The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Creative Techniques, Resh Inspiration, Stylish Designs

The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Creative Techniques, Resh Inspiration, Stylish Designs

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By (author) Lindy Smith

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 274mm x 13mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 28 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715338374
  • ISBN 13: 9780715338377
  • Illustrations note: 400 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 9,672

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The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible Learn over 150 cake decorating techniques with The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible, the international bestseller from renowned sugarcraft expert Lindy Smith. This is the ultimate guide to contemporary cake designs - you will learn how to make decorated cakes, starting with basic sugarcraft tools, baking recipes and ingredients, and finishing with advanced modelling techniques, including royal icing stencilling, brush embroidery, buttercream piping, using sugar cutters and moulds, making cake jewellery, and so much more! Get creative straight away with simple, step-by-step instructions for more than 80 celebration cake, mini cake, cupcake, and cookie designs. Essential tips and advice are included for all skill levels, from complete beginners to the most confident of cake decorators, and you can even learn how to make Lindy Smith's signature 'wonky cakes'. Inside The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: The Basics - delicious cake and cupcake recipes, and recipes for making your own sugarpaste (rolled fondant), royal icing, sugar glue, buttercream, and more! This section of the book also includes instructions for making round, square and ball cakes, assembling tiered cakes, and carving and assembling wonky cake designs. Cake Decorating Techniques - here you will find 11 chapters each covering a huge range of essential cake decorating techniques, all explained with easy-to-follow step instructions and clear photography. Topics covered include: Carving Colour Painting Stencilling Cutters Flowers Embossing Tools Piping Moulds Cake Jewellery Contemporary Cake Designs - step by step instructions teach you how to make each of the 80 amazing cake designs featured in the book, from tiered cakes to cute cupcake and cookies. With this comprehensive guide you will discover everything you need to know to create celebration cakes that are beautiful, unique and truly contemporary.

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Lindy Smith is a British Sugarcraft Guild accredited demonstrator with over 20 years experience in sugarcrafting and is the author of eight bestselling cake decorating books. 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

Table of contents

Introduction Preparation and Planning Baking cakes Baking Mini Cakes Using a Ball Tin Adapting a Favourite Recipe Baking Cupcakes Baking Cookies Sugar Recipes Covering Cakes and Boards Stacking Cakes Storage Cake Portions Cake Decorating Technique Chapters: Carving Colour Painting Stencilling Cutters Flowers Embossing Tools Piping Moulds Cake Jewellery Cake Designs: Contemporary Cakes Mini Cakes Cupcakes Cookies Templates Acknowledgments About the Author Suppliers Index