Chic & Unique Vintage Cakes: Bestselling cake decorating author Zoe Clark shows you how to take inspiration from your favourite vintage clothing, furniture, items and keepsakes to create stunning vintage cake designs. From elegant tiered lace and floral cakes to amazing jewellery box and carousel shaped novelty cakes, each of the 10 incredible cake designs is accompanied by two smaller designs for vintage-inspired cupcakes, cookies, fondant fancies and more. Includes all the cake recipes you need, and simple step by step instruction for all the essential cake decorating techniques, from covering cakes and stacking tiered cakes, to piping royal icing and stenciling. Zoe even breaks down advanced suspension techniques into easy to follow steps so that you can create stunning shaped novelty cake designs at home. Includes a wide range of cake decorating projects so you'll be sure to find something to suit your own experience level, whether you are a beginner or a cake design expert!
30 fresh new designs to brighten every special occasion
Author: Zoe Clark
Publisher: David & Charles
Cake decorating is the perfect way to celebrate at any time of the year, and this book is packed with colourful cake designs for every occasion. It features 10 chapters, each with a stunning main cake design and two co-ordinating smaller treats, including cupcakes, mini cakes, cookies, fondant fancies and chocolates. Step-by-step illustrated instructions cover every essential technique, such as piping, stenciling and using cutters.
Presents thirty designs for wedding cakes and celebration pastries, providing tips on incorporating the theme of a wedding, pairing a cake with acompanying pastries, and directions on carving, sculpting, and stacking cakes.
The wedding market is a $32 billion business. Experts say that brides-to-be generally buy every book and magazine they can get their hands on when planning a wedding, and yet, remarkably, The Wedding Cake Book is the first cookbook of its kind -- a gorgeous idea book that really shows you how to bake a beautiful wedding cake. There are 30 complete recipes in all, with detailed, step-by-step instructions. A one-of-a-kind resource, with gorgeous photography throughout, The Wedding Cake Book is sure to become a classic cookbook among bakers, and makes the perfect shower gift.
Timeless Recipes for Cupcakes, Flips, Rolls, Layer, Angel, Bundt, Chiffon, and Icebox Cakes for Today's Sweet Tooth
Author: Julie Richardson
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A charming collection of updated recipes for both classic and forgotten cakes, from a timeless yellow birthday cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, to the new holiday standard, Gingerbread Icebox Cake with Mascarpone Mousse, written by a master baker and coauthor of Rustic Fruit Desserts. Make every occasion—the annual bake sale, a birthday party, or even a simple Sunday supper—a celebration with this charming collection of more than 50 remastered classics. Each recipe in Vintage Cakes is a confectionary stroll down memory lane. After sifting through her treasure trove of cookbooks and recipe cards, master baker and author Julie Richardson selected the most inventive, surprising, and just plain delicious cakes she could find. The result is a delightful and delectable time capsule of American baking, with recipes spanning a century. With precise and careful guidance, Richardson guides home bakers—whether total beginners or seasoned cooks—toward picture-perfect meringues, extra-creamy frostings, and lighter-than-air chiffons. A few of the dreamy cakes that await: a chocolatey Texas Sheet Cake as large and abundant as its namesake state, the boozy Not for Children Gingerbread Bundt cake, and the sublime Lovelight Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream. With recipes to make Betty Crocker proud, these nostalgic and foolproof sweets rekindle our love affair with cakes.
Presents tips and inspiration for designing rustic wedding decorations, providing an alternative to traditional ballroom weddings and suggesting such non-traditional locations as country farms and backyard venues.
Over 30 delicious homemade treats to delight your friends and family all year round! Packed with recipes and designs for cakes, cupcakes, mini cakes, fondant fancies and cookies. There's something for every occasion, from the Mad Hatter's tea party and a seaside celebration, to a lacy white wedding and some special Christmas gifts. Step-by-step illustrated instructions and detailed techniques guide you through each stage of baking and decorating.
