Timeless Designs Using Modern Techniques
Author: Christina Ludlam
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Category: Cake decorating
"Christina Ludlam shares her secrets on how to form buttons, bow, petals and pearls with moulds, mats and other contemporary techniques, so you can give a professional florish to your vintage-style cakes." --Back cover.
How to make cakes with the wow factor
Author: Bee Berrie
Publisher: Pavilion Books
‘This vibrant little book is bursting with wow factor inspiration – Vegetarian Living magazine, June 2017 The brains behind Bee’s Bakery (‘London’s Top 5 biscuit bakeries’ – Evening Standard), Bee Berrie is an ex-microbiologist who swapped bacteria for baking in 2012. Bee’s second recipe book Bee’s Adventures in Cake Decorating, a bold, fun, easy-to-follow cake deco compendium packed full of over 30 recipes. Including recipes for brilliant cakes and frostings, from Bee’s favourite vegan banana cake, to her punchy Jamaica ginger cake, with countless options for creating gluten and dairy free variations on both cake recipes and frostings, including a fantastic vegan chocolate and avocado icing recipe that just has to be tried! Since launching in 2012, without any external funding or loans, Bee has built a thriving, resilient small business and now supplies clients including Selfridges, Topshop, ASOS, Harrods and Daylesford organic. Bee regularly speaks, teaches and demonstrates at conferences, meetings and trade shows – on specific baking subjects, on entrepreneurialism, second careers and lean start-ups.
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.
45 Fondant Designs for Year-Round Celebrations
Author: Carol Deacon
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
The magic of the holidays comes alive all year long with these delightful and delicious decorated cakes! In Holiday Cakes and Cupcakes, professional cake decorator Carol Deacon's incredible cake designs run the gamut of seasonal holidays to provide that special touch that only a personally baked and decorated cake brings to the table. Deacon shows you how to create 21 fabulous cakes, including Christmas cakes, Halloween cakes, Valentine's Day cakes, Easter cakes, and cakes to fit any other occasion. The step-by-step instructions ensure that all the cakes and cupcakes will be easy to make and become the frosted focus of your holiday celebration. Each cake has a matching cupcake design that can be made as an accompaniment to the cake or, if you wish, on their own as the stars of the occasion in their own right. Deacon also shares sugarcraft tips and tricks along with her winning cake baking recipes so that your holiday cakes will taste as wonderful as they look. So make the most of your next holiday by creating a cake that will impress and delight your family and friends. This fun and easy-to-use cake decorating book contains instructions for 45 projects that include cakes, cupcakes, sugarcraft, and fondant. Readers will quickly learn how to utilize the techniques in this cake cookbook and will be making edible works of art in no time at all.
20 New Projects from Bestselling Author Lindy Smith
Author: Lindy Smith
Publisher: David & Charles
Learn how to choose and use colours creatively in your cake decorating projects with 10 amazing cake designs from Lindy Smith, author of the international bestseller The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible. Discover how to adapt cake designs to your own colour schemes, how to take colour inspiration from objects and environments around you to create your own unique palettes, and how to use the food paste colours available to best effect on stunning decorated cakes. Includes 10 colour-themed chapters each with an amazing cake decorating design and additional cupcake or cookie projects in alternative colourways, to show how selecting different colours can dramatically change the feel of your design. Step-by-step illustrated instructions cover every stage of cake design, from baking cakes and mixing colours to sugar modeling and adding finishing touches - perfect for both beginner and experienced cake decorators alike! Featuring a fully comprehensive index of all of the food paste colours available from the main suppliers in the UK, and full instructions on how to alter their tone, hue and intensity to suit your cake decorating needs.
Artistry and Technique
Author: Maggie Austin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Stunning cake designs and technique how-tos from top cake artist Maggie Austin A former ballerina, Maggie Austin turned to baking when an injury ended her dancing career—and has since become one of today’s most sought-after cake artists, serving celebrity clients and even royalty around the world. Her design hallmarks are instantly recognizable to the legions of fans who follow her work: ethereal frills, dreamy watercolors, lifelike sugar flowers, rice-paper accents, graceful composition, and other impeccable details. Here, she shares a collection of her edible works of art and the methods behind their creation, with a “theme and variations” organization that shows how mastering any single technique can open the door to endless creativity. Each is broken down into clear instructions and illustrated with step-by-step photos that are easy to follow whether you’re a professional baker or an amateur enthusiast. From a single sugar blossom to a multi-tiered cake festooned with pearls and intricate appliques, there’s inspiration for bakers and crafters of all stripes.
