Professional Cake Decorating

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The comprehensive guide to amazing cake decoration-now fully updated Professional Cake Decorating is a must-have resource for professional and aspiring cake artists, baking and pastry students, and cake decorating hobbyists, drawing on years of experience from master cake designer and IACP Award nominee Toba Garrett. This Second Edition has been completely revamped with gorgeous new photography and a fresh new design. The New Skills have been re-organized into a user-friendly, step-by-step format, and line art and photos throughout the book provide a visual reference for each new technique. The book begins with an introductory chapter on all the fundamentals of the cake designer's art, from covering a cake board to assembling and icing a layered cake to stacking cake tiers with pillars or columns. Subsequent chapters cover decorating techniques including Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Piping Skills, The Art of Writing and Painting, Royal Icing Design Skills, Hand Modeling Skills, Pastillage Construction, Gumpaste Flowers, and much more. A chapter on Miniature Cakes and Decorated Cookies includes techniques for making petit fours and other small treats, while the Cake and Confectionery Gallery provides inspiration for decorators with nearly 20 full-page photos of breathtaking cakes and information on the techniques needed to complete each one. Garrett also includes recipes for cakes, fillings, icings, cookies, and more, as well as an appendix of templates to help decorators replicate the designs shown in the book.

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 231.14 x 292.1 x 35.56mm | 1,791.66g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • ChichesterUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0470380098
  • 9780470380093
  • 66,510

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A comprehensive guide to the art of cake decorating Drawing on her years of experience as an award-winning master cake designer, Toba Garrett presents an indispensable guide to classic cake artistry. Packed with inspiring cake designs, step-by-step instructions, and beautiful color photography, this comprehensive resource includes everything you need to create absolutely stunning special-occasion cakes. "Before I met Toba Garrett, I had only seen cakes as intricate and beautiful as the ones she creates in books. Her talent lies not only in her ability to design and execute exquisite cakes, but also in her skill in identifying and explaining the techniques necessary to get the same results she does--her thousands of students all over the world would heartily agree. This new edition of Professional Cake Decorating holds all the methods you need to create outstanding decorated cakes." --Nick Malgieri, author of "BAKE! and The Modern Baker" "A fantastic resource for anyone interested in the art and business of cake decorating. Toba generously shares years of hard-won knowledge and experience in a way that welcomes novices and inspires more advanced practitioners. If there could be an official textbook for decorators, this would be it." --Susan Schultz, Editorial Director, "American Cake Decorating"

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"Professional Cake Decorating" is the definitive guide on the subject from master cake designer and IACP Award winner Toba Garrett. This comprehensive second edition has been completely revamped with all-new photography, and includes more cake decorating skills and techniques than ever before in a fresh, easy-to-use format. Whether you decorate cakes in a professional bakeshop or simply as a hobby, Toba Garrett provides all the information and guidance you'll need. This must-have resource begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of the cake designer's art, from covering a cake board to assembling and icing a layered cake to stacking cake tiers with pillars or columns. Later chapters cover such topics as piping, writing and painting, royal icing design, hand modeling, pastillage construction, gumpaste flowers, and much more. A full chapter on miniature cakes and cookies includes techniques for making petits fours and other small treats, while a gallery of cakes and confections provides inspiration with color photos of breathtaking cakes and information on the skills needed to create each one. Featuring hundreds of step-by-step photos and illustrations and dozens of tried-and-tested recipes, "Professional Cake Decorating" is the only book that puts Toba Garrett's 30 years of training, traveling, teaching, and private decorating practice in the palms of your hands. A must for today's professional bakers, cake artists, baking and pastry students, and cake decorating enthusiasts, this book is an indispensable one-stop resource on the art of cake design.

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About Toba M. Garrett

Toba Garrett is head of the Department of Cake Decorating and Design at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She is a member of the International Cake Exploration Societe and former president of the Confectionary Arts Guild of New Jersey. She is also the author of The Well-Decorated Cake, Creative Cookies: Delicious Decorating for Any Occasion, and the IACP Award-winning Wedding Cake Art and Design. In 2010, Dessert Professional magazine named Garrett one of the Top Ten Cake Artists in America.

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