The Cake Decorating Bible: Simple Steps to Creating Beautiful Cupcakes, Biscuits, Birthday Cakes and More

The Cake Decorating Bible: Simple Steps to Creating Beautiful Cupcakes, Biscuits, Birthday Cakes and More

Book rating: 05 Hardback Ebury Press

By (author) Juliet Sear

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  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 248mm x 22mm | 939g
  • Publication date: 4 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091946689
  • ISBN 13: 9780091946685
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 34,126

Product description

Squarely aimed at the home baker, "The Cake Decorating Bible" is the definitive guide to turning your cakes, cupcakes and biscuits into showstoppers. Juliet Sear is at the forefront of contemporary cake design with celebrities flocking to her Essex-based cake shop, Fancy Nancy. In this bible of a book, Juliet teaches all the basics of cake decoration - how to pipe buttercream, ice biscuits and use glitter and dyes to decorate cupcakes - before building up skills and confidence so that tiered cakes and chocolate ganaches can be whipped up in the blink of an eye. And alongside all Juliet's invaluable tips, cheats and troubleshooting advice for how to remedy 'cake-tastrophes' the book is packed with step-by-step photography of all the techniques and stunning shots of Juliet's inspiring designs.

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Author information

Formerly with the Little Venice Cake Company, Juliet now runs Fancy Nancy (www.fancynancy.info), her own successful cake boutique in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, selling celebration cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies. She has been praised widely for her contemporary edge, stunning designs and the supreme taste of her cakes. Fancy Nancy supplies Harvey Nichols across the UK and Juliet runs classes at Leiths School of Food and Wine.

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By Rachel Coleman 22 Mar 2013 5

This book is great, even as a total novice the instructions were early easy to follow.

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"Juliet knocked up the most mind-blowing birthday cake for my 30th! It wasn't just a cake but a piece of art! Too gold to eat? Sure... But we still tucked in and my God it tasted as good as it looked!" -- Fearne Cotton "Some cakes boast that they are "exceedingly good". Well, Juliet's cakes look good, taste even better and are among the best I've ever enjoyed eating." -- Sir Ian McKellan "Cake? That's like saying Concorde was a plane! Juliet does delicious art. The most beautiful, yummiest cakes I've ever seen or tasted." -- Bob Geldof "You won't find more deliciously awesome cakes on planet Earth! In fact they are so tasty that they might not even be from Earth but from a far off planet called Caketopia, and made by aliens with superior baking skills. Not only do they look unbelievable but they taste so, so incredible that my mouth is watering just writing these words. And to top all that off, they are made with care and passion by such a lovely, lovely person." -- Tom - McFly Testimonial on www.fancynancy.info