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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  • 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 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

  • Cupcakes
    Who can resist the tempting treat that is the cupcake? Adored by adults and children alike, these classic cakes know few boundaries. Whether topped off with silver balls or chocolate curls, this inspiring collection of recipes proves there really is a cupcake for every occasion. In this book you are spoilt for choice. There are Family Favourites, such as Sticky Gingerbread cupcakes: Fruit Cupcakes, such as moist Apple Streusel; and Chocolate Sensations, and finally Festive Creations for all occasions from Christmas to Easter. Includes cupcake cases and 4 measuring spoons.
  • 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.

  • 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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  • Ghoulish Goodies
    70+ recipes for frightful treats, wicked brews & scary savories that parents & kids can have fun making together. Enjoy baking, decorating & indulging in delicious treats that celebrate witches & jack o' lanterns, ghosts & graveyards: the yuckiness of Monster Eyeballs, Chocolate Spider Clusters, Buried Alive Cupcakes, & Screaming Red Punch. . . & try a warm Choco-Bat Cookie for dessert!
  • Homemade Wedding Cake

    This visually stunning cake baking and decorating manual makes DIY wedding cakes easily accessible for everyone.

    The book is full of step-by-step guidance and advice, with plenty of tips to help a novice create something stunning and inspirational. Natasha Collins takes the reader through the whole process of choosing their design, baking their cake, embellishing it, transporting it, presenting it and serving it, so that they can be certain of success at every stage.

    Every project includes a timetable indicating how long each part of the process will take, and gives a schedule for when the cake should best be decorated and set up in relation to when it is going to be eaten.

    The book begins with basic instructions such as ingredients; equipment; trimming, filling and covering a cake; creating floral and paper decorations; and getting your cake from your kitchen and on to your guests' plates. The second half of the book comprises five chapters, each representing a distinctive style and theme (with four to five cake designs provided for each theme):

    • Romantic beginnings (traditional flavoured cakes with romantic decorations)
    • Putting on the glitz (glamorous, 'glitzy' cakes)
    • Laughing all the way to the altar (fun, modern cakes)
    • Home(spun) is where the heart is (rustic, pretty cakes)
    • Magic in the air (bohemian style cakes)

  • Layered

    It's time to venture beyond vanilla and chocolate and take your baking skills up a notch. We're talking layers-two, three, four, or more!

    Create sky-high, bakery-quality treats at home with Tessa Huff's 150 innovative recipes, which combine new and exciting flavours of cake, fillings and frostings – everything from pink peppercorn cherry to bourbon butterscotch and pumpkin vanilla chai to RSiesling rhubarb and raspberry chocolate stout.

    Including contemporary baking methods and industry tips and tricks, Layered covers every decorating technique you'll ever need with simple instructions and gorgeous step-by-step photos that speak to bakers of every skill level – and to anyone who wants to transform dessert into layer upon layer of edible art.

  • Party Cakes to Bake and Decorate
    Features 18 different cake recipes that will impress your party guest but which are surprisingly easy to make. Extensively tested recipes are explained with step-by-step instructions making this baking book fool-proof, even for beginner cooks and especially children.

    It is packed full of ideas for decorating cakes including icing and piping techniques, how to make decorations from marzipan and chocolate, and even how to make your own paper confetti, flags and cake toppers.
  • Piping on Cakes

    Royal icing and piping expert, Christine Flinn, adds a modern twist to this historical sugarcraft technique.

    Learn all you need to know to produce stunning cakes for all occasions, from covering cakes and boards and making piping bags to piping basic shapes, roses and leaves. Learn how to use fruit or sponge cakes in various shapes, covering them with marzipan, royal icing and fondant (sugarpaste). There are step-by-step photographs, instructions and expert tips for piping, from first attempts at making shapes to accomplished cake decorating. Templates are provided to help you practise piping all the shapes required.

    The 10 stunning step-by-step projects cover a huge variety of techniques and styles, from a traditional rose basket and a luscious, Edwardian style creation trimmed with frills and scrolls, to an Indian inlaid cake, a steampunk cake with run sugar ornaments and a modern blackwork design using brush embroidery.

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  • Planet Cake Celebrate
    For birthdays, fundraisers, bridal showers and more! With playful ideas and detailed instructions, complete beginners will find themselves creating little masterpieces.

    From Cheeky Monkey and Polka Dot Cupcakes for the school fete to Freddy and Girly Bear Cupcakes for a children's party, this will have a cake for every occasion! Including more than 20 cupcake and mini fudge cake designs.