Bake and decorate beautiful cakes at home
Author: Victoria Glass
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
An elegant wedding cake is the perfect finale to a wedding breakfast. Whether you are making a cake for your own wedding or for a friend or relative as a thoughtful gift, Boutique Wedding Cakes will show how fabulous cakes are within everyone's reach. Expert baker and sugar-crafter Victoria Glass guides you through the process - from choosing the perfect cake, baking and decorating, how to deliver and present the cake, as well as adapting the recipes to guest numbers. The Basic Techniques teach you how to achieve professional-looking results and step-by-step photography demonstrates clearly how to assemble your spectacular-looking cake. As well as practical advice there are 19 stunning designs for you to follow, ranging from Classic Elegance to cakes with A Splash of Colour, each accompanied by their own cake recipe - from a traditional fruit cake to a green tea and ginger sponge. Whatever your taste, you can create an unforgettable wedding cake that is truly unique to you - whatever your baking ability and whatever your budget.
Create 45 Amazing Cakes
Author: Jakki Friedman,Francesca Librae
Publisher: Robert Rose
For the ultimate in show stopping cakes, look no further than these cakes that seemingly defy gravity. And while it may look as though parts of it are literally floating in mid-air, it's really just simple scaffolding (plastic balloon sticks, straws or bamboo stick concealed within the cake or disguised with icing) that creates the spell-binding illusion. These cakes are fun, beautiful and sure to be the star attraction at any celebration or get together. And while they may seem complicated, they really aren't. Each of the 45 cake projects features step-by-step instructions with a photo for each step -- making it a surprisingly easy process. With full color throughout, these projects will spark the imagination and provide loads of decorating inspiration. There's a cake for virtually every event and occasion from children's parties and showers, to graduation and barbecues. Whether it's a Father's Day barbecue cake featuring burgers and a sausage that looks like it's about to be flipped over or a Christmas-inspired cake featuring Santa stuck in a chimney with gifts flying away, these cakes are awe-inspiring. Mastering these techniques is easy with this book, leading to unique designs.
30 Modern Cake Designs from Vintage Inspirations
Author: Zoe Clark
From elegant tiered lace and floral cakes to amazing jewellery box and sewing machine shaped novelty cakes, 10 incredible cake designs accompanied by two smaller designs for vintage-inspired cupcakes, cookies, fondant fancies and more. Includes all the cake recipes you need, simple step by step instruction for essential cake decorating techniques.
Author: Kerry Vincent
Publisher: Merehurst Limited
Romantic Wedding Cakes is the beloved—and classic—wedding cake book from the inimitable master sugar artist and Food Network Challenge Judge Kerry Vincent. A collection of breathtaking wedding and celebration cakes from an internationally acclaimed cake stylist, Romantic Wedding Cakes includes stunning cakes for all kinds of weddings. From classic to contemporary and simple to elaborate, including engagement and groom cakes, professional cake decorator Kerry Vincent's timeless sugarcraft designs make this the ideal wedding cake sourcebook for brides-to-be and cake decorators alike. Her stunning romantic cakes, in the prettiest of colors, feature various fabric styles such as folds, ribbons, embroidery and lace effects. The spectacular gold cake based on the Marquise de Pompadour's fabulous gold dress and jewels is a beautiful example. Vincent works with both popular and more unusual flowers for dramatic visual impact, using large, full-blown roses, pansies, mini hydrangeas, lisianthus and some native US flowers, such as the dogwood and balloon flower. In addition, there are two chocolate groom's cakes, a Valentine or engagement heart cake and miniature wedding cakes for the bride and groom. There are also special decorative projects, such as elaborate cake top decorations, wedding favors and table decor. Each cake is beautifully photographed in full color and includes step-by-step photographs and dazzling close-ups of all the main cake design details to ensure perfect results. Cakes include: Mosaic Magic Romancing the Dome Tiers in a Teacup Affair with Blue and White And the Bride Chose Dogwood Invitation to a Summer Wedding Fabulous Faux Faberge Eggs
Over 20 Sensational Step-By-Step Cake Decorating Projects
Author: Juliet Sear
Whether it's a birthday, wedding, or dinner party, there's no better way to celebrate than with a slice of glorious cake. InCakeology, Juliet shows home bakers how to take your cakes to the next level with her favorite and most impressive projects. With a foreword by Buddy Valastro, of Cake Boss, this book is crammed with tips and tricks and features step-by-step photography to guide you at every stage, ensuring these projects can be mastered by everyone. Learn all elements of cake decoration, from making fondant flowers to hand-painting on icing. From the elegant wedding cake with intricate piping design to the fun burger cake, cookie explosion cake, or Piñata cake (with a surprise center), Juliet's creations ensure you celebrate in style!
