Cakes to Inspire and Desire: Over 35 Unique Designs, from Mini-Cakes and Simple Shapes to Beaded Delights and Fabulous Flowers

Cakes to Inspire and Desire: Over 35 Unique Designs, from Mini-Cakes and Simple Shapes to Beaded Delights and Fabulous Flowers

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By (author) Lindy Smith

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 14mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715324977
  • ISBN 13: 9780715324974
  • Illustrations note: 250 colour photographs, 6 pages line templates
  • Sales rank: 5,909

Product description

Be inspired to create celebration cakes that are as desirable as they are delicious Step by step, combine and decorate basic shapes for results as simple or sensational as you desire. Achieve effortlessly eye-catching effects through clever color choices and bold embellishment. Ensure your cake is party-perfect with expert tips and techniques, easy shortcuts and extra design ideas. Make exquisite coordinating mini-cakes to be enjoyed at celebrations or given as delightfully sweet gifts. Inspirational styles include: * Funky Flowers * Twinkling Snowflakes * Opulent Swirls * Retro Graphics * Quirky Cut-outs* Delicate Mosaics * Wonky Tiers * Beautiful Beads

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Author information

Lindy Smith is a British Sugarcraft Guild accredited demonstrator with over 20 years experience in sugarcrafting and is the author of eight cake decorating books, including the worldwide best-seller The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible. She runs a successful cake decorating business and online shop, called Lindy's Cakes Ltd, and teaches cake decorating and sugarcraft courses all around the world. Visit her website at: www.lindyscakes.co.uk

Customer reviews

By samantha howard 29 Aug 2012 2

This book is more of a "pretty, flick through and think about it" kind of decorating book. The list of tools and precise cutters required to make any of the designs means I will probably never use this book which is a shame as some of the designs really are beautiful.
Each design has clearly been limited to the number of steps and pages allowed which means some of the steps are glossed over too quickly.
Wish I'd bought her other book "The Contemporary Cake Decorator's bible" as this seems to have some good reviews.

By Corrina 29 Nov 2010 5

Includes lots of details about the very basics and explains in detail and with pictures. Also includes stencils and patterns. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to get into cake decorating without any professional training.

Table of contents

Introduction Equipment List Baking Cakes Hints and Tips Mini Cakes Sugar Recipes Covering Cakes and Boards Carving and Covering Wonky Cakes Stacking Cakes Fascinating Colour Cake Jewellery: The Basics ROUND CAKES: Ice-blue Jewels Pastel Flower Tower Art Nouveau Lilies Perfect Harmony Snowflake SQUARE CAKES: Connoisseur's Delight Funky Flowers Greek Inspirations Nursery Christening Bricks Op Art Boxes CREATIVE CAKES: Eastern Ornament Falling Leaf Sparkling Fish Luxurious Orchid Wedding Cosmic Christmas Ball Templates Acknowledgments Suppliers Index