Cakes to Inspire and Desire

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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Discover a collection of 15 truly inspirational celebratory cakes, each with a modern and distinctive finish. Lavish colour photographs display a unique variety of traditional and contemporary styles from florals and frills to stripes and beadwork. Each cake is accompanied by exquisite mini-cakes to put a creative twist on the main theme, or to make as an alternative when time is short. Chapters are divided by shape, showing how a simple square or round design can be the basis for the most desirable of cakes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 216 x 274 x 14mm | 439.99g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0715324977
  • 9780715324974
  • 11,492

Table of contents

Step by step, combine and decorate basic shapes for results as simple or sensational as you desire

Achieve effortlessly eye-catching effects through clever colour 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 as delightfully sweet gifts
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Review Text

A collection of 15 celebratory cakes, each with a modern and distinctive finish. This title features colour photographs which display a variety of traditional and contemporary styles from florals and frills to stripes and beadwork. It includes chapter ...
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About Lindy Smith

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:
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Rating details

74 ratings
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Our customer reviews

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 more
by samantha howard
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 more
by Corrina Freeman
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