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The Sugarcraft Junkies

A podcast about all things sugarcraft, for professionals, hobby bakers and everyone in between.From interviews to new products we explore the latest developments in the industry, discuss what we're up to and what's caugh
Latest Episode9/7/2021

Allergens & Natasha's Law

Ep. 20
Ahead of Natasha's Law coming into force in the UK from this October, Sam and Erica start to get their heads round the legislation, discuss how they address allergens in their business and how Sam is coping with COVID!New ThingsMollys Creature creator mini https://www.mollyscreaturecreator.com/store-2Sweet sticks paint your own kits https://sweetsticks.com.au/product-category/pyo-packs/Sweet sticks Platinum gold https://sweetsticks.com.au/product/platinum-gold-15ml/Buttercream Petals by Neetha Syam https://www.searchpress.com/book/9781782218241/buttercream-petalsMona Lisa Sugarpaste, Massa Ticino https://www.craftcompany.co.uk/shop-by-category/sugar-pastes-and-icings/sugar-paste-fondant-icing/massa-ticino-by-mona-lisa-multi-purpose-sugar-paste/The Old Piping Bag, Micro shapes cutters https://www.theoldpipingbag.co.uk/product/micro-shape-cutter-strips/The Old Piping Bag Moroccan tiles stencils https://www.theoldpipingbag.co.uk/product/moroccan-vintage-tile-stencils/The Old Piping Bag Mortar markers https://www.theoldpipingbag.co.uk/product/mortar-markers-easy-boards/Up toNatalie Porter Ranunculus class https://immaculateconfections.co.uk/online-class-sugar-ranunculus/Pictures will be posted on our Instagram during the month www.instagram.com/thesugarcraftjunkiesMain FeatureErica’s box labels and Sam’s spreadsheets will be posted on our Instagram during the month.Ones to watchErica Fernando, Little Whisk Cakes https://www.instagram.com/littlewhiskcakes/Rhianydd Webb, Dragons and Daffodils https://www.instagram.com/dragonsanddaffs/
9/7/2021

Allergens & Natasha's Law

Ep. 20
Ahead of Natasha's Law coming into force in the UK from this October, Sam and Erica start to get their heads round the legislation, discuss how they address allergens in their business and how Sam is coping with COVID!New ThingsMollys Creature creator mini https://www.mollyscreaturecreator.com/store-2Sweet sticks paint your own kits https://sweetsticks.com.au/product-category/pyo-packs/Sweet sticks Platinum gold https://sweetsticks.com.au/product/platinum-gold-15ml/Buttercream Petals by Neetha Syam https://www.searchpress.com/book/9781782218241/buttercream-petalsMona Lisa Sugarpaste, Massa Ticino https://www.craftcompany.co.uk/shop-by-category/sugar-pastes-and-icings/sugar-paste-fondant-icing/massa-ticino-by-mona-lisa-multi-purpose-sugar-paste/The Old Piping Bag, Micro shapes cutters https://www.theoldpipingbag.co.uk/product/micro-shape-cutter-strips/The Old Piping Bag Moroccan tiles stencils https://www.theoldpipingbag.co.uk/product/moroccan-vintage-tile-stencils/The Old Piping Bag Mortar markers https://www.theoldpipingbag.co.uk/product/mortar-markers-easy-boards/Up toNatalie Porter Ranunculus class https://immaculateconfections.co.uk/online-class-sugar-ranunculus/Pictures will be posted on our Instagram during the month www.instagram.com/thesugarcraftjunkiesMain FeatureErica’s box labels and Sam’s spreadsheets will be posted on our Instagram during the month.Ones to watchErica Fernando, Little Whisk Cakes https://www.instagram.com/littlewhiskcakes/Rhianydd Webb, Dragons and Daffodils https://www.instagram.com/dragonsanddaffs/
7/13/2021

Cookies and Biscuits

Ep. 18
Hello! How are you? It's about time we asked :) Episode 18 is all about cookies and biscuits. They are definitely back in fashion, and great for a fun project, celebrations of any size or a unique gift. Join Erica and Sam as they discuss their time making cookies - Sam will tell you about her experiment freezing cookies with edible prints on. Meanwhile Erica will give you a good idea of how to store your cookies. Find out who are our Ones to Watch in the world of sugarcraft and catch up on the latest trends and products to hit the caking world this month. Tune in while you cake or on your daily commute, wherever you are we are happy for you to join us and listen to what we've been up to! We had to re record Sam's One to Watch this month due to the drilling, so if you think it sounds a little different and Erica is rather quiet at this point, you'd be right 🤣New ThingsCake Pinhttps://burntislandoccasions.co.uk/collections/the-cake-pinImmaculate confections flower paste https://immaculateconfections.co.uk/product/immaculate-confections-flowerpaste/Lissie Lou London Cakesickle sticks https://lissielou.com/collections/cakesicle-sticks-1Sainsburys plastics recycling https://about.sainsburys.co.uk/sustainability/plan-for-better/our-stories/2021/flexible-plasticsEvil Cake Genius dust palette set A https://evilcakegenius.com/petal-dust-palette-set-a-set-a.htmlUp toThe Cake Professionals Conference https://www.thecakeprofessionals.com/Sam’s classes https://www.facebook.com/pg/cakeinnovationsltd/events/?ref=page_internalBusiness of Cake Making podcast https://thebusinessofcakemaking.podbean.com/Pictures of Sam’s photoshoot and Erica’s wafer paper demo will be posted on our Instagram during the month www.instagram.com/thesugarcraftjunkiesMain FeatureBiscuiteers https://www.biscuiteers.com/Ultimate Cookies – Juliet Usher https://www.amazon.co.uk/Julia-M-Ushers-Ultimate-Cookies/dp/142361934XBake me I’m yours cookie – Lindy Smith https://www.waterstones.com/book/bake-me-im-yours-cookie/lindy-smith/9780715329269Cookie Con https://cookiecon.net/Cookie Expo https://cookiexpo.com/Ones to watchMarc Suarez – Le Doux College https://www.instagram.com/ledouxcollage/Megan Warne – Downtown Dough https://www.instagram.com/downtowndoughto/
6/8/2021

