Press release: UK festival of creativity and innovation to be held in 2022

first_imgA major nationwide festival showcasing the UK’s unique strengths in creativity and innovation will be held in 2022.Backed by £120 million government investment, the Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be a moment of national celebration and help attract new inward business and investment.It will deliver an exciting programme of events on arts, culture, design and tech across the country.Taking place in the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the festival will amplify key anniversary celebrations of some of our most beloved institutions. In 2022, The BBC will mark its 100th birthday, the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals will celebrate their 75th anniversary and Birmingham will welcome 54 Heads of State to the Commonwealth Games.last_img read more

Stencilled Cupcakes

first_imgQ: How do you get that wonderful shiny gold finish on your stencilled cupcakes?A: It is not difficult at all, you just need a good quality cake stencil – Lindy’s Cakes sells a good selection http://www.lindyscakes.co.uk/shop/Stencils/ and some white vegetable fat.I use Trex, and some edible gold lustre dust, I find that the Squires Kitchen lustres give you the most brilliant finish. Place your chosen cake stencil on some freshly rolled out sugarpaste. Press down on it with a smoother, or something similar, to force the sugarpaste up to the top surface of the stencil.Smear white vegetable fat over the stencil to act as a glue. Then using a soft dusting brush liberally dust over the stencil with the edible dusting powder. Remove any excess and carefully lift the stencil to reveal a gorgeous metallic pattern. Use the sugarpaste to decorate cupcakes or cookies.Good luckDo you have a question for the Cake Doctor? Send it to: [email protected] Lindy Smith’s websitelast_img read more