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post #1 of 14
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This probably isn't the correct forum in which to post this question, but I wanted to get the most exposure so I'd have a better chance to get an answer. Does anyone know of a US website where I can purchase Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine? I went online to Squires in England and looked at purchasing 10 back issues of the magazine and a couple of Patchwork Cutters. Shipping was $42.00 American dollars!!!! The order would have come to around $85.00. icon_eek.gif I love this magazine and had purchased a copy years ago in a bookstore but can't find anyplace to buy it now. icon_cry.gif

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Sandra
post #2 of 14
Is this a magazine or booklet? I've seen something with a similar name at a local craft store...gorgeous, but costly! Each booklet runs about $18. I know they specify the Patchwork Cutters.
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post #3 of 14
I haven't been able to find one - and I am forced to pay the high shipping.

The only alternative I know of are people who sell to libraries, etc. When I worked in the library of the culinary school I attended, I was told that they go through one of those companies - otherwise they'd spend a fortune (we got magazines from all over the world). Perhaps you can contact your library and see if they'd be willing to give you a name - or perhaps start carrying the magazine.
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post #4 of 14
Have you tried Amazon? Subscription for this magazine is $73.99 and qualifies for free shipping. I'm not sure about back issues though. HTH.
post #5 of 14
I checked out this magazine a while back and found that certain Barnes and Nobles and Borders stores carry them. Maybe check with your local ones. I picked up copies of the magazine while in England last month - now I'm waiting for someone to come and visit and bring me some more issues!
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post #6 of 14
try here - 4 issues per year

http://www.amazon.com/Cakes-and-Sugarcraft/dp/B00006LBAZ

I get this one, my first issue will be here in June. 12 issues per year. I have looked at both magazines. You can sometime buy old issues on e-bay

http://www.amazon.com/Cake-Craft-Decoration/dp/B0007LCJLU/ref=sr_1_1/104-5526464-0269522?ie=UTF8&s=magazines&qid=1180549906&sr=1-1
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post #7 of 14
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Thanks for your responses. GeminiRJ, it is a magazine that are published in England and is a quarterly publication. It is expensive. I have since (by surfing the Web) found that you can get a one-year subscription on Amazon.com for $73.29. That's 4 issues!! icon_eek.gif Of course, the shipping is free. icon_wink.gif

BrandisBaked, that is a good idea about the library. I don't think they have them in Richmond. I've not seen them in the branches I've been to. I can ask, but I doubt that there is the demand for them that would justify carrying something that expensive.

Oh well, maybe I will find them used someplace. They are really nice to look at and have helpful articles and ideas.
post #8 of 14
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Thanks Fooby, julesn20716 and justsweet. I did not see your responses before I posted above.

julesn20716, I will definitely call the Barnes and Noble and Borders to see if they carry them.

I'm going to check ebay and some of the other online sales points.
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BrandisBaked, that is a good idea about the library. I don't think they have them in Richmond. I've not seen them in the branches I've been to. I can ask, but I doubt that there is the demand for them that would justify carrying something that expensive.



Libraries can get them much cheaper than we can...

If your local library doesn't/won't carry it - maybe there's a local culinary school that does.

We had people coming in to the library where I worked and copy almost the entire magazine... photo copies were only 5 cents each.
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post #10 of 14
If you want I could send them to you as I buy them myself. I am aware that all these places charge a fortune. What I could do initially is buy a magazine and find out the cost of shipping. In exchange perhaps you could buy items there for me. What do you think?
post #11 of 14
I used to subscribe directly from Squires for years but my last subscription was from Expressmag (I cancelled mine last October). Call 1877-363-1310. I can't remember off hand how much I paid though.

Expressmag is listed at the back of the magazine as the US and Canadian source.
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post #12 of 14
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Lee Ann, we could certainly try that, but wouldn't we run into the same problem with shipping costs? I have never received anything from or sent anything to England. When I checked online at Squires, as I said above, the shipping was horrific! What things would I be able to get for you that you can't get there? By the way, your gumpaste flowers are what I strive to accomplish.

Miriel: Thanks for the number. I'll check it out.

Sandra
post #13 of 14
We can give it a go! You seem to have moulds and lots of things we cannot get here......Do not worry if you give me a suppliers web site I can always spend my money on something> I think it would cost roughly £2 to send each magazine! Squires seem to have some king of US arrangements. Have a look on their web site. Good luck but let me know.
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I do not know were you can buy a USA subscription. I do know which store you can buy an issue each month but it depends on your city and if that branch carries it. I buy from Joann Fabrics each month, they sell it with  at a 10% discount plus Tax. Sure beats the UK shipping cost, each month.

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