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Gary Chapman
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Started this discussion. Last reply by rochelle walters Jul 17, 2011. 16 Replies

 Kerry Vincent  - People, I am not a happy camper -- there is a site displays cake and they have STOLEN images from artists all over the world -- please check to see if your cake is there and let…Continue


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I am not keen on using non-edible jewels on cakes but love the idea of gems on cakes and I have seen a lot of examples in USA that are magnificent. In the past I have used small pieces of clear sugar…Continue

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At 7:32am on November 7, 2010, Les Brown said…
omg Gary your cakes look amazingly beautiful, i'm just starting out and only been making cakes seriously since earlier this year I just love making gumpaste flowers and your pictures are really something to aspire to, hopefully one day ill be up to your standards.
At 1:24pm on June 11, 2010, Theresa Happe said…
Congratulations on your magazine cover!
At 1:38pm on April 11, 2010, Binta Momoh said…
Was in your class at PME Summer Delights course June last year. Enjoyed every second of the class.Actually looking forward to having another class with you. Thanks for the book you gave to each and everyone of us.It,s been of great help to me. Thanks
At 11:38am on March 18, 2010, Tara's Cakes gave Gary Chapman a gift
At 10:13am on March 13, 2010, Rach said…
Hi Gary, your cakes are really amazing, the fabric style flowers are really impressive. I'm quite new to cake decorating so I'm just getting to grips with sugar flowers which I really enjoy and am keen to learn more, so If you have a book or are doing any teaching in London, can you post details please?.. Thanks :-)
At 3:16pm on March 4, 2010, Theresa Happe said…
Your fabric style flowers are incredible! Do you have a book detailing how they're made? I've never seen anything like them.
At 3:06pm on March 4, 2010, Tanya said…
Hi Gary, WOW indeed! I looked at your website you have a very distinctive style which I love.
We are fortunate to have you in our group with your expertise.......... better brace yourself Gary !!! your gonna be busy!
I do not make cakes myself I make cake toppers with a difference ! please visit my website or my page to see my work.
I have found this site very friendly and informative and have learned a great deal about fondant, royal icing ,buttercream and so on.......the tip of the iceberg!
all for now.
At 12:20pm on February 26, 2010, Gary Chapman said…
Thanks Theresa - I have lost touch a bit with what is going on in the big wide cakey world - so thought this would be a great way to learn and perhaps share some tips!
At 11:46am on February 26, 2010, Theresa Happe said…
Wow, Gary, very impressive! We're lucky to have you here! Thanks so much for joining us.
At 10:38am on February 26, 2010, Gary Chapman said…
A bit about me - My career has largely been in book publishing (marketing and PR). I first developed an interest in sugarcraft in the early 1990s when I worked for Merehurst, who at the time had built up a worldwide reputation as the leading publisher of cake decorating books.

Invigorated by this exciting edible art medium I set up Iced Delights, invented the new technique of fabric effects in sugar, published my own book and gave demonstrations and classes all over the UK and the USA. for about 10 years. Later I launched and was Editor of the first ever mass-market cake decorating magazine. I also produced Iced and Easy, a beginners cake book and provided display pieces for exhibitions of edible art called ‘A Taste of Art’.

After another period in publishing I reformed Iced Delights in 1999 and became one of the top 10 wedding cake makers in London. Four years ago left London for a quieter life in the Cotswolds and I am now having more fun with cakes again under the new name of Oh So Different Cakes, but primarily teaching, magazine projects and having fun.

My websites at and outline all my activities and feature some of my old and more recent work.

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