! Email us at before midnight (GMT) on Sunday next, June 8th for your chance to win. The competition to open to both UK and international readers.  Good luck!


Suzy Witt‘s brand new book, Sugarcraft Characters, is available from Pretty Pretty Witty Cakes Sugarcraft CharactersWitty Cakes and all good bookshops, but we also have a copy to give away to one of our lucky readers.

To enter,  just go to Cake Geek’s Facebook page and share any of our posts before Sunday evening next, April 27th (by 12am GMT).  The winner will be notified on Monday, April 28th.

The competition is open to both UK and international readers.

(Competition now closed)


51ZySTP-ZdL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX342_SY445_CR,0,0,342,445_SH20_OU02_Tea and Treats – an exquisitely presented new book by Liz Franklin – is one of the most unique baking books that has come along in quite

some time. In fact, it’s not just a baking book, but also a connoisseur’s guide to the finest teas and flavoured brews, each paired with a beautiful and unique cake recipe.

There are over 50 recipes in the book in it’s entirety and the reason we’ve fallen in love with this book is that it doesn’t just churn out the usual classics but presents wonderful new formulations of ingredients to give a fresh new twist to your baking.

Some of our favourites are the raspberry & clotted cream whirls, lemon fudge slices, gooseberry custard tartlets, blackcurrant “maids of honour”,  Breton prune cake, blueberry eccles cakes, marmalade muffins, brioche pancakes with apricot compote, fabulous “Fat Rascals”…the list goes on.

This is an fabulous new book for the avid baker’s bookshelf, not to be missed.

Reader Giveaway: Tea and Treats is available from Amazon and all good book shops, but we have a copy to give away to one of our lucky readers.  To enter,  just go to Cake Geek’s Facebook page and share any of our posts before Wednesday next, April 23rd (by 12am GMT).  The winner will be notified on Thursday, April 24th. The competition is open to both UK and international readers. (Competion now closed).

Making Sugar Figures

For your chance to win a copy of Squires Kitchen’s Guide To Making Sugar Models, just “like”, comment or share our Facebook page by midnight on Sunday evening next (March 30th, 2014) and you could be the lucky winner!

It’s an excellent guide for those new to sugar modelling or if you want to develop your skills further – brilliantly illustrated with lots of step by step instructions.

With 24 cake toppers/sugar models for all occasions, it’s a brilliant addition to any cake decorater’s library and one you’ll turn to again and again. (Competition now closed.)

Karen Davies ballerina mould competition

Karen Davies has very kindly given us five ballerina moulds for our readers this week.

To be in with a chance to win to win one of these beautiful moulds (above), just go to our Facebook page add a “like” or comment to our Ballerina Cakes post and on Monday next (March 10th 2014) we’ll pick five winners at random.  It’s that easy!

(Competition now closed)



Craft Show and Sell by Torie JayneUK designer, blogger and crafter, Torie Jayne (whose excellent tutorials have featured in our Birdhouse Cakes feature) has just published her first book, the excellent Craft, Show and Sell.

It’s a much-needed volume offering excellent guidance on the business of building your brand, especially for crafters.

With lots of valuable tips, insider information and interviews with some of the biggest names in crafting, Torie Jayne has put together an terrific resource for anyone involved in a creative business and wanting to take it to the next level.

Craft, Show and Sell is available here from Amazon: Craft Show & Sell

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