Cake decorating competition, £250 prize, deadline 28 February

Cake decorating competition, £250 prize, deadline 28 February
Just a quick blog for any fans of cake decorating out there. Squires Kitchen are running a competition, deadline 28 February, for the best decorated cake, to be judged by Miranda Gore Brown of the Great British Bake-Off. The prize is £250 in vouchers for courses at the Squires Kitchen School, plus tickets to their sugar craft & cake decorating exhibition on 13-15 March in Farnham, Surrey (see details of the exhibition here).
See website, get details of the competition HERE, or tweet

CALENDAR Squires Exhibition March CAKE Squires Kitchen Rainbow Cake by Ann Skipp

(This is the standard of cake they mean! Good luck!)

Birthday cake inspiration

Just a lovely pic for anyone needing to make a special birthday cake with absolutely no Christmas overshadowings (people with holidays in December and January get understandably bitter about being fobbed off with less-than-amazing birthday celebrations). The Taster thinks it is perfectly suitable for adults as well as children (but then he does rather like Smarties):

Squires Kitchen Rainbow Cake by Ann Skipp
Squires Kitchen Rainbow Cake by Ann Skipp

Hmmm, not quite sure how they got the Smarties inside . . . were they placed there afterwards, perchance? But it still looks amazing. Thanks to Squires Kitchen for this particular birthday cake inspiration!