Trends for 2015

first_imgAbout SueSue Haskell has been a bakery lecturer at Brooklands College, Weybridge for twenty years. She is well known in the baking industry, participating at exhibitions such as Cake International and Food and Drink Expo. She has helped with the competitions at the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees annual conference since 2000.Brooklands College in Weybridge, Surrey, offers part time catering and sugarcraft IVQ courses, such as a Level Two in Professional Bakery and an ABC Sugarcraft Award Level One as well as one day courses including Design and Create an Easter Egg, Valentine’s Cupcakes and Sugar Flowers for beginners.>> Find out more about Sugarcraft courses There will be more ‘gravity defying’ cakes eg: animals standing on one leg, it’s a trend from across the pond. Decorators should be careful that whatever they use as an aperture to support the cake is food- grade material.More ‘cake lace’ or other lace products using a mix and the silicone mould sheets.Cakes to match wedding dresses that are very full in construction – with flounces, material effects and so on.Unwired flowers made to look like fabric flowers.Gold and silver leaf covered tiers- again seen a lot recently.Deep cakes with ‘straight’ edges (ganache is used a lot in these).Classic, simply iced cakes with maybe a ‘signature’ rose, peony or other large flower.The flavour of the cakes is more important than ever. Chocolate, lemon and vanilla are still very popular but flavours like Baileys buttercream, toffee, white choc and raspberry, carrot, and banoffee are becoming very trendy, along with ‘naked’ wedding cakes (sponges filled but under-decorated except for fruit or fresh flowers).Fruit cakes are being asked for less and less.For children’s’ cakes Frozen is most popular with girls- but watch copyright, although you can buy plastic figures and design your cake around it.Probably Paddington and Skylanders will be popular in 2015, but again watch copyright.last_img read more

Lakers’ Alex Caruso reflects on Oklahoma experience and how far he’s come

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “I think he is a hard worker, and he is somebody that players gravitate toward,” she said. “And he’s, I think, done an incredible job under a lot of challenging circumstances.”Walton is in his third year with the Lakers, with a 96-146 record. This season has arguably been his most embattled, starting from seven games in when a dressing-down by team president Magic Johnson leaked to the media after a 2-5 start.Buss also reiterated a point, however, that she will defer basketball decisions to Johnson. She said they discuss issues “from the same point of view” and “see things the same way.”“In terms of basketball decisions, I will always defer to Magic,” Buss said. “He’s brought a vision of the kind of team that we’re gonna build, and the vision for what Lakers basketball will be.” The Lakers (35-43) are out of the postseason for a franchise-worst sixth consecutive year, and this campaign – which began with the optimism of LeBron James’ arrival – is in so many ways the most disappointing. But Buss indicated in a Tuesday interview for the Sports Business Radio Road Show, recorded at Loyola Marymount University, that Walton has performed well considering the challenges he’s faced.Related Articles OKLAHOMA CITY — It was the opportunity of a lifetime for Alex Caruso: Come to Thunder training camp. See what it’s like playing against one of the best point guards in the league.He went on to spend that year in the G League, honing his game with the Oklahoma City Blue. But the eye-opening experience of playing against Russell Westbrook, Caruso said, has never left him.“(I) got to watch how hard he competes every minute that he’s on the floor,” Caruso said. “Phenomenal player. Any time I have a chance to play against him, compete against him, it’s a pleasure.”Caruso might not have had quite as much pleasure on Tuesday night on the other end of a historical 20-20-20 game from Westbrook, but he did score 15 points and add seven assists in the game – another in a series of what the 25-year-old two-way player has described as “job applications” as he seeks a full-time NBA roster spot this summer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMultiple Lakers, including Coach Luke Walton, have acknowledged they think Caruso is an NBA player. Most importantly, Caruso is seeing that for himself as he tests himself against players such as Westbrook.“The better players I play against I think that brings the best out of me,” he said. “That’s why I’m here, that’s why I’m getting an opportunity now to test my skill and see how much I can grow.”The latest game came in front of a number of family and friends who drove up from Texas. When Caruso lived in Oklahoma, he used to drive to Dallas to meet his College Station-based family halfway. He’s a long way from home these days, but he thinks he’s in the right spot for now.“For me, it’s always just progressing to get better,” he said. “That’s something I’ve been trying to do for the last two years I’ve been with the Lakers and I think I’m continuing to do it and it’s showing now because I’ve got a lot of opportunity.”BUSS SAYS WALTON HAS DONE ‘TERRIFIC’ JOB BUT WILL DEFER TO MAGICLakers owner Jeanie Buss has long been an ally of Walton’s, and at a recent public speaking event, she reiterated her support – while stopping short of saying Walton will be back next season.center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more