Cake Decorating

  • 100 Buttercream Flowers

    Learn to pipe 100 different buttercream flowers to showcase on your cakes with this complete visual reference to piping flowers. Each flower is demonstrated on a cupcake, with five full scale projects to show you how to combine your flowers into a masterpiece cake.

    All the basics are covered to get you started – how to make stable buttercream icing, advice on colouring and flavour as well as essentials such as how to fill a piping bag and the basic techniques you need. Step-by-step photographic detail how to create each flower and how to use your new found skills to create stunning cake designs.

  • 100 Little Sugar Decorations to Make

    This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects compiled from best-selling sugarcraft authors. It covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas decorations, dogs, brides and grooms, flowers, shoes, bags and animals, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. The tools and materials used are widely available from major craft stores and are relatively inexpensive.

    Sugarcraft is an easy craft to learn and the techniques used in this book are simple enough for beginners to master quickly and easily. The projects are satisfying to make and can be made as cake decorations for special occasions and celebrations, or as gifts for family and friends.

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  • 20 to Make: Celebration Cake Pops

    These cute little cakes on sticks are perfect to celebrate any occasion and are guaranteed to be well received by all! Paula Macleod shows you how to make these amazing treats using a few simple tools and techniques.

    Choose between the creepy Halloween Witch, the romantic Valentine Chocolate Cake, the adorable Easter Bunny and the beautiful Fairy. There's a cake pop for everyone and everyone will love a cake pop!

    • 20 irresistibly delicious projects plus variations
    • Easy and fun to make
    • A great alternative to traditional cakes

  • 20 to Make: Mini Sugar Bags

    If you want a special decoration for a party or wedding cake, girly cupcake or designer cookie, bags never go out of fashion and they will create a sugar sensation. Frances McNaughton shows how to create tasty bags with an assortment of sweet embellishments.

    No specialist moulds or cutters are required, just commonly used sugarcraft tools and materials.

    The projects include: a clutch bag, starry evening bag, basket, zebra print bag, leopard vanity case, gel bag, sheepskin bag, camouflage bag, backpack, designer satchel and sporran. The constituent parts of the bags are shown with the step-by-step instructions, then the finished items are pictured in all their splendour.

  • 20 to Make: Sugar Cats

    Learn how to make 20 cute kitties using easy techniques and inexpensive materials. These characterful cats include a Siamese, a Burman, a Ragdoll and lots of moggies including a ginger tom, a tabby and a tortoiseshell. There are also some very cute kittens to make.

    The author makes this very easy, with all the component parts pictured and very clear step-by-step instructions, plus an informative section at the beginning on tools and materials.

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  • 20 to Make: Sugar Sporties

    These 20 sporty characters are the perfect cake toppers for someone special who loves to get active. Choose between a tennis player, swimmer, golfer, footballer, gymnast or even a windsurfer.

    The parts of each sportsperson are shown with the step-by-step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished sporty is beautifully photographed. Only a few simple tools and techniques are used, so anyone can have a go at making these treats.

  • 75 Flowers for Cake Decorating

    From simple blooms to elegantly exotic flowers, this delightful collection of floral cake toppers provides the perfect decorative finish to showcase your cakes and cupcakes.

    With a wide range of amazingly lifelike flowers to choose from, using methods including pulled, wired, piped, molded and cutter, there is something to inspire both the expert and amateur alike.

    Select your cake decorating technique, from fondant or frosting to marzipan or chocolate, and discover how to turn your baked treats into culinary masterpieces.

  • ABC Book of Children's Cakes

    In The ABC Book of Children's Cakes, you'll find all your favourite ABC TV characters from Giggle and Hoot, Peppa Pig, Charlie & Lola, In the Night Garden, Play School, Bananas in Pyjamas, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina.

    Celebrate birthdays, special occasions and even afternoon tea with these easy-to-make character cakes. Simple step-by-step instructions, templates and photographs will help you achieve great results at home. Recipes and designs for cupcakes also included.

  • Cake Decorating Step by Step

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced baker, this book is designed to provide you with all the baking and decorating techniques you'll need to become a confident and creative cake, cupcake and cookie maker.

    With easy-to-follow recipes and advice about essential tools, experienced cake decorator Giovanna Torrico guides you through the planning and preparation stages, including baking and icing tips and how to layer and stack a cake.

    Using stylish designs and handcrafted edible flowers and animals, you can create personalised masterpieces for all occasions. Step-by-step photography enables you to follow the decorating techniques closely to achieve stunning results every time.

  • Cake Decorating with the Kids

    Have fun with your kids making contemporary cakes, cookies and cake pops! Children of all ages will love to get involved and take charge of spreading the fillings and toppings, rolling out fondant icing, cutting shapes and making sugar decorations to help create delicious sweet treats.

