I am thrilled to be making my second solo feature at Cake International.
After the Faraway tree feature paying homage to the wonderful Enid Blyton books of the same name were so well received, I am thrilled to now present to you:
A-Spiderwick Field Guide
'What is Real?' If adults say not to tell fibs when you tell them about House Brownies, Sprites or Wandering Clumps, come and show them it is true! Inspired by “Arthurs Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You” by Tony Di Terlizzi & Holly Black (Simon & Schuster, New York) and hand created by the wonderful Welsh cake-sculptress Rhianydd Webb.
visit the Cake International website for more information.
Find my tutorials in Cake Internationals brand new magazine.
It is jam-packed with tutorials and features from incredible cake artists from all over the world.
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I am honoured to share that I am the Cake International Artist of the Month in the March issue of the magazine.
This is a great honour and has previously been awarded to incredible artists such as Daniel Dieguez and Benny Rivera.
Thank you very much to all at Cake International.
Visit my new Renshaw Academy page to see what classes I will be teaching at the stunning new Academy
Wow! What a weekend! From demonstrating daffodils on the open stage, to modelling hands and feet in the enclosed theatre. Winning Cake off with Team Welsh Cakes (come and support us in the final in November), to having an incredible response to my Spiderwick feature. Thank you Will Torrent for Tweeting to Tony DiTerlizzi, because when he and his family tweeted about it too, that was just incredible. The Spiderwick Chronicles shared my video of the feature too. Wow! Visit the Facebook group for loads more photographs and videos of the feature.
Have you seen my latest wafer paper work?
In June, I filmed my first tutorial at the fabulous Pretty Witty Cakes.
It is a wafer paper flower tutorial including Dahlia, Rose buds, Succulents, Rose leaves and Eucalyptus.
It also includes how to arrange in a bouquet and to wire to place on a cake.
Visit this link now to purchase the tutorial or become a member and don't forget to share photos if you make it :D
I am excited to share that I will be teaching a mini class for Saracino at Cake International 3-5th November.
I will be teaching how to model hands and feeet using Saracino pasta model and Cerart modelling tools.
Visit this Link for more information on how to book. Places are limited to 7. Everything is included in the cost.
This years Cake International really was exciting.
I am pleased to announce my "Away with the Faeries" feature sponsored by Renshaws, Saracino, Dummies Direct, Rainbow Dust, Clairella Cakes, Cerart. A life size male Faerie sculpture surrounded by giant wafer paper and paste flowers. Don't forget to look for the little beasties.
I am honoured to be judging for the show
12-12:45 Wafer Paper Bonsai Dem Cake Pro Theatre
1-2pm LIVE The Welsh cakes were in the cake off final and were proud to win
10-12 Hands and Feet mini class for Saracino
1-5pm Wafer paper rose class for Cake International Available to book now.
I am no longer able to compete at Cake International while I am judging, but competing is very important as it keeps you challenging yourself.
So I entered the small decorative exhibit category and am honoured to say I won a gold award for my Father Earth exhibit.
Visit my facebook page for step by step photographs of the finished piece.
Well, I have been on there for many years, but email difficulties meant I lost my channel. Well, I got it back thanks to the kind help centre,
so hop on over and make sure you subscribe because regular tutorials will be appearing very soon.
So, click here for my channel, the more subscribers I can get, the more time I can spend on tutorials to add there
I am very proud to be an ambassador for Clairella Cakes.
It is a fabulous airbrush suitable for both beginners and advanced.
I love the 7cc capped airbrush which not only means you don't have to refill so often, but you don't tip it!
I am thrilled to share that I was named by Cake Masters magazine, UK Top 10 cake artist alongside these incredibly talented sugacrafters.
At Cake International in November 2018 we were presented with our trophies that is proudly displayed on my welsh dresser.
Thank you so much Cake Masters for the honour.
I am excited to share that I have filmed two tutorials with the wonderful CakeFlix.
Visit my CakeFlix page on this link to read more and get the links to visit the site for the first tutorial.
I spent approximately 4-4 1\2 hours sculpting a cake live which was served to the public after prize giving.
I was thrilled to welcome Cara Maiden, Paul Williams and Rob Baker-Gall as guest artists at my stand and they did wonderful demonstrations creating pieces to add to the finished display.
Have a look at the gallery for more info.
I am thrilled to share that I taught in China in April for Squires Kitchen - China
I was a judge at the Patisserie Elite competition at the Shanghai International Exhibition Centre,
I am also assisted with the Chinese Tutor Assessment Program. They have developed a wonderful program where the participants can display their skills.
I was also proud to be a Guest Tutor and taught a two day Master Class at the Tangshishi Sugarcraft Training School ( Shanghai) where I taught my new Fairy Cottage Class.
In November 2019 I took my first book to Cake International at my authors stand F31.
It is book one in a trilogy and is a cake tutorial book with a difference
Every chapter page is the next page in the story Cyril's Cake Adventure, and the story can all be produced using the tutorials in the book.
There are lots of skills to learn in the book including
Sharp edge Cakes Sculpting cakes both with and without armature
Cookies Cupcakes Modelled Animals
Modelled Figure Sugar and wafer paper flowers
Cocoa Butter Painting Stencilling and much more
There are also a range of products that I have designed for the book.
Special thanks to
Renshaw Baking The Vanilla Valley
Squires Kitchen Saracino
Sugar Press FPC Sugarcraft
A great way to start a new decade with a beautiful new Cake School Premises.
This is where I will be teaching all my weekly and day classes.
All students booked in for classes at Garth Olwg Lifelong learning centre and Pantygraigwen Commuity Centre will be transferred to the new premises and contacted shortly.
This year just keeps getting better.
I received a wonderful surprise that someone had nominated me and I am a County Winner for the National Bakery Awards.
Sadly, I am unable to attend the awards as I am teaching but I would like to congratulate my fellow winners and wish them the best of luck to go on to win Regional and National Titles.