Beautiful Baking Displays with 40 Themed Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies & More
Author: Zoe Clark
Publisher: David & Charles
Bring some serious wow factor to your party cake displays with a sumptuous sweet table design ? combining cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and more to stunning effect! With this gorgeous book, from award-winning wedding cake designer Zoe Clark, you will learn how to design and make your own stunning dessert tables and sweet tables. The book features six gorgeous sweet table themes, with over 40 cake decorating projects, each designed to be colour coordinated and visually stunning. Recreate each theme in full, or pick out individual elements to create a simple baking display. Includes step-by-step cake decorating techniques and delicious cake recipes so that you can get started straight away! Inside The Cake Parlour: Sweet Tables: Sweet Table Designs - six themed sweet table projects for you to make, with tiered cake centrepieces, cupcakes and cookies, cake pops, macaroons, mini cakes, fondant fancies, and loads of other baked treats. Cake Decorating Techniques - all the essential techniques and cake recipes that you need to know to make the sweet table displays, including techniques for piping buttercream frosting, covering with fondant icing and sugarpaste, and stacking tiered cakes.
Learn how to create breathtakingly beautiful lace cakes for weddings and romantic occasions with this definitive guide to lace cake decorating techniques from international cake decorating guru Zoe Clark. Through the detailed step-by-step photography Zoe demonstrates how to create her signature style cake designs, which feature delicate and intricate sugar lace on cakes using a range of sugarcraft techniques. The 12 stunning cake decorating projects offer Zoe the opportunity to show you how to explore innovative new products such as Sugarveil and Cake Lace, as well as more established techniques for creating lace effects on cakes including applique with fondant icing, and piping and brushwork with royal icing. The sensational 12 lace cake designs range from classic whites and pretty pastels to bolder Burlesque-inspired colorways. Each main cake is presented alongside a smaller spin-off idea, showing you how the effects can also be applied to cookies, mini cakes and fondant fancies to complement the theme. Not only does Zoe show you how to recreate the designs in the book, she also reveals how to take your own piece of lace and recreate it in sugar, as well as all the basic techniques you need to bake, level, and cover your cakes for a perfectly polished professional finish.
Add That Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi to Your Home, Effortlessly Rustic and elegant French décor never goes out of style—and with easy yet sophisticated accessories for your home, these 70 projects will transform your space and add that special touch to any room. Jamie Lundstrom’s projects use easy-to-find and recycled objects, as well as new materials, to bring her French vintage style into your life. Projects span every season and category, from sewing to painting and upholstery, including provincial antique baskets, a fantastique Trumeau mirror, a jolie gold leaf frame, boutique plaster of Paris–dipped flowers and a chic antique chair. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions with beautiful photos to help guide you, these projects can be created in just a few hours or less.
If you long to give your rooms a vintage air and country-cottage appeal, you will love the retro floral prints and timeless designs of Home-Made Vintage, your perfect guide to creating handmade, easy elegance in your home. The book offers simple-sew projects to transform every room into the romantic retreat youâ€™ve always wanted. In this step-by-step guide, Christina Strutt shows readers how to make a wealth of projects for the kitchen and bathroom, conservatory and bedroom â€“ and for giving as gifts as well. A skilled stylist and designer, Christina reveals how to create a look that is personal and unique, but not at all labour-intensive. Reusing old fabrics and accessories in new ways allows the vintage and modern to mingle beautifully â€“ and also saves money and time. The charming projects highlighted in this delightful illustrated book include crisp linen chair covers, a chic fabric headboard, pretty flower aprons, dreamy voile bed curtains and soothing scented herbal pillows.
An expansive survey of wedding cake toppers dating from the late nineteenth century to the 1990s. Traditional, military, and "cutie" bride and groom figurines are each identified by type of material used, circa date, size, and current value. Includes a history of wedding cakes, bride and groom attire through the decades, and tips for determining the age and value of vintage cake toppers.