    • Birthday and celebration cakes for all the family to make

    • Each recipe includes tasks for younger and older kids

    • Perfect for gifts, school events or simply rainy day fun in the kitchen

  • Cake Parlour: Sweet Tables

    Bring some serious wow factor to your cake displays with a sumptuous sweet table – combining cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more to stunning effect.

    Each stylish theme features a range of coordinating bakes and sweet treats to put together for a gorgeous display. Recreate each theme in full, or pick out individual elements to create a simpler baking display.

    • Full step-by-step cake decorating techniques section

    • 6 stunning themes for every occasion

    • Decorating projects for every level of expertise

  • Cakes for Romantic Occasions
    The author of Sweet & Simple Party Cakes (37,000+ sold) presents 40 all-new designs with unique motifs & colours. She also offers several small cakes designed to theme with each other & a large cake: * Round jam cookies with cutout hearts & raspberry & cream filled-layers of a fresh fruit & flower-decorated 3-tier sponge & mini-sponge hearts, dusted with sugar * 3-tier wedding cake with tiny red roses scattered over buttery yellow icing with ivory satin ribbon & cupcakes with tiny red roses on choc-butter-cream swirls
  • Celebrate with Cupcakes
    Take your cake decorating skills to the next level with this fantastic collection of fun and stylish cupcakes – ideal for beginner sugarcrafters or cupcake experts alike.

    Be inspired by 30 creative cupcake designs for every occasion – from weddings to children's parties.

    Use the expert sugarcrafting tips and techniques, presented in easy-to-follow step-by-step, to achieve professional looking cakes every time
  • Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating

    A comprehensive how-to book about all of the most popular cake decorating techniques, including piped frosting, fondant and hand modelled figures. For each technique, there is an overview of the tools and materials used and complete instructions with photos.

    • Easy access to information with step-by-step directions
    • 600 full-colour photos for clear understanding
    • Easy projects allow your to try the techniques in each section
    • Galleries of decorated cakes offer examples and inspiration

  • Cressida Bell's Cake Design
    Cressida Bell's Cake Designs is beautiful, inspiring, and above all, fun with wonderfully original designs for cakes.

    All the decorations are edible: there are cakes decorated with traditional sweets, cakes decorated with candied fruit and cakes decorated with nothing but sugar paste cut and shaped into striking, witty and vivid designs – a winners rosette, a peacock in all his finery, a dahlia in full bloom.

    Each idea is inspirational, but is also eminently attainable some easily achieved by children – and all suitable for any number of cake baking occasions from birthdays and anniversaries, to just producing something wonderful for tea. Includes basic cake recipes.
  • Cute Cakes for Kids

    Making a memorable birthday cake doesn’t have to be a chore. It will certainly take time to make the cake and then to ice and decorate it, but these recipes will really simplify the whole process.

    Stunning photography compliments quick and easy-to-follow recipes and instructions for spectacular, high-impact cakes. Each clearly detail’s the required ingredients and practical method, as well as tips and practical solutions for the more ambitious recipes. This book makes it easy for you to really ‘put the icing on the cake’ of your child’s next birthday party.

  • Decorating Christmas Cakes

    Learn all the skills and techniques needed to decorate stunning cakes for the festive season, full of beauty, impact and humour.

    There is step-by-step instruction on covering a cake with ganache, icing a cake and board and applying a ribbon. Then it is on to 14 amazing projects including a hilarious Snowball Fight, beautiful Angel cake, stunning Winter Ruffle with modelling chocolate, a cute Teddy Bear cake, a traditional Gingerbread House cake and more.

    The cake designs are the star here, and everything you need to know from carving the cakes into shape, covering, icing and decorating them is shown step by step so that quite sensational cakes can be created using simple techniques.

  • Enchanting Magical Cakes
    These exquisite cake creations will captivate novice and experienced cake decorators alike:

    • 12 Dancing Princesses
    • Sugar Plum Fairy
    • Flying-Winged Horse Pegasis
    • Dragon Castle
    • Peter Pan
    • Sunken Treasure Ship

    Clear directions make it easy to follow the directions for the 41 cake designs and the basic materials and techniques. Colour photos for each recipe's steps / finished cake.
  • Fun & Original Children's Cakes
    An adorable collection of children's celebration cakes. Each new design has true character and unique charm, ideal for a children's party with a difference. Each project is accompanied by quick-to-make cupcakes and minicakes to complement the main cake or to make when time is short. With simple sugarcrafting techniques, figure modelling instructions and clear step-by-step photography, designs are ideal for both beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters.
  • Fun Figures

    This gorgeous book guides you through Lorraine McKay’s distinctive sugar art style, showing you how to create cute, characterful sugar figures for special occasion cakes, from weddings and graduations to baby showers and birthdays.

    • Comprehensive introduction guides you through all the techniques needed, from mixing skin tones and making facial features to supporting the finished figures
    • Packed with tips for success to help you to create cute and accomplished-looking sugar figures with ease
    • 10 easy-to-follow and inspiring step-by-step projects, styled on finished cakes, to give you ideas for how best to showcase your sugar figures

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