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Happy Sunday

I have very exciting news following the first ministers announcement yesterday, but first,

Lets have a look at what this weeks YouTube tutorial is.

The new YouTube tutorial today is one I have been looking forward to sharing.

A complete miniature Maple tree condensed down to 4 1/2 minutes.

I show you how to cut, wire, vein, assemble branches, add colour

and how to turn those branches into a tree perfect for celebration and wedding cakes.

I first made a maple tree for my gold medal-winning competition cake at Cake International back in 2014

This tree took 11 hours just to assemble. It was an autumn tree, therefore there were fallen leaves scattered around the base of the tree.

There was an edible swing with edible rope tied onto the horizontal branch that I watched a judge that I hold in high esteem - Lesley Herbert - gently push, and she literally squealed in delight when it swung. A huge moment for me.

At the base of the tree with a miniature fairy door mimicking the fairy door at the back of the base tier

and yes, that is an edible cobweb behind the tree. (Recipe in my book)

So I think you may have gathered that I am a little obsessed with trees by now, so without further ado,