New Products Update November 2016 - Christmas Special!
Thursday, 24 November 2016 | Georgina@thevanillavalley
We've had a busy time here at The Vanilla Valley HQ, since we returned from Cake International at the beginning of the month we have added a massive range of new items for all of your cake decorating needs! What better place to start than with our new Christmas items!
(This is just an overview some of our new products; for the full range of new products available remember to check our New In page and our New for Christmas 2016 page.)
New for Christmas 2016
Sugar and Crumbs
Sugar and Crumbs have once again released new limited edition flavours this Christmas! This year there are four incredibly delicious flavours for you to try; Banoffee, Creme Bruleé, Gingerbread and Vanilla Fudge. These are limited edition so do grab them while you can!
These brilliant icing sugars are naturally flavoured and can be substituted for any recipe where you'd usually use icing sugar and you can mix it with normal icing sugar to produce a subtle flavour while making the bag last longer!
Squires Wafer Paper
One of the most popular new cake decorating products is wafer paper! The number of techniques and decorations that can be achieved in this medium is expansive from simply wrapping cakes to making beautiful wafer flowers making it one of the top must-have edibles.
In addition to the floral designs, which are also new in and available in the range, are these brand new Christmas designs! These are so gorgeous that we're sure you'll be mixing up your Christmas cake designs this year just to use them!
** Please note we do not yet have stock of the Festive Fun design but hope to in the next couple of weeks **
Christmas Cake Star Toppers
These cute character toppers from Cake Star are perfect instant cake toppers new designs were added for this Christmas so make sure to check them out!
FMM Penguin and Gift Tag Cutters
There are more brilliant additions to the FMM cutters range. The Mother and Baby Penguins cutters are perfect for Christmas cakes, allowing you to make two sizes of penguin with cutters for their eyes and beaks as well as a hat and scarf. Plus you can also rearrange the pieces to make snowmen instead! The most recent new cutter from FMM is the Gift Tag set, it's ideal for Christmas cakes, but the Gift Tag cutter is not just for Christmas!! Two sizes of tag are included plus two strips of embellishments including holly, bows, roses and leaves, so you can add a special touch to any special occasion cake, like a "Happy Mother's Day" tag with a pretty rose.
This year you have even more choice of cake topper options, as we have been able to add a few more to our online catalogue, including a pretty clear Christmas tree (with gold star), Father Christmas food pics and more options for Christmas mottos and character toppers.
Other New Products
PME Colour-In and Brush n Fine Pen Sets
PME have introduced two new products just in time for Christmas. They have collated their Brush n Fine pens into two sets, Bright colours and Bold colours so you can grab six great colours of edible ink pens in one go. These are an ideal accompaniment to their new Colour-In range. These are edible icing sheets with printed designs which you can colour yourself then transfer to your cake. They have designs available in 8" rounds to top cakes and 2" round to top cupcakes and cookies. These would make a great present for adults and children alike.
Rainbow Dust Colour Melts and Edible White Paint
There have been bumper new products from Rainbow Dust in recent months, both of which are very exciting, long awaited products! Using their special flair for colour they have created the Colour Melts; these are easy to melt buttons which have a whole range of uses including covering cakes and cake pops, drizzling and piping, moulding and even cutting! Try them for yourself!
Also new from Rainbow Dust is an edible white paint! This is a long wished for product by many cake decorators and it's finally here!
Karen Davies Moulds
Karen Davies has been on a roll with fantastic new moulds over the last few months, above are just three which we think fit beautifully with the season, but there are many more in our new in section and on the Karen Davies page.
The Royal Icing Essentials mould is brilliant for adding that touch of flair piped royal icing brings, especially if you're not confident with doing it for real. This fantastic mould helps you to create realistic looking piped elements which are sure to turn heads.
The Rustic Birch by Alice mould is one of a number of new bark effect moulds from Karen Davies. We think this one would help form the base of a lovely silver birch tree stump Christmas cake.
The Woodland Animals by Alice mould is utterly irresistible and perfect all year round, but a snowy woodland scene featuring all this little creatures would make a lovely Christmas cake.
Katy Sue Moulds - The Creative Cake System
There is a new range of of moulds from Katy Sue; this is called the Creative Cake System and has been created in conjunction with Ceri Griffiths, the award winning cake artist. This series of moulds are designed to help you create piped royal icing designs in fondant or modelling paste, ideal for those not confident with piping. There is also more to come from this range so be sure to keep an eye on our new in section for these.
Clikstix Flourish Range
We have a new addition to the range of Clikstix we offer; this now includes the Flourish font, available in Upper case and Lower case letter as well as numbers.
PME Sparkle Tapes
PME have also been on a run of new products. As well as the Colour-In range and the edible pens sets, they have also introduced the Sparkle Tapes! These florist tapes are just what you'd expect from a florist tape but with extra sparkle.
PME Lustre Sprays - New Alcohol Free Versions
PME have also newly formulated alcohol free versions of their popular pearl and gold lustre sprays.
New Brand - LittlePod
And last but by no means least we have introduced a new brand called LittlePod. This brilliant company source all of their vanilla pods, cocoa and coffee beans responsibly and create a lovely range of extracts from top quality ingredients. Also available in addition to the above are a coffee extract and vanilla extract.
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