The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating

The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating

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By (author) Autumn Carpenter

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  • Publisher: Creative Publishing International, US
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 272mm x 25mm | 1,225g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Beverly
  • ISBN 10: 1589236696
  • ISBN 13: 9781589236691
  • Illustrations note: 800 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 11,261

Product description

This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all of the most popular cake decorating techniques, including piped frosting, fondant, and hand modeled figures. For each technique, there is an overview of the tools and materials used and complete instructions with photos. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of decorated cakes by various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves.

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Author information

Autumn Carpenter is a nationally known confectionery artist, author, and demonstrator. She has published several books, including "The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating," "The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating," and "Decorating Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids." Autumn's book "Let's Bake Angry Birds Cakes" will be publishedin October 2014. She demonstrates annually at the I.C.E.S. (International Cake ExplorationSociete) and travels across the United States, sharing the craft of cake decorating and otherconfectionery arts.Autumn is co-owner of Country Kitchen SweetArt, a retail cake and candy supply store that hasbeen in her family for over 45 years. The business caters to walk-in store sales, catalog sales, andan online store, has developed her own line of useful tools and equipment for cake decorating and cookiedecorating, and sells them online and in many cake and candy supply stores throughout theUnited States and in several other countries. Her cakes and products have been featured innumerous publications and magazines including "American Cake Decorating" and "Cake Central."

Customer reviews

By Deirdre Boyle 04 Mar 2013 5

Absolutely fab book, an essential for the amateur baker like myself!so easy to follow!covers the very basics of making sponge, buttercream etc so the more advanced decorating skills. Highly recommended. And a great price here too, almost double that elsewhere!

Review quote

"Sugar artist Carpenter (All About Candy Making) perfectly explains her book: 'If you are a beginning decorator, this book will serve as a step-by-step course in cake decorating. If you are an experienced or professional decorator, this book will quickly become your go-to guide when seeking out new techniques.' This is an all-inclusive look at how to make a stunning cake from start to finish. Organized in easy-to-browse sections, it takes readers through the process from preparation, tools, and recipes; to decorating techniques and templates; to extras to make your projects special; to a gallery of designs for inspiration. The numerous photographs are not only visually appealing but educational, and add to the quality of this exceptional work. Essential for anyone interested in baking and decorating cakes." - Library Journal

Table of contents

Introduction Basic Cake Preparation Tools for Baking and Decorating Cakes Baking the Cake Torting and Filling Cakes Filling Recipes Baking Cupcakes Filling Cupcakes Icing Recipes Rolled Icing and Icing for Sculpting Recipes Food Color Icing the Cake in Buttercream Buttercream Iced Cakes with Texture Covering a Cake with Ganache Covering a Cake with Rolled Fondant Cake Mortar Icing a Cupcake Covering Cupcakes with Ganache Covering Cupcakes with Fondant Crispy Treat Sculptures Cake Boards Stacking Cakes Shelf Life, Storage, and Transportation of Cakes Cupake Chart Understanding Circumference and Diameter Cake Chart Piping TechnIques Using Pastry Bags, Tips, and Couplers Tip Usage Basic Piping Piped Borders Writing Simple Flowers Advanced Flowers Royal Icing Decorations Run Sugar Pictures Brush Embroidery Stringwork Extension Work Lacework Projects Fondant and Gum Paste Accents Pasta Machine Clay Extruders Silicone Border Molds Accents with Silicone Molds Accents with Candy Molds General Rolling and Cutting Instructions for Gum Paste and Fondant Pieces Cookie Cutter Cutouts Gum Paste Letter Cutters Patchwork Cutters Making Picks 3-D Gum Paste Pieces Plunger Cutters Basic Information on Flower Making Gerbera Daisies Roses Stephanotis Calla Lily (Arum Lilies) Faux Fabric Roses and Leaves Curly Streamer Bow Gum Paste Bows Ribbon Bands Dividing and Marking the Cake for Drapes and Swags Ruffles and Frills Drapes Smocking Eyelet Decorating Quilling Gum Paste Basic Shapes for Hand Modeling Hand-Modeling Animals Hand-Modeling People Projects Miscellaneous TechnIques Adding Shimmer and Sparkle to Cakes Stencils Edible Frosting Sheets Painting and Coloring on Fondant Airbrushing Cricut Cake Natural Landscapes Chocolate Wrapped Cake Chocolate Molding Gelatin Accents Isomalt Projects Design Gallery Resources About the Author Acknowledgments Index