When Cake Goes Wrong

Ep. 17
When Cake Goes Wrong! Sounds dramatic doesn't it. Sometimes it is, but usually its just really annoying and frustrating. Share our pain and laugh at our mishaps, as we discuss our cake failures. The UK is coming out of lockdown so we've actually done things that involve leaving the house, and theres' a load of new stuff and ones to watch too.New ThingsKaren Davis fringing mould https://karendaviessugarcraft.co.uk/product/fringe-mould/Karen Davis Palm Spear mould https://karendaviessugarcraft.co.uk/product/palm-spear-mould/Moreish wafer Paper sprays and tools https://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/moreish-cakes-m545Evil Cake Genius Wafer Paper overlays, palms and butterfly kits https://evilcakegenius.com/equipment-supplies/food-products/printed-laser-cut-wafer-papers.html?product_list_dir=desc&product_list_limit=12&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wafer-paper-overlays&utm_term=wafer-ppr-overlay-nsltrCake and Cookie Planner for ProCreate, digital cake sketching https://cakeandcookieplanner.com/pages/procreate-digital-cake-sketchingUp toThe Bolthole micropub http://bolthole-micropub.co.uk/The Glasshouse restaurant https://www.glasshousebexley.co.uk/Arkon mounts https://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/arkon-m499The Cake Professionals conference https://www.thecakeprofessionals.com/Pictures of Sam’s photoshoot and Erica’s wafer paper demo will be posted on our Instagram during the month www.instagram.com/thesugarcraftjunkiesMain FeatureMetal dowel cake boxes https://www.cakesafe.com/cakesafeDowelled cake board kits https://www.sturdycakestackers.com/Ones to watchKyong’s Cakes n Crafts, Kyong Bell https://www.instagram.com/kyongs_cakesncrafts/?hl=enKabilova Cake, Anna.https://www.instagram.com/kabilova_cake/?hl=en
5/11/2021

Adapting to Change

Ep. 16
Welcome to episode 16! This month is all about embracing change, aka, adapting to the challenges of pandemic. In the UK things are starting to open up again so now is the time to decide what we want to keep and needs to go. We have a quick round up of latest new products and 2 more fab Ones to Watch for you to check out.New ThingsMolly Coppini Sugarpaste coming soon.Mollys Fast Figures https://www.mollyscreaturecreator.com/fastfiguresRobert Haynes Billy Balls mould https://www.sugarflowerstudio.co.uk/product/billy-balls-craspedia-set-of-4-veiner-botanically-correct-products-by-robert-haynes/Robert Haynes Oriental Lily Pistil moulds https://www.sugarflowerstudio.co.uk/product/oriental-lily-pistils-set-of-3-botanically-correct-veiner-by-robert-haynes/Up toRoof East, Stratford https://www.roofeast.com/Erica’s cake https://www.instagram.com/p/COLvPYthut5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkSam’s wedding cake taster boxes https://www.instagram.com/p/COYHg9llAdY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkPhotos of Sam’s daughters’ cake and Erica’s home made cake stand will be posted on our Instagram during the month www.instagram.com/thesugarcraftjunkiesMain FeatureTiny Box company https://www.tinyboxcompany.co.uk/Cake Professionals conference, 14th June https://www.thecakeprofessionals.com/Ones to watchRobert Haynes, Sugar Flower Studio https://www.instagram.com/sugar_flower_studio/The Cake Professionals conference https://www.instagram.com/thecakeprofessionals/
4/13/2021

Entering Competitions

Ep. 15
Spring has sprung, its April, and this month we are talking about entering competitions. If the brighter days are helping you feel motivated why not challenge yourself and enter this year? In this episode, Sam and Erica discuss the competition pieces they have made, how they did and their lessons learned, as well as rounding up all the sugarcraft competitions in the coming months. We hope you enjoy listening!New ThingsKaren Davies Macrame mould https://karendaviessugarcraft.co.uk/product/macrame-mould/Karen Portaleo oil paints https://sugarinuk.com/edible-artist-oil-paints-by-karen-portaleo-25-c.aspThe Inside Out Entrepreneur podcast, Suzi Witt https://open.spotify.com/show/45ml6SUTId9gmMSsCWwflz?si=5KiVfhKvR6uuHxNeUIW4wABlue Door Bakery, Sweet Treats book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sweet-Treats-Recipes-Decorating-Tutorials/dp/1913454398See Main Feature for the CI competition scheduleUp toPaul Hollywood cob loaf https://www.paulhollywood.com/posts-1/White-CobMain FeatureBSG Region 8 Day of Demonstrations https://www.bsgregion8se.org/day-of-demsBecky Jenkins, Christmas baubles competition piece https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp4FB3Vg0xY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkCake International @ the NEC. Click on the ad for online or in person for schedule. https://www.cakeinternational.co.uk/competitions/Photos of our competition entries will be shared on our Instagram over the monthhttps://www.instagram.com/thesugarcraftjunkies/Ones to watchMimi Café Union, Sachiko Windbielhttps://www.instagram.com/mimicafeunion/Astashkina Cakes, Anna Ashtashkinahttps://www.instagram.com/astashkinacakes/