May 2014 saw the launch of Birthday Cakes, the first in the singular Secrets of Sugar Paste series. Machaon, the esteemed co-publisher of Secrets of Clay, has experienced stunning success with the series, topping best-seller lists and selling hundreds of thousands of copies throughout Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Given the Secrets of Clay sensation, a positive response was anticipated for the Secrets of Sugar Paste. However, the public’s reaction exceeded all expectations. The new release was so enthusiastically received, that the Birthday Cakes hardback went to its second edition within only one month of the first edition.