Ideas, advice, and how-to for one of the hottest wedding styles. A barn is a magical place for a wedding. Steeped in history and evoking the simplicity of a place that time has forgotten, the classic American barn has been an irresistible subject for artists, poets, and city folk alike. In Barn Weddings, Maggie Lord offers ideas and advice on how to create a barn wedding, including information on the different styles and decor as well as tips from the pros for making the day a special one to remember. Part indoor, part outdoor, but all beauty, history and romance, barn weddings are as practical as they are rife with opportunity for charm and creativity. Maggie Lord, a self-confessed wedding junkie since the age of thirteen, loves the romance and beauty of weddings. Passionate about rustic style and eager to share her discoveries and ideas while planning her own wedding, she started RusticWeddingChic.com, which serves as a daily muse for brides, couples and wedding enthusiasts, offering an online venue for idea gathering and inspiration. Lord lives in Connecticut with her husband, Jon, and their young son, Jack.
Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes from Seattle's Prize-Winning Cupcake Bakery
Author: Jennifer Shea
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Seattle's favorite cupcake bakery, Trophy Cupcakes and Party, is adored for its mouthwatering cupcakes and charming party favors. It’s also the go-to place for anyone looking to throw a phenomenal celebration, and now their recipes and party secrets are yours in this essential guide for every occasion--from luxe soirées like a sparkling engagement celebration, or an exotic Moroccan-themed bash, to crafty kids' parties, such as a bike parade and picnic, or a forest fairy tea party. Inside are recipes for Trophy's most prized flavor--red velvet!--as well as their popular everyday flavors like salted caramel and triple chocolate, and unique ones such as piña colada, and a gluten-free orange almond rose. You’ll also get the basics on how to dream up party themes, create DIY crafts, as well as decorating and entertaining ideas, and insider baking and frosting tips, all from Trophy founder Jennifer Shea.
Spectacular Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery
Author: Elisa Strauss,Christie Matheson
Publisher: Little, Brown
When a world-famous shoe designer walked into his surprise birthday party and saw the cake that was waiting for him--a Manolo stiletto perched alluringly next to a tissue-filled shoebox--it was his turn to ogle someone else's talent. The cake, created by Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes in New York City, was a sensation. Not only did everyone at the party want to know how it was made, they wanted to know how to create something as dazzling themselves. This unique book contains projects for every skill level: from gorgeous, sugar-dusted heart cookies to delightful billiard-ball cupcakes, to sculpted cakes in the shape of wine bottles and Chinese takeout boxes, to the extravagantly beautiful, threetiered embroidery cake showcased on Sex and the City. With delicious recipes, stunning creations for every occasion, suggestions for time-saving shortcuts, and hot tips for fabulous results, all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and easy-to follow diagrams, THE CONFETTI CAKES COOKBOOK is a must-have for the outrageously chic baker in all of us.
Stitch up a storm with more than 30 new stash-friendly projects from quilt and fabric lovers’ favorite creative force: Spoonflower. Discover all that you can make with just a yard or two! Spoonflower—a design-your-own/print-on-demand fabric company known for its unique, clever, and must-have designs—presents simple step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by templates and pattern pieces. Here are dozens of brand-new projects designed to be completed in just a few hours. Get inspired and turn your favorite fabric into a lovely garland, stylish tote, children’s tent, and all sorts of other accessories for home and fashion. With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, this book is perfect for both new and experienced sewists. Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Today, Spoonflower’s technology allows anyone to affordably create, print, and purchase one-of-a-kind fabric or paper.
The first book to present excellent design for children’s rooms, these unique spaces are created by well-known designers, parents, and often even the kids themselves. Proving that good design is not just for the rest of the house, Room for Children takes children’s spaces with creative seriousness. Whether for a newborn, toddler, or teenager, the rooms shown here enrich the experience of childhood while inspiring with their imaginative design. Showcasing work by top-notch designers, including Kelly Wearstler, Charlotte Moss, Alessandra Branca, Amanda Nisbet, and Thomas Jayne, among many others, the rooms offer a diversity of styles, from traditional to modern, formal to whimsical. Whether in apartments, houses, or country homes, for a single child or for several children, each creates a vision of childhood at its best. In addition to bedrooms, children’s spaces devoted specifically to work or play areas illustrate clever solutions to typical design problems. With stunning photography by top interior photographers, such as Pieter Estersohn, Paul Costello, William Abranowicz, and Melanie Avecedo, Room for Children proves that children’s rooms are a new frontier in design and is sure to appeal to designers as well as kids and their parents.
