American Cake Decorating 2014 Editorial Overview
Here’s a run-down of what we include in every issue, as well as what to expect for the coming year:
Test Kitchen: We ask an experienced baker, cake designer,
chocolatier or sugar artist to try out a new piece of equipment,
tool, ingredient, etc., as they document their process to share
with our readers.
Business-Minded: Insight into the issues facing small- to mid-sized business owners including marketing, hiring, pricing and more.
Profile: An in-depth look at a key individual, with commentary
on how they built their business, what challenges they faced
and what they plan for the future.
Share Your Love: Short interviews with two sugar arts professionals on their current inspiration.
Madeleine: A “stream of consciousness” interview with a sugar
arts professional on their taste and flavor memories.
Sweet Science: A more technical take on a specific ingredient or
process that is critical to the success of any cake, pastry or baked good.
By the Book: Similar to Test Kitchen, instead here the contributor
takes on a new release, trying out a project, method, technique
or recipe from the book to share with readers.
Work Station: Announcements of new products that have
caught our eye at shows or through press releases.
Plus: Every issue contains a showcase featuring individual design projects, a trend feature, tutorials, reports on shows or other events in the cake/pastry/sugar arts world, recipes, a Spanish translation on one tutorial and more.
NEW FOR 2014:
In My Kitchen: We talk to a cake/pastry/baking creative and ask
to take a look inside their kitchen—personal or professional—
where they can share what’s in their pantry, their refrigerator,
their tool drawer, or what’s on top of their counter, on their
First Rise: Short interviews with “rising stars” in the cake/pastry
Last Bite: A beautiful cake/dessert photo to close out the issue.
And: We plan to expand our international coverage, reach out
to a younger audience, renovate our website, build our social
media presence and launch a digital edition!
Issue Themes & Deadlines for 2014:
Theme: Springtime Sweets
Editorial Close: January 2, 2014
Ad Close: January 17, 2014
Theme: International Desserts
Editorial Close: February 28, 2014
Ad Close: March 14, 2014
Theme: Down the Garden Path
Editorial Close: May 2, 2014
Ad Close: May 16, 2014
Theme: Small Bites & Dessert Buffets
Editorial Close: July 7, 2014
Ad Close: July 21, 2014
Theme: Holiday Desserts
Editorial Close: August 29, 2014
Ad Close: September 12, 2014
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