30 Delicate Designs for Contemporary Lace Cakes
Author: Zoe Clark
International cake decorating guru Zoe Clark presents superb designs for lace cakes using a range of step-by-step sugarcraft techniques. Zoe explores innovative new cake lace products as well as techniques for embossing, fondant applique, piping, brushwork and embellishments. Designs include wedding whites and pastels to Burlesque bolds.
25 Bakes That Defy Belief
Author: Jayne Cross
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Step-by-step projects reveal the secret techniques for amazing cake creations that don't look possible!
Contemporary Cake Decorating with Elegant Fondant Flowers
Author: Jacqueline Butler
Internationally acclaimed sugar artist Jacqueline Butler has developed a unique style of cake decorating with sugar flowers, which she generously shares in this beautifully illustrated book. Through over 600 exquisite photographs, you will learn how to create 18 stylized gumpaste flowers in various stages of bloom, as well as buds and leaves, using a fresh modern color palette. Jacqueline also reveals how to use the flowers to create artful arrangements on wedding and celebration cakes, including working directly on single- and multi-tier cakes, as well as pre-made toppers and separators. Inspirational and practical, this step-by-step cake decorating book will be your go-to reference on sugar flowers for years to come.
Over 20 Contemporary Designs for Remarkable Yet Achievable Wedding Cakes
Author: Lindy Smith
Explores "how to create a wide range of styles for modern wedding cakes, using the latest trends in cake decorating and wedding design ... Designs include a ... Zentangle-inspired cake, mosaics, metallics, beads, fringes, frills, and more"--Amazon.com.
51 Blocks, 9 Projects, 3 Joining Methods
Author: Jera Brandvig
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Get comfortable with basic piecing and machine quilting—one block at a time! Best-selling author Jera Brandvig is back, this time with a romantic take on her quilt-as-you-go designs. Try your hand at 9 projects, including an elegant sampler with 51 mix-and-match blocks. For quilt as-you-go enthusiasts, Jera shares 3 optional joining methods, including her new technique that makes your quilt reversible! No matter how busy your schedule, you can set attainable goals and practice quilting patchwork blocks in small, manageable pieces.
Author: Stephanie Weightman
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Noted decorative painter Stephanie Weightman spent months perfecting the one-of-a-kind methodologies for painting convincing pictures on cakes that are presented in this guidebook. Employing the use of edible powder food colors with edible varnish, this book allows sugarcrafters to depict stunning and elegant floral designs with an unparalleled subtlety and depth. Beginning with a demonstration of how to initially cover a variety of cakes, Weightman then shows how to double-load a varnish-dipped brush with two colors and demonstrates a variety of brush strokes to create beautiful sunflowers, roses, rosebuds, berries, stems, tendrils and bows with a fresh, three dimensional appearance. Also featured are 14 stunning, step-by-step projects that including shaped cakes, tiered cakes, mini cakes, and cupcakes, decorated with an amazing array of flowers and styles, proving readers with endless opportunities for creativity.
Author: Christine Flinn
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Category: Cake decorating
Royal icing and piping expert, Christine Flinn, adds a modern twist to this historical sugarcraft technique. Learn all you need to know to produce stunning cakes for all occasions, from covering cakes and boards and making piping bags to piping basic shapes, roses and leaves. Learn how to use fruit and madeira cakes in various shapes, covering them with marzipan, royal icing and fondant (sugarpaste). There are step by step photographs, instructions and expert tips for piping, from first attempts at making shapes to accomplished cake decorating. Ten stunning step by step projects follow, with templates provided. These gorgeous cakes cover a huge variety of techniques and styles, from a traditional rose basket and a luscious, Edwardian style creation trimmed with frills and scrolls, to an Indian inlaid cake, a steampunk cake with run sugar ornaments and a modern blackwork design using brush embroidery.
Over 40 quick and easy sewing projects
Author: Christina Strutt
Publisher: CICO Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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.