    It also has detailed advice on how you can host events and how to prepare for a cake-making party, advice on taking cakes home, templates, techniques and troubleshooting tips.
  • Planet Cake Love and Friendship

    Planet Cake Love and Friendship features approximately 30 romantic cake decorating designs, ranging from traditional with a twist to very contemporary in style. The projects are designed for the beginner through to the more experienced cake decorator, with shapes that are simple to master.

    These cakes will be the highlight of significant events such as christenings, engagements, weddings and anniversaries, as well as birthdays – and occasions held to simply mark the importance of a special relationship. From recipes for base cakes, to techniques for applying ganache and fondant, through to methods for creating beautiful figurines, Paris Cutler presents ideas and information aplenty to help you create a cake perfectly tailored to delight the person you care about.

    About the Author Paris Cutler founded Planet Cake in Sydney, which established its reputation on its highly decorative novelty and wedding cakes before expanding its business to include Australia's largest cake decorating school. Paris has had her own TV series, Planet Cake, on the LifeStyle Channel, and her program has also been launched in South America.

  • Quick and Clever Party Cakes

    A stunning collection of 20 children's party cakes, with ideas to suit all ages.

    • Each inspirational cake design is divided into easy stages to help you plan in advance and step-by-step instructions explain exactly what you need to do
    • Beautiful colour photographs show you the finished cakes in detail and guide you through each step of the decorating process
    • Time-saving tips are included, for those who need to create a spectacular cake at short notice

  • Sensational Sculpted Cakes

    Rose Macefield shares her trade secrets and incredible design flair in this step-by-step guide to sculpting and decorating show-stopping novelty cakes. Beginning with the readily available sugarcrafting tools and materials required, she goes on to provide recipes for cakes, buttercream and royal icing and teaches you how to:

    • Level, stack, slice through and buttercream the cakes, and support their structure where required with dowels and cake boards.
    • Sculpt shapes freehand or using templates
    • Cover a cake board and various shapes of sculpted cake with fondant (sugarpaste)
    • Decorate the result with a variety of techniques including marbling, using a clay gun, airbrushing, modelling shapes and adding texture

    Nine breathtaking projects are clearly explained with step-by-step photographs: a shitsu show dog, a rocker's electric guitar, a one-eyed messy monster, a teenage girl's fashion sneakers, a fisherman's basket, a tennis bag, a baker's mixer, a toy train with alphabet blocks and a craft box with sewing equipment.

    Rose's attention to detail is extraordinary and her sense of humour a delight, yet everything is simple to make with her clear instructions.

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  • Sensational Sugar Animals

    Renowned sugarcrafter, Frances McNaughton, shows how to make beautiful, natural-looking sugar animals with realistic colouring, attitudes and expressions.

    In the step-by-step demonstrations, Frances uses simple modelling techniques and basic shapes to create the animals, then sculpts and colours them to produce sensational cake toppers. Learn how to make favourites such as a lion and cats, as well as more unusual animals such as a meerkat, gorilla and polar bear, and many more.

    • 16 stunning projects
    • 500 step-by-step photographs
    • Clear instructions on new techniques
    • Templates provided where needed

    If someone in your life loves animals, or cakes, these gorgeous sugar creatures will be sure to appeal.

  • Vintage Cake Decorations Made Easy

    Vintage Cake Decorations Made Easy is a sumptuous and accessible guide to creating sugarpaste masterpieces using modern tips, tricks and techniques that are available to everyone – from professional cake decorators to home bakers. Christina's book is filled to the brim with clear, step-by-step instructions, mouth-watering projects and gorgeous photography, and in it she reveals her secrets to help you create stunning vintage-style cakes that are bound to impress.

    The book begins with guidance on how to cover your cakes, colour mixing and essential techniques such as using mould and mats, then leads you through nine stunning and stylish cake-decorating projects that look almost too beautiful to eat! From vintage-style cupcakes to a magnificent wedding cake, you will not believe how easy it is to create a sugarpaste masterpiece.

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  • Wedding Cakes

    Rosalind Miller is an up-and-coming name in the world of cake baking and decorating. The winner of Wedding Cake Designer of the Year for two years running, her cake creations are remarkable for their versatility and attention to detail.

    This book is a luxuriously produced how-to of wedding-cake baking and decorating. With clear, accessible instructions and attractive step-by-step photography it takes the baker through the construction of each individual sugar paste flower and ribbon, with further mood-boards and tips for creating personalized wedding cake designs.

    The author's warm personal voice makes the journey especially enjoyable.