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Trend Alert! WITH CHARLOTTE WHITE

Even beginners can make an on-trend succulent cake! This super easy tutorial by Charlotte White from Restoration Cake (www.restorationcake.com) uses flower cutters to create texture and edible greenery.

SUCCULENT CAKE

Succulents are bang on-trend at the moment. You will see them everywhere, from windowsills to dress prints! As such, I am seeing lots of sugar succulents on wedding cakes and celebration cakes, so being able to make these is a useful technique to have in your back pocket.

I wanted to keep this all very simple for the beginner sugar florist. My succulents can be made using cutters that you probably already have for sugar rose making. I’ve made countless flowers using these cutters so they are well worth investing in if you do not have them. I make succulents in the summer, poinsettias in the winter and roses all year round!

YOU WILL NEED

FOR THE CAKE

• 15cm (6in) chocolate cake

• chocolate buttercream

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Texture adds so much life and movement to a design and in the latest issue of Cake Decorating Heaven we show you how to apply it to your cakes to make your creations unique! Learn how to pipe a buttercream basketweave, layer appliqué, create a realistic water effect and much more. Plus try our beginner-friendly succulent cake, read our foolproof step-by-step guide to applying gold leaf and find out how to bake and decorate a giant cupcake for a special birthday! Make sure you don't miss our spooktacular Halloween designs too – your little monsters will love them!