You will indulge in this fresh and contemporary collection of irresistible cakes to suit every romantic occasion, from traditional wedding cakes to quirky Valentines treats and cupcakes to share with their loved ones. The author does not only show readers how to create beautiful cakes with ease, but also advises on the best way to transport, display and serve. Offering instruction on how to make coordinating favors and gifts, the versatility of each cake will ensure readers will be creating them all year round for all of those special occasions.
Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories is the debut cookbook from sensational food writer, Jocelyn Delk Adams. Since founding her popular recipe blog Grandbaby Cakes in 2012, Adams has been putting fresh twists on old favorites. Adams has earned praise from critics and the adoration of bakers both young and old for her easygoing advice, rich photography, and the heartwarming memories she shares of her family’s generations-old love of baking. As a child, Adams and her family would routinely embark on the ten-hour journey from their home in Chicago to Winona, Mississippi. There, she would watch her grandmother, affectionately nicknamed Big Mama, bake and develop delicious, melt-in-your-mouth desserts. From blooming tree-picked fruit to farm-raised eggs and fresh-churned butter, Big Mama used what was readily available to invent completely original treats. Adams treasured the moments when her mother, aunt, and Big Mama would bring her into the kitchen to let her dabble in the process as a rite of passage. Big Mama’s recipes became the fabric of their family heritage. Grandbaby Cakes is Adams’s love note to her family, thanking those who came before and passing on this touching tradition with 50 brilliant cakes. Grandbaby Cakes pairs charming stories of Big Mama’s kitchen with recipes ranging from classic standbys to exciting adventures—helpfully marked by degree of difficulty—that will inspire your own family for years to come. Adams creates sophisticated flavor combinations based on Big Mama’s gorgeous centerpiece cakes, giving each recipe something familiar mixed with something new. From pound cakes and layer cakes to sheet cakes and "baby" cakes (cupcakes and cakelettes), Grandbaby Cakes delivers fun, hip recipes perfect for any celebration. Readers will love this cookbook for its eclectic and bold recipes steeped in equal parts warm Southern charm and fresh Midwestern flavors. Not only will home bakers be able to make staples like yellow cake and icebox cake exactly how their grandmothers did, but they’ll also be preparing impressive innovations, like the Pineapple Upside-Down Hummingbird Pound Cake and the Fig-Brown Sugar Cake. Grandbaby Cakes is a collection for both new-aged and traditional bakers, but mostly it’s for anyone who wants a fresh, modern take on classic recipes as well as cakes full of heart and soul.
"You have not eaten cake until you have eaten one of Erin's...ERIN BAKES CAKE is a must on your shelf." —Daphne Oz Learn how to bake easy but elaborately decorated cakes—no fondant needed! Erin Gardner's cake recipes share a delicious, time-saving secret: they're all the same. Why play the guessing game of sifting through dozens of recipes when all you need are just a few that contain hundreds of variations—572, to be exact! The cakequations in Erin Bakes Cake teach you how to combine her cake, buttercream, cookie, and candy recipes in endless mouth-watering ways. Erin's cake recipes aren't sorcery—they're science. They all share similar ratios of ingredients that add tenderness, strength, or flavor. You don't have to be an expert. Everyone can learn to make a great cake! Erin Bakes Cake provides the building blocks for constructing a great cake, and then offers endless ways those blocks can be reassembled. Erin shares the baking tips she learned as a professional pastry chef and wedding cake baker, what tools to use, how to perfect the cake's finish, and other tricks of the baking trade. She then shows you how to make gorgeous and intricately decorated cakes by elevating simple, but delicious, ingredients like candy, cookies, and chocolate. Erin's created cake designs that are festive, chic, and easy to recreate at home without the use of hard-to-deal-with fondant. And best of all, you can make every recipe your own! The Any Veggie Cake cake can be transformed into a classic carrot cake, zucchini cake, or sweet potato cake. A creamy cake filling isn’t limited to buttercream with the inclusion of recipes for caramel, ganache, marshmallow, and more. A chocolate birthday cake recipe can be reimagined as red velvet or chocolate toffee. Elements of crunch, like peanut brittle, honeycomb candy, or even cookie crumbles, can be sprinkled onto your cake layers for tasty added texture.